Try this ab-focused tri-set: stability-ball arch, straight-arm rollout and pike/push-up combo. Great for a crowded gym.
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Combine the lateral straight-arm pulldown, the triceps extension, and the high-to-low chop into one set.
Combine the face pull, triceps extension and straight-arm pulldown into one set when you're pressed for time or looking for a new challenge. Here's how.
Use this weighted drill to open up your lats and improve overhead mobility and shoulder health.
Add these drills to your warm-up on leg day for smoother, safer squats and lunges.
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Build your entire posterior chain – hams, glutes, and low back – with this advanced superset.
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Ramp up the floor press with chains, which overload the top portion of the movement that hits the triceps. NFL athletes Larry Pinkard and Adrian Hubbard demonstrate here.
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Add a band and use a slow, controlled, partial range of motion to keep tension on the abs.
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This variation of the ab rollout is intense because you spend more time in the toughest part of the movement.
A bar takes the ab rollout to the next level. Try a wide grip to hit the chest and shoulders as well as the abs. Have a super strong core? Narrow the grip.
If you can do dozens of regular ab wheel rollouts, try this method for even better core strength.
Ditch the ab wheel and give this a shot. It's more challenging due to the increased range of motion.
Place a firm ball under the posterior delt. Lift the arm for 15 to 45 seconds.
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Keep these rules in mind for every lift and you'll make more gains and keep your joints healthy.
Use this exercise combo with higher reps (8 or more) to build your calves and boost athletic performance.
Increase starting strength with this lift. Bring the bar down controlled and rest it for a half-second without letting the bar sink. Accelerate with as much force and speed as possible.