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5 Redundant Exercises You Just Don't Need

Many popular exercises work the same muscles the exact same way. That's a waste of your time. Here's what to avoid and what to do instead.

Tip: Master the Deadlift Jump

Increase athleticism and smash your deadlift PR. Add this to your program. Here's how to do it.

Tip: The Stability Ball is Overrated

Good rehab tool, not always a good strength training tool. Here's why.

Tip: High Box Jumps – The New Tide Pod Challenge?

The box jump is an okay test, but it's not really a training method, at least not how most dopes do it. Here's why.

Tip: Stop This!

Standing on an elevated surface has its place, but most people misuse this training method. Here's what they're getting wrong.

Tip: Seminar Syndrome – A Common Trainer Problem

It happens to coaches and trainers, and it can happen to you too.

Tip: The Tug-of-War for Lifters

It's one of the best full-body movements you can do. Here's how do it by yourself in the gym, no rope or mud pit required.

7 Abused and Misused Training Methods

Exercises are tools. You've got to know how to use them properly. Here's a list of commonly misused ones.

Tip: The Right Way to Crunch

The stability ball crunch is a good exercise, but most people screw it up. Here's how to do it right for best results.

Tip: The Athlete's Overhead Press

This will increase your ability to transfer force across your body, which is crucial for punching, batting, throwing, and even sprinting.

Tip: Two Next-Level Delt Exercises

Here's how to make two staple shoulder exercises even better.

Tip: Do You Need to Do Front Raises?

Probably not. Here's why, plus a better exercise for most lifters.

Tip: A Common Chest Training Mistake

Build bigger, stronger pecs by avoiding this exercise combo.

Tip: Biceps Training That Wastes Your Time

Some biceps exercises look different but actually stimulate the muscles the exact same way, making them redundant. Here's what to avoid.

Tip: The Athlete's Back Exercise

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.

Tip: A Very Different Way to Deadlift

This combo exercise is a real ball-buster. In a fun way. Check it out.

Tip: Ramp Up Your Prowler Training

Change up your arm position and get more from your sled work. Here's how.

Push and Drag Your Butt Into Shape

No other piece of equipment gives the same bang for your buck as the weight sled or Prowler. Here are five new ways to use it.

The 5 Most Common Programming Myths

How do you plan your training? These are the rules you'll hear most often, and here's why they're flawed.

Tip: The Cable Chop for Abs

Good core exercise, if you do it right. Here's how most people get it wrong.

Tip: Upgrade Your Shoulder Raises

Build more muscle with lateral raises and front raises. Here's how.

7 Smarter Exercises for Delts, Abs & Legs

Here's how to upgrade some of your favorite exercises to make them even more effective.

Tip: Ditch This Exercise

There's a much better way to train the core and obliques. Take a look.

Tip: The Right Way to Do Hanging Leg Raises

Great exercise, if you do it correctly. You're probably not.