Tag: compound

Smith machine squat

The Smith machine squat will allow you to safely squat a heavy weight in the absence of a spotter. Just make sure that you use the safety pins.

Trap bar farmer’s walk

The trap bar farmer's walk is a great whole-body exercise for improving functional fitness, enhancing unilateral leg strength, and boosting overall strength.

Trap bar deadlift

The trap bar deadlift is great for building glutes, legs, back and forearms; strengthening the core; improving functional fitness; and developing strength.

Incline push-up

Use the incline push-up to activate and strengthen the horizontal pushing muscles of your upper body until you can graduate to the standard push-up.

Dumbbell box squat

Use the dumbbell box squat to eliminate the stretch reflex, making the exercise more difficult and allowing you to overload your muscles with less weight.

Smith machine JM press

Provided you use the safety pins, the Smith machine JM press offers a safe way to perform the JM press movement pattern, great for triceps activation.

Smith machine Yates row

The Smith machine Yates row can help you to develop a great back and upper-body strength while avoiding cheating by swaying up and down.

Machine front pull-down

The machine front pull-down is a brilliant exercise with which you can build your back and arm muscles and develop your upper-body strength.

Decline push-up

Work the upper chest (clavicular pectoralis major), anterior shoulders and triceps using the decline push-up, a compound upper-body exercise.

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