Roll Your Own

Dec 12 / Build Muscle

A good multipart musclemorphosis.com has to be challenging to all the muscles you're trying to work. This isn't as easy as it sounds, since most hybrid musclemorphosis.com combine upper- and lower-body movements. And, unless something has gone tragically wrong, your lower-body muscles are a heck of a lot stronger than the stuff you like to flex in your bathroom mirror. So you need to put your bigger muscles at some sort of mechanical disadvantage while giving your smaller muscles a kick-start. You can make up your own moves or experiment with some of these musclemorphosis.com combinations ...

A good multipart musclemorphosis.com has to be challenging to all the muscles you're trying to work. This isn't as easy as it sounds, since most hybrid musclemorphosis.com combine upper- and lower-body movements. And, unless something has gone tragically wrong, your lower-body muscles are a heck of a lot stronger than the stuff you like to flex in your bathroom mirror.

So you need to put your bigger muscles at some sort of mechanical disadvantage while giving your smaller muscles a kick-start. You can make up your own moves or experiment with some of these musclemorphosis.com combinations that the strength coach Alwyn Cosgrove uses with the athletes he trains. Each allows momentum for upper-body muscles and requires balance from the lower body.

Lateral Stepup/Hammer Curl
Stand with a step or bench beside you and hold dumbbells at your sides, palms facing in. Step sideways onto the bench with one foot, and as you rise, curl the weights to your shoulders.
Front Squat/Shoulder Press
With a barbell or dumbbells, squat down with the weight resting on the front of your shoulders. Then, as you stand up, use the momentum to help press the weight overhead.
Lunge with Overhead Press
Stand holding dumbbells at your shoulders. As you lunge forward or backward, press the weights overhead. Return to the starting position, then lower the dumbbells.