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Top 10 Deadlifting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

When a guy who can pull 800 pounds in his sleep talks deadlifting, you'd better listen up and take notes.

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In his first TNT article, big Dave Tate cut through the BS and dropped some great training info on us. This week Dave provides us with a few more explosive tips and tricks, this time for the more advanced trainee.

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I've titled this article TNT (Tips-n-Tricks) for a very good reason. Many times it's the small things that make the biggest difference. Usually when reading a new book or article you walk away with one good idea. This one idea could've been presented in a paragraph or two. So I got to thinking, why not just provide all those great ideas in a format that cuts out the BS? What you're left with is pure TNT, the stuff great explosions are made of.

Tip: Use Training Programs Wisely

Let your program be your guide, but be prepared for detours. Here's how.

Tip: Let Go of Control and Grow

Here's one of the big “secrets” of success in the gym. Most people won't want to hear it. That's why most people are weak.

Tip: For Strong Obliques, Do This Unique Exercise

Reverse cable side bends hit the abs and obliques in a whole new way. Here's how to do them.

Tip: Find Your Ideal Squat Stance

Most powerlifters are better off with a wide stance, but you have to use what's right for your body. Here's your guide.

Tip: Embrace the Void

Feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders? Squat it. Training is therapy. Check this out.

Tip: Do the Pure Cable Flye for Pecs

Try this supplemental chest exercise to bring up a weak point or use it to train around an injury. Check it out.

Tip: Do Rice Digs for Grip Strength

Increase forearm and finger strength with rice, then hoist some heavier weights. Here's how.

Tip: Change Your Damn Attitude

This no-holds-barred advice for powerlifters also applies to anyone who wants to lift heavy and get better. Check it out.

Tip: Build Yourself Up, Don't Tear Others Down

Here's an easy way to spot a real jerk (in the gym or out) and avoid becoming one yourself.

Tip: Break Mental Barriers to Squat Heavy

You have to mentally prepare for a PR squat. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Boost Your Bench With Timed Dumbbell Presses

One set that lasts 8 minutes? Ouch. Here's why you need to try it and how to program it.

The Road to 600

This isn't your typical training article. Instead, it's more of a glimpse into what it really takes to achieve a specific goal - in this case a 600 pound bench press. Still, you're sure to pick up a few training tips along the way.

The Periodization Bible - Part 2

Everything you ever wanted to know about advanced periodization for strength training.

The Periodization Bible - Part 1

Everything you ever wanted to know about advanced periodization for strength training.

The Harsh Secret to Success

To be elite in any sport, you must be willing to make sacrifices, work hard, and be unbalanced.

The Evolution of Dave Tate

You don't spend 30 years under the bar without acquiring a few scars - and learning a few lessons.

The Eight Keys - Part 4

Interested in strength? Here's a training program, some training wisdom, and a little life advice from an iron icon.

The Eight Keys - Part 3

Dave gives some great tips about how to overcome weaknesses or sticking points in the squat, deadlift, and bench press that should aid the bodybuilder or athlete in general.

The Eight Keys - Part 2

In this segment, Tate covers the strength portion of the Westside program.

The Eight Keys - Part 1

In this first part of this series, Tate discusses coaching, teamwork, and conditioning.

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 2

This is part 2 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 1

This is part 1 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.