Trouble pressing overhead? It could be a mobility issue. Try this drill.
The Z press is the ultimate exercise to test your ability to keep your posture while pressing something overhead.
This accessory lift teaches you to use proper form before moving to the standing barbell press.
Use this to strengthen your stabilizers and get stronger in all overhead pressing movements.
This exercise will boost your front squat strength and improve your form. If you can hold for more than 30 seconds with 135 pounds, you're awesome.
Do as many good reps as you can in the 4-6 rep range. Your goal will then be to double that number of reps. To do that you take short rest periods (15 seconds).
In this variation of the Tabata method, do 20 seconds of front squats, rest 10 seconds, and repeat 8 times. Good luck!
Aim to complete 50 reps in four minutes, breaking up the sets and rest periods as needed. Work up to using your bodyweight on the bar.
Bad posture? Try this if you're chronically internally rotated at the shoulders. Good for rear delts and upper back too.
A back exercise. A core strength exercise. A much-tougher-than-it-looks exercise. Try it!
Build your quads and improve your standard deadlift with this variation.
Murder your legs with this variation. Do 1-2 sets of 8-10 reps at the end of leg day.
Turn this lift into a quad builder with a closer stance. Keep the hips down and chest up to keep the stress on the legs and off the back.
Single-leg trap bar exercises in the style of the Reeves deadlift (hands on plates, not bar) provides the perfect stimulus for crushing every muscle in the body.
If you can't do your bodyweight for 6-8 reps, then it's time to bring up your single-leg strength.
If chest size if your goal, don't use the common spread-the-bar-apart cue. Instead, squeeze the bar in. Here's why.
Looks crazy, but when used as a supplement to your regular benching it can really promote healthy shoulders and boost your standard bench press.
This targets the glutes, hamstrings, postural muscles and, of course, the rear delts.
This is a true multi-functional exercise. It not only works the rear delts, but it nails the entire posterior chain from head to toe.
Abs respond better to heavy weights because of their muscle fiber makeup. Here's one way to nail those fast-twitch fibers.
This technique uses a pause during the lowering portion of the rep. Great for strength development, technique improvement, and muscle growth.
This RDL variation, using a barbell placed in a corner, really nails your glutes.
The biceps have two functions, to supinate and flex the arm. The single-arm barbell curl provides a brutal stimulus to both.
Stimulate new back growth by changing the angle. Use a Landmine device (or place a bar in a corner). Attach a band for a more intense peak contraction.
A great back exercise, especially for athletes.