In one study, partial range of motion skull crushers triggered almost twice the muscle growth as full range of motion.
Want to build a buttload of muscle? Talk to a big guy. Well, maybe. Sometimes their training and diet advice just isn't right for you. Here's why.
Using a tight, controlled range of motion (reducing any leg kicking) forces your abs to do more work.
Wake up your upper back, shoulder stabilizers, and more with this simple warm-up exercise.
Lower slowly to fix your form and up your gains. Here's why.
Deadlift stuck? Then you're probably missing one important thing. Here it is.
Do a couple of these drills before you lift and you'll get the best workout you've had this year.
This is a great technique if your main goal is hypertrophy. Make each set last 30-40 seconds.
Here's a simple way to remember to add some variety to your training.
Paused squats are effective for developing absolute strength. Here's Dimitri Klokov performing them with an ungodly amount of weight.
Use heavy, moderate, and band resistance to build strong, healthy shoulders.
This complex starts with the squeeze press. Ideally, use hex dumbbells since you need to squeeze them together hard. Then move on to regular flyes.
Use kettlebells for this complex, which includes two types of flyes and one press.
This stretch helps with just about everything. It even helps you activate and train your glutes more effectively.
Most heavy lifters need better thoracic spine mobility. Here's one way to get it, while also stretching your lats and triceps.
To use this method, do one rep heavy (85-95% 1RM), then reduce the weight to 75% of 1RM and perform 7-10 reps.
Crank up your plank with this tough variation.
If your goal is to get shredded, should you have carbs on off days? Here's what a lot of bodybuilders do.
Make the spider curl even better: push the dumbbells together for a harder contraction. Once fatigued, move the elbows back to extend the set.
Adding a band to your dips not only increases the tension at the top, it'll also naturally bend you forward for better pec stimulation.
It happens to coaches and trainers, and it can happen to you too.
Got an old scar from an injury or surgery? Surprisingly, it can affect your mobility and athletic movement. Here's what to do.
Full ROM is good... usually. But most lifters carry it too far when it comes to the row, leading to problems.
Initiate the pull from the floor with the hams. A common mistake is starting too fast off the floor. The feet leave the floor to re-adjust stance width.