Got long arms or a very thick upper body? You'll get better rotation, a better contraction, and better results with this variation.
Use this simple technique to prevent overuse injuries and ease your elbow pain.
In this big/tall guy version of the leg raise, use bent elbows, tuck the knees, and lever from the shoulder joint.
Brace the trunk, engage the glutes and hams, and hit full hip extension on each raise.
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Combine the bird dog pattern with a bear stance position and you get this awesome athletic move. Great for conditioning.
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If you're using good form, this will practically train your entire body.
Use this tool to find out if you're recovered enough for another heavy session.
Freezing sometimes increases the nutritional value of foods, so stop categorizing frozen food as processed.
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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.
To do this correctly, resist forward flexion and stay more upright.
The answer to jitters, sweaty palms, and rapid heartbeat is probably sitting in your supplement cabinet right now.
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This variation of the neutral-grip pull-up really nails your grip and forearms.
Good at pull-ups? Nice. Now try this variation.
Most lifters have tight hip flexors. Here's how to fix them up.
Stand on a plate or study platform, then deadlift. This increases the range of motion, making it one of the toughest lifts out there.
Unless you're a competitor, you're better off using other measurements of progress. Check 'em out here.
Overall athleticism is a combo of movement quality, coordination, strength, and speed.
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.
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