Place your elbows on a bench and allow a bit of bending in the knees for better activation and results.
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No, you don't have to gain a ton of fat to build muscle, but you do need to be realistic. Here's a little reality check.
The bench press and the overhead press require strong forearms and stable wrists. This bodyweight exercise helps with both.
Just about any body composition problem you have is a diet problem, not a training problem. Here's why that's a tough pill to swallow.
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Shrugs are great, but most lifters only do them vertically. They can also be done horizontally to hit different areas of the traps and back.
Build more muscle by holding the top dumbbell isometrically between reps.
Bored of steady state cardio? Tired of HIIT? Try steady state weight lifting to lose fat. Here's how to do it.
Keep tension on the down side by not lowering all the way. This will increase muscle activation and create the occlusion effect for hypertrophy.
Unlike the regular box squat, this variation has you tapping the box with your glutes, but not sitting, keeping the hip extensors engaged.
Master the false grip to master the muscle-up and other moves. This is also a great way to strengthen your forearms.
Everyone needs more hip mobility, especially lifters. Here are several ways to get it.
This is a great exercise, and it's even better if you learn how to do it with heavy loads. Here's what you need to know.
Looks weird, but it's great for crushing strength and forearm size.
Training hard is awesome. Controlling your diet to get the body you want is awesome. But things can get out of hand fast. Here's how.
Improve your form and movement mechanics on all rowing exercises with this teaching exercise. Bonus: It boosts your bench press by teaching you lat engagement.
When does lifting, dieting, and competition go from healthy to detrimental? Well, here are a few signs.
This accessory exercise for the deadlift will strengthen your spinal erectors. This helps you to deadlift heavier while keeping your spine stable and safe.
Here's how to use altitude landings to find the right stance for the power clean and perfect your form.
This spine-friendly variation of the stir-the-pot exercise (normally done on a stability ball) fires up those deep core muscles often missed by most ab exercises.
Here's what every lifter, dieter, and athlete needs to know about the Law of Psychic Entropy.
You are metabolically unique. Here's why that's important when it comes to diet and fat loss strategies.
It's highly likely that lifters will mistakenly be diagnosed with high blood pressure. Here's why.