The Jefferson deadlift is an old-school classic. Use this variation (staggered stance) to really nail your glutes and hamstrings.
Build your upper back and lats while strengthening the lockout on your conventional deadlifts.
With this partial/isolation superset method, do slow high-tension partials on one exercise followed immediately by an isolation exercise.
Get your stopwatch ready. This strategy will help you to eat only when hungry AND avoid overeating at mealtime.
With the tempo-contrast method, different types of contractions recruit more muscle fibers. Do 2 reps slow (5 seconds up, 5 seconds down) then 2 fast reps. Do either 8 or 12 total reps per set.
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.
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Recruit more muscle fibers with this mechanical drop set: triceps extension to forehead, triceps pullover and extension, then close-grip press.
Build your shoulders and full-body strength with one exercise. Here's how.
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.
The quick set-up allows you to take advantage of the stretch shortening cycle in your hip extensors. It takes practice, but it should become second nature and fast.
Looks a little crazy, but this variation reinforced good mechanics. Warning: It'll also leave you sore for days.
Skip the dumbbells for lateral raises and try this instead.
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Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.
Do this CNS primer before upper-body training and you'll lift heavier, move better, and prevent injuries.
There's more to core training than crunches. Try this anti-lateral flexion exercise.
Use submaximal isometrics to build better triceps. Hold your first rep isometrically, then do 8-12 regular reps.
What to build muscle? Lift a heavy weight and keep the tension on the working muscles for an extended time. Here's how to do it with rows.
Training to failure works. Period. Just incorporate it wisely. Here's one way to do it for chest training.
Building legs isn't just about going heavy, but also increasing the time under tension. Drop sets allow you to go heavy for longer sets. Here's how it's done.
Pass this relative strength test with flying colors before you bench press. Many people can't, even if they think they can.
The one-arm dumbbell bench press not only hits your chest, it helps you build core anti-rotation strength.
This old-school strength test can be used as a new-school method for building wrist mobility and strength. Check it out.