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Try This! A Compound Set That Will Have Your Shoulders Screaming

Compound sets are a great way to add extra volume into your training while simultaneously increasing work capacity.

By performing two exercises, in succession, with little to no rest period, you’re inducing further stress on the tissues to maximize muscle tension. Also worth mentioning is how pairing exercises can be extremely time efficient when the average person has 45 minutes to an hour to exercise.

Give this exercise pairing a go on your next upper body or shoulder day.

Exercise 1: Rear Delt Row

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It Took Me Years To Get My First Bodyweight Pull-Up; Use These 3 Drills To Finally Get Yours

Once upon a time I was a skinny gym rat with the aspirations of a competitive bodybuilder.

Fast forward a a few years and I still struggled to master my pull-up technique. I tried every routine possible for back training and spent more time on the assisted pull-up machine than I care to admit.

It was a lot. I felt like I was spinning my wheels. Especially when I was in full comparison mode trying to explain why my friends could do them seemingly with little to no effort.

Practicing pull-ups was certainly a good start. And as I say for most of my beginner clients…practice, practice, and practice some more. Quality technique takes YEARS to master. read more

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10 Novel Exercises To Try

  1. Single Arm Hollow Body Floor Press

The setup here is pretty simple. Start by lying down on the floor with your feet roughly 6-12 inches off of the ground. Sit up slightly to engage the upper abdominals. From here start with a light(ish) weight that you can normally press for 12-15 reps. This is more of a core movement rather than a pure upper body move. Primarily because of the difficulty to maintain a braced core while trying to press the weight up. However once you master the mechanics of the skill, you can load up the movement pretty heavily to gain a positive training effect for your chest and shoulders along with the core.  read more