The vastus medialis muscle often lags behind in strength. Use this exercise to bring it up and prevent injuries.
Yes, your workout needs structure. But it also needs to be flexible, which often leads to more gains. Here's why and how to do it.
When you have knee or shoulder issues, this is a good alternative to a standard squat. This is the touch-and-go version with chains for overload at the top.
Believe it or not, this will make you a better squatter and make those cranky knees feel awesome. Here's why and how to do it.
Yes, this is super weird. But it nails the transverse abdominis (the deep core muscle that's like a natural weight belt) and even the internal obliques.
This will increase your ability to transfer force across your body, which is crucial for punching, batting, throwing, and even sprinting.
This knee-friendly variation is great for your quads, glutes, and hamstrings.
The key is that it's not a bounce; it's a one-second pause. Tension is maintained and the bar is lowered under control.
Elevate the front foot with a step and go deep on this one. Rack grip shown, but you can also hold the dumbbells down at your sides.
Probably, but a new study says that we might be way overthinking it. Check it out.
For hip hinge exercises like RDLs and deadlifts, watch out for this common mistake.
Everyone thinks they use great form. They don't. Here are some weird ways your body is telling you your form sucks.
Do this for only one set at the very end of your triceps workout. First iso-hold 20 seconds, second 15 seconds, last hold for 10 seconds.
Nail your rhomboids and mid traps with this exercise. Do 5 sets of 8 reps.
Fire up your neglected lower traps with this exercise. Do 4 sets of 12 reps.
Fire up your central nervous system and recruit a monster amount of muscle fibers with this movement.
Pretend you're standing on a clock and finish off leg day with 3 sets of 10 (each leg).
Force those hamstrings to grow! Lift with two legs, then overload the negative by lowering with one leg. Switch to both legs when you hit failure.
Yes, this is very advanced. First master the plank and the single-arm plank before trying it on rings with added load.
If you could only choose one exercise to train your core, it should be the single-arm plank.
Add this to the end of your shoulder workout and get ready to burn and grow.
For this intensity technique, do the concentric part of the exercise on your own, then have your training partner push down during the negative as you resist.
Blow out all your air on the way down and contract hard. Do 10-12 reps.
For the experienced lifter, this effective training method allows you to build strength without all the risky 1RMs.