The pull-up gets a lot of credit for being the ultimate back-building exercise. We’re not going to dispute that claim. But if you’re the type of lifter to shrug off inverted rows as
Bodyweight workouts deserve a bit more respect if you ask us. If you only rep-out push-ups and lunges when the squat rack is full, then you’re doing your muscles and mobility a disservice.
If the back squat is the cool guy everyone wants to hang out with, then the split squat is his older, less cool but more practical older brother. You can’t lift as heavy
A big back signals to the rest of your iron-lifting brothers and sisters that you know a thing or two about hoisting heavy weights. It can take years of lifting to forge a
The squat and deadlift have a lot in common. They’re both compound movements that build a lot of muscle, strength, and grit. They also both require a tremendous amount of core strength. These
Half squats are thought to be a gym sin carried out by either weak or lazy squatters that can’t or don’t want to hit depth. Full-depth squats are indeed ideal for building leg
The squat is considered the king of all movements, and it’s one of the most important exercises to master for any lifter or athlete. It’s a lower-body exercise that engages the largest muscle
Well-developed traps don’t only make you look jacked. They also play a crucial role in deadlifting, squatting, carrying, and in the Olympic lifts. The shrug is an excellent exercise for building the traps.