Do a Deadlift, Not a Bouncelift!

December 13, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

A deadlift is a “dead” lift, not a “bounce” lift. Check out how Chantal performs the exercise. She maintains a flat back with the bar positio...

Read More arrow

Semi-Supinated Chin-Ups

July 02, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

If supinated-grip chin-ups with a straight bar give you elbow or wrist pain, try doing them semi-supinated. Just drape an EZ curl bar over a power ca...

Read More arrow

Reverse Squat

June 30, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

What many people consider a reverse squat is more like a reverse leg press, although technically it's a low-pulley knee-in. This is what a reverse sq...

Read More arrow

Hip Isolation Work

February 20, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Do you want to squat deeper, jump higher, or run faster? Hip isolation work can help your performance in and out of the gym… and as an added bonus,...

Read More arrow

Tib Bar Raises

February 12, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Check out the new addition to the family. It’s called the Tib Bar and as the name implies, it works the tibialis anterior, a muscle that is often o...

Read More arrow

Wrist Roller Extension and Flexion

December 11, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

The low-pulley wrist roller is a great exercise for the forearm extensors and flexors. Just make sure to have a fire extinguisher nearby! https:/...

Read More arrow

Dip Belt Calf Raises

November 12, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

Here’s an exercise I picked up from Paul Sklar. It will cause some “tenderness” in your calves! https://youtu.be/YK5QYSHk-hk They’re ...

Read More arrow

Seated One-Leg Calf Raises

November 01, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

Unilateral (one-side-at-a-time) training allows you to restore left-right symmetry that may have strayed with constant bilateral work. When training ...

Read More arrow

An Incline Press Antagonist

September 27, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

It's a good idea to pair antagonist (opposite) body parts or movement patterns in strength training. When it comes to primary exercises for the upper...

Read More arrow

Negative-Accentuated Lying Leg Curls

April 01, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

Here are two ways to perform negative-accentuated lying leg curls. Method #1 https://youtu.be/oKFPG5lr554 Lift with two legs, lower with one. ...

Read More arrow

Wide-Grip Side-To-Side Pull-Up

March 17, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

Here’s a great way to emphasize the top of the range during pull-ups. When doing a Wide-Grip Side-To-Side Pull-Up, your chin must stay above the ba...

Read More arrow

Full Squat Calf Raise

March 04, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

With the recent gym closures, many people have been forced to train at home. You can target most of the major muscles with limited equipment except f...

Read More arrow

Pin-Touch Bench Press

February 17, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

It’s not how much you do, but how you do it. Controlled “pin-touch” reps on the bench press are far better than uncontrolled “bounce-off-your...

Read More arrow

A Great Tool for Pull-Ups

February 09, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

Male or female, the Angles90 grips are a great tool to use for pull-ups. Pick up a pair today! Visit http://tinyurl.com/Angles90Grips and use coup...

Read More arrow

The Wrist Roller Solution

December 17, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Last week we looked at a great forearm training tool called the Formulator. Today, we’ll look at another good one, the wrist roller. With this t...

Read More arrow

Subscapularis Pull-Up

November 19, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

A great exercise to pair with incline or standing presses is the subscapularis pull-up (also known as a lean-away pull-up). To do it, pull yourself u...

Read More arrow

Get A Grip

October 24, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

IronMind implements are a great way to improve your grip. Here I’m using a pinch-grip block, but there are many more tools that you can use. ht...

Read More arrow

Ring Dips Done Right

July 11, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Doing dips on rings will heighten stabilizer activity. If you do a phase of these and then return to parallel-bar dips, you should notice a nice boos...

Read More arrow

How to Reduce Shoulder Stress During Presses

August 02, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

Yesterday we looked at a simple fix to decrease the stress on your hips during wide-stance squats and deadlifts. Today, we’ll look at a way to de...

Read More arrow

Three Exercises That Beat Boring Planks

May 02, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

The front plank is a popular exercise to promote core stability. Sure, it carries some benefits and there are ways to make it more difficult. Problem...

Read More arrow