This method involves doing 5 reps followed by a 5-second hold at the top, then 4 reps with a 4-second hold, then 3, 2, and 1 in the same manner.
Build upper-back strength and improve your grip with this classic but almost forgotten exercise.
Old-school strongman did a lot of thick dumbbell lifts. Try them out with a fat grip attachment. The deadlift, clean & press, and snatch are good ones to start with.
Sled drags are great for quads, but you can also use them to get in some bonus back work by pulling your elbows down and back.
Use submaximal isometrics to build better triceps. Hold your first rep isometrically, then do 8-12 regular reps.
What to build muscle? Lift a heavy weight and keep the tension on the working muscles for an extended time. Here's how to do it with rows.
Training to failure works. Period. Just incorporate it wisely. Here's one way to do it for chest training.
The one-arm dumbbell bench press not only hits your chest, it helps you build core anti-rotation strength.
Train five different portions of the force-velocity curve in a series of exercises and you'll build muscle and get strong rapidly. Details here.
Know the difference between a push press grip and a strict overhead press grip? They're not the same.
Grab some weight and hit the stairs for an intense metcon workout. Here are 5 ways to do it.
The single-arm push-up is one the most complete exercises you can do... if you know how to do it right. Here's how it should look.
This core exercise will nail your obliques and even your glutes. No chain? Use a rope or a bar.
Hit your abs, triceps, and chest. All you need is a medicine ball.
There's the standard plank exercise, the tougher one-arm plank, and then there's this – one of the toughest variations in existence.
Nail your middle and lower traps with this shrug variation.
This technique improves your bench press mechanics and pressing power. Here's how to do it.
Build your traps and upper back with bodyweight. Here's how.
Build more strength and hit your pecs harder with this simple but challenging adjustment.
This is an awesome exercise for horizontal pressing power. It increases explosiveness and helps you recruit more muscle.
Here's a quick overview of four methods more advanced lifters use to bench press more weight and keep the gains coming.
This tough core exercise will also build shoulder strength and mobility. Take a look.
Blast those puny triceps and strengthen your core with one exercise.
Build your grip strength, forearms, and biceps with only one rep of this move. Check it out.