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Tip: Banded Trap Bar Shrugs

Using the wider, neutral grip provided by the trap bar allows for a better contraction. Add bands and hold the top position for 2 seconds.

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Tip: Unrack the Bar Right

No spotter? These simple tips will allow you to use more weight and stay safe on the bench press.

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Tip: Iso-Dynamic Lateral Raise

This is challenging, and it'll trigger new shoulder growth by increasing the time under tension.

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Tip: Band Front Raise and Pull Apart

This comprehensive exercise hits the shoulder musculature several different ways.

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Tip: The Neutral-Grip Shoulder Press

This is a great exercise that builds you delts while also protecting joint integrity. The cable is attached at the bottom of the handle, so you'll be pushing up, not pulling down.

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Tip: Kettlebell Shoulder-to-Shoulder Press

Also called the lumberjack press, this exercise will light up your delts and challenge your core.

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Tip: Inverted Sit-Ups and Squats

Two old-school exercises that are worth trying out. Check 'em out.

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Tip: Speed Squats and Pause Squats

Boost your squat numbers by learning to impart maximal velocity to the bar. Here are two ways to do it.

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Tip: Accentuated Crunches on the Bench

Resistances plus eccentric loading: this advanced exercise will hit your abs in whole new way.

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Tip: 3 Jumps for an Explosive Squat

Accelerate through your sticking points. Master these three jumps.

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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.

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Tip: The Rack Pull

This is a great accessory exercise to strengthen your deadlift. Or use it for building your upper back and traps.

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Tip: Movement Prep for Olympic Lifting

After your mobility and stability work, use these drills to improve your Olympic lifting technique.

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Tip: The Top-Half Squat

This bottom-up squat is great for training the midrange or lockout of the squat if that's your sticking point. It's also a great quad builder.

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Tip: Activation Drills for Olympic Lifting

After your mobility work, activate your glutes, shoulders, and trunk for better Olympic lifting.

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.

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Tip: Mobility Drills for Olympic Lifting

Do this before your next O-lift session for better range of motion and safer lifts.

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Tip: Crossover Step Sled Pulls

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

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Tip: The Single-Arm Pullover

This variation of the pullover will build core strength in a whole new way. NFL athlete Fernando Velasco demonstrates.

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Tip: Single-Leg Pushes and Pulls

Ramp up the unilateral intensity or bring up your weak side by pushing with the same leg, then switch legs and repeat.

Glute-bridge-pullovers

Tip: Glute Bridge Pullover

This variation simulates a decline pullover (more range of motion) but with extra core engagement. NFL athlete Jarius Wynn demonstrates.

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Tip: Push-Drag with Straps

Add an upper-body and core challenge to your sled drags with this tough variation.

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Tip: Front Squat to Box

Nail your quads with this exercise. Be sure to pause 1-2 seconds on the box.

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Tip: Pistol Squat Hold with Leg Exchange

Already good at pistol squats? Showoff. Now try this advanced variation.

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Tip: Long Duration Sumo Squat Hold

End leg day with this 45-60 second squat hold. It'll help with hip mobility and test your mental toughness.