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8 Plateau-Busting Intensifiers
If the wheels have fallen off your progress, it's time to try something new to get rolling again.
Master the L-Sit for Core Strength and Bodyweight Control
Body control is an essential athletic skill, and the L-sit is an excellent tool to build it. Follow Timothy Bell's guide to holding a perfect L-sit.
Breaking Muscle HQ
What Isometric Training Says About Your Back Squat 1RM
A new study suggests isometric training may have real value for your back squat.
Increase Your Fast-Twitch Potential With Isometrics
Sometimes, standing still can be the best way to train for speed.
Master the Dragon Flag for Old-School Core Strength
The dragon flag will train your core to awesome levels of tension and control - just like Rocky.
Breaking Muscle HQ
4 Back Bridge Holds for Strength and Flexibility (Video)
This bodyweight hold will help you cross the bridge to athletic longevity.
7 Minute Hip and Shoulder Opening Yoga Flow (Video)
You will need a strap to follow this segment, so that the muscles get the full opening effect while staying in a contracted state.
Which is Better: Isometrics Or Weight Training?
Isometrics is largely unknown in comparison to weight training. And in my opinion, most people use isometrics incorrectly.
The Expression of Strength, Part 1 – Absolute Strength
Absolute strength can be subdivided into concentric, eccentric, and static strength. But just what are these different expressions of strength?
Isometric Training: What It Is and How to Do It Correctly
I'm going to explain why and how isometric training works, and then give you two different protocols you can follow.
Strongman Profile: Alexander Zass Teaches Us About Isometrics
Zass was not a weight lifter but performed feats such as bending bars, breaking chains, massive support and carrying lifts, and even several teeth lifts - there's even video of him doing this.
Isometric Exercises Just Prior to Rowing Improve Sprint Times
Post-activiation potentation, or PAP. Lifting heavy and sprinting hard. Turns out the lifting heavy part helps you go faster. Now science examines isometric PAP and rowing sprints with good results.
Working at a Stand Still: How to Do Isometric Training
Melody shows us how hard it can be to stand still, and that you can actually get stronger by standing still. Learn the basics of isometric training and how to incorporate it into your workouts.
Dear Willow: How Do I Strengthen My Weak Leg?
I’ve been an athlete for years and have problems gaining strength in my right leg. What poses or exercises would you recommend to strengthen and balance between the two sides?
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