Band tension adds tremendous metabolic (muscle) and nervous system (brain) challenges, making them perfect for shorter training sessions. Imagine what happens when you return to bodyweight pulls and presses.
There is an astronomical amount of misinformation floating around right now about the hook grip, and, in my opinion, that’s the result of a lot of people (mostly beginners) using the hook grip inappropriately.
At some point in your career, you'll abruptly realize that not every client arrives thrilled to exercise. Somewhere between a child eloping, having a meltdown, or worse, associating everything miserable toward training, circle back to play with these exercises.
The first article of this series covered quick, effective drills to use prior to training that will improve your lower body performance. Now let's look at the upper body and address the three most common dysfunction in strength athletes.
You should integrate the Smith machine into your sessions with the intention of creating a new stimulus, taking advantage of its ability to let you push past a normal threshold of muscular failure. Here are my favorite ways to do so.
If you’re beat up from powerlifting or more concerned with hypertrophy, some of these variations may prove useful. In all honesty, alternatives of the basic lifts have done the most for the development of my physique and hypertrophy.
John Meadows' expertise on shoulder training filled a void in the atmosphere of bodybuilding information. I've incorporated rear delt work with all of my clients, and I've learned a few things along the way.
Having big, strong arms is more than just something to flex and brag about. It shows health, vitality, and does absolute wonders for your confidence. And all you have to do to achieve them is train your arms intelligently.