Who doesn’t want to look like an athlete? Most high-level athletes have physiques that make people envious. If you’re a former athlete who is no longer ultra-competitive you can still train, and look, like one. Here are 8 exercises that will help you increase your athleticism, look like an athlete, and help prevent injury. Make sure you check out the video at the end of the article!
Unilateral exercises – movements using only one side of your body at a time - are a great way to isolate certain muscles and/or muscle groups while also activating the abdominal stabilizers by forcing you to balance your body and compensate for the weight on one side. It’s a great way to work on imbalances and improve strength and size in your weaker lifts, but it’s also a sure-fire way to switch things up and prevent boredom in the gym.
Deadlifts are one of the best ways to build the posterior chain, targeting everything from the upper traps down to the hamstrings. Bottom line - if you want to be build a big, powerful backside, you need to be doing deadlift variations regularly.
If you have used sled before, chances are this is what you did with them. But did you know you can target almost any body part using a sled? Here are the top five total-body sled variations.
The wider and thicker your back is, the more jacked you look. Building your back will also make you stronger in all your lifts, and can help prevent future injuries. When you think of exercises that train the back, you may gravitate towards the typical exercises like rows or pulldowns. And while those exercises definitely work, here are 5 exercises that you probably aren’t doing on your back day – but will help you get bigger, and stronger, in a hurry.
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