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Cross-body-hammer-curls

Tip: Cross-Body Hammer Curl

Nail the brachialis muscle between the biceps and triceps for bigger, wider arms. This cross-body variation of the hammer curl is my favorite.

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Tip: Cross-Body Plank

If you can plank for more than 30 seconds, you need a more advanced variation. Try this.

Crossover-sled-drags

Tip: Crossover Sled Drags

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

Crossover_step_sled_pulls

Tip: Crossover Step Sled Pulls

Crossover sled pulls add a lateral force production tool to your sled training toolbox.

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Tip: Cuban Press for Shoulder Health

Do this move to keep your shoulders strong and healthy.

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Tip: Curls with 3-Second Negatives

The lowering phase of the curl is where a lot of the muscle damage, and thus growth, is created. Don't just drop the bar.

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Tip: Dead-Stop Dumbbell Row

With this variation, you come to a complete stop at the bottom of each rep.

Dead-stop-kneeling-ring-dips

Tip: Dead-Stop Kneeling Ring Dips

Here's a challenging dip variation that makes you work harder on each rep, plus it feels good on banged-up shoulders.

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Tip: Dead-Stop Trap Bar Press

The neutral handle angle makes the trap bar perfect for pressing. Try it dead-stop style: reset every rep from the pins.

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Tip: Deadlift Right for Your Body Type

Unless you're in a powerlifting competition, deadlifting from the floor may not be right for you. Here's what you need to know.

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Tip: Deadlift Setup: Take the Slack Out

Just before liftoff, take the slack out by pulling the chest up and pulling the bar against the weights. Listen for the clink.

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Tip: Deadlift Split Squats for Quads and Core

This old-school move has been all but forgotten. Too bad, it's one of the best split squat or lunge variations. Here's how to do it.

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: Deadlift – Explosive Triple from Deficit

Sub-maximal explosive deadlifts for sets of 3-5 reps are sure to boost your conventional deadlift PR.

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Tip: Decline Kettlebell Pullover

Use kettlebells and a decline bench for your pullovers to increase tension and range of motion.

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Tip: Deep Squat Landmine

Work on your core stability and hip mobility in one movement.

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Tip: Deficit Deadlift with Farmer's Handles

Get stronger from the floor. This exercise combines deficit deadlifts (standing on a plate or platform) with farmers walk handles for a new stimulus.

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Tip: Deficit Semi-Sumo Deadlift

This low hip position deadlift is more for the quads. Try a semi-sumo stance – chest up, weight on heels – and pull from a deficit. Start light!

Deficit-trap-bar-deadlift

Tip: Deficit Trap Bar Deadlift

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

Delt-sweeps

Tip: Delt Sweeps

Finish off your heavy shoulder work with this pumptastic exercise.

Density_training

Tip: Density Training: Leg Extensions & Goblet Squats

Occluded extensions alternated with heels-elevated goblet squats for 3 rounds. Remove the wraps and rest 3 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times.

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Tip: Depth Jump Push-Up, Long Response

Here's a plyometric exercise designed to boost your bench press.

Dial-in-your-ring-dips

Tip: Dial In Your Ring Dips

This is a great chest-building exercise, but also a good test of stability and strength... if you do them right. Here's how.

Dip-countdown

Tip: Dip Countdowns

Start with 5 reps then do a 5 second iso-hold at the bottom. Do the same thing with 4 reps (4 second hold), and on down to 1 rep.

Dip-iso-holds

Tip: Dip Iso-Holds

Build strength by using holds on dips. If you can last longer than 45 seconds, add weight.