The pistol squat requires mobility, strength, and balance. If you're not there yet, try the box squat version. Progress by using a lower box.
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If you can bench press two 90 pound dumbbells, you should be able to single-arm bench press a 90 pound dumbbell. If not, your core is too weak.
Train your core anywhere with this exercise. Add a weight vest to make it tougher. Do it from your knees if it's too difficult.
This movement looks like a rear delt exercise, and it is. But it's also a powerful anti-rotation core exercise.
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Are you good at ab wheel rollouts? Then ramp up your core work with this exercise.
Use this supplemental lift to strengthen your deadlift if you always miss from the floor. Pull off 3-4 inch blocks.
Perform 3 sets x 10-15 reps each of front raise, lateral raise, and bentover rear lateral raise. No rest between exercises.
The best cue is to keep your shoulder blades back and down. The first few reps show the incorrect position. In the last few reps, the shoulder are back and down.
Use this lift to train your deadlift lockout and build your back and traps.
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For greater range of motion in the contracted position, try a cambered bar.
This Smith machine has its uses, like with this dead-stop drop set for back.
For this mechanical drop set, you'll start with the hardest exercise and, as you fatigue, move to the easiest. Works with a bar and a supinated grip too.
Remember these cues the next time you bench press and you'll get a better workout.
These simple cues will make your deadlift feel awesome, keep you safer, and help you pull more weight.
Follow this simple rule and get better results from your pulling exercises.
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Steal this challenging core movement from the world of gymnastics. Here are a few ways to do it.
Sequence these corrective drills in this order and you'll get better results from each. Try it before your next lower body workout.
Sequence these corrective drills in this order before your next chest day and get a better workout.
With the same weight, do 8-10 Zottman curls, then 8-10 hammer curls, and finish with 8-10 alternating dumbbell curls.