An Easy Way to Rotate Strength Exercises

About the Author: Eric Cressey

I’ve written on numerous occasions about the importance of rotating strength exercises for long-term strength development.  In fact, it’s one of the primary features of the Maximum Strength program.

One concern that a lot of people have is that with a typical commercial gym set-up, it isn’t always easy to rotate resistance training exercises.  These folks don’t have specialty bars for lower-body training (giant cambered bar, safety squat bar, trap/hex bar, etc.) or upper body training (multipurpose bar, thick bar, etc.).  Also on the upper-body front, these folks might not have an extra training partner on-hand to hold the boards for board presses.

A great, low-priced option that’ll allow you to instantly expand your exercise pool is to pick up two pairs of Lynx Grips.


These implements enable you to instantly change the diameter of the bar to get “improvised” thick bar training.  And, for the ladies out there, they are a lot easier on the hands – a much better choice than wearing gloves.  Lynx Grips are also really useful for those who aren’t allowed to use chalk, as their texture can help to improve grip slightly on pulling movements. We use them all the time at Cressey Performance.

For more information, check out