Sure, your phone has a timer, but taking a stopwatch to the gym can help you ramp up training density without distractions. Here's how.
Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.
Finish off your arm workout with this intense superset.
Maybe they think it's functional. Maybe they think it's innovative. Maybe they just need attention. Whatever. This trend has to stop.
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Looks odd, but this is a great fat-burning finisher. Do 6 reps per side for 8 minutes straight.
Try this unilateral variation of the best butt-builder around. Bridge up on two legs, then lower very slowly with one leg.
Lower under control, keep the torso upright, and only lightly touch the knee to the floor. Weight vest and chains optional, but definitely cool looking.
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Learn to brace, no over-arch, with these form cues.
For a more effective concentration curl, use an incline bench and forcefully squeeze the dumbbells together. Contract extra hard at the top.
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Here's an easy way to improve your curl form, lift more weight safely, and trigger more hypertrophy.
Combining two of the silliest things in the gym – the Smith machine and the BOSU ball – actually makes for a fantastic ab exercise. Try it.
Adding a band to this machine provides continuous tension and an intense contraction at the top of every rep.
Hold one side isometrically in the contracted position at the bottom while the other side is moving. Add bands to really ramp it up.
Here's are two functional strength exercises that are actually functional for athletes and everyone else who occasionally gets off the couch.
Start your biceps work with hammer curls, then a preacher curl variation like the one here. For safety, finish with heavy barbell curls when you're biceps are fully pumped.
It's a popular exercise that kills two birds with one stone... except it really doesn't. It just screws up two good exercises.
The wimpiest machine in the gym can actually help you build strength and muscle. Who knew? Try these two exercises.
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Sumo? Conventional? Nah, it's somewhere in between. Here's how to do it.
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