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The Truth About Pain Science & Body Mechanics

The Truth About Pain Science & Body Mechanics

The topic of pain science is incredibly complex. Unfortunately the fitness industry has perpetuated many myths & misconceptions about it. Here’s the truth about pain science including neuroscience pain education (NPE) therapy as it applies to exercise.

The Ultimate Bench Press Enhancer – Box Bench Press

The Ultimate Bench Press Enhancer – Box Bench Press

The box bench press is not only one of the safest chest pressing exercises there is but it’s also one of the most effective variations for improving your bench press strength and functional hypertrophy in the upper body. Here’s why.

The Box Press | The Safest Overhead Press Ever

The Box Press | The Safest Overhead Press Ever

Many athletes struggle to master the overhead press as it can be more technically complex than most upper body exercises. However, the overhead box press is one of the best variations for mastering the vertical press. Here's how.

50 Renegade Rows You've Never Done

50 Renegade Rows You've Never Done

In part 2 of my renegade row series, I highlight how this effective exercise can be regressed, progressed, and modified to target various muscle groups and movement patterns. Here are 50 of my favorite renegade rows and variations thereof.

Renegade Rows: The Ultimate Breakdown

Renegade Rows: The Ultimate Breakdown

Renegade rows and variations thereof are some of the most effective exercises not only for targeting the upper back and lats but also for absolutely annihilating the entire musculature of the core. Here’s everything you need to know.

15 Tips For Training Adolescent Athletes

15 Tips For Training Adolescent Athletes

The topic of training children and adolescent athletes is often controversial as there is quite a bit of inconclusive and mixed data.  Here are my top 15 most important tips for safely and effectively optimizing performance in young athletes.

Eccentric Chest Flyes For Massive Pectorals

Eccentric Chest Flyes For Massive Pectorals

If you’re looking for a seriously intense yet effective way to build massive pectorals, you’ll want to give these eccentric accentuated chest flyes a try. Just be prepared for some serious levels of soreness followed soon thereafter with some incredible growth.

10 Cable Chest Presses For Functional Mass & Strength

10 Cable Chest Presses For Functional Mass & Strength

The standing cable chest press is one of the most functional horizontal pressing exercises there is. Unfortunately it’s oftentimes an overlooked and undervalued gem of a movement. Here are my top 10 favorite variations for building strength & size.

The Best Trap Bar Modification

The Best Trap Bar Modification

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.

The Best Lat Pulldowns You’ve Never Done

The Best Lat Pulldowns You’ve Never Done

The squatting lat pulldown is not only one of the most effective upper back and lat exercises for building functional strength and size but it also does wonders for cleaning up pullup and lat pulldown technique. Here’s how to perform them.

The Coolest Strength Equipment You've Never Used

The Coolest Strength Equipment You've Never Used

PurMotion offers some of the most unique and versatile pieces of strength training equipment in the industry. In fact, many of the exercises can’t be replicated with any other training tools. Here’s a review of some of my favorite PurMotion products.

The Best Way to Perform Glute Bridges & Hip Thrusters

The Best Way to Perform Glute Bridges & Hip Thrusters

Many of you know I’m a huge advocate of eccentric isometrics as they’re one of the most effective methods for improving strength, size, and muscle function. This same concept can just as easily be applied to glute bridges and hip thrusters.

The Best Stability Ball Exercise You’ve Never Done

The Best Stability Ball Exercise You’ve Never Done

The ball-to-the-wall overhead press is one of the most effective and safe shoulder pressing exercises there is. In many ways it’s even safer than the landmine press for overhead athletes. Here’s why it’s so effective and how to progress it.

Make Ring Pushups and Ring Dips Better

Make Ring Pushups and Ring Dips Better

The inside out protocol not only increases the difficulty of traditional ring pushups and dips but it also increases muscle activation, motor control, functional strength, stability, and joint health. Here’s how to perform inside out ring pushups and dips.

The Best Pullover You’ve Never Done 

The Best Pullover You’ve Never Done 

The kneeling pullover is one of the most unique yet effective upper body and core exercises you’ll ever attempt In fact it provides numerous elements and benefits that make it superior to many pullover variations.

Monster Mass & Strength with Rotational Barbell Movements

Monster Mass & Strength with Rotational Barbell Movements

If you’re looking for a unique and functional method to add strength and size to your entire upper body, the rotational barbell protocol is just what you need. As an added bonus is does wonders for cleaning up your technique and body mechanics.

50 Best Ab Rollouts You've Never Done

50 Best Ab Rollouts You've Never Done

Yep that’s right 50 ab rollouts you’ve never tried or even heard of. Not only will these ab rollouts crush your core but they’re guaranteed to improve your low back health, posture, spinal alignment, athletic performance, and full body strength.

The Best Rep Range for Strength Training

The Best Rep Range for Strength Training

A majority of training protocols recommended by mainstream magazines as well as performance coaches relies on quantity rather than quality to produce the desired training stimulus. Here's how to remedy this issue and optimize your results.

Eccentric Accentuated Training for Legs

Eccentric Accentuated Training for Legs

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.

Combine The Trap Bar & Landmine for Functional Strength

Combine The Trap Bar & Landmine for Functional Strength

Two of my favorite strength training tools are the landmine and the trap bar. Here's how to combine both of these awesome and versatile training tools to create some amazing full body exercises.