For 40-60 seconds, squat constant-tension style: no pauses or lockouts at the top. Take 2-3 seconds to go down and 2-3 seconds to come back up.
This bottom-up squat is great for training the midrange or lockout of the squat if that's your sticking point. It's also a great quad builder.
Unlike the regular box squat, this variation has you tapping the box with your glutes, but not sitting, keeping the hip extensors engaged.
Love deadlifts? Add this variation to your training. Here's how to do it and the benefits.
Do this CNS primer before upper-body training and you'll lift heavier, move better, and prevent injuries.
This exercise basically combines all the benefits of a lateral raise, front raise, and band pull-apart.
Fix the most common problems and learn to perform it the right way to target the muscles you most want to improve.
Once you master the muscle-up, progress by adding weight just as you would a pull-up.
Target your hips and hams with this type of squat. It'll help you get out of the hole when you squat without a box.
Do this on the your next off day to move better and feel better.
This is a great shoulder-friendly back exercise. Start thumbs-down, finish thumbs-up.
Hit those neglected lateral delts with this press variation. Note the change in hand position as you lift. Pause at the top for the best results.
This lift can be used as a tool to train for strength and mobility, along with overall health of your muscles and joints.
Bulletproof your posterior chain with this good morning variation. Also works great for opening up your hips.
Stay upright and avoid bouncing to make this a very effective shrug variation.
It's one of those things that only the REALLY dedicated lifters do. The Zercher squat is as effective as it is painful. Try it.
Build your legs, strengthen your core and upper back, and improve mental toughness with this squat variation.
Strengthen your grip by doing your pull-ups or chin-ups with a thick grip attachment or a couple of towels.
For complete development, don't forget the front of the calves.
This is a great bang for your buck exercise to work your upper back and grip at the same time.
If you thought the bench press was just for strength gains, think again.
After a boot camp workout, Coach Thibaudeau fields questions about external motivation and over-stimulating the nervous system.
Feeling butt hurt? Like literal butt hurt? Stop rolling on a lacrosse ball to target the piriformis. Here's a better way.
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.