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.
Sure, your phone has a timer, but taking a stopwatch to the gym can help you ramp up training density without distractions. Here's how.
Maybe they think it's functional. Maybe they think it's innovative. Maybe they just need attention. Whatever. This trend has to stop.
Start with one rep of each exercise, then do two on the next round. Keep the ladder going until you're doing 10 reps per movement on the last round. No rest!
A meta-study looks at whether lowering a weight slowly really builds more muscle than lifting it fast.
Looks odd, but this is a great fat-burning finisher. Do 6 reps per side for 8 minutes straight.
Hara-what? It's a simple Japanese dietary approach that will keep you lean and mean. Check it out.
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.
The rear-leg elevated split squat isn't actually used by Bulgarian weightlifters, but hey, it's still a great exercise.
This new version of an age-old powerlifting exercise will really sizzle that backside.
A safer, smarter way to stretch the pecs.
For bigger quads, the reverse static lunge beats the forward version.
Reduce intramuscular scar tissue at this critical spot to avoid future injuries and dysfunction. Here's how.
Not interested in learning the full O-lifts? Build athleticism and power anyway with these two easier-to-learn exercises.
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.
Here's an easy way to improve your curl form, lift more weight safely, and trigger more hypertrophy.
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.
This movement is often used as a regression in functional fitness classes. Problem is, it doesn't do much of anything. Here's why.
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.