Bulgarian split squats are one of the best exercise for crushing your lower body and improving function throughout your entire body. Unfortunately most lifters perform them improperly. Here's a quick fix for improving your mechanics and technique.
Zercher squats are one of the best lower body variations not only for ingraining proper squat mechanics but also for crushing the legs, upper body, and core. By adding accommodating resistance you can make the stimulus even more effective. Here's how.
When it comes to body mechanics, movement, and even pain and inflammation, pain gurus really have no idea what they're talking about. By examining a particular example of one my my client's squats, you'll see exactly what I mean
Building muscle mass for natural lifters who don’t rely on steroids can be difficult and oftentimes quite frustrating. Here are 22 different strategies I recommend incorporating for natural lifters as a means of maximizing your size and strength.
The Arnold press is an incredibly effective shoulder exercise developed several decades ago by the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger himself. Unfortunately many individuals perform them incorrectly. Here's how to fix this issue.
If you want to master your squat form try incorporating this offset elevation technique. Not only will you improve your mechanics, symmetry, and overall alignment but you'll gain some serious size and strength in your lower body.
If you're looking for a way to increase the difficulty of your goblet squats while improving strength, size, power output and athletic performance you'll want to give this goblet jump squat a try. Just be prepared to use maximal effort.
Applying overcoming isometrics to the lunge or split squat position can produce incredibly high levels of post activation potentiation ultimately resulting in increased speed, power, and torque production. Here's how to do it with free weights.
The barbell hack squat is an old school bodybuilding exercise that's been around for decades. Unfortunately it can feel quite awkward and unnatural. Try incorporating this eccentric isometric variation to make it feel more natural.
Recently I had the pleasure of demoing a very unique training device from Exxentric known as the kBox. This is one of the most effective tools for taking advantage of eccentric and negative overload. It's also highly adaptable and versatile.
If you want to improve athletic performance while building functional strength, stability, balance, symmetry, and alignment throughout your lower body, try these leg circuits. I use them with my NFL athletes, general populations, and bodybuilders.
If you're looking for improve your athletic performance, strength, and even functional muscle mass, try performing cleans and snatches with dumbbells. This article explains why dumbbell cleans and snatches are so beneficial for a variety of goals.
The barbell squat can be one of the most frustrating exercises to master with perfect execution. Use this makeshift safety squat bar protocol combined with bands to maximize your form and crush your lower body with brutal intensity.
The hip hinge or RDL is one of the most critical movement patterns for mastering your body mechanics and muscle function. Unfortunately most individuals perform them incorrectly. Here are the 12 cues you'll need to maximize your form.
If you’re looking for a full body posterior chain exercise that absolutely annihilates the glutes and hamstrings, look no further than this deadlift variation. Besides crushing your backside it's also great for posture, low back, and upper back development.
Here's one of my favorite pullover variations for crushing the upper back, lats, shoulders, chest, core, triceps,and more. Besides improving mobility, stability, and symmetry, this is one of the most brutally intense pullover variations you'll ever use.
If you’re looking for a training method that allows isolateral loading similar to that of dumbbells and kettlebells but also provides heavier overload and unique exercise variations, look no further than the isolateral trap bar method.
There's a lot of misinformation in the fitness industry when it comes to training your glutes. However, If you want to maximize your glute and backside development, you'll want to read this article as I lay out the key steps as well as common myths.
Want to crush your legs and save your spine while performing squats, deadlifts, and lunges? Try this unique modification by employing direct resistance to your legs in conjunction with barbell loading. It looks a bit crazy but it's highly effective.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one exercise that crushes the posterior chain including glutes, hamstrings, and upper back yet simultaneously addresses mobility, stability, and symmetry, look no further than this stride-position bent over row.