This old school strategy has several benefits for today's lifters. Check 'em out.
Intensity, volume, density, quality. All can be used for progression, and the one you choose needs to be somewhat instinctive. Info here.
This is so obvious, so essential, that many lifters tend to overlook it.
Improve your hip hinge and strengthen your butt with this simple move.
Don't let the fitness police keep you from doing this safe and proven strength-building lift.
Know this law. Get better results from your training. Check it out.
The vastus medialis muscle often lags behind in strength. Use this exercise to bring it up and prevent injuries.
Yes, your workout needs structure. But it also needs to be flexible, which often leads to more gains. Here's why and how to do it.
The bar placement in the Zercher squat makes it a lot easier to activate the core and control the low back and pelvis. A straight bar without chains will work too.
When you have knee or shoulder issues, this is a good alternative to a standard squat. This is the touch-and-go version with chains for overload at the top.
Believe it or not, this will make you a better squatter and make those cranky knees feel awesome. Here's why and how to do it.
Yes, this is super weird. But it nails the transverse abdominis (the deep core muscle that's like a natural weight belt) and even the internal obliques.
This knee-friendly variation is great for your quads, glutes, and hamstrings.
If you want to build muscle and reap the benefits of unilateral work, start out by doing it like this.
The key is that it's not a bounce; it's a one-second pause. Tension is maintained and the bar is lowered under control.
Elevate the front foot with a step and go deep on this one. Rack grip shown, but you can also hold the dumbbells down at your sides.
For hip hinge exercises like RDLs and deadlifts, watch out for this common mistake.
Take a bodybuilding exercise, mix in an athletic movement and what do you get? A new way to add size to your shoulders and traps.
All you need is big balls. Actually, just one big ball. Check it out.
Here's how to make two staple shoulder exercises even better.
Strengthen your spinal erectors, get stronger in all the big lifts. Do 3 sets of 10-12 reps once a week using light weight.
Ramp up this powerlifting accessory exercise with a band to add resistance at the waist and cue yourself to get the hips through. Great for glutes.
Pretend you're standing on a clock and finish off leg day with 3 sets of 10 (each leg).
Force those hamstrings to grow! Lift with two legs, then overload the negative by lowering with one leg. Switch to both legs when you hit failure.