This bent-knee variation works best for most people because it keeps the hip flexors from taking over.
Place your elbows on a bench and allow a bit of bending in the knees for better activation and results.
No, you don't have to gain a ton of fat to build muscle, but you do need to be realistic. Here's a little reality check.
The bench press and the overhead press require strong forearms and stable wrists. This bodyweight exercise helps with both.
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Shrugs are great, but most lifters only do them vertically. They can also be done horizontally to hit different areas of the traps and back.
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Build more muscle by holding the top dumbbell isometrically between reps.
Keep tension on the down side by not lowering all the way. This will increase muscle activation and create the occlusion effect for hypertrophy.
Unlike the regular box squat, this variation has you tapping the box with your glutes, but not sitting, keeping the hip extensors engaged.
Master the false grip to master the muscle-up and other moves. This is also a great way to strengthen your forearms.
Everyone needs more hip mobility, especially lifters. Here are several ways to get it.
Improve your form and movement mechanics on all rowing exercises with this teaching exercise. Bonus: It boosts your bench press by teaching you lat engagement.
Think of this as a whole-body pushing exercise. It'll even nail your core. Here's how to do it right.
This accessory exercise for the deadlift will strengthen your spinal erectors. This helps you to deadlift heavier while keeping your spine stable and safe.
This spine-friendly variation of the stir-the-pot exercise (normally done on a stability ball) fires up those deep core muscles often missed by most ab exercises.
This is one of the best, but least used, all-around exercises to improve athletic performance.
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Haven't nailed a muscle-up yet? Use this variation to work your way up and get a feel for it.
These two drills will improve your mobility so you can lift more weight comfortably and finally build some decent quads.
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This has been called the most complete upper-body exercise. Want to learn it? Here's a quick guide.
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In this joint-friendly hip thrust variation, you'll target your hamstrings as well as your glutes.