The snatch is a large muscle, multi-joint Olympic lift that involves pulling the bar from the floor overhead in one continuous motion. It is a central part of most cross training programs.
Kettlebells sound like one of those goofy “one-size-fits-all” exercise gadgets promoted on late-night infomercials. There are, however, some basic differences. While most gimmick exercise devices are flimsy and ill conceived, kettlebells are rock-solid and its training methods are based on solid scientific principles. Kettlebell training is fun and safe, builds muscle and promotes fat loss. This is one exercise device that you will use for the rest of your life, and it won’t gather dust in the closet.
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.
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.
We’re all busy people. So sometimes working out for over an hour is just not in the cards. Unfortunately, your physique doesn’t make exceptions for being busy – you simply have to make time to get in your workout. One way to do that? Incorporate more total-body movements into your regimen. Why? Here are the only three reasons you need.
Few exercises build sequential strength better than the clean and jerk. Modifications of this exercise, such as the power clean and push jerk, are relatively easy to learn and still build excellent strength and power. This article will include the elements of the clean and jerk, modifications of the basic lift, and a checklist to help you develop good technique.
Looking to breathe new life into your training? Give these unique exercises a try, courtesy of Greg Plitt. We don’t recommend doing these every day, but if you’re looking to challenge yourself and have fun doing it, try adding a few to your next workout and testing your limits!
The deadlift is one of the three power lifts. It is also a great exercise for building total-body strength and power. It is an excellent predictor of performance in high-power movements such as jumping, sprinting, and throwing. However, this exercise can cause injury if done incorrectly.