Combining the trap bar with accommodating resistance in the form of band assistance, band resistance, and chains produces some incredibly potent movements particularly when it comes to deadlifts, squats, hinges, lunges, and more.
Eccentric accentuated training can be a bit tricky when applying it to lower body strength training. Here’s how to apply the bilateral assisted negative accentuated (BANA) 2:1 method to squats, split squats, and lunges for strong and massive legs.
Want to know why extended eccentric isometrics using 90-degree squat mechanics are so effective for dialing in your squat form? Read this article but be prepared to change your mindset and thought process on what proper squat form entails.
If you're looking for a unique training protocol that not only improves muscle activation and body mechanics but can also be applied to every movement pattern there is, you'll want to give the offset angle training method a try.
The barbell Zercher squat is an incredibly effective lower body exercise. However it also has its share of downfalls. Here's how to use kettlebells and landmine stations to improve the effectiveness of this classic strength exercise.
Kettlebells are one of the best tools for performing a variety of movements including deadlifts, squats, rows, lunges, and more. Unfortunately the ability to overload the muscles adequately can compromise their effectiveness. Here's how to resolve that.
The Smith machine gets a bad rap in the fitness industry. In fact, I rarely use it with my athletes. The one exception to this rule is the bilateral assisted negative accentuated training protocol (BANA) as it's one of the most effective methods there is.
Want to fix your squat technique? Try incorporating reactive neuromuscular training (RNT) into your goblet squats. This is one of most simple yet effective methods for grooving proper squat technique and lower body mechanics into your CNS.
The belt squat is an amazing exercise that crushes the legs and you can make it even better by combining it with front rack kettlebell squats and goblet squats. Here are multiple variations you can use to induce functional mass in the legs.
Zercher squats often feel natural and comfortable on the body particularly with lighter loads. However, once you start moving heavier weights they can be quite uncomfortable. Here's how to aleviate this problem while also crushing your legs.
If you want to improve your squat mechanics and lower body muscle function almost immediately, you'll want to give this longitudinal goblet squat a try immediately. As an added bonus they're brutally difficult and crush the entire body.
If you're looking for a method that literally forces you to master your squat mechanics and perfect your form, look no further than this no-hands barbell squat protocol. It can also be used on lunges and good mornings to dial in lower body mechanics.
The landmine front squat is a great lower body exercise. Unfortunately there are several common issues lifters frequently face when performing them. Here are several unique variations to work around that and make the landmine squat even better.
If you're looking for a unique and relatively simple method for crushing your legs and upper back, you'll want to try out the longitudinal hanging barbell protocol. It's also a very natural and safe method for hitting squats, deadlifts, and rows.
If you're looking for a method that allows you to overload the daylights out of squats, deadlifts, hinges, and rows, while also minimizing stress to the spine and low back, look no further than the hanging trap bar method. Here's how to do it.
In this post I'll be highlighting a very unique trap bar exercise that represents an excellent substitute for the traditional goblet squat. Just be prepared to exert some serious effort as these torch nearly every muscle in your body from head to toe.
By placing the trap bar on your shoulders you can turn the trap bar into a cambered squat bar. This particular squat variation provides 10 benefits that are difficult to replicate with any other training tool including traditional cambered squat bars.
The kickstand squat is one of the most effective squat variations for torching the glutes, quads, hamstrings, and lower body stabilizers. Unfortunately it often goes largely unnoticed in the fitness industry. Here's how to perform it plus benefits.
Zercher Squats, Zercher good mornings, and Zercher lunges are some of the best exercises for crushing the musculature of the legs. However, many individuals suffer with poor mechanics on these. Here's how to use the trap bar to resolve this.