Strength athletes train their crushing grip strength, but often neglect pinch grip strength. Here are some new ways to train it.
Make this exercise work even better for pecs. Here's how.
Wrist curls stress the tendons and don't work very well. Here's a better option.
This lift can be used as a tool to train for strength and mobility, along with overall health of your muscles and joints.
The wrist roller is a proven grip and forearm builder. Ramp up the time under tension by standing on a step. Shoot for 30-60 seconds of constant tension.
For wide delts, overload the top half of this exercise with bands. Or use dumbbells plus bands. Drop the bands upon failure to extend the set.
Alternate between chin-ups and push-ups, doing twice as many push-ups. Example: Start with 10 chins and 20 push-ups. Goal: 30 chins, 60 push-ups total.
Lucky enough to have a glute-ham raise machine around? Awesome. Now use it correctly. Here's how.
Not many lifters follow all five of these... and maybe that's why big arms are pretty rare. Check out the list here.
If you have trouble with proper form on dips, try this variation where you're forced to pull the toes up. It immediately fixes most form problems.
This dip variation not only looks cool, it teaches you to perfect your form and prevent sag on regular dips. Hits your core too.
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Using chains for dips is not only a good way to add weight, the chains will actually teach proper form on regular dips.
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The dead bug is a popular and surprisingly tough core exercise. Once you master it, ramp it up with this variation.
Do chest dips lead to injury? Yes, if you do them wrong. Here's a quick guide to doing them right.
This complex (a series of exercises using the same weight) consists of a 1 clean deadlift, 1 hang clean, 2 front squats, and a jerk.
This complex (a continuous series of exercises using the same weight) consists of a deadlift, a snatch, two overhead squats, and a snatch balance.
For this mechanical drop set, you go from the hardest to easiest movement to match your fatigue level: wide flyes, bent-arm flyes, push-ups.
Even if you're just after a beach body, you need to build your foundation. Here are a few metrics to aim for.
This three-part mechanical drop will have your lats, upper back, and arms begging for mercy.
Getting stuck at the bottom of your bench press? Use this technique to build bottom-up strength.
This exercise is great for quad hypertrophy, if you do it right. And it's great for boosting squat and deadlift strength. Take a look.
Get stronger from the floor. This exercise combines deficit deadlifts (standing on a plate or platform) with farmers walk handles for a new stimulus.