The one-rep max is a great way to brag about how much you can lift. It's also unnecessary for most lifters. Here's why.
The neutral handle angle makes the trap bar perfect for pressing. Try it dead-stop style: reset every rep from the pins.
Farmer's walks are great. Now take that idea to the next level with this loaded carry variation.
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.
There are two ways to row: super strict or super cheated. Both are incorrect! Here's how to actually row right for gains.
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.
Add this simple technique fix to your push-ups and you'll get much better results.
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.
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Add this mechanical drop-set to the end of your upper-body workouts: reverse flyes, external rotations, face pulls. Do 6-10 reps each, no rest between, in that order.
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.
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.
Build your stubborn hamstrings with two tricks: use a band to increase the intensity of the peak contraction, and point your toes on the negative.
Build explosive upper-body power with this exercise.
Six quick mobility drills and stretches to cap off your lifting session.
Challenge your strength and core stability in the elusive transverse plane with this exercise. Works with a kettlebell too.