Go lighter and slower with this underhand variation of the face pull. This version of the exercise is better as a corrective or activation drill.
We all do it, but we'd make a lot more progress if we didn't. Check it out.
Keep these rules in mind for every lift and you'll make more gains and keep your joints healthy.
Use this exercise combo with higher reps (8 or more) to build your calves and boost athletic performance.
Increase starting strength with this lift. Bring the bar down controlled and rest it for a half-second without letting the bar sink. Accelerate with as much force and speed as possible.
Fairly new to lifting? Here's some harsh advice you might not like, but you should definitely take to heart.
For this upper-body warm-up, perform a barbell military press followed by an overhead shrug for 15 reps. Keep the arms locked. Focus on raising your shoulder girdle up and down.
This is a great shoulder-friendly back exercise. Start thumbs-down, finish thumbs-up.
Build those puny triceps with this advanced training method. Here's how.
Use this modification to make the face pull exercise even more effective.
To really build your arms you need to focus on the triceps and always remember the three P's. Here they are.
The floor press prevents over-stretching at the shoulder joint and eliminates an excessively stretched pec tendon at the transition point from eccentric to concentric, thereby eliminating much of the danger-zone for pec tears.
This targets the adductors, and it'll help you maintain a neutral lumbo-pelvic complex.
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Here's a move to help you fix your unstable squat. Check it out.
A few set-up and executions reminders for a solid, safe bench press.
Prevent pulled hamstrings and strengthen your tendons and ligaments with this exercise.
A strong core is a requirement for the big lifts. Strengthen and build yours with this exercise.
Add a medicine ball to your pull-ups for load progression and to keep your form in check. Here's how.
Master the belt squat, build your legs, and boost your regular squat and deadlift numbers. Here's how.
Science shows that this multi-talented compound makes you leaner, increases endurance, and builds muscle. Check it out.
Build and strengthen your entire posterior chain. Do this twice per week, 5 trips of 40 yards, bodyweight or close to it on the sled.
It's a common plyometric exercise with athletes, but there's a better, safer way to do it. Check it out.
Love deadlifts? Add this variation to your training. Here's how to do it and the benefits.