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WHE #15 Pistol Squats

World’s Hardest Exercise #15 Pistol Squats Jim Kielbaso MS, CSCS This one requires strength, flexibility, balance and body control. Stand on one foot with the other foot slightly in front of you. Keep your entire foot on the ground and perform a squat as deep as you can on one foot. The non-working foot stays […]

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WHE #34 Superman Pushups

Worlds Hardest Exercise #34 Superman Push-Ups Jim Kielbaso MS, CSCS Amazing your friends at parties is a decent reason to work on Superman Push-Ups. Lay face down on the floor, hands together over your hand, palms on the ground. Push your hands and feet into the ground, contract everything in your midsection and lift your […]

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Bodybuilding Mistake #38: Bodybuilders Who Train Like Strength Athletes

From Bodybuilding Mistakes by Brian D. Johnston Note: This is the first article we have posted from Brian’s outstanding book Bodybuilding Mistakes.  It is an outstanding book, with a phenomenal amount of scientific and empirical evidence, all put together in a very under understandable format. This sums up a few of the previous mistakes. A […]

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Dips 5-4-3-2-1

World’s Hardest Exercise #51 Dips 5-4-3-2-1 Jim Kielbaso MS, CSCS   One of my all-time favorites.You need a partner for this one.Start off by performing 5 dips, and hold yourself up at the top.Cross your feet, have your partner grab them and pull your legs up so you are parallel to the ground in a […]

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Stability Ball Leg Curl

Stability Ball Leg Curl

Exercise Feature: Stability Ball Leg Curl Jim Kielbaso MS, CSCS Most coaches understand how important the hamstrings are, but they are consistently one of the most under-trained groups in the body.Often this is simply because coaches have so many exercises available for the quads and glutes, but not nearly as many choices for the hamstrings.Many […]

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Romanian Deadlift (RDL)

Romanian Deadlift (RDL)

Strength and Conditioning Exercise: Romanian Deadlift (RDL) Jim Kielbaso MS, CSCS The RDL is a fantastic exercise for the glutes and hamstrings that does not require any fancy equipment, so it can be done in virtually any setting.It is sometimes referred to as a straight-leg deadlift or stiff-leg deadlift. The only real downside to the […]

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Power Pull

Power Pull

Exercise Feature: The Power Pull Jim Kielbaso MS, CSCS The Power Pull is one of my favorite alternatives to the Olympic lifts because it includes all of the triple-extension power development associated with weightlifting without the dreaded catch. Arguments in favor of using weightlifting movements for sport often center around their development of power through […]

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