Keep your lower back flat. Completely exhale as you lower your legs and arms to the floor. Inhale on the way back up. Keep the non-moving limbs still. Add a band to ramp it up.
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.
Weightlifters and fighters both need wrist strength and durability. These exercises will build it. For advanced athletes only!
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.
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.
Looks easy, but it's surprisingly challenging, easy on the wrists, and a great biceps builder.
These not only build your lats and arms, they feel better if you have achy wrists or shoulders. Warning: They're tougher than regular pull-ups.
Try wide dips using rings or other suspension devices. It's extremely tough, but safer for achy shoulders. And it really builds your chest.
Good at planks? Yeah, well who isn't? Time to ramp up your anti-rotation and anti-extension strength with this more challenging variation.
Step back with one leg. As you come back up, lift the dumbbell with the thigh: flex your hip and raise your knee just above a 90-degree angle with the floor.
If your goal with lunge variations is to build quads, keep your torso upright and take short steps. Tibia should be vertical.
Flyes using rings, TRX, or Blast Straps are highly effective, but you can make them even better by setting the rings further apart. This really scorches the pecs.
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Stop training one body part a day. Hit every muscle more frequently and build them with this training split.
Build explosive upper-body power with this exercise.
An athlete needs to develop power in every direction. This exercise develops side-to-side explosive power.
Thinking about adding some weightlifting to your program? Here's a quick overview of the split jerk.
Use this neuromuscular release technique on your feet and don't be surprised when you start feeling better all over.
Use constant tension even when the load is light. You'll train your body to handle heavier weight and build muscle in the process. Here's how.
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Move slowly through 2-3 rounds of 5 reps on each side to prep the shoulder before your next pull-emphasized training day that involves things like pull-ups.
Build upper-back strength and improve your grip with this classic but almost forgotten exercise.
Old-school strongman did a lot of thick dumbbell lifts. Try them out with a fat grip attachment. The deadlift, clean & press, and snatch are good ones to start with.
Don't make this common mistake. Here's how to truly lock out your deadlift to get the most out of it.