Here are some more Shoulder Warm-Up exercises. Perform 2 rounds of the following: 15 reps Arm cross swings 25 reps rubber band pulls 15 reps of Ws Ys Ts on a exercise ball 25 reps of band pulls 15 wall extensions (aka stick ups) 15 reps push up variations
Ben Bruno wrote a good article for T Nation about the Glute Ham Raise. In it, he goes into the details and benefits of the exercise, as well as offering progressions suitable for various levels of strength. Band Assisted Glute-Ham Raise Eccentric Glute-Ham Raise (GHR) Hamstring Razor Curls Overhead Glute-Ham Raise
Mark Rippetoe goes through the details of the Lying Triceps Extension, which he calls the fourth powerlift. An important exercise that will help you improve your bench press. The long head of the triceps muscle crosses multiple joints. Muscles that do that have a distal and a proximal function. Distal function: elbow extension Proximal function: shoulder extension Therefore […]
Here is a demonstrations of classic dip variations explaining how different lower body, middle and elbow positions affect different muscles. Neutral Dips – legs straight down, torso slightly bend forward, elbows neutral, head neutralChest Dips – bend forward,squeeze abs, legs forwardTriceps Dips – upper torso straight, squeeze glutes / lower back, legs backwards, narrower grip
I am always eager to learn and re-learn different techniques and approaches to exercises. After teaching us how to bench press and box squat earlier this week, today Dave Tate shows us how to deadlift. His key points are: Sumo Deadlift stance: shins close to the bar, spread the floor, flare the knees out drop […]
There are countless of push-up variations one can do, each with its own benefits. One of those is the “Gymnastics Push-Up”. Carl Paoli, from gymnasticswod.com has three very good videos explaining in detail how to do them correctly. I really like this variation, as it engages the core so much more, and if done right […]
After that impromptu bench press teching session, Dave Tate is teaching the Box Squat Cues:Grip: dig hand into the bar, tightest grip you possibly can dopull shoulder blades together, push elbows down a bitbring as much air in your belly as you canarch your back, keep hips backwalk bar out four steps for beginners, 2 […]
Mike Robertson has a complete guide to the deadlift. He goes into all the important points, variations and common mistakes. Definitely worth bookmarking.
Dave Tate teaching the Bench Press.