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Eccentric Isometrics

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.

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.

Single Leg Olympic Lifts for Athletic Performance

Single Leg Olympic Lifts for Athletic Performance

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.  

The Best Corrective Squat You’ve Never Done

The Best Corrective Squat You’ve Never Done

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.

The Best Squat You’ve Never Done

The Best Squat You’ve Never Done

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 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.

Build Massive Healthy Shoulders with This Barbell Press

Build Massive Healthy Shoulders with This Barbell Press

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.

Trap Bar Zercher Squats for Strength, Size, & Performance

Trap Bar Zercher Squats for Strength, Size, & Performance

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.

Quick Fix For Your Bulgarian Squat

Quick Fix For Your Bulgarian Squat

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.

Make The Arnold Press Better

Make The Arnold Press Better

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.

Goblet Squat Jumps for Strength & Performance

Goblet Squat Jumps for Strength & Performance

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.

Build Speed, Strength, & Size With This Isometric Lunge

Build Speed, Strength, & Size With This Isometric Lunge

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.

Make The Barbell Hack Squat Better

Make The Barbell Hack Squat Better

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.

A Unique Way To Fix Your Barbell Squat & Lunge

A Unique Way To Fix Your Barbell Squat & Lunge

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.

The Ultimate Pullover For Functional Hypertrophy & Strength

The Ultimate Pullover For Functional Hypertrophy & Strength

Here's one of my favorite pullover variations for crushing the upper back, lats, shoulders, chest, core, triceps,and more.  Besides improving mobility, stability, and symmetry, this is one of the most brutally intense pullover variations you'll ever use.

The Squat & Deadlift Trick To Save Your Spine

The Squat & Deadlift Trick To Save Your Spine

Want to crush your legs and save your spine while performing squats, deadlifts, and lunges?  Try this unique modification by employing direct resistance to your legs in conjunction with barbell loading.  It looks a bit crazy but it's highly effective.

Master Your Barbell Squat With This Advanced Technique

Master Your Barbell Squat With This Advanced Technique

Although there are numerous methods that can help clean up squat mechanics including proper coaching and cueing, one of the most effective techniques I’ve used for enhancing squat form is the offset loading protocol.