Tag: Exercise

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...

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Tibialis Anterior Band Pull

May 07, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

It’s such a mad world these days that many people neglect to train their tibialis anterior. This is one muscle you should give a “shin” about! ...

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Back Side Step-Ups

May 05, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

The general rule of thumb with step-ups is height before load: determine the appropriate height first, then choose an appropriate load to accomplish ...

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Standing One-Arm Rope French Press

April 09, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

When performing a One-Arm French Press, I prefer to use a rope attached to a mid-pulley rather than a bulky dumbbell. There’s ample clearance with ...

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Pull-Ups Done Right

February 02, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

If you're going to do pull-ups, do them right! Instead of doing 3-4 sets of 10 "ugly" reps, do the opposite! Do 10 sets of 3-4 "quality" reps. You...

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Horizontal Ring Chin-Ups

January 01, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

First workout of the year and I had the pleasure to do horizontal ring chin-ups (also known as inverted rows). This is a great exercise if it’s don...

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Negative-Accentuated Glute-Ham Raise

November 13, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

The Sicilian Crunch put me on the map many moons ago. Consider this as the reverse action. It’s a negative-accentuated glute-ham raise emphasizing ...

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Greasing the Reverse Hyper Movement

November 10, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Frankie Valli’s Grease is certainly a blast from the past and it’s a fitting song for the reverse hyper. You see, most people that do this exerci...

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Single-Leg Cable Romanian Deadlift

August 17, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

The Single-Leg Cable Romanian Deadlift is a deceptive exercise. Judy is able to do it with ease, but it’s far more challenging than it looks. Your ...

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15-Degree Incline Rope Triceps Extensions

August 12, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

The maximum overload with triceps extensions typically occurs when the forearms are parallel to the floor. Doing them, however, on a slight incline w...

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Reverse-Band California Press

July 30, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/Q8dUJ_wYVTQ I tend to favour a reverse-band setup when performing the California Press, which is a cross between a close-grip b...

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High-Pulley Overhead Triceps Extension

May 31, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Here’s a great triceps exercise that I’m doing right now. It’s called the High-Pulley Overhead Triceps Extension. It’s done bent-over in a lu...

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Walking Dumbbell/Xvest Lunge

May 20, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

The walking dumbbell lunge is a great exercise to do during a body composition phase, but as the weights go up, your grip will fatigue before your le...

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Safe Pressing with Heavy Dumbbells

May 09, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Believe it or not, many lifters get injured just getting in and out of position before an exercise begins or right after it’s done! The lying dumbb...

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Standing Rope French Press

March 27, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/mvRvNhrxsPc Some people think that the Standing Rope French Press is some kind of specialty coffee. It’s not… it’s a grea...

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Seated Leg Extensions

March 20, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Favor higher reps when doing seated leg extensions. The key is constant tension: Don’t use too heavy of a weight, go up to a “soft lock” positi...

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Two Pressing Issues for Gym Rats

February 26, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Most gym rats are “pushers” not “pullers”, and most do too much “horizontal” pushing and not enough “vertical” pushing. If you’re a...

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Seated One-Arm Thick-Bar Javelin Press

December 11, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/wnRBpD2RNzU Here’s an exercise you may not have seen before. It’s a seated one-arm thick-bar javelin press. I’m using an ...

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Standing Behind-The-Back Wrist Curls

October 18, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/ulT-0bXbRQM Next time you do wrist curls, try doing them behind the back. You can also try high- and low-platform wrist curls o...

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Neuro-Grip Push-Ups

September 30, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/GUO9_jsvAhQ Have you ever tried push-ups with Neuro-Grips? It’s like doing them on stilettos! Learn more about this neat tool...

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