Overall athleticism is a combo of movement quality, coordination, strength, and speed.
Do an isometric hold every third rep or so to produce greater muscle activation and stimulate size gains.
Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.
Also called the reverse inverted row, this odd-looking exercise boosts your bench press by teaching lat and upper back activation.
Tension builds muscle. Stop your reps just short of lockout if your main goal is hypertrophy. It's a good finisher after your full ROM sets.
The open grip and wrist position here allows for better pec isolation.
This simple drill takes care of a few different mobility issues.
Simple, easy, satisfying, and it'll help keep those abs visible. Here's how it works.
Use this exercise pairing to build your legs without the knee pain.
Pittsburg Pirates outfielder, Austin Meadows, demonstrates this variation of the rope row. Note the hand rotation for more activation of the lats and upper back.
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This exercise hits both the long and short heads of the biceps, which most biceps exercises can't do.
Without moving your hips back and forth, get a good stretch in the lats, then pull the bar into the lower abs.
Do this explosive movement before barbell squats and you'll lift more weight.
Build your legs and challenge your anterior core strength and stability with this move.
Got a bit of a pencil neck? This shrug variation will get your traps to explode in no time.
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Suspension dips are easier on your shoulders. As a bonus, you'll get a better pec contraction compared to bar dips.
This is a hybrid between deadlifts and the traditional Olympic clean pull.
Master tension and build anti-rotation strength. Work up to 50 percent of bodyweight for 5-10 reps per side.
Test your upper-body strength in a new way and develop control and stability. Work up to doing at least 5 solid reps per side.
Five things to pay attention to before you do your first rep.
Generate more power. Press, throw, and punch like a beast. Use this drill.
In one study, partial range of motion skull crushers triggered almost twice the muscle growth as full range of motion.