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A Better Alternative For Dumbbells and Kettlebells

A Better Alternative For Dumbbells and Kettlebells

If you’re looking for a training method that allows isolateral loading similar to that of dumbbells and kettlebells but also provides heavier overload and unique exercise variations, look no further than the isolateral trap bar method.  

Build Cannonball Delts With This Push Press Technique

Build Cannonball Delts With This Push Press Technique

If you're looking to add some serious functional size and strength to your shoulders, try incorporating this push press protocol.  Just be forwarned, it's brutally intense but also incredibly effective for building cannonball deltoids.

Make The Reeves Deadlift Better With the Trap Bar

Make The Reeves Deadlift Better With the Trap Bar

The traditional Reeves deadlift is a very effective upper back and grip exercise.  Unfortunately it also has some common pitfalls.  By using the trap bar instead of a standard barbell you eliminate these issues and gain better results.

Increase Your Jump and Sprint Performance With This Deadlift Squat

Increase Your Jump and Sprint Performance With This Deadlift Squat

Although there are many protocols that can be used for post activation potentiation, including heavy squats performed several minutes prior to sprinting or jumping, this trap bar deadlift variation may be even better for athletes

Eccentric Isometric Trap Bar Deadlifts for Strength and Size

Eccentric Isometric Trap Bar Deadlifts for Strength and Size

Looking for a simple yet highly effective trap bar deadlift variation?  Try this eccentric isometric deadlift as demonstrated by NFL superstar DeAngelo Hall. Not only will you build massive legs but your upper traps, lats and back will get jacked.

Build Traps & Back with Chain Resisted Rack Pulls

Build Traps & Back with Chain Resisted Rack Pulls

The rack pull is one of the most simple yet effective movements for crushing the entire upper back and traps. Although the movement is produced through the hips, the upper back must remain incredibly tense throughout in order to support the heavy load.