Lowering your carbs doesn't have to mean eating nothing but meat. There's still room for brownies. These have 5 net carbs. Recipe here.
Part of Neural Charge Training, the frog jump involves the glutes and hamstrings, whereas a vertical jump is more pure quads.
This advanced plank variation will strengthen your core along with just about every muscle in your upper body. Give it a shot.
Move slowly through 2-3 rounds of 5 reps on each side to prep the shoulder before your next pull-emphasized training day that involves things like pull-ups.
Add these to your warm-up: 2-3 sets, 4-6 reps in each direction before any upper body training. Your shoulders will feel great.
Do 25-40 reps before rows and deadlifts to activate the entire posterior shoulder girdle and prepare your body for heavy pulls.
This method involves doing 5 reps followed by a 5-second hold at the top, then 4 reps with a 4-second hold, then 3, 2, and 1 in the same manner.
Old-school strongman did a lot of thick dumbbell lifts. Try them out with a fat grip attachment. The deadlift, clean & press, and snatch are good ones to start with.
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RDLs are great, but if you're after stronger glutes and hams, this Hammer Strength hack is even better.
Build your upper back and lats while strengthening the lockout on your conventional deadlifts.
With this partial/isolation superset method, do slow high-tension partials on one exercise followed immediately by an isolation exercise.
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.
Sled drags are great for quads, but you can also use them to get in some bonus back work by pulling your elbows down and back.
Build your shoulders and full-body strength with one exercise. Here's how.
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.
Skip the dumbbells for lateral raises and try this instead.
Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.
Food diaries are helpful, but tedious and time sucking. Researchers have found something that works just as well, and it's kinda fun.
Do this CNS primer before upper-body training and you'll lift heavier, move better, and prevent injuries.
There's more to core training than crunches. Try this anti-lateral flexion exercise.
Use submaximal isometrics to build better triceps. Hold your first rep isometrically, then do 8-12 regular reps.
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.