Build head-to-toe stability and balance along with strong, muscular shoulders. Do 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps with a slow tempo.
Hypertrophy training should always be a part of your plan, even if your primary goal is strength. Here's why.
Not only is this a great exercise for delts, it'll also strengthen your obliques and abs. Try 4-5 sets of 5-8 reps for strength gains.
Improve your shoulder mobility with this drill.
Occluded extensions alternated with heels-elevated goblet squats for 3 rounds. Remove the wraps and rest 3 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times.
Stay upright and avoid bouncing to make this a very effective shrug variation.
Regular dislocates are popular for warming-up. Add two wrap-arounds to get the most benefits. Here's how.
Grab a light band and run through this clever drill. Your shoulders will feel amazing and you'll be ready to smash the heavy weights.
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.
No spotter? These simple tips will allow you to use more weight and stay safe on the bench press.
This is challenging, and it'll trigger new shoulder growth by increasing the time under tension.
This comprehensive exercise hits the shoulder musculature several different ways.
Also called the lumberjack press, this exercise will light up your delts and challenge your core.
Two old-school exercises that are worth trying out. Check 'em out.
Boost your squat numbers by learning to impart maximal velocity to the bar. Here are two ways to do it.
Resistances plus eccentric loading: this advanced exercise will hit your abs in whole new way.
Accelerate through your sticking points. Master these three jumps.
This variation of the press has you starting from a dead-stop every rep. Great for strength gains and working on weak points in the range of motion.
This is a great accessory exercise to strengthen your deadlift. Or use it for building your upper back and traps.
This bottom-up squat is great for training the midrange or lockout of the squat if that's your sticking point. It's also a great quad builder.
This variation of the pullover will build core strength in a whole new way. NFL athlete Fernando Velasco demonstrates.
Ramp up the unilateral intensity or bring up your weak side by pushing with the same leg, then switch legs and repeat.
Add an upper-body and core challenge to your sled drags with this tough variation.