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This movement looks like a rear delt exercise, and it is. But it's also a powerful anti-rotation core exercise.
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Are you good at ab wheel rollouts? Then ramp up your core work with this exercise.
Use this supplemental lift to strengthen your deadlift if you always miss from the floor. Pull off 3-4 inch blocks.
Using a pair of sliders, first try a walking plank. To progress, drag a weight plate with your feet. Feeling like a badass? Attach a weighted sled.
Perform 3 sets x 10-15 reps each of front raise, lateral raise, and bentover rear lateral raise. No rest between exercises.
Take it easier on your joints and blast through your sticking points with this technique. You'll wish you'd started doing it sooner.
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For this mechanical drop set, you'll start with the hardest exercise and, as you fatigue, move to the easiest. Works with a bar and a supinated grip too.
If you ankle mobility issues are joint related, try this mobility technique.
These simple cues will make your deadlift feel awesome, keep you safer, and help you pull more weight.
If you have squat-wrecking ankle mobility issues that are soft tissue related, try this.
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Do this before lower body workouts and dramatically boost the training effect.
Steal this challenging core movement from the world of gymnastics. Here are a few ways to do it.
Sequence these corrective drills in this order and you'll get better results from each. Try it before your next lower body workout.
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With the same weight, do 8-10 Zottman curls, then 8-10 hammer curls, and finish with 8-10 alternating dumbbell curls.
This resisted ab rollout variation, set up at a 45-degree angle to the band, trains anti-extension, anti-rotation, and anti-lateral flexion.
No ab wheel? No problem. Just use a stability ball. Also works great as a regressive exercise if the standard ab rollout is too tough for you.