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The-overhead-squat

Tip: The Overhead Squat

Overhead squats will improve your regular back squat technique and patterning.

Alternating-dumbbell-press-from-top

Tip: Alternating Dumbbell Press, From Top

Build your chest and enhance shoulder and elbow stability with this pressing variation. It'll even challenge your core.

Decline-kettlebell-pullover

Tip: Decline Kettlebell Pullover

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

Reverse-lunge-with-a-hold

Tip: Reverse Lunge With a Hold

This variation hits the glutes and hams hard, and it's more knee-friendly than the forward lunge. Add an isometric hold on the last rep.

Lying-cable-pullover

Tip: Lying Cable Pullover

Keep the low back pushed into the floor to keep constant tension on the targeted muscles with this pullover variation.

Non-alternating-walking-lunge

Tip: Non-Alternating Walking Lunge

Get better results with walking lunges by not alternating your legs. Maximize constant tension and occlusion by leading with the same leg.

Incline-kettlebell-skull-crusher

Tip: Incline Kettlebell Skull Crusher

Using 120 percent of your 1RM skull crusher, lower the KBs slowly, switch angles to an incline press, and press back to the top.

Lat-activation

Tip: Activate the Lats, Prevent Bar Drift

A simple lat activation drill that helps you prevent bar drift when deadlifting heavy.

Isolateral-kettlebell-squat-and-curl

Tip: Isolateral Kettlebell Squat and Curl

Boost tension, cellular swelling, and create occlusion with this curl variation.

Alternating-kettlebell-skull-crusher

Tip: Alternating Kettlebell Skull Crusher

Keep the arm that's not moving in the bottom position between reps. Lift your legs to increase neural drive and motor unit recruitment.

Single-leg-squat

Tip: Knee-Tap Single-Leg Squat

This is a less awkward and more natural variation of the pistol squat.

Inverted-row-modification

Tip: Inverted Row Modification

This variation places better emphasis on the lats.

Bulgarian-split-squat

Tip: A Better Bulgarian Split Squat

Instead of placing your back foot on a bench, use a surface that's mid-shin height. Much better for your lower back.

Depth-jump-push-up-long-response

Tip: Depth Jump Push-Up, Long Response

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

Bulgarian-split-squats-drop-set-with-iso-holds

Tip: Bulgarian Split Squat, Drop Set With Iso-Holds

Try this brutal leg training technique that painfully blends unilateral training, drop sets, and isometric holds.

Upgraded-stir-the-pot

Tip: Upgraded Stir-the-Pot

This is becoming a popular core exercise. Make it tougher by using a semi-circular motion instead of full circles. Keeps more tension on the abs.

45-degree-back-extension

Tip: 45-Degree Back Extension

Go heavy, keep your form tight, and this movement becomes one of the best deadlift assistance exercises.

Ab-mat-bench-press

Tip: Ab Mat Bench Press

Bench heavy even if your lower back is acting up. Just use an ab mat to support the natural curve of your spine.

Banded-face-pull-and-floor-press

Tip: Banded Face Pull and Floor Press

Shoulder pain when benching? Try this. Prime the upper back and rear delts with face pulls, then use the banded floor press.

Side-and-overhead-banded-pallof-press

Tip: Side and Overhead Banded Pallof Press

Add these anti-rotational exercises to your core training plan.

Medicine-ball-rotational-throw-drills

Tip: Medicine Ball Rotational Throw Drills

Prime the central nervous system and hone your rotational power-skill.

The-single-arm-bench-press

Tip: The Single-Arm Bench Press

To bench a lot of weight, you need full-body tension. This exercise helps you build it. Work toward getting 5 reps with 100 pounds.

T-spine-rotation-sequence

Tip: T-Spine Rotation Sequence

Increase mobility at the thoracic spine with these corrective drills.

Lat-activation-drill

Tip: Lat Activation Drill

If you can't feel your lats, or your biceps take over, during pulldowns or pull-ups, do this drill first.

Seated-leg-curl-to-banded-stiff-legged-dead

Tip: Seated Leg Curl to Banded Stiff-Legged Dead

This pump-and-stretch superset is great for hamstring hypertrophy. As a bonus, it's also very back friendly.