Standing on an elevated surface has its place, but most people misuse this training method. Here's what they're getting wrong.
It happens to coaches and trainers, and it can happen to you too.
Initiate the pull from the floor with the hams. A common mistake is starting too fast off the floor. The feet leave the floor to re-adjust stance width.
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Use this machine along with mechanical drop sets to ignite new muscle growth.
Add a slow negative to this classic strength and power movement and you'll get a great full-body exercises for athletes.
Dumbbells beat a barbell for this exercise. You'll get better triceps engagement and a better stretch, which triggers more muscle growth.
Exercises are tools. You've got to know how to use them properly. Here's a list of commonly misused ones.
Start with full reps, then do top-half partials, and finish with bottom-half partials. Your lats will hate you, but you'll love the results.
The basic squat is the missionary position of leg workouts. Go Kama Sutra on your leg training with these alternatives.
Here's how to turn a squat into a very challenging core exercise.
You should feel this variation almost entirely in your glutes. Start with body weight for around 10 reps.
This high intensity metcon workout involves the entire body and demands extended repetitive effort. Try it!
This old school strategy has several benefits for today's lifters. Check 'em out.
Intensity, volume, density, quality. All can be used for progression, and the one you choose needs to be somewhat instinctive. Info here.
This is so obvious, so essential, that many lifters tend to overlook it.
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.
Add one drill to your warm-up and one exercise to your workout. Check 'em out.
Yes, this is super weird. But it nails the transverse abdominis (the deep core muscle that's like a natural weight belt) and even the internal obliques.
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Do this for only one set at the very end of your triceps workout. First iso-hold 20 seconds, second 15 seconds, last hold for 10 seconds.
This pressing variation trains both functions of the chest for complete pec development. Check it out.
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Fire up your central nervous system and recruit a monster amount of muscle fibers with this movement.