Lean Away for Six-Pack Abs
The lean-away chin-up is a great exercise not only for your lats and biceps but also for the subscapularis, serratus anterior, triceps and believe it or not, the abdominals. Yes, a strong contribution from the abdominals is required to stabilize the core during lean-away chin-ups, especially when additional loading is used. Its not uncommon to hear people complain of ...
Posted Apr 16, 2018
A Great Triceps Exercise
One of my favourite exercises for the triceps is the 60º Incline EZ-Bar Triceps Extension. I picked this one up from Randy Roach, the author of Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors. Its unique because it allows you to maintain tension on the muscle throughout the entire range of motion. The key is to keep your upper arms slightly back, beyond perpendicular to the floor ...
Posted Apr 11, 2018
Tip for Bent-Over Rows
Do you start off in the proper position when doing bent-over rows but end up upright by the end? You can stop that from happening by resting your forehead on an incline bench. As an added bonus, it reduces the stress on your lower back. The edge of a bench, however, is not always the most comfortable place to rest your forehead! A barbell pad works much better. Just set ...
Posted Apr 8, 2018
A Better Way to do Glute Pull-Throughs
The glute pull-through is a great exercise for the hip extensors. When using a cable, clients have a tendency to hyperextend the spine and overuse their arms. A better approach initially is to use a resistance band, which takes the arms out of the equation and allows clients to focus on the hip drive. Once you max out with the horizontal loading of the bands, you can add vertical loading with dumbbells ...
Posted Apr 6, 2018
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