The biceps have two functions, to supinate and flex the arm. The single-arm barbell curl provides a brutal stimulus to both.
Stimulate new back growth by changing the angle. Use a Landmine device (or place a bar in a corner). Attach a band for a more intense peak contraction.
Get a better workout every single time you walk into the gym. Here's how.
Stop putzing around. Make your diet, your training, and your whole day more productive with this strategy.
Instead of continuing to press through shoulder pain, avoid the chronic stress by fixing your position.
If foam rolling and stretching isn't improving your squat mobility, here's what to do instead.
Do 8 reps on the preacher, then go straight into alternating curls, progressively increasing the number of reps until you hit 4 reps each side.
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This is a great sequence to work around knee issues, and it's awesome for hypertrophy.
When doing loaded carries for grip strength, don't go fast. Focus on time under tension. Shoot for around a 30 meter walk.
This challenging variation is easy on your cranky shoulders. Take a look.
Is that new exercise worth doing? Sometimes. And sometimes not.
If you can hold a plank for longer than 10 seconds, you've outgrown the exercise. Progress it with this resisted variation.
Got long arms or a very thick upper body? You'll get better rotation, a better contraction, and better results with this variation.
Use this simple technique to prevent overuse injuries and ease your elbow pain.
In this big/tall guy version of the leg raise, use bent elbows, tuck the knees, and lever from the shoulder joint.
Brace the trunk, engage the glutes and hams, and hit full hip extension on each raise.
Combine the bird dog pattern with a bear stance position and you get this awesome athletic move. Great for conditioning.
This should scare you into bed early.
Here the stability ball acts as a cam, providing constant, equal tension. Try this instead of cable chops for core work.
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.
To do this correctly, resist forward flexion and stay more upright.
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.