Go lighter and slower with this underhand variation of the face pull. This version of the exercise is better as a corrective or activation drill.
We all do it, but we'd make a lot more progress if we didn't. Check it out.
Keep these rules in mind for every lift and you'll make more gains and keep your joints healthy.
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 is a great shoulder-friendly back exercise. Start thumbs-down, finish thumbs-up.
Bulletproof your body with this lunge variation. Perform alternating lunges while holding the weight on one side only.
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.
The floor press prevents over-stretching at the shoulder joint and eliminates an excessively stretched pec tendon at the transition point from eccentric to concentric, thereby eliminating much of the danger-zone for pec tears.
You need more than 3 sets of 10 of your favorite triceps exercise if you want maximal growth. Here's what to do.
Fight perma-slouch by moving your thoracic spine into extension. Hang out in one spot for as long as you feel a stretch. As you feel it fade, shift the roller down your spine.
Improve technique, get strong, and build your glutes and hams with this accessory exercise. Use 50-70 percent of 1RM.
Here's a move to help you fix your unstable squat. Check it out.
Get more range of motion, build more muscle, and get stronger with this exercise. Check it out.
It's one of those things that only the REALLY dedicated lifters do. The Zercher squat is as effective as it is painful. Try it.
Add a medicine ball to your pull-ups for load progression and to keep your form in check. Here's how.
Target your hips and hams with this type of squat. It'll help you get out of the hole when you squat without a box.
Do these drills before you press or pull to alleviate upper body tension and tightness, and prevent injury.
Build and strengthen your entire posterior chain. Do this twice per week, 5 trips of 40 yards, bodyweight or close to it on the sled.
After your big lifts, finish off your lats and get a good stretch with this exercise.
Love deadlifts? Add this variation to your training. Here's how to do it and the benefits.
As if ab rollouts weren't hard enough, here's how to ramp up the intensity and effectiveness one more notch.
The one-rep max is a great way to brag about how much you can lift. It's also unnecessary for most lifters. Here's why.
The neutral handle angle makes the trap bar perfect for pressing. Try it dead-stop style: reset every rep from the pins.