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1-1-2-bench-press

Tip: 1-1-2 Bench Press

Here's a tougher-than-it-looks ways to ramp up your chest training, boost TUT for growth, and improve motor unit recruitment.

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Tip: 2:1 Accentuated Eccentric Machine Press

Negatives help you build muscle. Try this technique for chest training.

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Tip: A Better Way to Build Triceps

Use submaximal isometrics to build better triceps. Hold your first rep isometrically, then do 8-12 regular reps.

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Tip: Build Arms With The Underhand Row

When you do rows with a supinated grip, there's a greater overload stimulus on the biceps and you turn regular barbell rows into an arm AND back-builder.

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Tip: Build Wide Delts with the Iso-Dynamic Lateral Raise

Finish off your shoulder workout with this effective (but painful) exercise technique.

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Tip: Cable Row with Pre-Set Iso-Hold

Build that back. Hold the first rep for 10 seconds, then knock out 8-10 reps.

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Tip: Do Ball Slams Before You Lift

Ball slams will help you recruit more muscle fibers. This means you'll be able to go heavier and build more muscle during your regular weight training.

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Tip: Do Broad Jumps for Explosiveness

Become a better athlete. Broad jumps are awesome for developing explosive horizontal hip power and athleticism.

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Tip: Do Clap Push-Ups Before Heavy Chest Work

A few sets of these after your warm-up and before doing your main chest exercises fires up the CNS and improves muscle fiber recruitment.

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Tip: Ground-to-Shoulder Stands

Looks odd, but this is a great fat-burning finisher. Do 6 reps per side for 8 minutes straight.

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Tip: High-Rep Dumbbell Clean-Squat-Press

Toss this conditioning finisher in at the end of your next upper-body workout to burn some extra fat. Do 4 sets of 12 reps.

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Tip: Kneeling Cable Crunch

To really make these work, stretch your abs at the top of the movement and squeeze them as hard as possible at the bottom. Use a 3-4 second negative.

Master-the-incline-plyo-push-up

Tip: Master the Incline Plyo Push-Up

This is an awesome exercise for horizontal pressing power. It increases explosiveness and helps you recruit more muscle.

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Tip: Medicine Ball Slam, Proper Form

To do this correctly, resist forward flexion and stay more upright.

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Tip: One-Arm Dumbbell Snatch

From the hang, fire the dumbbell up. Drive through the heels, fully extending the hips. Drive the elbow high and catch it overhead with knees slightly bent.

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Tip: Overhead Press From Pins

This variation of the press has you starting from a dead-stop every rep. Great for strength gains and working on weak points in the range of motion.

Pinwheel-curl

Tip: Pinwheel Curl

Also called the cross-body hammer curl, this neutral-grip exercise will hammer the brachialis, the muscle beneath the biceps, adding more size to your arms.

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Tip: Popover Push-Up

And a few sets of these to the end of your chest workout as an athletic finisher.

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Tip: Push-Up, Stand Up, Squat Prisoner Jump Countdown

Start with one rep of each exercise, then do two on the next round. Keep the ladder going until you're doing 10 reps per movement on the last round. No rest!

Single-arm-dumbbell-overhead-press

Tip: Single-Arm Dumbbell Overhead Press

Not only is this a great exercise for delts, it'll also strengthen your obliques and abs. Try 4-5 sets of 5-8 reps for strength gains.

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Tip: Single-Arm Push Press with Accentuated Eccentric

Use an explosive dip and drive to power the dumbbell up, then take about 4 seconds to lower the weight.

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Tip: Split-Stance One-Arm Dumbbell Press

Build head-to-toe stability and balance along with strong, muscular shoulders. Do 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps with a slow tempo.

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Tip: Squat Jumps for More Muscle Recruitment

Recruit more muscle, wake up your nervous system, and get more athletic. Squat jumps bridge the gap between jumping in sport and squatting in the gym.

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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.

Pin-press

Tip: The Pin Press

A pin press is a bench press that starts from the bottom. Pins can be set at any point in the ROM to strengthen sticking points.