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Bear-dogs

Tip: Bear Dogs

Combine the bird dog pattern with a bear stance position and you get this awesome athletic move. Great for conditioning.

Tip: One Exercise to Fix Strength Leaks

Are you leaking strength because of a lagging muscle, or a muscle group that can't stay tight? Probably. Here's how to plug the leak.

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Tip: Tiger Sit-Outs

Doing this athletic movement for reps or as part of a superset makes for a great conditioning tool.

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Tip: Medicine Ball Slam, Proper Form

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

Tip: This Can Stop Fat Loss

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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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.

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: Jump for Gains

Denser muscle. Better squats and deadlifts. Sound good? Then you need to work jumps into your workouts. Here's how.

Tip: 3 Superior Mobility Drills for Lifters

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

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Tip: Spiderman Walk with Thoracic Rotation

This simple drill takes care of a few different mobility issues.

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Tip: Standing Rotational Rope Row, Unilateral

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.

Tip: Another Damn Good Reason to Lift

Most people think of cardio when they think of long-term health. Here's what they're missing.

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Tip: Guillotine High Cable Curl

This exercise hits both the long and short heads of the biceps, which most biceps exercises can't do.

Tip: Do This Medball Exercise Before Squats

Get your central nervous system ready for heavy squats by doing this simple exercise first.

Tip: Explode, Then Squat

Do this explosive movement before barbell squats and you'll lift more weight.

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Tip: Two-Kettlebell Front Squat

Build your legs and challenge your anterior core strength and stability with this move.

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Tip: Ring Suspension-Trainer Dip

Suspension dips are easier on your shoulders. As a bonus, you'll get a better pec contraction compared to bar dips.

4 Cool Fixes For Awkward Exercises

Some exercises just don't fit your body type. Others are hard to set up. Here's how to make those awkward exercises work for you.

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Tip: One-Arm Push-Up

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.

Tip: Solid Walk-Out, Solid Squat

Five things to pay attention to before you do your first rep.