There are two ways people like to think about their workouts. Neither lead to progress. Here's the smart way to approach hard training.
Here's a lesson we can learn from CrossFit, with caution.
Catabolism is the enemy. Here's an easy way to smack it down.
A bar takes the ab rollout to the next level. Try a wide grip to hit the chest and shoulders as well as the abs. Have a super strong core? Narrow the grip.
We all do it, but we'd make a lot more progress if we didn't. Check it out.
This drill will help you with that slumped, kyphotic posture. Do about 10 reps in each position as often as you'd like.
This is a great shoulder-friendly back exercise. Start thumbs-down, finish thumbs-up.
Build those puny triceps with this advanced training method. Here's how.
Use this technique after tough workouts to calm the CNS and spark recovery.
Most lifters have underdeveloped mid-backs. Here's how to really attack that weak area to bring it up.
Add a band to your dumbbell flyes and pump out more gains.
Two smart, challenging push-up workouts you just gotta try. Check 'em out.
Fight perma-slouch by moving your thoracic spine into extension. Hang out in one spot for as long as you feel a stretch. As you feel it fade, shift the roller down your spine.
A strong core is a requirement for the big lifts. Strengthen and build yours with this exercise.
Add a medicine ball to your pull-ups for load progression and to keep your form in check. Here's how.
Target your hips and hams with this type of squat. It'll help you get out of the hole when you squat without a box.
Do these drills before you press or pull to alleviate upper body tension and tightness, and prevent injury.
Rhomboids are a weak link for many lifters. Target them like this. Use a close grip attachment and pull down to the sternum. Flare the elbows out at a 90-degree angle.
If you love this sport, here's how to minimize the risks.
The one-rep max is a great way to brag about how much you can lift. It's also unnecessary for most lifters. Here's why.
Injured or rehabbing? You can still make gains using these lifting strategies.
Keep your lower back flat. Completely exhale as you lower your legs and arms to the floor. Inhale on the way back up. Keep the non-moving limbs still. Add a band to ramp it up.
To really make these work, stretch your abs at the top of the movement and squeeze them as hard as possible at the bottom. Use a 3-4 second negative.
Weightlifters and fighters both need wrist strength and durability. These exercises will build it. For advanced athletes only!