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Offset Loading for Strength, Size, & Performance

Offset Loading for Strength, Size, & Performance

Offset loading training is one of my favorite strength training techniques not only for eliminating imbalances, asymmetries, and muscle dysfunction, but also for building ridiculous levels of functional strength, hypertrophy, motor control, and core stability. Read more here.

Bodyweight Eccentric Overload For Strength, Size, & Power

Bodyweight Eccentric Overload For Strength, Size, & Power

Bodyweight exercises are some of the most natural feeling movements we can perform. Here’s how to apply eccentric overload to your favorite bodyweight movements such as pushups, dips, pullups, and inverted rows, to maximize strength, size, and performance.

Fix Your Low Back Arch on Bench Press

Fix Your Low Back Arch on Bench Press

Excessive low back/lumbar arch on bench press movements is a common mistake even amongst advanced lifters. Not only does it set the individual up for potential injuries but also minimizes the effectiveness of the chest press itself. Let’s fix it!

7 Eccentric Landmine Methods For Strength, Size, & Muscle Function

7 Eccentric Landmine Methods For Strength, Size, & Muscle Function

The research is clear on what it takes to build muscle mass, improve functional strength, prevent injuries, and preserve joint health - simply, emphasize a movement’s eccentric phase. Here's how to apply it to the landmine apparatus for optimal results.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Best Dumbbell Squeeze Press You've Never Done

The Best Dumbbell Squeeze Press You've Never Done

The dumbbell squeeze press is one of the most effective exercises for crushing your chest, shoulders, and triceps.  However, by applying principles of eccentric overload we can make the movement even better.  Here's how.

The Most Effective Chest Press You’ve Never Done

The Most Effective Chest Press You’ve Never Done

I recently developed a unique chest press that may in fact be one of the most effective chest presses I’ve ever used.  I refer to this as the Pivot Press.  Besides crushing both the upper and middle regions of the pectorals it also hits the entire posterior chain.

The Best Way To Use The Smith Machine

The Best Way To Use The Smith Machine

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. 

Sling Shot Rows for Massive Back & Lats

Sling Shot Rows for Massive Back & Lats

Targeting the upper back and lats can oftentimes be quite difficult even for advanced lifters as you have to work directly through the grip, forearms, and biceps to get to your back.  Using the slingshot method overcomes this issue and crushes the lats.

The Best Pushup Variation You’re Not Using

The Best Pushup Variation You’re Not Using

This unique pushup not only torches the pectorals, shoulders, and triceps, it also crushes the core.  As an added bonus it's one of the best variations for cleaning up your pushup technique and improving shoulder function.

The Best Dumbbell Chest Press You're Not Doing

The Best Dumbbell Chest Press You're Not Doing

Whether you're looking for a dumbbell chest press variation that crushes the pectorals, or simply looking for a shoulder friendly horizontal pressing exercise that enhances upper body mechanics you'll want to try this unique exercise.

The Most Difficult Training Method You’ve Never Used

The Most Difficult Training Method You’ve Never Used

If you're looking for a training technique that's guaranteed to both expose and address various imbalances, movement aberrations, muscular dysfunctions, form issues, postural problems, and more, you'll want to give this technique a try ASAP.

Make Incline Dumbbell Presses & Rows Better

Make Incline Dumbbell Presses & Rows Better

If you're like me and are a huge fan of incline dumbbell rows and incline dumbbell presses, you're always looking for new ways to modify and tweak these movements.  Here's how to modify these movements to make them even more effective.

Build Upper Body & Grip Strength With This Protocol

Build Upper Body & Grip Strength With This Protocol

If you're looking for a way to spice up your weighted pull-ups, pushups, dips, and inverted rows while also crushing your grip strength, try this double barbell fat grip protocol.  Just be prepared for some serious upper body gains.

The Best Chest and Glute Exercise Ever

The Best Chest and Glute Exercise Ever

The T-bench chest press is one of the most effective bench press variations not only for crushing the chest, shoulders, and triceps but also for targeting the glutes and hamstrings.  Here's how to make it even more effective and growth-stimulating.