1 1/4 Squat
The 1¼ squat is a variation of either the back squat or front squat that focuses on the bottom of the movement.
Perform the eccentric portion of th...
The back squat is the most basic strength exercise in weightlifting, and one of the most commonly used exercises other than the competition lifts.
Back Squat Jump
The back squat jump is an exercise that trains explosiveness for the squat, the jerk, and the pulls of the snatch and clean.
Perform a back squat with a c...
AKA Bent-over row, bent forward row
The bent row is a basic back exercise for building horizontal pulling and upper back strength.
Hold the b...
Bulgarian Split Squat
AKA RLE squat
The Bulgarian split squat may be just a joke played on gullible Americans by a visiting Bulgarian coach, but it can still be a useful exercise in some cases.
AKA Chin, pull-up
The chin-up is a simple and effective upper body pulling strength exercise that also can help with shoulder mobility.
Clean-Grip Overhead Squat
AKA Jerk-grip overhead squat, narrow-grip overhead squat, close-grip overhead squat
The clean-grip overhead squat is simply an overhead squat with a narrow grip.
The front squat is a basic strength exercise in weightlifting, and one of the most commonly used exercises other than the competition lifts.
Place the bar...
AKA Bend overs
The good morning is an excellent exercise to strengthen the back for weightlifting, and will also strengthen the glutes and hamstrings well.
Jumping Quarter Squat
AKA Jump-up, jumping squat
The jumping quarter squat is an exercise that trains explosiveness for the squat, the jerk, and the pulls of the snatch and clean.
AKA Jumping quarter squat
The jumping squat is a concentric-only explosive movement that uses heavy loading and can improve the drive of the jerk and the finish of the snatch and clean pu...
AKA Side lunge
The lateral lunge is a unilateral leg exercise moving in the frontal instead of saggital plane, emphasizing hip and adductor strength and stability.
AKA Barbell lunge, walking lunge
The lunge is a basic unilateral leg strength exercise that can help with imbalances or weak split positions in the jerk.
Narrow-Stance Back Squat
AKA Narrow-stance squat, pulling-stance squat
The pulling-stance back squat is a relatively rare variation of the squat used occasionally for variety or to help strengthen a lifter’s ...
Overhead Split Squat
The overhead split squat is a helpful exercise for strengthening the receiving position of the split jerk that addresses both leg strength and overhead positioning.
Parallel Back Squat
AKA Half squat, partial squat
The parallel back squat is an abbreviated back squat, used in weightlifting to strengthen the sticking point of the squat, and often as the only back squat varia...
Parallel Front Squat
The parallel front squat is an abbreviated front squat, used to strengthen the sticking point of the front squat and clean in particular.
Perform a front squat, but...
Pause Back Squat
AKA Pause squat, stop squat
The pause back squat is a simple variation of the back squat that focuses on strength in the bottommost range of motion and rate of force development.
Pause Front Squat
AKA Stop front squat
The pause front squat is a simple variation of the front squat that focuses on strength in the bottommost range of motion and rate of force development.
Pin Back Squat
AKA Bottom-up squat, block squat, concentric squat, Anderson squat
The pin squat is a back squat in which the barbell starts supported in a low position by a rack or blocks and the athlete be...