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Tip: Trap Bar Complex

Complexes – a series of exercises performed in succession with a single implement – are a great way to build muscle, boost conditioning, and burn fat.

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Tip: Valslide Flye

Use Valslides or furniture sliders for this tougher-than-it-looks chest builder.

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Tip: Landmine One-Arm Floor Press

Here's a shoulder-friendly alternative to the dumbbell floor press that builds full body tension and allows you to really load it up.

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Tip: Ring Dip/Pull-Up/Inverted Row/Hip Thrust Combo

Short on time? Try this combo to hit your back, glutes, and hamstrings simultaneously.

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Tip: Dip Iso-Holds

Build strength by using holds on dips. If you can last longer than 45 seconds, add weight.

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Tip: Dead-Stop Kneeling Ring Dips

Here's a challenging dip variation that makes you work harder on each rep, plus it feels good on banged-up shoulders.

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Tip: Dip Countdowns

Start with 5 reps then do a 5 second iso-hold at the bottom. Do the same thing with 4 reps (4 second hold), and on down to 1 rep.

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Tip: Constant Tension RDL

With this Romanian deadlift variation, you don't reset the bar every rep. Lighten the weight a bit and shoot for constant tension.

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Tip: The Front-Squat Iso Hold

This exercise will boost your front squat strength and improve your form. If you can hold for more than 30 seconds with 135 pounds, you're awesome.

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Tip: Tabata Front Squats

In this variation of the Tabata method, do 20 seconds of front squats, rest 10 seconds, and repeat 8 times. Good luck!

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Tip: The 50-Rep Front Squat Challenge

Aim to complete 50 reps in four minutes, breaking up the sets and rest periods as needed. Work up to using your bodyweight on the bar.

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Tip: Deficit Trap Bar Deadlift

Build your quads and improve your standard deadlift with this variation.

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Tip: Trap Bar Deadlift 1.5's

Murder your legs with this variation. Do 1-2 sets of 8-10 reps at the end of leg day.

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Tip: Close-Stance Trap Bar Deadlift

Turn this lift into a quad builder with a closer stance. Keep the hips down and chest up to keep the stress on the legs and off the back.

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Tip: Bulgarian Split Squats

If you can't do your bodyweight for 6-8 reps, then it's time to bring up your single-leg strength.

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Tip: Inverted Row Burnout Set

Add some weight and rest-pause style reps to your inverted rows to make this so-called sissy exercise into a real back builder.

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Tip: Hands-Free Front Squat

This lift is a teaching tool. It helps you find the sweet spot for bar placement on regular front squats, and it teaches you to keep the elbows high.

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Tip: Reverse 21 – Lateral Raise

Start with 7 full reps, then do 7 top-half partials where you only come part of the way down. Finish with 7 bottom-half partials.

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Tip: Reverse 21s – Dumbbell Bench Press

Begin with 7 full reps, then do 7 bottom-half partials, and finally 7 top-half partials.

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Tip: Reverse 21 – Pull-Ups

Start with full reps, then do top-half partials, and finish with bottom-half partials. Your lats will hate you, but you'll love the results.

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Tip: Reverse 21s – Front Squat

If this doesn't build your quads, nothing will. Do 7 full reps, 7 bottom-half partials, then 7 top-half partials without racking the bar.

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Tip: Modified Reverse Hyper

You should feel this variation almost entirely in your glutes. Start with body weight for around 10 reps.

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Tip: Trap Bar Romanian Deadlift

With this variation, the trap bar allows you to keep your hands more in line with your body, reducing shear on the spine.

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Tip: Single-Leg Hip Thrust – Slow Negative

Good at the glute-building hip thrust? Now try it with one leg using slow eccentrics. It tougher, and as a bonus you don't have to re-rack all those plates.

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Tip: Hip Thrust – Two Legs Up, One Leg Down

Try this unilateral variation of the best butt-builder around. Bridge up on two legs, then lower very slowly with one leg.