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.
Also called the reverse inverted row, this odd-looking exercise boosts your bench press by teaching lat and upper back activation.
This stuff helps reduce soreness from hard training, but its potential benefits go far beyond that. Check this out.
An inflexible T-spine can lead to a host of problems. Get it moving right with this drill. Note the different arm positions.
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.
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.
Binging is a common problem among lifters. Here's how Coach Thibaudeau cured this bad habit.
Go light, be meticulous with your form, and focus on contracting all the small muscles working in your upper back and shoulders.
Most people think of cardio when they think of long-term health. Here's what they're missing.
Get your central nervous system ready for heavy squats by doing this simple exercise first.
Build your legs and challenge your anterior core strength and stability with this move.
If squats are causing you pain right now, you can still train your legs. This exercise will load the spine less and still blow up your legs.
Are you wasting your potential by doing the same sets and reps every workout? Change that with this strategy.
Suspension dips are easier on your shoulders. As a bonus, you'll get a better pec contraction compared to bar dips.
This push-back variation focuses more on your delts than your chest.
There's a lot to pay attention to when you squat, but one training method gets everything working correctly. Check it out.
This lift is a teaching tool. It helps you find the sweet spot for bar placement on regular front squats, and it teaches you to keep the elbows high.
In one study, partial range of motion skull crushers triggered almost twice the muscle growth as full range of motion.
Ketogenic diets might work for endurance athletes, but lifters might want to look elsewhere for a diet. Here's why.
This is a great chest training alternative when your shoulders don't tolerate being loaded in the bottom position in a traditional bench press.