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.
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.
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
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'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.
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.