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WHE #19 Ab Rockers

World’s Hardest Exercise #19 Ab Rockers Jim Kielbaso MS, CSCS As with all Manual Resistance exercises, you need a partner for this one.Lay on your back, hands locked behind your head, feet crossed and knees pulled up so your feet are off the ground.Pull yourself into the top of a crunch with your elbows touching […]

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WHE #38 Handstand Push-Ups

Handstand Push Ups World’s Hardest Exercise #38 Jim Kielbaso MS, CSCS Get into a handstand with your feet against a wall or have someone hold your feet.Bend your arms like you’re doing a push-up until your head almost hits the ground and press yourself back up into a handstand position.Do as many reps as possible, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Renegade Row

While this exercise appears to be more of a row for the upper back, it is actually a core exercise that requires tremendous abdominal strength and stabilization to perform correctly. The goal is to perform the rowing action with as little spinal and hip rotation as possible. The movement of the dumbbells creates rotational torque […]

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