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A simple lat activation drill that helps you prevent bar drift when deadlifting heavy.
Boost tension, cellular swelling, and create occlusion with this curl variation.
Keep the arm that's not moving in the bottom position between reps. Lift your legs to increase neural drive and motor unit recruitment.
Instead of placing your back foot on a bench, use a surface that's mid-shin height. Much better for your lower back.
Nail your biceps with a mechanical drop set, then hit triceps the same way, then do forearms for a complete arm-building session.
Here's a plyometric exercise designed to boost your bench press.
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Try this brutal leg training technique that painfully blends unilateral training, drop sets, and isometric holds.
This is becoming a popular core exercise. Make it tougher by using a semi-circular motion instead of full circles. Keeps more tension on the abs.
Go heavy, keep your form tight, and this movement becomes one of the best deadlift assistance exercises.
Bench heavy even if your lower back is acting up. Just use an ab mat to support the natural curve of your spine.
Shoulder pain when benching? Try this. Prime the upper back and rear delts with face pulls, then use the banded floor press.
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Add these anti-rotational exercises to your core training plan.
Prime the central nervous system and hone your rotational power-skill.
Add this mechanical drop set to your next chest workout. Yes, it's going to hurt.
To bench a lot of weight, you need full-body tension. This exercise helps you build it. Work toward getting 5 reps with 100 pounds.
Increase mobility at the thoracic spine with these corrective drills.
This pump-and-stretch superset is great for hamstring hypertrophy. As a bonus, it's also very back friendly.
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Get more lat recruitment from chin-ups and pull-ups with these cues: 1. Chest to bar. 2. Squeeze a tennis ball between your shoulder blades.