If you can hold a plank for longer than 10 seconds, you've outgrown the exercise. Progress it with this resisted variation.
Add some accommodating resistance to this exercise with bands and blow up your glutes.
Brace the trunk, engage the glutes and hams, and hit full hip extension on each raise.
Doing this athletic movement for reps or as part of a superset makes for a great conditioning tool.
Here the stability ball acts as a cam, providing constant, equal tension. Try this instead of cable chops for core work.
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To do this correctly, resist forward flexion and stay more upright.
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This accessory lift teaches you to maintain tension, and it increases time under tension during most lifters' weakest phase of the deadlift.
This variation of the neutral-grip pull-up really nails your grip and forearms.
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Stand on a plate or study platform, then deadlift. This increases the range of motion, making it one of the toughest lifts out there.
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Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.
Also called the reverse inverted row, this odd-looking exercise boosts your bench press by teaching lat and upper back activation.
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The open grip and wrist position here allows for better pec isolation.
Pittsburg Pirates outfielder, Austin Meadows, demonstrates this variation of the rope row. Note the hand rotation for more activation of the lats and upper back.
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This exercise hits both the long and short heads of the biceps, which most biceps exercises can't do.