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Tip: The Paused Sumo Deadlift

Improve technique, get strong, and build your glutes and hams with this accessory exercise. Use 50-70 percent of 1RM.

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Tip: The Tempo Squat

For 40-60 seconds, squat constant-tension style: no pauses or lockouts at the top. Take 2-3 seconds to go down and 2-3 seconds to come back up.

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Tip: Bench Press Basics

A few set-up and executions reminders for a solid, safe bench press.

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Tip: Prevent Pulled Hamstrings

Prevent pulled hamstrings and strengthen your tendons and ligaments with this exercise.

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Tip: Weighted Core Work With A Band

A strong core is a requirement for the big lifts. Strengthen and build yours with this exercise.

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Tip: The Reverse Hyper

If you have access to this machine, you've got no excuse. Don't let your opportunity for posterior chain gains go to waste.

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Tip: The Sumo Deadlift

Strengthen your glutes and hamstrings with the sumo deadlift. Here's how it's done.

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Tip: The Zercher Squat

It's one of those things that only the REALLY dedicated lifters do. The Zercher squat is as effective as it is painful. Try it.

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Tip: The Medball Pull-up

Add a medicine ball to your pull-ups for load progression and to keep your form in check. Here's how.

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Tip: The Wide-Stance Box Squat

Target your hips and hams with this type of squat. It'll help you get out of the hole when you squat without a box.

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Tip: 3 Mobility Drills for Chest & Shoulders

Do these drills before you press or pull to alleviate upper body tension and tightness, and prevent injury.

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Tip: The Sled Power Walk

Build and strengthen your entire posterior chain. Do this twice per week, 5 trips of 40 yards, bodyweight or close to it on the sled.

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Tip: The Cable Pullover Lat Finisher

After your big lifts, finish off your lats and get a good stretch with this exercise.

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Tip: The Rhomboid Pulldown

Rhomboids are a weak link for many lifters. Target them like this. Use a close grip attachment and pull down to the sternum. Flare the elbows out at a 90-degree angle.

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Tip: The Dumbbell Hip Thrust

Most people do hip thrusts for glute strength, but they can also be used as a high-rep finisher. Bonus: It's a quick setup with a dumbbell.

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Tip: The Touch-and-Go Deadlift

Love deadlifts? Add this variation to your training. Here's how to do it and the benefits.

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Tip: The Barbell Rollout Press-Out

As if ab rollouts weren't hard enough, here's how to ramp up the intensity and effectiveness one more notch.

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Tip: The Inverted Pull-Up

Add this versatile back exercise to your program. Alter the grip, the angle, or adjust your feet to make it easier or harder.

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Tip: Dead-Stop Trap Bar Press

The neutral handle angle makes the trap bar perfect for pressing. Try it dead-stop style: reset every rep from the pins.

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Tip: Supinate for Bigger Biceps

Want bigger arms? Do the twist: supinate at the top. Here's how.

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Tip: The Band Pull-Through

The cable pull-through is great for glutes, and it's a favorite for boosting squat and deadlift strength. Now try it with a band. Shoot for 100 reps at the end of leg day.

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Tip: The Leg Press for Quad Sweep

Keep your feet low, heels closer together and toes pointed out to really hit the vastus lateralis.

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Tip: TRX Fallouts

For this anti-extension core exercise, set up in a slight forward lean. Fall forward with no back sag. Shift your weight onto your heels to return to the start.

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Tip: Try the Overhead Carry

Farmer's walks are great. Now take that idea to the next level with this loaded carry variation.

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Tip: Suspension Trainer Knee Tucks

Hook your feet into the straps of a suspension trainer and get in a push-up position. Bring your knees in to your stomach while lifting the hips and crunching your abs. Extend back out to a full push-up position.