This quick warm-up will you get you ready for just about any type of upper body training.
Try this ab-focused tri-set: stability-ball arch, straight-arm rollout and pike/push-up combo. Great for a crowded gym.
Combine the lateral straight-arm pulldown, the triceps extension, and the high-to-low chop into one set.
Add these drills to your warm-up on leg day for smoother, safer squats and lunges.
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Grab a stick and run through these quick drills to get your shoulders ready for heavy, safe lifting.
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Add a band and use a slow, controlled, partial range of motion to keep tension on the abs.
A bar takes the ab rollout to the next level. Try a wide grip to hit the chest and shoulders as well as the abs. Have a super strong core? Narrow the grip.
If you can do dozens of regular ab wheel rollouts, try this method for even better core strength.
Place a firm ball under the posterior delt. Lift the arm for 15 to 45 seconds.
Increase starting strength with this lift. Bring the bar down controlled and rest it for a half-second without letting the bar sink. Accelerate with as much force and speed as possible.
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.
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.
Boost your lower body mobility with this weighted drill.
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Get more range of motion, build more muscle, and get stronger with this exercise. Check it out.
Strengthen your glutes and hamstrings with the sumo deadlift. Here's how it's done.
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.
Want bigger arms? Do the twist: supinate at the top. Here's how.
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