It's a popular exercise that kills two birds with one stone... except it really doesn't. It just screws up two good exercises.
These exercises and training methods have their place, but they're stupid choices for most gym goers. Here's why.
Improve your rate of force development with this variation of the jerk.
This classic strength training method has you starting the lift from the bottom with the concentric portion of the movement.
Balance your shoulders and learn to brace to dominate the barbell press. Here's exactly how to do it.
This bent-knee variation works best for most people because it keeps the hip flexors from taking over.
Place your elbows on a bench and allow a bit of bending in the knees for better activation and results.
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This is a great exercise, and it's even better if you learn how to do it with heavy loads. Here's what you need to know.
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This accessory exercise for the deadlift will strengthen your spinal erectors. This helps you to deadlift heavier while keeping your spine stable and safe.
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Choose rep ranges like this to organize your training for better gains.
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A corrective complex is where you find a restricted muscle, roll it, mobilize it, and then activate its antagonist. Here's one for your tight back.
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Here's an easy way to add accommodating resistance to the floor press using only one band. Try it out and boost your bench press PR.
The longer you've been lifting hard, the more this advice applies.
Build head-to-toe stability and balance along with strong, muscular shoulders. Do 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps with a slow tempo.
Using a trap bar combined with the Reeves grip (holding the plates) puts you in a great position for training the traps, legs, back, and more.
Regular dislocates are popular for warming-up. Add two wrap-arounds to get the most benefits. Here's how.
Boost your bench press by strengthening your triceps with this exercise. It's also a great way to hit triceps without irritating your elbows.
Using the wider, neutral grip provided by the trap bar allows for a better contraction. Add bands and hold the top position for 2 seconds.