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Squeeze-press-_-flye-combo

Tip: Squeeze Press & Flye Combo

This complex starts with the squeeze press. Ideally, use hex dumbbells since you need to squeeze them together hard. Then move on to regular flyes.

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Tip: Kettlebell Flyes and Presses

Use kettlebells for this complex, which includes two types of flyes and one press.

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Tip: Press Medley

This medley will blow up your pecs in only one set.

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Tip: Multi-Contraction Drop Set

Turn on the pecs with this drop set to make subsequent pump work more effective.

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Tip: Intra-Set Load Contrast Set

To use this method, do one rep heavy (85-95% 1RM), then reduce the weight to 75% of 1RM and perform 7-10 reps.

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Tip: Power Clean – Initiation

Initiate the pull from the floor with the hams. A common mistake is starting too fast off the floor. The feet leave the floor to re-adjust stance width.

Touch-and-go-deadlift

Tip: Touch-And-Go Deadlift – Good Form

The key is that it's not a bounce; it's a one-second pause. Tension is maintained and the bar is lowered under control.

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Tip: Triceps Extension – Multi-Hold Pump Set

Do this for only one set at the very end of your triceps workout. First iso-hold 20 seconds, second 15 seconds, last hold for 10 seconds.

Power-shrug

Tip: Power Shrug

Here's a very effective exercise borrowed from Olympic lifting that'll build your upper traps.

Bulgarian-split-squat

Tip: Bulgarian Split Squat

The rear-leg elevated split squat isn't actually used by Bulgarian weightlifters, but hey, it's still a great exercise.

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Tip: Backward Static Lunge

For bigger quads, the reverse static lunge beats the forward version.

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Tip: Good Curl Form with Elbow Raise

Finish the curl with a shoulder flexion for a stronger biceps contraction. Don't let the traps raise up.

Neural-fatigue_-t-nation-boot-camp

Tip: Neural Fatigue, T Nation Boot Camp

Is your nervous system too burned out to train productively? Coach Thibaudeau discusses this topic during one of our boot camps.

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Tip: Fatigue Loading vs. Performance Loading, T Nation Boot Camp

When should you add more weight? When should you add more sets? Coach Thibaudeau talks about these topics and more.

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Tip: Work Capacity & Nervous System Efficiency, T Nation Boot Camp

Coach Thibaudeau discusses MMA fighters, nervous system recovery, active rest, and more.

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Tip: Training on the Nerve, T Nation Boot Camp

After a boot camp workout, Coach Thibaudeau fields questions about external motivation and over-stimulating the nervous system.

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Tip: The 4 Components to Recovery, T Nation Boot Camp

Coach Thibaudeau discusses the four types of recovery after one our boot camp workouts.

Progression-methods_-t-nation-boot-camp

Tip: Progression Methods, T Nation Boot Camp

After one of our boot camp workouts, Coach Thibaudeau talked about several ways to progress in training.

Zercher-shrug

Tip: The Zercher Shrug

Stay upright and avoid bouncing to make this a very effective shrug variation.

Hammer-grip-kettlebell-drop-set

Tip: Hammer-Grip Kettlebell Drop Set

For this mechanical drop set, you'll start with the hardest exercise and, as you fatigue, move to the easiest. Works with a bar and a supinated grip too.

Boot-camp-workout

Tip: Boot Camp Workout

Behind the scenes at one of T Nation's boot camps. Tons of workout ideas and training tips here.

Boot-camp-workout-overview

Tip: Boot Camp Workout Overview

Here's a video from one of T Nation's boot camps. In this intro, Coach Thibaudeau reviews several awesome training techniques.

Rdl-wide-legs-sled-and-sumo-dl-superset

Tip: RDL, Wide Legs Sled, and Sumo DL Superset

Build your entire posterior chain – hams, glutes, and low back – with this advanced superset.

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Tip: Kettlebell Dead Walk, Lunges, and RDL Superset

Perform these three exercises as one superset to really nail your glutes and hamstrings while strengthening your lower back.

The-scrape-the-rack-triceps-extension

Tip: The Scrape The Rack Triceps Extension

Apply pressure against the rack throughout to really build the long head of the triceps.