After a boot camp workout, Coach Thibaudeau fields questions about external motivation and over-stimulating the nervous system.
Coach Thibaudeau discusses the four types of recovery after one our boot camp workouts.
What's best, sticking to your program no matter what, or mixing it up based on how you feel that day? Here's what science says.
Stop grabbing your neck and cranking your head to the side to stretch it. Here's a better way.
They can get annoying to other people sometimes, but science says they can also help you get lean. Check it out.
The NHC is a tough exercise for the hams and glutes. The key is to lower slowly under control and pull yourself back up. Too tough? Add a band.
Looks simple enough, but this is one of the toughest hamstring exercises there is.
Warm up your shoulders and keep them mobile with this drill. Walk your feet out or elevate them to increase the challenge.
The longer you've been lifting hard, the more this advice applies.
Use an explosive dip and drive to power the dumbbell up, then take about 4 seconds to lower the weight.
Build head-to-toe stability and balance along with strong, muscular shoulders. Do 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps with a slow tempo.
These stretches are common, but they often lead to even more painful problems. Here's what to do instead.
Occluded extensions alternated with heels-elevated goblet squats for 3 rounds. Remove the wraps and rest 3 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times.
It's not about how high the box is. It's about how explosive you are from the ground.
Build strength and set new personal records using compensatory acceleration training. Here's how.
Stay upright and avoid bouncing to make this a very effective shrug variation.
Shoulder pain when bench pressing? Don't stop benching, just try this variation.
There's nothing dumber than trying to get stronger without first getting your technique right. Follow these handy guidelines.
No spotter? These simple tips will allow you to use more weight and stay safe on the bench press.
Two old-school exercises that are worth trying out. Check 'em out.
Resistances plus eccentric loading: this advanced exercise will hit your abs in whole new way.
Do this easy drill daily to fix up your grouchy shoulders and prevent lifting injuries.
Do this before your next O-lift session for better range of motion and safer lifts.
Ramp up the unilateral intensity or bring up your weak side by pushing with the same leg, then switch legs and repeat.