the_barbell_deadlift_workoutThe deadlift is the simplest exercise in the training program and consists merely of lifting a very heavy barbell from the floor and standing straight up with the load held in the hands. It permits an athlete to lift more weight than any other exercise, albeit through a shorter range of motion than the squat. The deadlift trains the legs, hips, and trunk muscles, and it is the best back-strengthening exercise.

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How to Do a Triceps Pushdown

6/27/2019 3:48 PM

triceps-pushdownTripseps Pushdown is a strength training exercise, targeting the triceps muscles at the back of your arm. Although the biceps are the most recognized part of your arm, your triceps comprise two-thirds of the arm. Perform Pushdowns with a straight bar or try a tricep rope pushdown for a better range of movements.

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How to Do a Lat Pulldown

6/27/2019 11:15 AM

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Lat Pulldown is a compound exercise involving multiple joints. It targets almost every major muscle group. Use lifting straps on this lift. If the number of reps being performed is fewer than 6, it is also recommended that you use a lifting belt. It is easier to learn the proper technique by using the rack. 

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Smith Machine Military Press

6/26/2019 9:43 PM

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The smith machine military press is one of the best exercises for isolating front delts. Also known as a smith machine shoulder press, this exercise will help you to get stronger and lift heavy weights. Unlike using free weights to perform shoulder presses, smith machine variation keeps your muscles under constant tension by employing a fixed plane of movements.  It is way safer then barbell or dumbbell military presses, and less straining your shoulder joints.

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principles-of-strength-training-and-bodybuilding Training is a complex activity governed by principles and methodological guidelines designed to help athletes achieve the greatest possible muscle size and definition. The principles of training explained here are very important training guidelines that must be considered at the start of an organized training program.

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Building a Home Gym

6/22/2019 3:51 PM

Strength-Training-at-HomeA major advantage of building a home gym is that it is convenient. Time is precious, and not having to go to the gym and back will give you more of it to spend on your workouts. Exercising at home is also convenient on the weekend. It means you don't need to take so much time away from your family, and it helps you stay consistent with your fitness program.

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Weight bench for home useYou’re starting your own home gym, you bought and set up your squat cage, unpacked your brand new olympic plates, wiped off oil from your brand new olympic barbell. But, then you quickly realize that something is missing, a vital piece of equipment: the weight bench.

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The Most Common Mistake: Thinking that Eating Less is BetterWhen people think of a diet they think of pain, hunger and food deprivation. At first, most dieters reduce their food intake dramatically and see that in the first week they lose as much as 10 pounds of weight. They say: “Great! In order to lose more weight, I need to eat less.” After a few weeks they notice that they are not losing as fast as they had hoped. Frustrated, they start to starve themselves even more. Before we continue, let's stop right here and explain what is going on inside the body. 

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stop wasting your money on fat loss pills

Let’s talk about all of the exercise contraptions we see on TV. Why do we need to pay over $80 to perform an abdominal crunch? The abdominal crunch is perhaps the most simple exercise there is to target the abdominal muscles. Do we need a machine to help us do it? We think not! 

Ads for such gadgets promise abs in minutes a day. But did you ever read the fine print on the TV screen? It usually reads that the statements are true as long as you 

 

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FIVE COMMON MYTHS IN BODYBUILDING

12/29/2018 10:54 PM

5 common mythts in bodybuildingMyth #1: In order to gain muscle and lose fat you need to exercise for hours every day. 

This myth couldn’t be any further from the truth. The truth of the matter is that after one hour of intense weight training your levels of testosterone (the hormone that promotes increased muscle mass and reduces fat) levels drop...

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