There are two ways people like to think about their workouts. Neither lead to progress. Here's the smart way to approach hard training.
Warning: This is a yoga pose. Don't worry, it's a yoga pose that improves your lifting and relieves pain. Check it out.
Competitive bodybuilding can bring out the best and worst in people. Here's something to think about.
Add a band and use a slow, controlled, partial range of motion to keep tension on the abs.
These are the drawbacks most people never talk about. So let's talk about them. Read this before you hit the needle.
Increase starting strength with this lift. Bring the bar down controlled and rest it for a half-second without letting the bar sink. Accelerate with as much force and speed as possible.
This is a great shoulder-friendly back exercise. Start thumbs-down, finish thumbs-up.
It improves posture, shoulder health, and much more. Check it out.
Master this movement and deep squats will be no problem for you.
Fight perma-slouch by moving your thoracic spine into extension. Hang out in one spot for as long as you feel a stretch. As you feel it fade, shift the roller down your spine.
Here's a new way to program push-pull training for even better results.
A few set-up and executions reminders for a solid, safe bench press.
Target your hips and hams with this type of squat. It'll help you get out of the hole when you squat without a box.
Science shows that this multi-talented compound makes you leaner, increases endurance, and builds muscle. Check it out.
Build and strengthen your entire posterior chain. Do this twice per week, 5 trips of 40 yards, bodyweight or close to it on the sled.
As if ab rollouts weren't hard enough, here's how to ramp up the intensity and effectiveness one more notch.
Add this versatile back exercise to your program. Alter the grip, the angle, or adjust your feet to make it easier or harder.
The neutral handle angle makes the trap bar perfect for pressing. Try it dead-stop style: reset every rep from the pins.
It's safer on the shoulders and it'll build bigger delts than traditional overhead pressing. Take a look.
Build a better chest, protect your shoulders, and boost your regular bench press with this unique exercise.
Keep your feet low, heels closer together and toes pointed out to really hit the vastus lateralis.
You've got to try this. You'll get more muscle activation and more growth, yet less wear and tear on the joints. Do it.
These not only build your lats and arms, they feel better if you have achy wrists or shoulders. Warning: They're tougher than regular pull-ups.
Your set doesn't have to come to an end when you hit failure. Here's how to up the challenge and extend the set.