Try wide dips using rings or other suspension devices. It's extremely tough, but safer for achy shoulders. And it really builds your chest.
Good at planks? Yeah, well who isn't? Time to ramp up your anti-rotation and anti-extension strength with this more challenging variation.
Step back with one leg. As you come back up, lift the dumbbell with the thigh: flex your hip and raise your knee just above a 90-degree angle with the floor.
Set a timer and ramp up your deadlifting volume with Sadiv sets. Here's how.
If your goal with lunge variations is to build quads, keep your torso upright and take short steps. Tibia should be vertical.
Flyes using rings, TRX, or Blast Straps are highly effective, but you can make them even better by setting the rings further apart. This really scorches the pecs.
A forward lean on lunges increases the recruitment of the glutes and hamstrings. The dumbbells should be on the side of the front foot in the bottom position.
IFBB Pro Mark Dugdale shares his smart approach to ab training. Check it out.
Build your stubborn hamstrings with two tricks: use a band to increase the intensity of the peak contraction, and point your toes on the negative.
You've probably never tried this exercise before. Check it out.
Build explosive upper-body power with this exercise.
This seated variation of the box jump helps athletes develop power from the ground up.
Challenge your strength and core stability in the elusive transverse plane with this exercise. Works with a kettlebell too.
Find front squats uncomfortable? Try them with straps.
The hang snatch is one of the best explosive power movements. Here's a quick breakdown.
Part of Neural Charge Training, the frog jump involves the glutes and hamstrings, whereas a vertical jump is more pure quads.
Two great exercises for the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus, the forgotten glute muscles that are key to athletic performance.
This advanced plank variation will strengthen your core along with just about every muscle in your upper body. Give it a shot.
Move slowly through 2-3 rounds of 5 reps on each side to prep the shoulder before your next pull-emphasized training day that involves things like pull-ups.
Add these to your warm-up: 2-3 sets, 4-6 reps in each direction before any upper body training. Your shoulders will feel great.
This method involves doing 5 reps followed by a 5-second hold at the top, then 4 reps with a 4-second hold, then 3, 2, and 1 in the same manner.
Back in the day, strongmen didn't have squat racks, but they did have crazy-strong cores. This is why, and it's still a good exercise today.
Hit a new PR in about a month using these proven deadlift-boosting exercises.
Old-school strongman did a lot of thick dumbbell lifts. Try them out with a fat grip attachment. The deadlift, clean & press, and snatch are good ones to start with.