Add this versatile back exercise to your program. Alter the grip, the angle, or adjust your feet to make it easier or harder.
To really make these work, stretch your abs at the top of the movement and squeeze them as hard as possible at the bottom. Use a 3-4 second negative.
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Step back with one leg. As you come back up, lift the dumbbell with the thigh: flex your hip and raise your knee just above a 90-degree angle with the floor.
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A forward lean on lunges increases the recruitment of the glutes and hamstrings. The dumbbells should be on the side of the front foot in the bottom position.
Do five round of these movements to warm up for a big squat or do them on off days for recovery.
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An athlete needs to develop power in every direction. This exercise develops side-to-side explosive power.
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Build your upper back and lats while strengthening the lockout on your conventional deadlifts.
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.
Recruit more muscle fibers with this mechanical drop set: triceps extension to forehead, triceps pullover and extension, then close-grip press.
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.
Do this CNS primer before upper-body training and you'll lift heavier, move better, and prevent injuries.
Build your core and triceps strength, and work your way up to a muscle-up, with this unique exercise.
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Harden up your backside with 4 variations of this underrated exercise.
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