Do this warm-up before any upper body workout to prime your body for heavy lifting.
If you can hold a plank for longer than 10 seconds, you've outgrown the exercise. Progress it with this resisted variation.
In this big/tall guy version of the leg raise, use bent elbows, tuck the knees, and lever from the shoulder joint.
Brace the trunk, engage the glutes and hams, and hit full hip extension on each raise.
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If you're using good form, this will practically train your entire body.
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Test your strength and stability by trying these with bodyweight. Example: A 200 pound man should be able to use a 100 pound dumbbell in each hand.
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To do this correctly, resist forward flexion and stay more upright.
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This variation of the neutral-grip pull-up really nails your grip and forearms.
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Stand on a plate or study platform, then deadlift. This increases the range of motion, making it one of the toughest lifts out there.
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Do an isometric hold every third rep or so to produce greater muscle activation and stimulate size gains.
Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.
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Add this handy lifting accessory to your pressing exercises to make your banged up shoulders, elbows, and wrists feel better.