After one of our boot camp workouts, Coach Thibaudeau talked about several ways to progress in training.
Nail your upper back by taking the inverted row to the next level.
Stop grabbing your neck and cranking your head to the side to stretch it. Here's a better way.
A corrective complex is where you find a restricted muscle, roll it, mobilize it, and then activate its antagonist. Here's one for your tight back.
Train three of the foundational movements patterns by adding these drills into your warm-up.
The NHC is a tough exercise for the hams and glutes. The key is to lower slowly under control and pull yourself back up. Too tough? Add a band.
Looks simple enough, but this is one of the toughest hamstring exercises there is.
Use an explosive dip and drive to power the dumbbell up, then take about 4 seconds to lower the weight.
Hypertrophy training should always be a part of your plan, even if your primary goal is strength. Here's why.
It's hard to beat this simple drill for upper body mobility. Try 50 reps every day.
Only newbies can bring up every lift at the same time. Once you get stronger, you'll have to get smarter. Here's how.
It's not about how high the box is. It's about how explosive you are from the ground.
Stay upright and avoid bouncing to make this a very effective shrug variation.
Using a trap bar combined with the Reeves grip (holding the plates) puts you in a great position for training the traps, legs, back, and more.
Regular dislocates are popular for warming-up. Add two wrap-arounds to get the most benefits. Here's how.
Using the wider, neutral grip provided by the trap bar allows for a better contraction. Add bands and hold the top position for 2 seconds.
No spotter? These simple tips will allow you to use more weight and stay safe on the bench press.
This is challenging, and it'll trigger new shoulder growth by increasing the time under tension.
This comprehensive exercise hits the shoulder musculature several different ways.
This is a great exercise that builds you delts while also protecting joint integrity. The cable is attached at the bottom of the handle, so you'll be pushing up, not pulling down.
Two old-school exercises that are worth trying out. Check 'em out.
Accelerate through your sticking points. Master these three jumps.
This variation of the press has you starting from a dead-stop every rep. Great for strength gains and working on weak points in the range of motion.
After your mobility and stability work, use these drills to improve your Olympic lifting technique.