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A bar takes the ab rollout to the next level. Try a wide grip to hit the chest and shoulders as well as the abs. Have a super strong core? Narrow the grip.
If you can do dozens of regular ab wheel rollouts, try this method for even better core strength.
Ditch the ab wheel and give this a shot. It's more challenging due to the increased range of motion.
Place a firm ball under the posterior delt. Lift the arm for 15 to 45 seconds.
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For heavier face pulls, do them seated from a stable position to really build your upper back. Shoot for 6-10 reps.
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Keep these rules in mind for every lift and you'll make more gains and keep your joints healthy.
Use this exercise combo with higher reps (8 or more) to build your calves and boost athletic performance.
Increase starting strength with this lift. Bring the bar down controlled and rest it for a half-second without letting the bar sink. Accelerate with as much force and speed as possible.
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For this upper-body warm-up, perform a barbell military press followed by an overhead shrug for 15 reps. Keep the arms locked. Focus on raising your shoulder girdle up and down.
This drill will help you with that slumped, kyphotic posture. Do about 10 reps in each position as often as you'd like.
This is a great shoulder-friendly back exercise. Start thumbs-down, finish thumbs-up.
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Bulletproof your body with this lunge variation. Perform alternating lunges while holding the weight on one side only.
Use this modification to make the face pull exercise even more effective.
Use this technique after tough workouts to calm the CNS and spark recovery.
Apply pressure against the rack throughout to really build the long head of the triceps.
Add a band to your dumbbell flyes and pump out more gains.
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This targets the adductors, and it'll help you maintain a neutral lumbo-pelvic complex.