Injured and worried about getting small and weak? Don't sweat it. Here's a plan that will allow you to keep making progress.
Your posterior chain contains a ton of musculature and you're probably not training all of it. Here are two lifts you should be doing.
These not only build your lats and arms, they feel better if you have achy wrists or shoulders. Warning: They're tougher than regular pull-ups.
Try wide dips using rings or other suspension devices. It's extremely tough, but safer for achy shoulders. And it really builds your chest.
Your set doesn't have to come to an end when you hit failure. Here's how to up the challenge and extend the set.
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.
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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.
Do five round of these movements to warm up for a big squat or do them on off days for recovery.
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.
Stop training one body part a day. Hit every muscle more frequently and build them with this training split.
Build explosive upper-body power with this exercise.
Six quick mobility drills and stretches to cap off your lifting session.
An athlete needs to develop power in every direction. This exercise develops side-to-side explosive power.
Combine the best elements of rope pressdowns and straight bar pressdowns to create one hellacious exercise.
Thinking about adding some weightlifting to your program? Here's a quick overview of the split jerk.
Find front squats uncomfortable? Try them with straps.
The hang snatch is one of the best explosive power movements. Here's a quick breakdown.