With the squat, you want to break from the knees and hips at the same time. This plyo drill can teach the correct movement pattern and fix bad patterns.
Ramp up the difficulty of the pistol squat with this variation.
Trying to hit a full pistol squat but having trouble? Use this regression, then progress by using the straps as little as possible.
If you can bench press two 90 pound dumbbells, you should be able to single-arm bench press a 90 pound dumbbell. If not, your core is too weak.
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Are you good at ab wheel rollouts? Then ramp up your core work with this exercise.
Use this accessory exercise if you're having trouble locking out your standard bench press.
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Remember these cues the next time you bench press and you'll get a better workout.
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To get results from this exercise, you must build a stable base. One way to do that is with the bottom-up variation. Here's how to do it.
Sequence these corrective drills in this order before your next chest day and get a better workout.
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With the same weight, do 8-10 Zottman curls, then 8-10 hammer curls, and finish with 8-10 alternating dumbbell curls.
No ab wheel? No problem. Just use a stability ball. Also works great as a regressive exercise if the standard ab rollout is too tough for you.
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Lean back until the abs engage and perform overhead presses. This will really bring up your core strength.
Strengthen your core and get some isolation work for your pecs at the same time with this unique movement.
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Tension builds muscle and this variation provides a lot of tension on the pecs. Be sure the dumbbell held at the bottom doesn't rest against the body.
This variation hits the glutes and hams hard, and it's more knee-friendly than the forward lunge. Add an isometric hold on the last rep.
Using 120 percent of your 1RM skull crusher, lower the KBs slowly, switch angles to an incline press, and press back to the top.
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