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1 1/4 Squat - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos 1 1/4 Squat

The 1¼ squat (from Charles Poliquin) is great for developing strength in the bottom of the clean as well as timing and the ability to recover after a limited eccentric movement. It also emphasi...
Back Squat - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Back Squat

Squat performed with a barbell racked across the top of the traps at the base of the neck....
Bent Row - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Bent Row

WIth the back set in extension, the knees bent slight, and the hips bent to bring the torso to approximately horizontal, pull the bar from arms' length up into the stomach, keeping the elbows close to...
Bulgarian Split Squat - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Bulgarian Split Squat

This is a split squat performed with the back foot elevated on a bench or similar. The bar can be racked either on the back or in the front. A front rack will allow a more upright torso and better dep...
Deadlift - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Deadlift

This is a 2-hands anyhow lift, in essence. Although sound spinal posture in particular should be exercised as much as possible, a maximal deadlift will involve an at least somewhat rounded back. Posit...
Front Lunge - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Front Lunge

Perform a lunge with the bar racked on the shoulders as it would be in a clean or front squat. See also split squat and Bulgarian split squat....
Front Squat - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Front Squat

Squat performed with a barbell in the clean rack position. Variations on grips and hand positions exist—however, the only practical and transferable grip is palms up as they would be when receiv...
Good Morning - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Good Morning

With a bar racked on the back as it would be for a back squat, push the hips backward as they flex and allow the knees to unlock. Continue flexing the hip as much as possible while still maintaining c...
Jumping Squat - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Jumping Squat

Best done on jerk racks, but can be done in a power rack if there is no concern about possible damage to the barbell. Set the height of the blocks or the pins of a power rack at a level that place...
Pause Squat - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Pause Squat

This is any squat variation (e.g. back, front, overhead) in which the athlete pauses for a set amount of time in the bottom before recovering. Typical pause time is 3 seconds to try to kill all stored...
Pendlay Row - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Pendlay Row

This is a bent row performed by starting with the bar on the floor for each rep, and beginning with a flexed upper back. Use the contraction of the lats during the row to help extend the upper back to...
Pull-up - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Pull-up

Start hanging from a bar with fully open shoulders and extended arms with hands pronated. Lift yourself until your chin is above the bar (without leaning your head back to elevate your chin). Lower to...
Romanian Deadlift - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Romanian Deadlift

AKA RDL. The name Romanian Deadlift is commonly used incorrectly to describe a Stiff-Leg Deadlift. The movements are similar, but the key difference is that in the RDL, the knees remain bent from star...
Seated Good Morning - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Seated Good Morning

This is a good morning performed while straddling a bench. This requires a great deal of hip flexibility to allow a good range of motion while maintaining complete spinal extension. The feet will need...
Split Squat - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Split Squat

Squat in a split position with the bar racked either in the front or the back. The front will allow a more upright torso position and better depth more and is more appropriate if being used to strengt...
Stiff-Legged Deadlift - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Stiff-Legged Deadlift

Often incorrectly called a Romanian Deadlift or considered the same thing as a straight-legged deadlift. The RDL and SLDL are similar – the key difference is that in the Stiff-Leg Deadlift, the ...
Straight-Legged Deadlift - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Straight-Legged Deadlift

Often incorrectly used synonymously with stiff-legged deadlift. The straight-legged deadlift keeps the knees locked throughout the movement, and involves compete hip and back flexion and extension tog...
Trap Bar Deadlift/Squat - General Strength Exercises - Exercise demo videos Trap Bar Deadlift/Squat

Deadlift using a trap bar. To turn the deadlift into a squat, elevate the feet on a platform to allow full hip depth at the bottom....

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