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Tip: A Quick Warm-Up for Deadlifts & More

Prime your nervous system, boost performance, and increase joint health with this warm-up.

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Tip: The 8 Strict Pull-Ups Test

Do 8 real pull-ups. You need to be able to beat that basic relative strength test before worrying about direct arm work. Here's what strict really means.

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Tip: Bodyweight Curls

Looks easy, but it's surprisingly challenging, easy on the wrists, and a great biceps builder.

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Tip: The 3-Way Shoulder Finisher

Add this mechanical drop-set to the end of your upper-body workouts: reverse flyes, external rotations, face pulls. Do 6-10 reps each, no rest between, in that order.

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Tip: Wide Grip Suspension Pull-Up

These not only build your lats and arms, they feel better if you have achy wrists or shoulders. Warning: They're tougher than regular pull-ups.

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Tip: Wide Suspended Dips

Try wide dips using rings or other suspension devices. It's extremely tough, but safer for achy shoulders. And it really builds your chest.

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Tip: The Plank Pull

Good at planks? Yeah, well who isn't? Time to ramp up your anti-rotation and anti-extension strength with this more challenging variation.

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Tip: The Fighter's Lunge

Step back with one leg. As you come back up, lift the dumbbell with the thigh: flex your hip and raise your knee just above a 90-degree angle with the floor.

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Tip: Upright-Torso Lunge

If your goal with lunge variations is to build quads, keep your torso upright and take short steps. Tibia should be vertical.

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Tip: Wide Ring Flyes

Flyes using rings, TRX, or Blast Straps are highly effective, but you can make them even better by setting the rings further apart. This really scorches the pecs.

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Tip: The Leaning Lunge

A forward lean on lunges increases the recruitment of the glutes and hamstrings. The dumbbells should be on the side of the front foot in the bottom position.

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Tip: 3 Movements For Better Squats

Do five round of these movements to warm up for a big squat or do them on off days for recovery.

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Tip: Banded Leg Curls With Toe Pointing

Build your stubborn hamstrings with two tricks: use a band to increase the intensity of the peak contraction, and point your toes on the negative.

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Tip: The Dumbbell Hamstring Curl

Looks easy, but because of the leverage point and the fact that your toes are pointed, it's a tough and effective hamstring builder.

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Tip: Supine Medball Reactive Throws

Build explosive upper-body power with this exercise.

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Tip: The Seated Box Jump

This seated variation of the box jump helps athletes develop power from the ground up.

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Tip: Rotational Lunge Swings

Challenge your strength and core stability in the elusive transverse plane with this exercise. Works with a kettlebell too.

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Tip: Crossover Sled Drags

An athlete needs to develop power in every direction. This exercise develops side-to-side explosive power.

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Tip: Split Jerk Technique Breakdown

Thinking about adding some weightlifting to your program? Here's a quick overview of the split jerk.

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Tip: Front Squat With Straps

Find front squats uncomfortable? Try them with straps.

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Tip: Front Squat Bar Placement

Here's a great trick to use to get your bar placement right for front squats.

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Tip: The Hang Snatch

The hang snatch is one of the best explosive power movements. Here's a quick breakdown.

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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: Ankle Band Side Walks & Monster Walks

Two great exercises for the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus, the forgotten glute muscles that are key to athletic performance.