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Move slowly through 2-3 rounds of 5 reps on each side to prep the shoulder before your next pull-emphasized training day that involves things like pull-ups.

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Tip: The Star Pattern Pull-Apart

Add these to your warm-up: 2-3 sets, 4-6 reps in each direction before any upper body training. Your shoulders will feel great.

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Tip: A Better Way to Do Lateral Raises

This method involves doing 5 reps followed by a 5-second hold at the top, then 4 reps with a 4-second hold, then 3, 2, and 1 in the same manner.

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Hit a new PR in about a month using these proven deadlift-boosting exercises.

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Tip: The Reeves Deadlift

Build upper-back strength and improve your grip with this classic but almost forgotten exercise.

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Tip: Finish Your Deadlift

Don't make this common mistake. Here's how to truly lock out your deadlift to get the most out of it.

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Urinary tract infections are painful, expensive to treat, and they can reoccur. Here's how to kill those bad bugs for good.

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Tip: The Band-Resisted Overhead Press

NFL athlete Josh Hawkins uses this exercise to build overhead strength. Because of the bands, the resistance gets stronger as you near lockout.

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Tip: The Hammer Strength Romanian Deadlift

RDLs are great, but if you're after stronger glutes and hams, this Hammer Strength hack is even better.

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Tip: Do High-Tension Reps for Big Delts

With this partial/isolation superset method, do slow high-tension partials on one exercise followed immediately by an isolation exercise.

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Tip: 2 Reps Slow, 2 Reps Fast

With the tempo-contrast method, different types of contractions recruit more muscle fibers. Do 2 reps slow (5 seconds up, 5 seconds down) then 2 fast reps. Do either 8 or 12 total reps per set.

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Tip: Batwing Sled Drags

Sled drags are great for quads, but you can also use them to get in some bonus back work by pulling your elbows down and back.

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Tip: Set Up and Pull Your Deadlift Fast

The quick set-up allows you to take advantage of the stretch shortening cycle in your hip extensors. It takes practice, but it should become second nature and fast.

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Tip: The Best Lower-Body Primer

Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.

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Food diaries are helpful, but tedious and time sucking. Researchers have found something that works just as well, and it's kinda fun.

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Tip: The Ultimate Upper-Body Primer

Do this CNS primer before upper-body training and you'll lift heavier, move better, and prevent injuries.

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Tip: Off-Bench Oblique Hold with Pulse

There's more to core training than crunches. Try this anti-lateral flexion exercise.

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Tip: A Better Way to Build Triceps

Use submaximal isometrics to build better triceps. Hold your first rep isometrically, then do 8-12 regular reps.

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Tip: Extended Set One-Arm Rows

What to build muscle? Lift a heavy weight and keep the tension on the working muscles for an extended time. Here's how to do it with rows.

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Tip: Dumbbell Bench Press Drop Sets for Size

Training to failure works. Period. Just incorporate it wisely. Here's one way to do it for chest training.

Tip: Master Push-Ups With Frankenstein Holds

Correct your ugly, injury-causing push-up technique with this drill.

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Tip: Build Pecs & Core Strength With One Exercise

The one-arm dumbbell bench press not only hits your chest, it helps you build core anti-rotation strength.