Test your strength and stability by trying these with bodyweight. Example: A 200 pound man should be able to use a 100 pound dumbbell in each hand.
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To do this correctly, resist forward flexion and stay more upright.
It's a common problem that can stall fat loss and wreck your health, even if your diet is in check.
Add some weight and rest-pause style reps to your inverted rows to make this so-called sissy exercise into a real back builder.
This accessory lift teaches you to maintain tension, and it increases time under tension during most lifters' weakest phase of the deadlift.
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Good at pull-ups? Nice. Now try this variation.
The tri's respond best to heavy reps, but you have to be smart about it. Try this.
Most lifters have tight hip flexors. Here's how to fix them up.
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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With all the talk these days about having a strong core, why do many lifters still have weak-ass abs? Here's part of the cause.
Do an isometric hold every third rep or so to produce greater muscle activation and stimulate size gains.
Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.
Denser muscle. Better squats and deadlifts. Sound good? Then you need to work jumps into your workouts. Here's how.
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The open grip and wrist position here allows for better pec isolation.
This simple drill takes care of a few different mobility issues.
Add a suspension trainer attachment to the cable machine to hit your back and rear delts in a new way.
Use this exercise pairing to build your legs without the knee pain.
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.
Get your glutes, hamstrings, and upper back ready for heavy training with these simple movements.