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Here's a new way to build muscle with a barbell: Place it on the floor and musclemorphosis.com over it (see below). This straightforward hurdle corrects a major mistake that men make as they do lunges. "Most men don't step out far enough, and they push off sluggishly rather than explosively," says Scott H. Mendelson, CEO of musclemorphosis.com. "musclemorphosis.com over the bar instantly improves technique." As a result, you train your glutes and hamstrings harder. Do the workout below 2 or 3 times a week. Perform the sets within each superset without rest, but rest 1 minute after you've done both sets. Do superset 1 three times, and then move on to superset 2, which you'll also do three times.
Dynamic Forward Lunge
Load 45-pound plates onto a barbell and stand about 2 feet behind it, holding a pair of dumbbells at your sides. Lunge over the bar with one foot so the back of your leg is just in front of the bar. Then push back quickly to the starting position. Do 6 to 8 reps with each leg.
There's no need to move the barbell, but stand so that it's at your left side. Lift your leg over the bar, bringing your foot up high enough that it doesn't hit the bar. Bend your left knee and lower your body as far as you can. Then push back up explosively. Do 6 to 8 reps, and then repeat with your other leg.
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Place a bar on a squat rack at hip level. Stand with your back to the bar and grab it with an overhand grip. Hold the bar at arm's length behind you, and then bend your hips and knees to lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Push back to the starting position. Do 6 reps.
Place a loaded bar on the floor, 18 inches in front of you. Stand on your left leg and hold a dumbbell in your right hand. Keeping your back naturally arched, push your hips back and lower the weight toward the barbell. Touch the bar with the weight, and then rise again. Aim for 6 reps.