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Try this ab-focused tri-set: stability-ball arch, straight-arm rollout and pike/push-up combo. Great for a crowded gym.

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Combine the lateral straight-arm pulldown, the triceps extension, and the high-to-low chop into one set.

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Tip: 3 Drills to Prime Your Body for Squats

Add these drills to your warm-up on leg day for smoother, safer squats and lunges.

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Grab a stick and run through these quick drills to get your shoulders ready for heavy, safe lifting.

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Tip: Banded GHR Sit-Ups

Add a band and use a slow, controlled, partial range of motion to keep tension on the abs.

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Tip: The Child's Pose For Athletes

Improve upper back rotation and posture with this simple drill. Do 10 reps per side twice a day.

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Tip: Press Outs for Abs

This variation of the ab rollout is intense because you spend more time in the toughest part of the movement.

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Tip: The Standing Barbell Rollout

A bar takes the ab rollout to the next level. Try a wide grip to hit the chest and shoulders as well as the abs. Have a super strong core? Narrow the grip.

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Tip: The Loaded Barbell Rollout

If you can do dozens of regular ab wheel rollouts, try this method for even better core strength.

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Tip: The Barbell Rollout

Ditch the ab wheel and give this a shot. It's more challenging due to the increased range of motion.

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Tip: Trigger Point Technique For Posterior Shoulder

Place a firm ball under the posterior delt. Lift the arm for 15 to 45 seconds.

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Tip: The Heavy, Seated Face Pull

For heavier face pulls, do them seated from a stable position to really build your upper back. Shoot for 6-10 reps.

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Keep these rules in mind for every lift and you'll make more gains and keep your joints healthy.

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Tip: The Dead-Start Bench Press

Increase starting strength with this lift. Bring the bar down controlled and rest it for a half-second without letting the bar sink. Accelerate with as much force and speed as possible.

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Tip: Military Press With Overhead Shrug

For this upper-body warm-up, perform a barbell military press followed by an overhead shrug for 15 reps. Keep the arms locked. Focus on raising your shoulder girdle up and down.

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Tip: The T-Spine Extension

This drill will help you with that slumped, kyphotic posture. Do about 10 reps in each position as often as you'd like.

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Tip: Parasympathetic Recovery Breathing

Use this technique after tough workouts to calm the CNS and spark recovery.

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Tip: The Banded Dumbbell Flye

Add a band to your dumbbell flyes and pump out more gains.

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