In the summer of 1990, at the Sports Palace in San Francisco, legendary Romanian weightlifter Nicu Vlad unintentionally revealed to the world one of his strength training secrets. The lift, which was later dubbed the "Romanian Deadlift" had never been witnessed in the USA until that summer when he toured the country for training for the 1990 Goodwill Games. Part of the clinic was Nicu doing a workout where he cleaned and jerked around 220 kg to 230 kg, and then he proceeded to do this lift, a combination stiff-leg deadlift and...

Prepare yourself for the most brutal of all row variations: the Kroc Row.  First implemented by Matt Kroczaleski for upper back development that explodes the latissimus dorsi, the Kroc row is a variation of the common dumbbell row.  There is no reason to keep doing controlled, low weight, low rep dumbbell rows when you could be doing Kroc rows instead with the heaviest dumbbells you can lift. What the Hell are Kroc Rows Matt Kroczaleski began performing his own variation of the dumbbell row when he stopped doing dumbbell rows and noticed...

What's the difference between a pull-up and a chin-up?  More importantly, which of the two is best for muscle development? What's the difference? Very simply put, the only actual difference in form is the grip.  A chin-up is performed with the palms facing the body (supinated grip) while a pull-up is performed with the palms facing away from the body (pronated grip).  There is also a different variation possible with some bars that feature parallel handles called a neutral grip, with the palms facing each other. Which variation is better? Both are excellent compound pulls...