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.
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For triceps thickness, you gotta hit the lateral head. A controlled, dead-stop, 8-10 inch press from pins will do it.
To build calves, every single rep needs to have four steps. Here they are.
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.
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What to build muscle? Lift a heavy weight and keep the tension on the working muscles for an extended time. Here's how to do it with rows.
Training to failure works. Period. Just incorporate it wisely. Here's one way to do it for chest training.
Building legs isn't just about going heavy, but also increasing the time under tension. Drop sets allow you to go heavy for longer sets. Here's how it's done.
Pass this relative strength test with flying colors before you bench press. Many people can't, even if they think they can.
The one-arm dumbbell bench press not only hits your chest, it helps you build core anti-rotation strength.
Add this to your training and boost your upper-body strength, core strength, and even your bench press PR.
Train five different portions of the force-velocity curve in a series of exercises and you'll build muscle and get strong rapidly. Details here.
Do Russian-style star complexes for rapid strength and muscle gains. Here's how.
The magic word is pre-tension. Here's how to turn it on and how it'll improve your squat fast.
Trying to build muscle? It's not the exercise that matters most, but the way you're doing it. Here's why.
The regular KB swing is a butt-builder and a lung-burner. Now let's ramp it up.
Here's an explosive Olympic lifting variation you can do even in a busy gym.
Know the difference between a push press grip and a strict overhead press grip? They're not the same.
Make this partial range exercise last at least 60 seconds per set and you'll trigger new delt growth with constant tension.
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Get stronger overhead and add slabs of muscle to your shoulders with these advanced techniques.
The single-arm push-up is one the most complete exercises you can do... if you know how to do it right. Here's how it should look.