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How to Do the Push-Up — Benefits, Variations, and More

Push-ups might be one of the few exercises that most people on the planet have performed (or attempted to perform). Whether it’s as part of physical education in school, in…

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How to Do the Triceps Kickback for Arm Size

Mention the triceps kickback in certain lifting circles and you might generate some side eye looks of disappointment or even a bit of mocking laughter. This short-sighted response comes from…

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How to Do the Cable Crossover for Chest Size

If you want the most well-developed chest possible, the bench press is not enough. Sure, big multi-joint lifts are very efficient at putting heaps of meat on your frame, but…

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How to Do the Standing Calf Raise for Complete Leg Development

Some people go to the gym just to look good, and that’s a fine goal to have. They spend time and effort working various muscle groups to improve their aesthetics…

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How to Do the Bulgarian Split Squat for Leg Size, Strength, and Mobility

Most dedicated lifters show up to the gym ready to do what it takes to work towards their goals. But it’s not always fun and games, and some workouts are…

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How to Do the Kettlebell Swing for Explosive Power, Strength, and Conditioning

Kettlebells are a fantastic tool that had a resurgence in the lifting world over the last 20 years, after well over a century of use around the world. They’re versatile…

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How to Do the Bent-Over Barbell Row for a Bigger, Stronger Back

They say, “you gotta row to grow.” And what they’re (almost always) referring to is the big, basic, bent-over barbell row. The barbell row is one of the most challenging…

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How to Do the Back Squat for Size and Strength

“Down the road, in a gym far away, a young man was heard to say, ‘No matter what I do, my legs won’t grow!’ He tried leg extensions, leg curls,…

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How to Do the Chin-Up for Bigger Arms and a Stronger Back

Many lifters want to follow programs that deliver results without wasting time in the gym. One of the most effective ways to achieve that is to train with exercises that…

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How to Do the Single-Arm Dumbbell Row for Bigger Lats

Back workouts will always require both vertical and horizontal pulling exercises for complete development. While pull-ups and pulldowns are common vertical pulls, one of the most fundamental horizontal pulling exercises…

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