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The-8-strict-pull-ups-test

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.

The-ahrens-press-for-wider-shoulders

Tip: The Ahrens Press for Wider Shoulders

You've never tried this classic shoulder builder before. It's great for the medial delts. Take a look.

Anderson-squat

Tip: The Anderson Squat

This classic strength training method has you starting the lift from the bottom with the concentric portion of the movement.

The-anti-rotation-press

Tip: The Anti-Rotation Press

This core exercise will nail your obliques and even your glutes. No chain? Use a rope or a bar.

The-back-exercise-form-fixer

Tip: The Back Exercise Form Fixer

Are you using bad form on back exercises without even realizing it? This little trick will fix that, and help you build a bigger back.

The-backward-sled-drag-for-big-quads

Tip: The Backward Sled Drag for Big Quads

Build bigger, stronger legs, no barbell required. Here's how.

The-band-pull-through

Tip: The Band Pull-Through

The cable pull-through is great for glutes, and it's a favorite for boosting squat and deadlift strength. Now try it with a band. Shoot for 100 reps at the end of leg day.

The-band-resisted-overhead-press

Tip: The Band-Resisted Overhead Press

NFL athlete Josh Hawkins uses this exercise to build overhead strength. Because of the bands, the resistance gets stronger as you near lockout.

The-banded-dumbbell-flye

Tip: The Banded Dumbbell Flye

Add a band to your dumbbell flyes and pump out more gains.

The-banded-face-pull

Tip: The Banded Face Pull

Use this modification to make the face pull exercise even more effective.

The_banded_pullover

Tip: The Banded Pullover

The pullover is a classic chest exercise, and it hits the lats too. Add a band to increase tension throughout the entire movement.

The-banded-shoulder-press

Tip: The Banded Shoulder Press

Have a hard time building delts? Try this simple yet effective shoulder press using a band for accommodating resistance.

The-barbell-rolllout

Tip: The Barbell Ab Rollout

Make the ab rollout even better by lifting your feet up. This takes the hamstrings out of the movement and makes your core work harder.

The-barbell-rollout

Tip: The Barbell Rollout

Ditch the ab wheel and give this a shot. It's more challenging due to the increased range of motion.

The-barbell-rollout-press-out

Tip: The Barbell Rollout Press-Out

As if ab rollouts weren't hard enough, here's how to ramp up the intensity and effectiveness one more notch.

The-bear-crab-complex

Tip: The Bear-Crab Complex

Two great mobility drills combined into a fast, effective warm-up.

The-bench-_-chin-up-warrior-challenge

Tip: The Bench & Chin-Up Warrior Challenge

If you like pressing and pulling more than jogging on a treadmill, give this a shot.

The-best-grip-width-for-pain-free-benching

Tip: The Best Grip Width for Pain-Free Benching

Does the front side of your shoulder hurt from bench pressing? Most likely your hand position is off. Here's how to fix it.

The-best-lower-body-primer

Tip: The Best Lower-Body Primer

Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.

The-best-way-to-do-flyes

Tip: The Best Way to Do Flyes

Make this exercise work even better for pecs. Here's how.

The-block-pull

Tip: The Block Pull

Use this supplemental lift to strengthen your deadlift if you always miss from the floor. Pull off 3-4 inch blocks.

The-body-saw

Tip: The Body Saw

Nail your core and strengthen your serratus with this tougher-than-it-looks exercise.

The-bodybuilder's-olympic-lift

Tip: The Bodybuilder's Olympic Lift

The muscle snatch is the best Olympic-style lift for those who just want to get bigger and stronger. It's also easy to learn. Here's how to do it.

The-bodyweight-triceps-extension

Tip: The Bodyweight Triceps Extension

Blast those puny triceps and strengthen your core with one exercise.

The-bradford-press

Tip: The Bradford Press

Use it as a warm-up or add some weight and build some muscle. Go down only as far as your range of motion comfortably allows.