Here's a simple way to find your best stance for heavy pulls.
Most lifters' warm-up sets look very different than their working sets. That's a problem. Here's why.
You need quad strength to initiate a heavy pull. Here's how to get it.
Improve your regular deadlift by starting from the top of the lift. Here's how.
Hips coming up too fast? Can't keep upper back tension? Here's the fix.
Clean up your form. Get stronger in your weakest range of motion. Smash your PR. Here's how.
This is tougher than it looks. Add to the end of your ab training for all-around core strength.
Build all-around core strength with this move.
Eliminate momentum and get a stretch at the bottom to really make this ab exercise work well.
This cable exercise does a great job of smashing both the anterior and medial heads.
To do a ladder set, start with a weight you can lift for 15 reps. Do 2, 4, 5, and 10 reps with ten-second breaks between each.
Make this rear-delt exercise even better by rotating your hands at the finish.
Keep the tension on your biceps high even at the top end-range with this exercise.
We think of the deadlift as a pulling exercise, and that's true. But it's also very much a pushing exercise. Here's why.
Performed with rings or a TRX, this row variation in infinitely scalable. Just adjust your feet and stance to make it harder or easier.
This movement blocking drill is a good first step when it comes to cleaning up your squat form.
Build shoulder and core strength with this exercise.
With this TUT method, you do 8-12 reps on the leg press followed by a static hold to failure. (Reps and holds are abbreviated for demonstration purposes.)
Perform 7 top-half partials, a 7-second isometric, and finally 7 full-range reps.
The variation of the 21's method starts with 7 mid-range partials, then you perform a 7-second isometric and 7 full reps.
Here's a challenging new way to build your chest. Start with a 7 second mid-range hold, then do 7 full-range reps and 7 top-half partials.
This variation of the 21's method involves using 7 leaning curls, a 7-second isometric with a twist, then 7 full-range reps.
The standard dragon flag is great, but big guys need to use this variation. Their long levels make the regular version tough on their lower backs.
This is a great progression from the classic ab wheel rollout from the knees, especially for taller guys with long levers.