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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: Build Your Delts and Grip With One Move

Skip the dumbbells for lateral raises and try this instead.

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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.

Tip: A New Kind of Food Log

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: 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: The Hack Squat Drop Set

Building legs isn't just about going heavy, but also increasing the time under tension. Drop sets allow you to go heavy for longer sets. Here's how it's done.

Tip: Can't Do This? Then Hold Off on Bench Presses

Pass this relative strength test with flying colors before you bench press. Many people can't, even if they think they can.

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.

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Tip: Kyphosis and Back Training

Working on your posture? Your choice of back exercises could be making it worse. Here's what you need to know.

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Tip: Overhead Press Star Complexes

Train five different portions of the force-velocity curve in a series of exercises and you'll build muscle and get strong rapidly. Details here.

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Tip: Instantly Improve Your Squat

The magic word is pre-tension. Here's how to turn it on and how it'll improve your squat fast.

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Tip: The Deadlift Jump For Power Development

Can't do a power clean in your lame gym? Try this.

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Tip: The Dumbbell Split Snatch

Build explosive power and test your athleticism with this Olympic lift variation you can do just about anywhere.

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Tip: Master the One-Armed Snatch

Here's an explosive Olympic lifting variation you can do even in a busy gym.

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Tip: The Best Grip Width for Pain-Free Benching

Does the front side of your shoulder hurt from bench pressing? Most likely your hand position is off. Here's how to fix it.

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Tip: The Mixed-Grip Deadlift Sucks

Sure, it'll help you pull more weight, but unless you're a competitive powerlifter and have to use it, it's best avoided. Here's why.

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Tip: Get Your Grip Right for Pressing

Know the difference between a push press grip and a strict overhead press grip? They're not the same.

Tip: A New Exercise for an Athletic Butt

Build a strong and powerful backside with this unique exercise that won't leave you sore for days.

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Tip: Weighted Stair Climbs For Metcon

Grab some weight and hit the stairs for an intense metcon workout. Here are 5 ways to do it.

Tip: Two New Ways Build Upper Body Strength

Get stronger overhead and add slabs of muscle to your shoulders with these advanced techniques.

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Tip: How to Do Proper One-Arm Push-Ups

The single-arm push-up is one the most complete exercises you can do... if you know how to do it right. Here's how it should look.

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Tip: Drive the Bus for Bigger Delts

This odd-looking exercise puts the whole deltoid group under constant tension and works angles that aren't normally trained.

Tip: The Food That Improves Your Thinking

Research shows that these foods may clear the cobwebs and improve your mental performance.

Tip: Boost Your Deadlift With This Exercise

If your deadlift gets stuck halfway up, this accessory exercise will help unstick it.