This technique uses a pause during the lowering portion of the rep. Great for strength development, technique improvement, and muscle growth.
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This RDL variation, using a barbell placed in a corner, really nails your glutes.
The biceps have two functions, to supinate and flex the arm. The single-arm barbell curl provides a brutal stimulus to both.
Stimulate new back growth by changing the angle. Use a Landmine device (or place a bar in a corner). Attach a band for a more intense peak contraction.
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When doing loaded carries for grip strength, don't go fast. Focus on time under tension. Shoot for around a 30 meter walk.
Do this warm-up before any upper body workout to prime your body for heavy lifting.
If you can hold a plank for longer than 10 seconds, you've outgrown the exercise. Progress it with this resisted variation.
Got long arms or a very thick upper body? You'll get better rotation, a better contraction, and better results with this variation.
Just before liftoff, take the slack out by pulling the chest up and pulling the bar against the weights. Listen for the clink.
Get-ups are great for improving stability, core strength, and mobility, and you don't have to have a kettlebell to do them.
Brace the trunk, engage the glutes and hams, and hit full hip extension on each raise.
Combine the bird dog pattern with a bear stance position and you get this awesome athletic move. Great for conditioning.
Use this tool to find out if you're recovered enough for another heavy session.
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Here the stability ball acts as a cam, providing constant, equal tension. Try this instead of cable chops for core work.
To do this correctly, resist forward flexion and stay more upright.
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This accessory lift teaches you to maintain tension, and it increases time under tension during most lifters' weakest phase of the deadlift.
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