Science shows that certain compounds improve body comp on their own, but work synergistically when combined with exercise.
It's a common mistake. Here's what it looks like and how to fix it.
Don't let the fitness police keep you from doing this safe and proven strength-building lift.
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The vastus medialis muscle often lags behind in strength. Use this exercise to bring it up and prevent injuries.
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The bar placement in the Zercher squat makes it a lot easier to activate the core and control the low back and pelvis. A straight bar without chains will work too.
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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.
This knee-friendly variation is great for your quads, glutes, and hamstrings.
If you want to build muscle and reap the benefits of unilateral work, start out by doing it like this.
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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.
For hip hinge exercises like RDLs and deadlifts, watch out for this common mistake.
Nail your rhomboids and mid traps with this exercise. Do 5 sets of 8 reps.
Do a split squat, then only come about three-fourths of the way up. Hold that position for 3 seconds before lowering. Great for the glute medius and minimus.
Fire up your central nervous system and recruit a monster amount of muscle fibers with this movement.
Ramp up this powerlifting accessory exercise with a band to add resistance at the waist and cue yourself to get the hips through. Great for glutes.
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.
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Yes, this is very advanced. First master the plank and the single-arm plank before trying it on rings with added load.