It doesn’t matter if you want to lose fat or build muscle. There’s something else you need to do first.
The biceps have two functions, to supinate and flex the arm. The single-arm barbell curl provides a brutal stimulus to both.
This mental exercise is harder than you think. Try it for a week and become a tougher, happier person.
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Stimulate new back growth by changing the angle. Use a Landmine device (or place a bar in a corner). Attach a band for a more intense peak contraction.
A great back exercise, especially for athletes.
Stop putzing around. Make your diet, your training, and your whole day more productive with this strategy.
If foam rolling and stretching isn't improving your squat mobility, here's what to do instead.
Do 8 reps on the preacher, then go straight into alternating curls, progressively increasing the number of reps until you hit 4 reps each side.
This exercise allows you to train at a higher intensity, and higher intensity means greater stress, which means greater adaptation.
Build confidence, improve body comp, boost insulin sensitivity, and increase your cardiovascular capacity. Here's how.
This is a great sequence to work around knee issues, and it's awesome for hypertrophy.
Is that new exercise worth doing? Sometimes. And sometimes not.
Do this warm-up before any upper body workout to prime your body for heavy lifting.
Use this to fire up your hams, glutes, and upper back before deadlifts. It's great for grooving the hip hinge pattern.
If you can hold a plank for longer than 10 seconds, you've outgrown the exercise. Progress it with this resisted variation.
Add bands to this booty builder to get even better results.
Get-ups are great for improving stability, core strength, and mobility, and you don't have to have a kettlebell to do them.
In this big/tall guy version of the leg raise, use bent elbows, tuck the knees, and lever from the shoulder joint.
Brace the trunk, engage the glutes and hams, and hit full hip extension on each raise.
Combine the bird dog pattern with a bear stance position and you get this awesome athletic move. Great for conditioning.
Doing this athletic movement for reps or as part of a superset makes for a great conditioning tool.
Think you have to crush PRs every week to make progress? Not so. Here's the truth.
Test your strength and stability by trying these with bodyweight. Example: A 200 pound man should be able to use a 100 pound dumbbell in each hand.