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If you want to build muscle, you have to turn on your mind-muscle connection. Here are 5 training strategies that do it.

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Tip: The Double-Duty Chin-Up

The kneeling rest-pause chin-up builds explosiveness and helps you perfect your form on regular chin-ups. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: Master the Single-Arm Bench Press

Strengthen your core and boost your barbell bench press with this exercise.

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Tip: Warm-Up With Multi-Directional Plate Lunges

This warm-up drill will make your hips and joints feel awesome and it'll prepare your muscles for the big lifts.

Tip: A New Way to Overhead Press

Fix your form and build your shoulders. Here's how.

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Tip: Try the Iso-Dynamic Contrast Curl

Stimulate new biceps growth by holding the weight at 90 degrees for 20 seconds, then performing curls until failure.

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Tip: Add a Band To Your Preacher Curl

Add accommodating resistance to curls for new growth. Get a band and angle it so it provides maximum resistance at the top of the movement.

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Tip: Master the Sliding Lunge

Use this technique to make your regular barbell and dumbbell lunges work even better.

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Tip: Do the Slider Lunge

Increase range of motion, get stronger, and become more athletic. Do this drill.

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Tip: The Sweeping Deadlift for Lats & Bigger Pulls

Build your lagging lats and boost your deadlift strength at the same time. Do the sweeping deadlift. Here's how.

Tip: For a Bigger Chest, Do Headless Presses

Improve your form, build more strength, and hit your pecs harder with this simple adjustment.

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Tip: The Stubborn Triceps Workout

Dead-stop triceps extensions followed with close-grip presses. Do it. Here's how, and why it works.

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Tip: Quadruped Rows for Back and Core

Perfect your pulling technique and challenge yourself in a whole new way with this exercise.

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Tip: The NFL Seated Row

Seated rows are a back-building staple, but you've never tried them like this.

Tip: Injured? Train This Way

You can lift light and still grow, provided you use this method.

Tip: Fix Your Overhead Squat

Most people can't even do one because of shoulder mobility issues. Here's how to fix them.

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Tip: Squats and Body Types

The best squat style for you depends on limb length and other genetic factors. Here's a quick overview.

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Tip: Prepare for Big Presses with Front Push-Aways

This exercise teaches you to hold the shoulder girdle rigid to avoid strength leaks in pressing lifts. It strengthens the front delts, rotator cuff, and even the lats.

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Tip: Next Level Turkish Get-Ups

Challenge your core stability with get-up presses. Here are a couple of challenging ways to do them.

Tip: Use This Carb to Win Big

The new science on a functional carbohydrate that wins races and helps you power through tough workouts.

Tip: Build More Muscle With Bad Words

Here's why certain words and phrases might just lead to bigger muscles and heavier PRs.

Tip: Try the Kettlebell Kickback

Kickbacks are known as a wimpy triceps exercise, but perform them like this and they'll turn into real muscle builders.

Tip: A New Way to Build Lats and Rear Delts

This twist on the dumbbell row will light up your rear delts and lats like nothing else. Check it out.

Tip: The Triple Pyramid Conditioning Challenge

All you need is a bench, a power rack, and a mop to clean up the puddle of sweat when you're done.

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Tip: Train the Chest for Explosiveness

If you thought the bench press was just for strength gains, think again.