Do this simple exercise a few times per week and watch your grip strength skyrocket.
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.
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Add some weight and rest-pause style reps to your inverted rows to make this so-called sissy exercise into a real back builder.
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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.
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The tri's respond best to heavy reps, but you have to be smart about it. Try this.
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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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.
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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Tension builds muscle. Stop your reps just short of lockout if your main goal is hypertrophy. It's a good finisher after your full ROM sets.
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