We jokingly asked Coach Carter about baldness and beards. And the big guy actually dropped some science on us.
Here's a smart way to deadlift that gives you more control, protects the lower back, and help you hit that next PR.
Yes, do your regular pull-ups. But finish off with an assisted machine to get more reps and build volume.
Not feeling your rear delts with bent-over lateral raises? Do these higher-rep swings to finish off shoulder day.
Hit your lats throughout the range of motion with this untraditional drop set.
Change the angle to really nail your rear delts.
Build full-range strength with this drop set by going from sitting to supine.
Nail your glutes and challenge your overall mobility, stability, and strength with this lunge variation.
Hold the bottom, stretched position for 5 seconds and the top, peak contraction for 3 seconds for optimal calf growth.
Use the leg press for this one. Lift with both feet, hold the contraction for 3 seconds, and lower slowly with one foot.
Hit failure at 12-15 reps, rest only 20 seconds, then repeat for as many reps as possible.
If your gym doesn't have a seated calf machine, you probably don't work your soleus. Let's fix that.
Blast your triceps with this elbow-friendly exercise.
Set the chains up so that the majority of the chain weight comes off the floor for the top half of the dip, overloading the triceps.
The offset resistance will help you develop the short head of the biceps for thicker looking arms.
This is the most effective movement for growing the long head of the triceps.
Blow up your triceps by doing these out of a rack, from mid to top range, using bands.
Rope pulldowns are fine, but try this pushdown variation using two handles for a great pump and a new stimulus. Great for warm-ups.
Slow down your reps and the pull-apart can become a muscle builder.
A pull-apart to increase your bench press? Yes. Try this.
Don't abandon the push-up just because you've gotten too good at it. Try this variation and make it tougher.
Use this variation of the band pull-apart to reduce soreness and pain.
Sub-maximal explosive deadlifts for sets of 3-5 reps are sure to boost your conventional deadlift PR.
This classic lift is great for posterior chain development for bodybuilders, and it'll help powerlifters boost their deadlift and squat PRs.
You need a strong posterior chain to deadlift big numbers, and it's hard to beat this lift to strengthen it.