Hang on For Your Health With These Simple Drills

Couple hangs for their health on the pull-up bar.

Imagine how your body would feel with confident posture and open shoulders and hips. If you ever experience tension headaches, neck stiffness, or lower back discomfort, the aforementioned attributes might seem more like a dream than a reality. But if there was a simple drill you could do that would have big benefits noticeable throughout

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Sculpt Your Arms With Bodyweight Tricep Training

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When working to develop a super strong upper body, don’t forget about the triceps! We wrote a previous article about bicep training, so had to follow it up with one to reach the other half. If you want to develop the strongest arms, using bodyweight-based exercises and techniques, then you came to the right place.

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Get a Grip: 5 Minute Forearms

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrated grip strength, core control, and upper body mobility with an undergrip dead hang.

Your wrists work hard, day in and day out. – and you may not even realize all they help you accomplish in everyday activities and fitness pursuits alike. Fun fact: your grip strength is one of the best indicators of how strong your entire body is since so many exercises and daily tasks involve the

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Back to Basics: Timeless Moves For a Healthy, Strong Back

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Let’s start with the basics! Your backbone is the pillar of your body, holding you up and keeping you going strong. Many muscles, both large and small, help break up your back’s workload. Attending to these muscles not only makes you look F-I-N-E from behind, but also promotes healthy postures, increases the ranges in which

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Bodyweight Biceps: Train For Sculpted Arms

GymnasticBodies female athlete demonstrates a pull-up progression with rings.

What says, “Hey, I like to workout” more than a set of muscular and defined arms? Rather than doing bicep curls on the regular, let’s try something that’ll get you better results in a shorter period of time. In this two-part series, we will be showing you how to completely transform your upper half. This

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Two Best Upper Body Exercise To Fire Up Your Rear Delts

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates upper body strength with a bulgarian pull-up.

When it comes to training the shoulders, pressing exercises often reign supreme in our workouts. Think traditional bodyweight exercises like pushups and dips, which are great for building front delt muscle definition and strength, no doubt. But when it comes to building strong, aesthetically pleasing, and injury-proof shoulders, it’s important not to skip out on

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Frog Stand Mastery: 3 Simple Moves to Get Yours

GymnasticBodies female athlete demonstrates an advanced frog stand.

Do you have an exercise that’s part of your upcoming fitness goals? There are certain movements that are just more exciting than others, and we know there’s a lot of training involved before you get there. But once you finally hit your marker of success, it seems like you can conquer anything. Setting reachable goals

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Beyond the Push-up: Simple Ways To Add Variety To Your Chest Workouts

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The almighty push-up! One of the oldest – not to mention most effective – upper body exercises out there. But beyond the push-up, there are a plethora of chest exercises that can add some serious added strength and flavor to your upper body workouts. Variety in your workout is key to developing a well-rounded physique.

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Shoulder Safety: Basic Benchmarks for Greater Shoulder Strength and Control


Everyone can benefit from greater shoulder health. Whether you work a full-time desk job, lift weights on the regular, or just feel like your shoulders are worn down from years of abuse, we’re here to assure you that you ARE NOT DOOMED! Your posture, movement, and tight muscles are all sure to benefit from these

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Freedom to Press: How to Maximize Shoulder Stability

Freedom to Press: How to Maximize Shoulder Stability

Dear aspiring athletes, recreational exercisers, and even desk-bound office workers: We have an important message for you! Whether your goals are to improve athletic performance or to just move and feel better in everyday life, it’s of the utmost importance that you remember this: No matter what activity you partake in — athletic or not

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