Love deadlifts? Add this variation to your training. Here's how to do it and the benefits.
As if ab rollouts weren't hard enough, here's how to ramp up the intensity and effectiveness one more notch.
Add this versatile back exercise to your program. Alter the grip, the angle, or adjust your feet to make it easier or harder.
The neutral handle angle makes the trap bar perfect for pressing. Try it dead-stop style: reset every rep from the pins.
Want bigger arms? Do the twist: supinate at the top. Here's how.
The cable pull-through is great for glutes, and it's a favorite for boosting squat and deadlift strength. Now try it with a band. Shoot for 100 reps at the end of leg day.
Keep your feet low, heels closer together and toes pointed out to really hit the vastus lateralis.
For this anti-extension core exercise, set up in a slight forward lean. Fall forward with no back sag. Shift your weight onto your heels to return to the start.
Farmer's walks are great. Now take that idea to the next level with this loaded carry variation.
Hook your feet into the straps of a suspension trainer and get in a push-up position. Bring your knees in to your stomach while lifting the hips and crunching your abs. Extend back out to a full push-up position.
Keep your lower back flat. Completely exhale as you lower your legs and arms to the floor. Inhale on the way back up. Keep the non-moving limbs still. Add a band to ramp it up.
To really make these work, stretch your abs at the top of the movement and squeeze them as hard as possible at the bottom. Use a 3-4 second negative.
Adding pauses to your deadlift will strengthen weak points, improve technique, build muscle, and teach you to use your lats.
From the hang, fire the dumbbell up. Drive through the heels, fully extending the hips. Drive the elbow high and catch it overhead with knees slightly bent.
Weightlifters and fighters both need wrist strength and durability. These exercises will build it. For advanced athletes only!
Are you using bad form on back exercises without even realizing it? This little trick will fix that, and help you build a bigger back.
Strengthen your posterior chain and your overall strength will skyrocket. Try these proven good morning exercises.
Add this simple technique fix to your push-ups and you'll get much better results.
If you can't pass this relative strength test yet, there's no need for direct core work. Or you could just be too fat.
Prime your nervous system, boost performance, and increase joint health with this warm-up.
Do 8 real pull-ups. You need to be able to beat that basic relative strength test before worrying about direct arm work. Here's what strict really means.
Looks easy, but it's surprisingly challenging, easy on the wrists, and a great biceps builder.
Add this mechanical drop-set to the end of your upper-body workouts: reverse flyes, external rotations, face pulls. Do 6-10 reps each, no rest between, in that order.
These not only build your lats and arms, they feel better if you have achy wrists or shoulders. Warning: They're tougher than regular pull-ups.
Try wide dips using rings or other suspension devices. It's extremely tough, but safer for achy shoulders. And it really builds your chest.