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Back-raise-for-erectors

Tip: Back Raise for Erectors

Strengthen your spinal erectors, get stronger in all the big lifts. Do 3 sets of 10-12 reps once a week using light weight.

Split-squat-with-isometric-holds

Tip: Split Squat with Isometric Holds

Do a split squat, then only come about three-fourths of the way up. Hold that position for 3 seconds before lowering. Great for the glute medius and minimus.

Banded-good-morning

Tip: Banded Good Morning

Ramp up this powerlifting accessory exercise with a band to add resistance at the waist and cue yourself to get the hips through. Great for glutes.

10-and-2-stationary-lunge

Tip: 10 and 2 Stationary Lunge

Pretend you're standing on a clock and finish off leg day with 3 sets of 10 (each leg).

Alternating-eccentric-leg-curl

Tip: Alternating Eccentric Leg Curl

Force those hamstrings to grow! Lift with two legs, then overload the negative by lowering with one leg. Switch to both legs when you hit failure.

Power-shrug

Tip: Power Shrug

Here's a very effective exercise borrowed from Olympic lifting that'll build your upper traps.

Single-arm-plank-on-rings

Tip: Single-Arm Plank on Rings

Yes, this is very advanced. First master the plank and the single-arm plank before trying it on rings with added load.

The-single-arm-plank

Tip: The Single-Arm Plank

If you could only choose one exercise to train your core, it should be the single-arm plank.

6-ways_for_shoulders

Tip: 6-Ways for Shoulders

Add this to the end of your shoulder workout and get ready to burn and grow.

Machine_laterals_with_assisted_negatives

Tip: Machine Laterals With Assisted Negatives

For this intensity technique, do the concentric part of the exercise on your own, then have your training partner push down during the negative as you resist.

Hang-and-swing-destroyer-set

Tip: Hang and Swing Destroyer Set

Stubborn rear delts? Punish them until they grow with this 100 rep drop set. Use partials at first, then full range on the last drop.

The-pulldown-crunch

Tip: Pulldown Crunch

Blow out all your air on the way down and contract hard. Do 10-12 reps.

Over_and_backs_for_delts

Tip: Over and Backs for Delts

Also called the Bradford press, this continuous tension movement is a great delt-day finisher.

Plate-crunch

Tip: Plate Crunch

Abs respond better to weighted exercises, like this one, which is also called the prisoner crunch.

The-bear-crab-complex

Tip: The Bear-Crab Complex

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

8-great-thoracic-extensor-exercises

Tip: 8 Great Thoracic Extensor Exercises

The thoracic extensors stabilize the spine during squats and deadlifts. Try these accessory exercises to strengthen them.

Front-foot-elevated-split-squat

Tip: Front Foot Elevated Split Squat

For more quad emphasis, try this split squat variation.

Peterson-step-up

Tip: Peterson Step-Up

Finish off leg day with these. Looks easy, but your quads will be on fire.

Cross-body-plank

Tip: Cross-Body Plank

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

Goblet-and-hack-squat-superset

Tip: Goblet and Hack Squat Superset

For quad size, do 6 rounds of narrow goblet squats followed by continuous tension hack squats. Rest only 60 seconds between rounds.

Lateral-shuffle-2-step

Tip: Lateral Shuttle 2-Step

Boost your athleticism, improve coordination, and set your quads and lungs on fire with this do-anywhere drill.

Dragon-flag-workout

Tip: Dragon Flag Progressions

Much more than a cool-looking core exercise, the dragon flag will even strengthen your glutes and lower back. Follow these progressions.

Chest-supported-dumbbell-row

Tip: Chest Supported Dumbbell Row

This supported version of the dumbbell row is more back friendly. Get a good stretch at the bottom and drive the elbow back hard.

Dips-rear-delt-flyes-over-and-backs

Tip: Dips, Rear Delt Flyes, Over and Backs

Mark Dugdale uses this depletion circuit as part of his contest prep.

3-tips-for-a-perfect-curl

Tip: 3 Tips for a Perfect Curl

Stagger your stance, think bend and extend, and use the pane-of-glass cue to get the best results from standing curls.