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Stand on a plate or study platform, then deadlift. This increases the range of motion, making it one of the toughest lifts out there.
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Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.
Also called the reverse inverted row, this odd-looking exercise boosts your bench press by teaching lat and upper back activation.
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Tension builds muscle. Stop your reps just short of lockout if your main goal is hypertrophy. It's a good finisher after your full ROM sets.
The open grip and wrist position here allows for better pec isolation.
Pittsburg Pirates outfielder, Austin Meadows, demonstrates this variation of the rope row. Note the hand rotation for more activation of the lats and upper back.
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This exercise hits both the long and short heads of the biceps, which most biceps exercises can't do.
Get your central nervous system ready for heavy squats by doing this simple exercise first.
Without moving your hips back and forth, get a good stretch in the lats, then pull the bar into the lower abs.
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Do this explosive movement before barbell squats and you'll lift more weight.
Got a bit of a pencil neck? This shrug variation will get your traps to explode in no time.
Suspension dips are easier on your shoulders. As a bonus, you'll get a better pec contraction compared to bar dips.
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This is a hybrid between deadlifts and the traditional Olympic clean pull.
Squat multiple times per week for best results, but be smart about it with these load and style variations.
Master tension and build anti-rotation strength. Work up to 50 percent of bodyweight for 5-10 reps per side.
Test your upper-body strength in a new way and develop control and stability. Work up to doing at least 5 solid reps per side.