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.
Adding pauses to your deadlift will strengthen weak points, improve technique, build muscle, and teach you to use your lats.
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.
Add this simple technique fix to your push-ups and you'll get much better results.
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.
A simple, painful way to build a stubborn chest. Check it out.
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Looks easy, but it's surprisingly challenging, easy on the wrists, and a great biceps builder.
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.
Good at planks? Yeah, well who isn't? Time to ramp up your anti-rotation and anti-extension strength with this more challenging variation.
Step back with one leg. As you come back up, lift the dumbbell with the thigh: flex your hip and raise your knee just above a 90-degree angle with the floor.
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If your goal with lunge variations is to build quads, keep your torso upright and take short steps. Tibia should be vertical.
A forward lean on lunges increases the recruitment of the glutes and hamstrings. The dumbbells should be on the side of the front foot in the bottom position.
Build your stubborn hamstrings with two tricks: use a band to increase the intensity of the peak contraction, and point your toes on the negative.
You've probably never tried this exercise before. Check it out.
Build explosive upper-body power with this exercise.
Abs and obliques need resistance to get strong. Here are two exercises you can do anywhere.
Thinking about adding some weightlifting to your program? Here's a quick overview of the split jerk.