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Some superheroes are only as good as their tools. They can have impressive powers, of course, but they are most effective as they crank their special equipment like Thor.
You probably do not have Mjölnir in your house to bid, but you can use most of the tools available to you at your gym. In order to reach your full potential, you should have the same old dumbbells and dumbbells Consider using new and other devices.
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Super-hero coach Don Saladino, who has collaborated with actors such as Ryan Reynolds and Sebastian Stan, blends the devices he uses in his routines for the best results.
A A little variety can lead to big breakthroughs. That's why he introduced the Vipr, a power cylinder with two handles designed for swinging, for exercises like the split-stance chop.
"The Vipr is a great tool in this posture, forcing you to balance and stabilize," says Saladino. "As we make our way through the pattern, it forces your hips to relax as you engage in core work."
To perform the split-stance cut, you can use tools other than the Vipr that may not be available. Your Sub gym in dumbbells or a sandbag with handles for the same benefits.
- Hold the device firmly with both hands.
- Step into a lunge position with the right knee bent behind you (but not resting on the floor).
- Swing the weight to the right, then rotate your torso over your left shoulder. Stretch arms with straight elbows. Keep your hips and feet steady throughout the movement.
- Turn your posture around and repeat in the opposite direction.
Add the Split Stance Chop to your total body workout, with 3 sets of 8 reps each. Keep the weight low until you find your balance, then work your way up.
For more superhero bodybuilding moves, check out all Superhero Fit workouts or Saladino's complete program.