upper body exercises
Your Secret Weapon for Pain-Free Muscle Growth
Think that the only way to gain muscle mass is to lift heavy? Think again.
Strength Training for Yogis: Dips for Upper Body Stability
Support your yoga practice by incorporating ring and bar dips into your training for complete upper body strength.
Strength Training for Yogis: Pull Ups for Upper Body Athleticism
Like any form of physical activity, yoga has a few blind spots when it comes to functional movements - including pulling.
5 Ways to End Elbow Pain During Chin Ups
If elbow pain is keeping you from getting better at chin ups, give these tips a try.
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.
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The Ultimate Guide to Rows for Every Athlete
How can you get on the Rowed to Bowed? Here are my five favorite row exercises.
Why Knee Push Ups Won't Make You Any Stronger
Stop doing the modified push up where your knees are on the floor. They're probably doing more harm than good.
A Sandbag Plank Combo for Core and Pulling Strength
You can only hold a plank for so long. To increase the core strength benefits of this exercise, add a sandbag and start pulling.
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How to Safely Kick Up Into Your Best Handstand Yet
For every exercise, the outcome is determined by the set up. Logan Christopher shows you techniques to kick up into a stable freestanding handstand.
6 Reasons Ladies Need to Show Their Upper Bodies Some Lovin'
Ladies, there's no shame in building a strong and sexy upper body and here's some perspective to get you started.
How to Do a Proper Bent Press With a Kettlebell or Barbell
The bent press is an amazing exercise that aids in thoracic mobility, shoulder strength and stability.
9 Progressive Pull Up Movements (Video)
Stuck at a plateau? These movements will get your pull ups progressing again.
Fix Your Posture and Strengthen Your Body With Standing Windmill (Video)
Combat your slumped, sitting posture with this easy and effective exercise.
A Database of 100s of Exercises to Spice Up Your Workouts
Stuck for movements to include in your workouts? Download these six PDFs and you'll never be at a loss again.
Curls Get the Girls: How to Build a Better Arm Workout
Despite what the anti-bodybuilding crowd says, isolated arm training can be functional, too. Here's how to do it the right way.
The Best No-Equipment Upper Body Exercises For Children
Here are some ideas for combining exercises to create safe, effective upper body workouts for kids.
Wider Grip, Wider Lats: Science Tests the Broscience
Gym lore says that the wide grip is the best for the lat pulldown, but what does science say? Researchers put three different grip widths to the test.
The Villainous 45-Pound Bar Upper Body Workout
This workout is simple to understand but difficult to do. Take the challenge and throw it into your routine sometime. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
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