If you can plank for more than 30 seconds, you need a more advanced variation. Try this.
For quad size, do 6 rounds of narrow goblet squats followed by continuous tension hack squats. Rest only 60 seconds between rounds.
This supported version of the dumbbell row is more back friendly. Get a good stretch at the bottom and drive the elbow back hard.
Mark Dugdale uses this depletion circuit as part of his contest prep.
Stagger your stance, think bend and extend, and use the pane-of-glass cue to get the best results from standing curls.
The rack pull is an awesome lift. Try it using a trap bar and constant tension, as shown here, along with heavier, dead-stop reps.
Finish off your arm workout with this intense superset.
Good at the glute-building hip thrust? Now try it with one leg using slow eccentrics. It tougher, and as a bonus you don't have to re-rack all those plates.
Looks odd, but this is a great fat-burning finisher. Do 6 reps per side for 8 minutes straight.
Toss this conditioning finisher in at the end of your next upper-body workout to burn some extra fat. Do 4 sets of 12 reps.
Lower under control, keep the torso upright, and only lightly touch the knee to the floor. Weight vest and chains optional, but definitely cool looking.
To build your mid-back, use a wider supinated grip and take a solid pause as the bar touches your upper chest.
A safer, smarter way to stretch the pecs.
For bigger quads, the reverse static lunge beats the forward version.
Learn to brace, no over-arch, with these form cues.
For a more effective concentration curl, use an incline bench and forcefully squeeze the dumbbells together. Contract extra hard at the top.
Grab a partner and give this growth-inducing triceps exercise a shot.
The lowering phase of the curl is where a lot of the muscle damage, and thus growth, is created. Don't just drop the bar.
Combining two of the silliest things in the gym – the Smith machine and the BOSU ball – actually makes for a fantastic ab exercise. Try it.
Adding a band to this machine provides continuous tension and an intense contraction at the top of every rep.
Hold one side isometrically in the contracted position at the bottom while the other side is moving. Add bands to really ramp it up.
Master the technique to get the most out of this butt-kicking machine. Here's what you need to know.
Start your biceps work with hammer curls, then a preacher curl variation like the one here. For safety, finish with heavy barbell curls when you're biceps are fully pumped.
This low hip position deadlift is more for the quads. Try a semi-sumo stance – chest up, weight on heels – and pull from a deficit. Start light!