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.
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.
It's a common problem that can stall fat loss and wreck your health, even if your diet is in check.
The answer to jitters, sweaty palms, and rapid heartbeat is probably sitting in your supplement cabinet right now.
Add some weight and rest-pause style reps to your inverted rows to make this so-called sissy exercise into a real back builder.
This accessory lift teaches you to maintain tension, and it increases time under tension during most lifters' weakest phase of the deadlift.
Good at pull-ups? Nice. Now try this variation.
The tri's respond best to heavy reps, but you have to be smart about it. Try this.
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.
Do an isometric hold every third rep or so to produce greater muscle activation and stimulate size gains.
Denser muscle. Better squats and deadlifts. Sound good? Then you need to work jumps into your workouts. Here's how.
Are your favorite mobility drills actually working? Try these proven alternatives.
Tension builds muscle. Stop your reps just short of lockout if your main goal is hypertrophy. It's a good finisher after your full ROM sets.
Sunscreen helps a little, but this stuff can ward off melanoma from the inside.
Want to prevent fat gain once you've leaned up? Give these two protocols a shot.
An inflexible T-spine can lead to a host of problems. Get it moving right with this drill. Note the different arm positions.
The open grip and wrist position here allows for better pec isolation.
This simple drill takes care of a few different mobility issues.
Getting ripped is tough. Staying ripped can be tougher. Here's how one pro does it.
Add a suspension trainer attachment to the cable machine to hit your back and rear delts in a new way.
Yet another study is showing that popular fasting diets may backfire and cause belly fat gain and health damage in the long run.
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.