Shrugs are great, but most lifters only do them vertically. They can also be done horizontally to hit different areas of the traps and back.
This row variation is a great back-builder, it's easy on the lower back, and it's highly functional for athletes. Check it out.
Build more muscle by holding the top dumbbell isometrically between reps.
This combo exercise is a real ball-buster. In a fun way. Check it out.
Keep tension on the down side by not lowering all the way. This will increase muscle activation and create the occlusion effect for hypertrophy.
Unlike the regular box squat, this variation has you tapping the box with your glutes, but not sitting, keeping the hip extensors engaged.
Training hard is awesome. Controlling your diet to get the body you want is awesome. But things can get out of hand fast. Here's how.
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This accessory exercise for the deadlift will strengthen your spinal erectors. This helps you to deadlift heavier while keeping your spine stable and safe.
Here's how to use altitude landings to find the right stance for the power clean and perfect your form.
Here's an easy way to discover your perfect squat position.
This spine-friendly variation of the stir-the-pot exercise (normally done on a stability ball) fires up those deep core muscles often missed by most ab exercises.
You are metabolically unique. Here's why that's important when it comes to diet and fat loss strategies.
Haven't nailed a muscle-up yet? Use this variation to work your way up and get a feel for it.
These two drills will improve your mobility so you can lift more weight comfortably and finally build some decent quads.
Build your upper back and lats while strengthening your core at the same time.
Since the dawn of strength training, lifters have opted for red meat, believing it conveyed strength and endurance. Here's why you might want to rethink things.
These foods have the potential to build more muscle, burn more fat, and maybe cure a lot of things that ail you.
Choose rep ranges like this to organize your training for better gains.
Balanced training is great for beginners, but not so much for the experienced lifter. Here's why.
Get greater glute activation with this hip thrust variation.
The hip thrust is one of the best glute-builders around, and there are many variations of it. Here's how to progress them right.
Build your glutes and hamstrings with just your bodyweight. Try this.
After a boot camp workout, Coach Thibaudeau fields questions about external motivation and over-stimulating the nervous system.