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.
Strengthen your posterior chain and improve shoulder mobility with this unique exercise.
Light up your traps and delts with this simplified variation of the barbell snatch.
Tomorrow, do your workout as planned but reverse the order of the exercises. Here's why.
Good at chin-ups? Nice. Now try this. Keep your body straight and touch your sternum to the bar.
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.
Build your rear delts and upper back by flipping your grip on reverse flyes (bentover lateral raises). Here's how.
This style of row is great for back hypertrophy and for building your grip for the deadlift. Go for at least 20 reps, Kroc-row style.
Don't settle for being fat and strong. Here's why relative strength should be one of your goals.
Big bench pressers use this movement to build the upper back and protect shoulder health.
Attach a two-inch pipe to some webbing and a cable machine to really build your grip and forearms. The resistance increases as you roll.
Strength athletes train their crushing grip strength, but often neglect pinch grip strength. Here are some new ways to train it.
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.
Start with 10 presses and 20 front squats. On the next set, do as many presses as you can, then double that number for front squats. Continue until jacked.
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.
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.
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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.