Injured and worried about getting small and weak? Don't sweat it. Here's a plan that will allow you to keep making progress.
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.
A forward lean on lunges increases the recruitment of the glutes and hamstrings. The dumbbells should be on the side of the front foot in the bottom position.
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.
An athlete needs to develop power in every direction. This exercise develops side-to-side explosive power.
Combine the best elements of rope pressdowns and straight bar pressdowns to create one hellacious exercise.
Thinking about adding some weightlifting to your program? Here's a quick overview of the split jerk.
Find front squats uncomfortable? Try them with straps.
The hang snatch is one of the best explosive power movements. Here's a quick breakdown.
Part of Neural Charge Training, the frog jump involves the glutes and hamstrings, whereas a vertical jump is more pure quads.
This advanced plank variation will strengthen your core along with just about every muscle in your upper body. Give it a shot.
Add these to your warm-up: 2-3 sets, 4-6 reps in each direction before any upper body training. Your shoulders will feel great.
This method involves doing 5 reps followed by a 5-second hold at the top, then 4 reps with a 4-second hold, then 3, 2, and 1 in the same manner.
Back in the day, strongmen didn't have squat racks, but they did have crazy-strong cores. This is why, and it's still a good exercise today.
Build upper-back strength and improve your grip with this classic but almost forgotten exercise.
Don't make this common mistake. Here's how to truly lock out your deadlift to get the most out of it.
NFL athlete Josh Hawkins uses this exercise to build overhead strength. Because of the bands, the resistance gets stronger as you near lockout.
The Jefferson deadlift is an old-school classic. Use this variation (staggered stance) to really nail your glutes and hamstrings.
Build your upper back and lats while strengthening the lockout on your conventional deadlifts.
With this partial/isolation superset method, do slow high-tension partials on one exercise followed immediately by an isolation exercise.
Get your stopwatch ready. This strategy will help you to eat only when hungry AND avoid overeating at mealtime.
Sled drags are great for quads, but you can also use them to get in some bonus back work by pulling your elbows down and back.