A smart lifter knows he has to get out of his comfort zone, but the wise lifter also knows to avoid pain. Here's the difference.
With the same weight, do 8-10 Zottman curls, then 8-10 hammer curls, and finish with 8-10 alternating dumbbell curls.
This resisted ab rollout variation, set up at a 45-degree angle to the band, trains anti-extension, anti-rotation, and anti-lateral flexion.
The pin dip variation will hit your pecs in a whole new way, plus it nails the traps and triceps. Check it out.
Here's when to stretch for best results, plus an overview of the targeted dynamic warm-up method.
No ab wheel? No problem. Just use a stability ball. Also works great as a regressive exercise if the standard ab rollout is too tough for you.
Newbies and lifters who can't make gains anymore have something in common. Take a look.
Starting with a weight you can curl 12-15 times, do 8-10 reps on steep side of preacher bench, match those reps on the angled side, then stand and rep out.
Lean back until the abs engage and perform overhead presses. This will really bring up your core strength.
Build your lats and strengthen your core at the same time with this exercise. Take a look.
Take your core strength to the next level with this movement.
Strengthen your core and get some isolation work for your pecs at the same time with this unique movement.
These upper body drills will get you ready to press heavy. Check 'em out.
This activates 4 times more lower abs, over 2 times the internal oblique and over 3 times the external oblique musculature compared to the standard plank.
Hit your chest and abs at the same time with this tough exercise.
Tension builds muscle and this variation provides a lot of tension on the pecs. Be sure the dumbbell held at the bottom doesn't rest against the body.
Overhead squats will improve your regular back squat technique and patterning.
Save your shoulders and get stronger. Here's how.
This much-maligned piece of gym equipment can do something no other machine can do. Check this out.
Build your chest and enhance shoulder and elbow stability with this pressing variation. It'll even challenge your core.
Use kettlebells and a decline bench for your pullovers to increase tension and range of motion.
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.
Keep the low back pushed into the floor to keep constant tension on the targeted muscles with this pullover variation.
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