Using a trap bar combined with the Reeves grip (holding the plates) puts you in a great position for training the traps, legs, back, and more.
If your main goal right now is to build strength, avoid this common mistake.
Regular dislocates are popular for warming-up. Add two wrap-arounds to get the most benefits. Here's how.
There's nothing dumber than trying to get stronger without first getting your technique right. Follow these handy guidelines.
Grab a light band and run through this clever drill. Your shoulders will feel amazing and you'll be ready to smash the heavy weights.
Boost your bench press by strengthening your triceps with this exercise. It's also a great way to hit triceps without irritating your elbows.
Using the wider, neutral grip provided by the trap bar allows for a better contraction. Add bands and hold the top position for 2 seconds.
You need more than shrugs for big traps. Add one of these four movements to your list.
No spotter? These simple tips will allow you to use more weight and stay safe on the bench press.
This is challenging, and it'll trigger new shoulder growth by increasing the time under tension.
A thumbless grip can help you prevent or work around shoulder issues. Here's how to do it safely and effectively.
This comprehensive exercise hits the shoulder musculature several different ways.
It works far better than you would have ever guessed.
This is a great exercise that builds you delts while also protecting joint integrity. The cable is attached at the bottom of the handle, so you'll be pushing up, not pulling down.
Also called the lumberjack press, this exercise will light up your delts and challenge your core.
It's been under our noses the whole time.
Resistances plus eccentric loading: this advanced exercise will hit your abs in whole new way.
To get the most out of the bench, you must make it a whole-body lift. Here are four ways to do it.
Do this easy drill daily to fix up your grouchy shoulders and prevent lifting injuries.
Accelerate through your sticking points. Master these three jumps.
This variation of the press has you starting from a dead-stop every rep. Great for strength gains and working on weak points in the range of motion.
This is a great accessory exercise to strengthen your deadlift. Or use it for building your upper back and traps.
After your mobility and stability work, use these drills to improve your Olympic lifting technique.
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