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Most of the time, it pays to be tall.
Because of their long limbs, tall guys need to sustain weight over larger ranges of motion, and that makes them more susceptible to injury than their more compact counterparts. Those commonalities:. So, with the above disadvantages in mind, Lucas has pinpointed the 10 most common exercises tall guys struggle with. Do these instead: Master the dumbbell bench press and incline barbell bench press. How to use in a routine: For mass, try 4 sets of 10 on each movement with 1 minute rest.
For strength, try 5 sets of 5 reps on each movement with minutes rest. Do this instead: Use the trap hex bar deadlift as an alternative. How to use in a routine: Keep the volume relatively low and really master the technique. Start with sets of reps, with plenty of rest between sets on your lower-body days, he recommends.
Tall guys struggle to maintain balance between pushing their hips back to settle into the squat and keeping their center of mass over the midfoot. With the load placed in front of you, though, this task becomes much less daunting. Do these instead: Opt for the front squatwhich is a great way to load up the bar for strength work, and the goblet squatwhich is an amazing variation for building mass. Just make sure for the goblet squat, you use a heavy dumbbell, hold it in front of your chest, and tuck your elbows into your sides, Lucas notes. How to use in a routine: For strength, perform 5 sets of 5 with heavy front squats or goblet squats.
For mass, grab a moderate dumbbell or kettlebell and rip through 3 sets of quality goblet squats at a controlled tempo. Rest for minutes between both styles. Do these instead: Want to reap some of the benefits of Olympic lifting without actually doing Olympic lifts? Do more dumbbell snatches and kettlebell swings. The dumbbell snatch will help you achieve power and explosiveness and set you up in a controlled overhead position that requires much less mobility. How to use in a routine: For dumbbell snatches, perform sets of 5 reps per arm at the beginning of your sessions with 2 minutes rest between sets.
For kettlebell swings, start with 3 sets of reps with high-quality form as a warmup, conditioning, or deadlift accessory. Rest for at least a minute between sets. Wedge a barbell up against the corner of a wall you can prevent it from sliding by adding towels or sand bags. Come down on your left knee and plant your right foot out in front of you. Grab the barbell with your left hand. As you press the weight up, shift your torso forward slightly to wedge yourself under the weight.
This will get you into an overhead position without throwing your postural integrity or shoulder mechanics off. Switch sides after prescribed reps. How to use in a routine: For strength, load this up for 3 sets of 5 reps per side, with 2 minutes rest. For size, aim for 3 sets of 10 reps per side, with minutes rest.
Do this instead: Modify the movement and try a sliding single-leg RDL. Set up a sliding disk on the end of an elevated bench. Face away from the bench and place one foot in front of it, while you position the other on the slider. Hinge at your hips and try to slide that disk from one end of the bench to the other. You can also add dumbbells to both hands to increase the difficulty.
How to use in a routine: Use this as a warmup before you deadlift or a staple in a foundational general prep strength phase. To start, perform sets of 6 slow reps each side. Give yourself about 30seconds to 1 minute rest between sets. The longer your levers are, though, the more ankle mobility you need to hit your qu, glutes, and hamstrings appropriately, he explains. These moves still require a decent amount of ankle mobility, but the demands and limits are placed on you, rather than a fixed piece of equipment, Lucas says.
How to use in a routine: For lunges, start with 3 sets of 10 reps per side, with the highest quality. Rest for minutes between sets. For strength, perform 5 sets of 5 with heavy split or goblet squats. For mass, grab a moderate dumbbell or kettlebell and blast through 3 sets of quality goblet squats at a controlled tempo. The relative force and resistance is the same for both, but tall guys are pulling their weight over a longer distance, which can smoke grip strength. Do this instead: Add isometric hangs into your training.
You can do flexed-arm hangs chin above the bar or packed-shoulder hangs arms straight, shoulders pulled down away from your ears. How to use in a routine: For isometric hangs, perform sets until failure daily. Give yourself at least minutes to recover between sets.
These can be performed in the training session or as a finisher, depending on your movements that day. Bottom line, though, you want to listen to your body as a tall lifter. That should shut them up. For access to exclusive gear videos, celebrity interviews, and more, subscribe on YouTube! But on the lifting platform? Sorry, dude. Those commonalities: Taller guys generally have a harder time gaining lean mass. Taller guys have a more challenging time performing traditional strength exercises through a full range of motion.
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