A strong core is a requirement for the big lifts. Strengthen and build yours with this exercise.
It's one of those things that only the REALLY dedicated lifters do. The Zercher squat is as effective as it is painful. Try it.
Add a medicine ball to your pull-ups for load progression and to keep your form in check. Here's how.
Target your hips and hams with this type of squat. It'll help you get out of the hole when you squat without a box.
Build and strengthen your entire posterior chain. Do this twice per week, 5 trips of 40 yards, bodyweight or close to it on the sled.
Rhomboids are a weak link for many lifters. Target them like this. Use a close grip attachment and pull down to the sternum. Flare the elbows out at a 90-degree angle.
Love deadlifts? Add this variation to your training. Here's how to do it and the benefits.
Known as box breathing in military circles, this technique can also be used by lifters to improve performance. Check it out.
As if ab rollouts weren't hard enough, here's how to ramp up the intensity and effectiveness one more notch.
Want bigger arms? Do the twist: supinate at the top. Here's how.
Build a better chest, protect your shoulders, and boost your regular bench press with this unique exercise.
For this anti-extension core exercise, set up in a slight forward lean. Fall forward with no back sag. Shift your weight onto your heels to return to the start.
Farmer's walks are great. Now take that idea to the next level with this loaded carry variation.
Injured or rehabbing? You can still make gains using these lifting strategies.
Hook your feet into the straps of a suspension trainer and get in a push-up position. Bring your knees in to your stomach while lifting the hips and crunching your abs. Extend back out to a full push-up position.
To really make these work, stretch your abs at the top of the movement and squeeze them as hard as possible at the bottom. Use a 3-4 second negative.
Adding pauses to your deadlift will strengthen weak points, improve technique, build muscle, and teach you to use your lats.
From the hang, fire the dumbbell up. Drive through the heels, fully extending the hips. Drive the elbow high and catch it overhead with knees slightly bent.
Are you using bad form on back exercises without even realizing it? This little trick will fix that, and help you build a bigger back.
Milk truly isn't good for some people. Now we know why.
If you can't pass this relative strength test yet, there's no need for direct core work. Or you could just be too fat.
One part dumbbell bench press, one part glute activation, one part balancing act, and a little bit of headless horseman.
Prime your nervous system, boost performance, and increase joint health with this warm-up.
Do 8 real pull-ups. You need to be able to beat that basic relative strength test before worrying about direct arm work. Here's what strict really means.