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This resisted ab rollout variation, set up at a 45-degree angle to the band, trains anti-extension, anti-rotation, and anti-lateral flexion.
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No ab wheel? No problem. Just use a stability ball. Also works great as a regressive exercise if the standard ab rollout is too tough for you.
Strengthen your core and get some isolation work for your pecs at the same time with this unique movement.
Use kettlebells and a decline bench for your pullovers to increase tension and range of motion.
Keep the low back pushed into the floor to keep constant tension on the targeted muscles with this pullover variation.
A simple lat activation drill that helps you prevent bar drift when deadlifting heavy.
This variation places better emphasis on the lats.
This is becoming a popular core exercise. Make it tougher by using a semi-circular motion instead of full circles. Keeps more tension on the abs.
Bench heavy even if your lower back is acting up. Just use an ab mat to support the natural curve of your spine.
Add these anti-rotational exercises to your core training plan.
Increase mobility at the thoracic spine with these corrective drills.
This is the bodyweight version of the face pull. Great for posture, upper back size, and shoulder health.
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This is the supported variation of the Meadows row. Very effective and more back friendly.
Use time under tension and these exercises to build core strength that transfers into real-world athleticism.
Prepare your shoulders for heavy lifting with this tri-set.
Light up your traps and delts with this simplified variation of the barbell snatch.
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Good at chin-ups? Nice. Now try this. Keep your body straight and touch your sternum to the bar.
Also called the cross-body hammer curl, this neutral-grip exercise will hammer the brachialis, the muscle beneath the biceps, adding more size to your arms.
Attach a two-inch pipe to some webbing and a cable machine to really build your grip and forearms. The resistance increases as you roll.