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6 Stupid Exercises That Need to Die

With apologies to CrossFit, the Marines, and even NASA, there are some exercises that are just plain dumb. Here they are.

Tip: Fix Your Hips with a Foam Pad

Using half-kneeling lifts? They're great... until they wreck your hips and back. Here's the simple fix.

Tip: 3 Lateral Raise Variations You Haven't Tried

Pack more muscle onto your medial delts to get that capped, superhero look. Here's how.

10 Exercises for Big Triceps & Strong Lockouts

Hit a new pressing PR and stretch out the sleeves of your T-shirts. Add a few of these into your program.

Tip: 5 New Ways to Build Your Shoulders

Want stronger delts? Add a few of these challenging variations to your upper-body day.

Bodybuilder Abs, Athlete Core

There's a difference between ab training and core training. Here are some new exercises for both goals.

Tip: The Row That'll Change Back Day Forever

You've never seen this one before. Here's how to do it for a solid back and core.

Tip: The Only Time to Curl in the Squat Rack

Never curl in the rack... unless you're using overcoming isometrics to build bigger, stronger arms. Here's how to do it.

You (Probably) Don't Need to Train Arms

Many lifters don't need direct biceps and triceps work. Some need a little. Some need a lot. Here's how to know what's best for your body and your goals.

Heel-Raised Squats: Good or Bad?

Will elevating your heels during squats make you injury prone, unathletic, or unable to do regular squats? Nope. Here's why.

Tip: 5 Fast Ways to Improve Grip Strength

Test your grip, then make it even stronger. Here's how.

Tip: The Best Core Exercise You're Not Doing

Ditch the standard plank and replace it with this.

21 Reps to Big Nasty Delts

Try this tough delt-building method and make your shoulders scream.

Tip: The Zercher Good Morning

Try this spin on a classic exercise. It's even better than before.

Tip: Get Ab Rollouts Right

This exercise will never work well if you're doing it wrong. Here's how to fix your form.

Tip: The 3 Worst Bodyweight Exercises

You might be tempted to do these, but they're not worth the effort.

9 Exercises for a Complete Back

Always doing the same two back exercises? That doesn't cut it. For more size and strength, try these variations.

Tip: 5 RDL Variations That Will Light You Up

Nail your glutes and hamstrings with these powerful Romanian deadlift variations.

7 Ways to Muscle Up Your Work Ethic

Your lack of progress probably isn't due to your program or your genetics, but instead an atrophied work ethic. Here's how to build it.

Tip: Build A Bigger Chest (No Weights Required)

If you haven't tried these at-home pec-building exercises, now's your chance.

Tip: Load, Explode, Pulse, and Hold

Ramp up your conditioning fast. Pair this training method with simple exercises you can do anywhere.

8 Ways to Build Legs When You're Banged Up

Don't skip leg day if you've got crabby knees or a tricky lower back. Just use these eight exercises.

Tip: Best Bodyweight & Band Work for Upper Back

These unconventional exercises will nail all those little important muscles you miss with regular back training.

Tip: Yes, You Can Target the Lower Abs

Fit pros say you can't emphasize this area. Here's why they've got that wrong, and the best ways to hit it.

Tip: Don't Do This After Lifting Weights

Most people feel compelled to do this after they're done lifting, but it can negate the effects of their workouts.