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Tip: Bentover Row With Band

Do this warm-up before any upper body workout to prime your body for heavy lifting.

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Tip: Cable Plank Press

If you can hold a plank for longer than 10 seconds, you've outgrown the exercise. Progress it with this resisted variation.

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Tip: Hanging Leg Raise (Modified)

In this big/tall guy version of the leg raise, use bent elbows, tuck the knees, and lever from the shoulder joint.

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Tip: Straight-Leg Bridges

Brace the trunk, engage the glutes and hams, and hit full hip extension on each raise.

Tip: The Nastiest Spot in Your Gym & Your Kitchen

Nothing wrecks your training faster than infections and food poisoning. Here's where you're picking up the bad bugs.

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Tip: Push-Ups with Single-Arm Deficit

If you're using good form, this will practically train your entire body.

Tip: Frozen is Better Than Fresh

Freezing sometimes increases the nutritional value of foods, so stop categorizing frozen food as processed.

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Tip: Heavy Renegade Row

Test your strength and stability by trying these with bodyweight. Example: A 200 pound man should be able to use a 100 pound dumbbell in each hand.

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Tip: Medicine Ball Slam, Proper Form

To do this correctly, resist forward flexion and stay more upright.

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It's a common problem that can stall fat loss and wreck your health, even if your diet is in check.

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The answer to jitters, sweaty palms, and rapid heartbeat is probably sitting in your supplement cabinet right now.

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Here's a list of the worst practices of bad personal trainers, according to T Nation readers.

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Tip: The Towel Pull-Up

This variation of the neutral-grip pull-up really nails your grip and forearms.

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We asked our readers what they thought about competitive bodybuilding. The answers were surprising.

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Tip: The Side-to-Side Pull-Up

Good at pull-ups? Nice. Now try this variation.

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Tip: Rear Foot Elevated Hip Flexor Stretch

Most lifters have tight hip flexors. Here's how to fix them up.

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Tip: The Deficit Deadlift

Stand on a plate or study platform, then deadlift. This increases the range of motion, making it one of the toughest lifts out there.

Tip: Your 1RM Doesn't Really Matter

Unless you're a competitor, you're better off using other measurements of progress. Check 'em out here.

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Tip: 40 Second of Athleticism

Overall athleticism is a combo of movement quality, coordination, strength, and speed.

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Tip: Seated Cable Rows with Iso Holds

Do an isometric hold every third rep or so to produce greater muscle activation and stimulate size gains.

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Tip: One-And-A-Quarter Reps for Triceps

Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.

Tip: 3 Superior Mobility Drills for Lifters

Are your favorite mobility drills actually working? Try these proven alternatives.

Tip: A Workaround for Cranky Joints

Add this handy lifting accessory to your pressing exercises to make your banged up shoulders, elbows, and wrists feel better.