Instead of placing your back foot on a bench, use a surface that's mid-shin height. Much better for your lower back.
Nail your biceps with a mechanical drop set, then hit triceps the same way, then do forearms for a complete arm-building session.
Here's a plyometric exercise designed to boost your bench press.
Bench heavy even if your lower back is acting up. Just use an ab mat to support the natural curve of your spine.
Shoulder pain when benching? Try this. Prime the upper back and rear delts with face pulls, then use the banded floor press.
Pull yourself up and build a huge back. Master your own bodyweight with this mechanical drop set.
Add these anti-rotational exercises to your core training plan.
Prime the central nervous system and hone your rotational power-skill.
To bench a lot of weight, you need full-body tension. This exercise helps you build it. Work toward getting 5 reps with 100 pounds.
Increase mobility at the thoracic spine with these corrective drills.
This is the bodyweight version of the face pull. Great for posture, upper back size, and shoulder health.
Get more lat recruitment from chin-ups and pull-ups with these cues: 1. Chest to bar. 2. Squeeze a tennis ball between your shoulder blades.
Finish off your lats with 3 sets of 3-5 reps. Lower slowly and under control to trigger growth-inducing muscle damage.
With this tougher variation of the inverted row, you'll get a massive contraction in the back muscles. Give it a shot.
Adding bands to trap bar rows increases the tension at the top, frying your lats and upper back... in a good way.
The subtle shift in hand and arm position on the lowering phase will crank up the challenge and the strength and muscle gains.
Prepare your shoulders for heavy lifting with this tri-set.
Light up your traps and delts with this simplified variation of the barbell snatch.
Good at chin-ups? Nice. Now try this. Keep your body straight and touch your sternum to the bar.
Do this drill before training your back. It'll fix those tight pecs which make it difficult to recruit your upper back muscles.
Hit those neglected lateral delts with this press variation. Note the change in hand position as you lift. Pause at the top for the best results.
Nail every fiber of your chest with one exercise. Just change the angle once you fatigue in one position and extend the TUT.
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Looks like partials aren’t so bad after all. Here’s how and why you should start adding them to your squats.