Huang Xu with an interesting handstand push-up variation. More like Handstand, shoulder stand push-up. Thanks to the reader who submitted this via the submit Blog Input Form.
Hardest Push Ups? I don’t know about that. Certainly looks hard on your wrists. More like a bodyweight triceps extension. Giuliano Stroe does Romanian Stick Push Ups (RSP, that’s their official name). Edit: Just tried it using some dumbbell handles (couldn’t find my custom made Romanian sticks) and it definitely feels as awkward as it looks.
Over at Westside Barbell they use a lot different bars. One example is the Bamboo Bar (aka Bandbell Bar) loaded with Kettlebells hanging from rubber bands. Great for stabilization and shoulder rehab. Try doing a couple of reps and finish it of with a static hold for time. They also do skull crushers, JM presses, over […]
Marilou Dozois-Prévost was at Poliquin’s and did some Bottom Pause Front Squats. Notes: longer time under tension -> restrict the reps per set to 2-4 eccentric portion of the exercise 3 to 4 seconds concentric portion is done explosively for dips at 40X0 tempo do 8 sets for dips at 34X0 tempo do 5 to 6 sets 5 to […]
Here is something I also do occasionally. Band Resisted Pull Ups by Max from Ambition Athletics. Great exercise if you have trouble locking out at the top of your pull ups. I used this quite a bit when training for my OAC.
Over at T Nation is an article about the Snatch Grip Deadlift. A great variation with lots of benefits: Upper-back development Posterior chain development Assisting conventional deadlifts It can boost your vertical jump I do 5 sets of 10 reps @60% of my current training max of them as part of my 531 BBB assistance work on deadlift […]
Jim Wendler on modifying the 531 Boring But Big (BBB) Squat If you eat well this high volume approach in addition to your normal 5/3/1 sets will make you grow. Cycle 1 – 5 sets of 10 @ 30-50% of training max.Cycle 2 – 5 sets of 12 @ 30-50% of training max.Cycle 3 – […]
This is another good write up by Mike Robertson. This time he tells you everything you need to know about the mother of all exercises – the squat and its variations. I’ll definitely bookmark this one.
Another barbell row variation. Lying Bench Barbell Rows