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.
Master the hollow body hold, then ramp it up with these 3 advanced variations for lifters.
Six quick mobility drills and stretches to cap off your lifting session.
Abs and obliques need resistance to get strong. Here are two exercises you can do anywhere.
Combine the best elements of rope pressdowns and straight bar pressdowns to create one hellacious exercise.
The hang snatch is one of the best explosive power movements. Here's a quick breakdown.
Due to its unique explosive loading methods, Neural Charge Training impacts all levels of neuromuscular function. Here's are 6 examples using a bar.
Hop on the hyperextension and build your glute strength with these progressive variations.
This advanced plank variation will strengthen your core along with just about every muscle in your upper body. Give it a shot.
Move slowly through 2-3 rounds of 5 reps on each side to prep the shoulder before your next pull-emphasized training day that involves things like pull-ups.
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.
Build upper-back strength and improve your grip with this classic but almost forgotten exercise.
Don't make this common mistake. Here's how to truly lock out your deadlift to get the most out of it.
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.
Sled drags are great for quads, but you can also use them to get in some bonus back work by pulling your elbows down and back.
For triceps thickness, you gotta hit the lateral head. A controlled, dead-stop, 8-10 inch press from pins will do it.
Recruit more muscle fibers with this mechanical drop set: triceps extension to forehead, triceps pullover and extension, then close-grip press.
Combine squat-stance deadlifts from a box with slow negatives and a pause to stimulate full-body hypertrophy. Start off by using 50-70% of your 1RM.
The quick set-up allows you to take advantage of the stretch shortening cycle in your hip extensors. It takes practice, but it should become second nature and fast.
Skip the dumbbells for lateral raises and try this instead.
Get stronger by adding pauses to your pull-ups. Pause halfway up, at the top, and again halfway down.
Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.
There's more to core training than crunches. Try this anti-lateral flexion exercise.