Build head-to-toe stability and balance along with strong, muscular shoulders. Do 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps with a slow tempo.
Not only is this a great exercise for delts, it'll also strengthen your obliques and abs. Try 4-5 sets of 5-8 reps for strength gains.
Improve your shoulder mobility with this drill.
Stay upright and avoid bouncing to make this a very effective shrug variation.
There's nothing dumber than trying to get stronger without first getting your technique right. Follow these handy guidelines.
Using the wider, neutral grip provided by the trap bar allows for a better contraction. Add bands and hold the top position for 2 seconds.
No spotter? These simple tips will allow you to use more weight and stay safe on the bench press.
Also called the lumberjack press, this exercise will light up your delts and challenge your core.
Two old-school exercises that are worth trying out. Check 'em out.
Resistances plus eccentric loading: this advanced exercise will hit your abs in whole new way.
This variation of the press has you starting from a dead-stop every rep. Great for strength gains and working on weak points in the range of motion.
After your mobility and stability work, use these drills to improve your Olympic lifting technique.
After your mobility work, activate your glutes, shoulders, and trunk for better Olympic lifting.
Do this before your next O-lift session for better range of motion and safer lifts.
Crossover sled pulls add a lateral force production tool to your sled training toolbox.
This variation of the pullover will build core strength in a whole new way. NFL athlete Fernando Velasco demonstrates.
Add an upper-body and core challenge to your sled drags with this tough variation.
Already good at pistol squats? Showoff. Now try this advanced variation.
End leg day with this 45-60 second squat hold. It'll help with hip mobility and test your mental toughness.
For chest development, do a light bench press to the neck. A good scheme is 6 sets of 6 reps with 20-second rest periods.
With the squat, you want to break from the knees and hips at the same time. This plyo drill can teach the correct movement pattern and fix bad patterns.
Ramp up the difficulty of the pistol squat with this variation.
The pistol squat requires mobility, strength, and balance. If you're not there yet, try the box squat version. Progress by using a lower box.
Finish off leg day with this quad-focused exercise. Stay in the crouched position and shoot for 15 reps per leg.