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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.

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Tip: Progression Methods, T Nation Boot Camp

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

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Tip: The Zercher Shrug

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

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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.

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Tip: Boot Camp Workout

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

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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.

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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.

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Tip: The Scrape The Rack Triceps Extension

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

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Tip: Neural Charge Barbell Exercises

Due to its unique explosive loading methods, Neural Charge Training impacts all levels of neuromuscular function. Here's are 6 examples using a bar.

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Tip: The Frog Jump

Part of Neural Charge Training, the frog jump involves the glutes and hamstrings, whereas a vertical jump is more pure quads.

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Tip: Do High-Tension Reps for Big Delts

With this partial/isolation superset method, do slow high-tension partials on one exercise followed immediately by an isolation exercise.

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Tip: 2 Reps Slow, 2 Reps Fast

With the tempo-contrast method, different types of contractions recruit more muscle fibers. Do 2 reps slow (5 seconds up, 5 seconds down) then 2 fast reps. Do either 8 or 12 total reps per set.

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Tip: Press Lockout from Pins for Triceps

For triceps thickness, you gotta hit the lateral head. A controlled, dead-stop, 8-10 inch press from pins will do it.

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Tip: Build Triceps With This Drop Set

Recruit more muscle fibers with this mechanical drop set: triceps extension to forehead, triceps pullover and extension, then close-grip press.

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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.

Squat-star-complexes

Tip: Squat Star Complexes

Five exercises back-to-back using the same movement pattern. That's how you build strength and muscle fast. Here's an example.

Deadlift-star-complexes

Tip: Deadlift Star Complexes

Star complexes build strength and muscle like nothing else. Here's how to do them.

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Tip: Bench Press Star Complexes

Do Russian-style star complexes for rapid strength and muscle gains. Here's how.

Drive-the-bus-for-bigger-delts

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.

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Tip: Do Zercher Carries for Strong Abs

To build a strong core, you need more than crunches. Try this.