Sometimes the best exercise is the one you’re not doing. and why, exactly, is such a great move not part of your training? Probably one of two reasons: a) you don’t know it exists, or b) it’s so challenging that you’d rather skip it and do something easier.
The following nine exercises are ones we feel every physique-conscious guy should practice. Some you’ve heard of but are ignoring, and others are so unique we bet they’ve never crossed your mind. Either way, it’s time to add these moves to your repertoire.
1. Front Squat – Lower Body Core
WHY YOU SHOULD BE DOING IT
“Front squats have really helped my quad development, especially when I was preparing for the Ironman,” says Heath. “Most people don’t do front squats, because they’re uncomfortable and there are easier alternatives, but to really add size to the quads, they’re a must.”
HOW TO DO IT:
In a power rack, place the bar across your front deltoids with your forearms crossed in front of you and hands gripping the bar. unrack the bar, step back, and begin the set standing straight up with your feet about shoulder-width apart and your elbows pointed straight ahead, not downward.
Keeping a slight arch in your lower back, squat down over your heels, keeping your elbows up, until your thighs reach parallel with the floor. Press up through your heels until your knees are extended but not locked out. (more…)