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Grab a stick and run through these quick drills to get your shoulders ready for heavy, safe lifting.
Ramp up the floor press with chains, which overload the top portion of the movement that hits the triceps. NFL athletes Larry Pinkard and Adrian Hubbard demonstrate here.
Do 4 sets of 15 reps. On the first 10 reps of a set, do normal curls. On the last 5 reps of each set, switch to hammer curls.
Here's a lesson we can learn from CrossFit, with caution.
This variation of the ab rollout is intense because you spend more time in the toughest part of the movement.
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If you can do dozens of regular ab wheel rollouts, try this method for even better core strength.
Ditch the ab wheel and give this a shot. It's more challenging due to the increased range of motion.
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Keep these rules in mind for every lift and you'll make more gains and keep your joints healthy.
Increase starting strength with this lift. Bring the bar down controlled and rest it for a half-second without letting the bar sink. Accelerate with as much force and speed as possible.
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This drill will help you with that slumped, kyphotic posture. Do about 10 reps in each position as often as you'd like.
Use this modification to make the face pull exercise even more effective.
Boost your lower body mobility with this weighted drill.
Prevent pulled hamstrings and strengthen your tendons and ligaments with this exercise.
Immediately accelerate your training results by using these practical but under-appreciated strategies.
Get more range of motion, build more muscle, and get stronger with this exercise. Check it out.
After your big lifts, finish off your lats and get a good stretch with this exercise.
Add this versatile back exercise to your program. Alter the grip, the angle, or adjust your feet to make it easier or harder.
Injured or rehabbing? You can still make gains using these lifting strategies.
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One part dumbbell bench press, one part glute activation, one part balancing act, and a little bit of headless horseman.