Train heavy. Train light. Train somewhere in between. It works for strength and size. Here's why.
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Trigger new muscle and strength gains with these overlooked set and rep protocols.
Do an isometric hold every third rep or so to produce greater muscle activation and stimulate size gains.
Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.
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Add this handy lifting accessory to your pressing exercises to make your banged up shoulders, elbows, and wrists feel better.
The open grip and wrist position here allows for better pec isolation.
Simple, easy, satisfying, and it'll help keep those abs visible. Here's how it works.
Add a suspension trainer attachment to the cable machine to hit your back and rear delts in a new way.
Pittsburg Pirates outfielder, Austin Meadows, demonstrates this variation of the rope row. Note the hand rotation for more activation of the lats and upper back.
Go light, be meticulous with your form, and focus on contracting all the small muscles working in your upper back and shoulders.
Bring up your rear delts, rhomboids, and external rotators with this movement.
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This exercise hits both the long and short heads of the biceps, which most biceps exercises can't do.
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If squats are causing you pain right now, you can still train your legs. This exercise will load the spine less and still blow up your legs.