Ben Bruno


Ben Bruno graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia University. He lives and operates his own personal training business in West Hollywood, California. He also publishes a blog, free newsletter, and does online personal training at

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  • 8 Moves For A Crazy-Strong Core

    Serious lifters take major action to strengthen the posterior chain. Why should the core receive anything less? Use these innovative exercises to blast your core into oblivion!

  • 6 Power Pairings For The Lower Body

    Heavy weight isn't the only way to make lower-body exercises harder. A little workout ingenuity from Ben Bruno can give you just as much muscular stimulation with less strain on your joints!

  • Up With Hip Thrusts: 7 New Variations

    Your glutes are crying out for some attention in the gym. What are you waiting for? Try these new takes on the hip thrust to get a stronger backside!

  • Dead-Stop Reps For Pain-Free Muscles

    One simple change to the way you lift will make everything more difficult—and effective. When your body is screaming, ''Go up,'' make the choice to stay down!

  • Squat Better: Master These Two Squat Variations First!

    Want to master the king of leg exercises? Start with the goblet and landmine squats and you'll experience royal gains in strength, size, and form faster than you can get under the bar.

  • 5 Front Squat Variations You Must Try

    The front squat is earning more fans than ever, but that doesn't mean your front squat can't use some help. Try these 5 variations to clean up your form and make your quads weep!

  • The Floor Press: What Makes The Floor Press So Special?

    The dumbbell floor press is more than just the bench press's primitive cousin: It's a tension-generating, core-attacking strength builder of the first order. Build your pressing power from the ground up, and you may never look back!

  • Power Pairings: Effective Supersets For Strength And Size

    Ben Bruno created power pairings to merge classic lifts with his own creative exercises. Use these exercise combinations to maximize your training with limited space and time!