20 Ways to Train Smarter

Bret Contreras with a new article over at T Nation, some great info!

Here’s what you need to know…

  • Do leg presses while wearing Olympic shoes to really target the quads.
  • Position the hands on the outside of the dumbbells when curling. It creates an insane burn in the biceps while saving the elbows and forearms.
  • If dips hurt your shoulders, do band dips where you attach two bands to the top of a rack. Great for pec and triceps activation.
  • Brace yourself during single-leg lifts by holding onto a bar or rack for support. It’ll allow for better balance and greater loads.
  • Do back extensions with a glute focus. Flare the feet out, round the upper back, squeeze the glutes, and drive the hips into the pad during each rep.
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