For 40-60 seconds, squat constant-tension style: no pauses or lockouts at the top. Take 2-3 seconds to go down and 2-3 seconds to come back up.
A few set-up and executions reminders for a solid, safe bench press.
A strong core is a requirement for the big lifts. Strengthen and build yours with this exercise.
It's one of those things that only the REALLY dedicated lifters do. The Zercher squat is as effective as it is painful. Try it.
Add a medicine ball to your pull-ups for load progression and to keep your form in check. Here's how.
Build and strengthen your entire posterior chain. Do this twice per week, 5 trips of 40 yards, bodyweight or close to it on the sled.
If you love this sport, here's how to minimize the risks.
Love deadlifts? Add this variation to your training. Here's how to do it and the benefits.
Known as box breathing in military circles, this technique can also be used by lifters to improve performance. Check it out.
The one-rep max is a great way to brag about how much you can lift. It's also unnecessary for most lifters. Here's why.
Even many so-called experts teach it incorrectly. Let's set things straight.
The neutral handle angle makes the trap bar perfect for pressing. Try it dead-stop style: reset every rep from the pins.
Is your smart watch or fitness band giving you accurate information? Here's the latest science.
Injured or rehabbing? You can still make gains using these lifting strategies.
Hook your feet into the straps of a suspension trainer and get in a push-up position. Bring your knees in to your stomach while lifting the hips and crunching your abs. Extend back out to a full push-up position.
Keep your lower back flat. Completely exhale as you lower your legs and arms to the floor. Inhale on the way back up. Keep the non-moving limbs still. Add a band to ramp it up.
Adding pauses to your deadlift will strengthen weak points, improve technique, build muscle, and teach you to use your lats.
One set that lasts 8 minutes? Ouch. Here's why you need to try it and how to program it.
Add this simple technique fix to your push-ups and you'll get much better results.
One part dumbbell bench press, one part glute activation, one part balancing act, and a little bit of headless horseman.
Prime your nervous system, boost performance, and increase joint health with this warm-up.
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.
Try wide dips using rings or other suspension devices. It's extremely tough, but safer for achy shoulders. And it really builds your chest.