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The 20 Best Glutes Exercises of All Time-NICK RANA

The 20 Best Glutes Exercises of All Time
We’re in the midst of a glutes renaissance. Thanks to Instagram, the increased focus on functional fitness, and/or Jennifer Lopez, men and women are trying to build stronger, more beautiful buttsOpens a New Window.. And with that goal comes the quest for better, more creative glutes exercises. But with all due respect to the #fitspo folks, the glutesOpens a New Window. aren’t just for modeling yoga pantsOpens a New Window.. Combined with the hamstringsOpens a New Window.calvesOpens a New Window., and backOpens a New Window., the glutes are the most powerful muscles in the human body. This muscle group—collectively called the “posterior chain”—generates more force than any other human movement, whether that means power cleans, deadlifts, box jumps, or simply lifting a heavy suitcase off the floor and into the overhead compartment. How to Burn More Calories and Build Muscle on Your Trail RunsOpens a New Window. And regardless of what some Insta…

The Injury-proof Shoulder Workout-NICK | RANA

The Injury-proof Shoulder Workout-NICK | RANA THE MAINSTAY of an upper body workoutOpens a New Window. is the shoulder press. It’s also, according to an increasing number of orthopedic surgeons, one of the most dangerous exercisesOpens a New Window.. That’s because the lift puts tons of pressure on the head of your humerus—the round bone segment that sits inside the shoulder socket. Over time, that excess weightOpens a New Window. can cause tears to the socket tissue, called the labrum. Then you may be looking at physical therapy or arthroscopic surgery. The 30 Best Shoulders Exercises of All Time Opens a New Window. Do a shoulder press wrong and it could lead to an even more serious injury. Andrew RokitoOpens a New Window., chief of shoulder and elbow surgery at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, says that in the past year alone, his team performed 250 rotator cuff repairs and 240 shoulder replacement surgeries. (The proliferation of CrossFitOpens a New Window. may have something to do …

6 Moves That Are More Effective Than the Bench Press-NICK RANA

6 Moves That Are More Effective Than the Bench Press
Hit up your local gym on any given Monday and you’ll probably run into the cattle call for the bench press station. It’s practically tradition that it’s the first exercise most men think about for upper body strength — how often have you been asked, “How much ya bench?” The truth is, if you’re looking to develop the chest, a healthy functioning upper body, and improve strength, the standard barbell bench won't get you there. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced lifter, you'll achieve greater gains for your chest and total upper body strength with these six moves. 

Low Incline Dumbbell Press Throwing a mild incline into the mix allows for greater range of motion to attack the chest muscles far more effectively than the standard bench. Moreover, not having your hands tethered to a bar in a fixed position allows the wrists and elbows to move freely as the rep progresses. This can prove to be a shoulder-saver over time, espe…