Is that new exercise worth doing? Sometimes. And sometimes not.
Some exercises are goofy looking and don't work very well. But some goofy-looking exercises are very effective. This is one of them.
It looks like an overhead press, but it's really one of the most brutal core exercises you can do. Check it out.
If you can hold a plank for longer than 10 seconds, you've outgrown the exercise. Progress it with this resisted variation.
Good exercise to hit your hams and glutes, but there's a way to make it even better. Check this out.
Got long arms or a very thick upper body? You'll get better rotation, a better contraction, and better results with this variation.
If your main goal is building big quads, then it's perfectly fine (and perfectly safe) to use the Smith machine. Here's why.
In this big/tall guy version of the leg raise, use bent elbows, tuck the knees, and lever from the shoulder joint.
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.
This should scare you into bed early.
Think you have to crush PRs every week to make progress? Not so. Here's the truth.
Here the stability ball acts as a cam, providing constant, equal tension. Try this instead of cable chops for core work.
How to adjust your training week to allow for more protein synthesis and trigger more muscle growth.
Do this simple exercise a few times per week and watch your grip strength skyrocket.
Test your strength and stability by trying these with bodyweight. Example: A 200 pound man should be able to use a 100 pound dumbbell in each hand.
To do this correctly, resist forward flexion and stay more upright.
This variation of the neutral-grip pull-up really nails your grip and forearms.
Train heavy. Train light. Train somewhere in between. It works for strength and size. Here's why.
We asked our readers what they thought about competitive bodybuilding. The answers were surprising.
Most lifters have tight hip flexors. Here's how to fix them up.
Unless you're a competitor, you're better off using other measurements of progress. Check 'em out here.
Overall athleticism is a combo of movement quality, coordination, strength, and speed.