NFL athlete Josh Hawkins uses this exercise to build overhead strength. Because of the bands, the resistance gets stronger as you near lockout.
Do drop sets that are targeted towards your muscle-fiber makeup. Here's how.
The Jefferson deadlift is an old-school classic. Use this variation (staggered stance) to really nail your glutes and hamstrings.
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Build your upper back and lats while strengthening the lockout on your conventional deadlifts.
With this partial/isolation superset method, do slow high-tension partials on one exercise followed immediately by an isolation exercise.
Get your stopwatch ready. This strategy will help you to eat only when hungry AND avoid overeating at mealtime.
With the tempo-contrast method, different types of contractions recruit more muscle fibers. Do 2 reps slow (5 seconds up, 5 seconds down) then 2 fast reps. Do either 8 or 12 total reps per set.
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.
For triceps thickness, you gotta hit the lateral head. A controlled, dead-stop, 8-10 inch press from pins will do it.
To build calves, every single rep needs to have four steps. Here they are.
Build your shoulders and full-body strength with one exercise. Here's how.
Combine squat-stance deadlifts from a box with slow negatives and a pause to stimulate full-body hypertrophy. Start off by using 50-70% of your 1RM.
The quick set-up allows you to take advantage of the stretch shortening cycle in your hip extensors. It takes practice, but it should become second nature and fast.
Skip the dumbbells for lateral raises and try this instead.
Get stronger by adding pauses to your pull-ups. Pause halfway up, at the top, and again halfway down.
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Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.
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Do this CNS primer before upper-body training and you'll lift heavier, move better, and prevent injuries.
There's more to core training than crunches. Try this anti-lateral flexion exercise.
No pull-up bar? No problem. Try this.
Use submaximal isometrics to build better triceps. Hold your first rep isometrically, then do 8-12 regular reps.