Even the most diligent weightlifters take advantage of the body’s momentum to pump out reps at the barbell. Get stronger by using deadstop training — stopping briefly after each rep — to make the muscles work as hard as possible.

Do It Today: Today at the gym, pause between each rep to really work the muscles during a weightlifting or squatting session.

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Not-so-dumb Jocks:

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