When it comes to maximizing your strength, size, and performance, a low to moderate level of exercise variety is critical for maintaining progress and avoiding training stagnation. Here’s everything you need to know about exercise variety.
Although I use a variety of squats and lower body drills with my clients particularly eccentric isometrics, there’s one squat variation I tend to use with just about every client due to its simplicity and effectiveness - namely, the front curled squat.
Over the years I’ve posted some pretty crazy exercises many of which can only be performed once you’ve truly mastered your body mechanics and form. With that said here are 50 brutally tough exercises you’ve likely never done and probably can’t.
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.
Here are 10 New Year’s resolution goals that all advanced lifters, athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and general populations should apply to their training in the new year. These will take your performance, physique, strength, size, and health to the next level.
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.
When it comes to optimizing athletic performance, speed, and power output, mastering your jumping and landing mechanics are key. Here are some of my favorite variations to master your jumping & landing mechanics including eccentric isometrics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Performing Olympic lifts from a single leg or unilateral position particularly when using a full hang eccentric isometric RDL helps to resolve many common issues athletes struggle with particularly imbalances, stability, motor control, and mobility.
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.
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.
Here's a tricky but highly effective overhead barbell pressing variation that absolutely annihilates the shoulders and upper torso. As a nice bonus it also teaches proper vertical pressing mechanics while also taking stress off the shoulder joint.
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.