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.
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.
If your goal with lunge variations is to build quads, keep your torso upright and take short steps. Tibia should be vertical.
Flyes using rings, TRX, or Blast Straps are highly effective, but you can make them even better by setting the rings further apart. This really scorches the pecs.
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.
Do five round of these movements to warm up for a big squat or do them on off days for recovery.
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.
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.
Use this neuromuscular release technique on your feet and don't be surprised when you start feeling better all over.
Due to its unique explosive loading methods, Neural Charge Training impacts all levels of neuromuscular function. Here's are 6 examples using a bar.
Part of Neural Charge Training, the frog jump involves the glutes and hamstrings, whereas a vertical jump is more pure quads.
Hop on the hyperextension and build your glute strength with these progressive variations.
Add these to your warm-up: 2-3 sets, 4-6 reps in each direction before any upper body training. Your shoulders will feel great.
Do 25-40 reps before rows and deadlifts to activate the entire posterior shoulder girdle and prepare your body for heavy pulls.
Hit a new PR in about a month using these proven deadlift-boosting exercises.
Old-school strongman did a lot of thick dumbbell lifts. Try them out with a fat grip attachment. The deadlift, clean & press, and snatch are good ones to start with.
Don't make this common mistake. Here's how to truly lock out your deadlift to get the most out of it.
Urinary tract infections are painful, expensive to treat, and they can reoccur. Here's how to kill those bad bugs for good.
Build your upper back and lats while strengthening the lockout on your conventional deadlifts.
With this partial/isolation superset method, do slow high-tension partials on one exercise followed immediately by an isolation exercise.
With the tempo-contrast method, different types of contractions recruit more muscle fibers. Do 2 reps slow (5 seconds up, 5 seconds down) then 2 fast reps. Do either 8 or 12 total reps per set.