Some superheroes are only as good as the tools they use. They might have impressive powers, sure, but they’re most effective with a boost from their special equipment, like Thor with his hammer.
You probably don’t have Mjölnir lying around your house to do your bidding, but you can make the most of the tools available to you at your gym. To unlock your full potential, you should consider using new and different equipment besides just the same old barbells and dumbbells.
- Grasp the implement firmly with both hands.
- Get into a lunge stance, with your right knee bent behind you (but not resting on the ground).
- Swing the weight down to your right side, then twist your trunk to swing it up above your left shoulder, extending your arms with straight elbows. Keep your hips and feet stable throughout the motion.
- Flip your stance, and repeat in the opposite direction.
Add the split stance chop to your full-body workout with 3 sets of 8 reps to start. Keep the weight down until you’ve found your balance, then work your way up to more.
By Brett Williams