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Spider-curl_-slow-negatives-and-iso-holds

Tip: Spider Curl, Slow Negatives and Iso Holds

This exercise allows you to train at a higher intensity, and higher intensity means greater stress, which means greater adaptation.

Preacher-curl-supersetted-with-supinated-dumbbell-curl

Tip: Preacher Curl Supersetted With Dumbbell Curl

Do 8 reps on the preacher, then go straight into alternating curls, progressively increasing the number of reps until you hit 4 reps each side.

Trap-bar-power-pulls

Tip: Trap Bar Power Pulls

The power pull using a hex bar with high handles is a great alternative to Olympic lifts for taller lifters who want to build explosiveness.

Improve-ankle-mobility

Tip: Improve Ankle Mobility

If foam rolling and stretching isn't improving your squat mobility, here's what to do instead.

Bring-back-the-bench_-minus-the-shoulder-pain

Tip: Bring Back the Bench, Minus The Shoulder Pain

Instead of continuing to press through shoulder pain, avoid the chronic stress by fixing your position.

The-compound-row

Tip: The Compound Row

A great back exercise, especially for athletes.

Single-arm_barbell_row_with_band

Tip: Single-Arm Barbell Row with Band

Stimulate new back growth by changing the angle. Use a Landmine device (or place a bar in a corner). Attach a band for a more intense peak contraction.

Single-arm-barbell-curl

Tip: Single-Arm Barbell Curl

The biceps have two functions, to supinate and flex the arm. The single-arm barbell curl provides a brutal stimulus to both.

Angled-unilateral-romanian-deadlift

Tip: Angled, Unilateral Romanian Deadlift

This RDL variation, using a barbell placed in a corner, really nails your glutes.

The-reverse-paused-deadlift

Tip: The Reverse Paused Deadlift

This technique uses a pause during the lowering portion of the rep. Great for strength development, technique improvement, and muscle growth.

The-sicilian-crunch

Tip: The Sicilian Crunch

Abs respond better to heavy weights because of their muscle fiber makeup. Here's one way to nail those fast-twitch fibers.

Ghr_bent_over_lateral_raise

Tip: GHR Bent Over Lateral Raise

This is a true multi-functional exercise. It not only works the rear delts, but it nails the entire posterior chain from head to toe.

Bent-over-lateral-raise-back-extension-station

Tip: Bent Over Lateral Raise, Back Extension Machine

This targets the glutes, hamstrings, postural muscles and, of course, the rear delts.

Hanging-band-bench-press

Tip: Hanging Band Bench Press

Looks crazy, but when used as a supplement to your regular benching it can really promote healthy shoulders and boost your standard bench press.

Squeeze-the-bar-in-bench-press

Tip: Squeeze-The-Bar-In Bench Press

If chest size if your goal, don't use the common spread-the-bar-apart cue. Instead, squeeze the bar in. Here's why.

Bulgarian-split-squat

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.

Single-leg_reeves_deadlift

Tip: Single-Leg Reeves Deadlift

Single-leg trap bar exercises in the style of the Reeves deadlift (hands on plates, not bar) provides the perfect stimulus for crushing every muscle in the body.

Close-stance-trap-bar-deadlift

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.

Trap-bar-deadlift-15s

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.

Deficit-trap-bar-deadlift

Tip: Deficit Trap Bar Deadlift

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

Suspension-straps-one-arm-row

Tip: Suspension Straps One-Arm Row

A back exercise. A core strength exercise. A much-tougher-than-it-looks exercise. Try it!

Suspension-straps-w-row

Tip: Suspension Straps W Row

Bad posture? Try this if you're chronically internally rotated at the shoulders. Good for rear delts and upper back too.

The_50-rep_front_squat_challenge

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.

Tabata-front-squats

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!

The_rest-pause_bench_press

Tip: The Rest-Pause Bench Press

Do as many good reps as you can in the 4-6 rep range. Your goal will then be to double that number of reps. To do that you take short rest periods (15 seconds).