The vastus medialis muscle often lags behind in strength. Use this exercise to bring it up and prevent injuries.
The bar placement in the Zercher squat makes it a lot easier to activate the core and control the low back and pelvis. A straight bar without chains will work too.
When you have knee or shoulder issues, this is a good alternative to a standard squat. This is the touch-and-go version with chains for overload at the top.
Believe it or not, this will make you a better squatter and make those cranky knees feel awesome. Here's why and how to do it.
Oddly, this common food additive is shunned in this country but it has a host of positive benefits.
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Take a bodybuilding exercise, mix in an athletic movement and what do you get? A new way to add size to your shoulders and traps.
Do this for only one set at the very end of your triceps workout. First iso-hold 20 seconds, second 15 seconds, last hold for 10 seconds.
Nail your rhomboids and mid traps with this exercise. Do 5 sets of 8 reps.
Here's how to make two staple shoulder exercises even better.
Strengthen your spinal erectors, get stronger in all the big lifts. Do 3 sets of 10-12 reps once a week using light weight.
Ramp up this powerlifting accessory exercise with a band to add resistance at the waist and cue yourself to get the hips through. Great for glutes.
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If you can plank for more than 30 seconds, you need a more advanced variation. Try this.
Boost your athleticism, improve coordination, and set your quads and lungs on fire with this do-anywhere drill.
New research shows that the world's most popular alcoholic drink has some surprising health benefits.
This supported version of the dumbbell row is more back friendly. Get a good stretch at the bottom and drive the elbow back hard.
Stagger your stance, think bend and extend, and use the pane-of-glass cue to get the best results from standing curls.
Maybe they think it's functional. Maybe they think it's innovative. Maybe they just need attention. Whatever. This trend has to stop.
Good at the glute-building hip thrust? Now try it with one leg using slow eccentrics. It tougher, and as a bonus you don't have to re-rack all those plates.
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Looks odd, but this is a great fat-burning finisher. Do 6 reps per side for 8 minutes straight.
Try this unilateral variation of the best butt-builder around. Bridge up on two legs, then lower very slowly with one leg.