Do these drills before you press or pull to alleviate upper body tension and tightness, and prevent injury.
Rhomboids are a weak link for many lifters. Target them like this. Use a close grip attachment and pull down to the sternum. Flare the elbows out at a 90-degree angle.
Love deadlifts? Add this variation to your training. Here's how to do it and the benefits.
Known as box breathing in military circles, this technique can also be used by lifters to improve performance. Check it out.
As if ab rollouts weren't hard enough, here's how to ramp up the intensity and effectiveness one more notch.
Add this versatile back exercise to your program. Alter the grip, the angle, or adjust your feet to make it easier or harder.
Even many so-called experts teach it incorrectly. Let's set things straight.
Is your smart watch or fitness band giving you accurate information? Here's the latest science.
Keep your feet low, heels closer together and toes pointed out to really hit the vastus lateralis.
Farmer's walks are great. Now take that idea to the next level with this loaded carry variation.
Injured or rehabbing? You can still make gains using these lifting strategies.
Hook your feet into the straps of a suspension trainer and get in a push-up position. Bring your knees in to your stomach while lifting the hips and crunching your abs. Extend back out to a full push-up position.
To really make these work, stretch your abs at the top of the movement and squeeze them as hard as possible at the bottom. Use a 3-4 second negative.
From the hang, fire the dumbbell up. Drive through the heels, fully extending the hips. Drive the elbow high and catch it overhead with knees slightly bent.
Weightlifters and fighters both need wrist strength and durability. These exercises will build it. For advanced athletes only!
Are you using bad form on back exercises without even realizing it? This little trick will fix that, and help you build a bigger back.
One part dumbbell bench press, one part glute activation, one part balancing act, and a little bit of headless horseman.
Do 8 real pull-ups. You need to be able to beat that basic relative strength test before worrying about direct arm work. Here's what strict really means.
Add this mechanical drop-set to the end of your upper-body workouts: reverse flyes, external rotations, face pulls. Do 6-10 reps each, no rest between, in that order.
Injured and worried about getting small and weak? Don't sweat it. Here's a plan that will allow you to keep making progress.
Your posterior chain contains a ton of musculature and you're probably not training all of it. Here are two lifts you should be doing.
These not only build your lats and arms, they feel better if you have achy wrists or shoulders. Warning: They're tougher than regular pull-ups.
Try wide dips using rings or other suspension devices. It's extremely tough, but safer for achy shoulders. And it really builds your chest.
Your set doesn't have to come to an end when you hit failure. Here's how to up the challenge and extend the set.