Looking to improve your workouts?
Want to get better results in less time?
Then you might have to make some changes to your exercise routine. If your goal is to lose weight, do compound moves, HIIT, and full body circuits. Isolation work is great too, but it doesn’t necessarily aid in fat loss. Once you achieve a shredded physique, focus on isolation moves. » Read more
With so much hyped up information and bogus “breakthrough” exercise methods popping up all the time, most lifters seem to have lost sight of the basics.
While the basics may not be as flashy and exciting as what most of the “other guys” out there promote, they’ll pack raw muscle size and strength on to your body faster than any other method you’ll come across.
In this article I am simply going to list each major muscle group on the body, along with some basic tips for building that muscle as quickly and efficiently as possible. Nothing “revolutionary” or “innovative” here… Just the bare-bones truth about building muscle fast.
Let’s get right to it. » Read more
The secret to getting super lean – I’m talking about being RIPPED, not just “average body fat” – is all about mastering the art of “peaking.”
Most people do not have a clue about what it takes to reach the type of low body fat levels that reveal ripped six-pack abs, muscle striations, vascularity and extreme muscular definition, so they go about it completely the wrong way.
Here’s a case in point: One of my newsletter subscribers recently sent me this question: » Read more
1) The Deadlift
Not many weight training exercises work as many muscle groups and build muscle as fast as the deadlift. The neck, traps, upper, middle, and lower back, glutes, hamstrings, quads, biceps, forearms, and abs are all utilized in the deadlift.
No other exercise is a better test of overall body power. While uninformed people always ask, “how much can you bench,” the question they really should ask is, “how much can you deadlift?”
A deadlift is the most basic exercise anyone can do. Bending down and picking a weight up off the floor is the one weight training exercise that mimics everyday real life situations. » Read more
“Give me a 64-ounce steak, double-baked potato with extra sour cream and an apple pie for dessert. No, not a slice – give me the whole pie, please.”
If you have ever had the opportunity to go out with a bodybuilder for dinner, you would be familiar with that kind of order delivered to the distressed waitress.
These high-carbohydrate, high-protein, and high-fat diet meals were the popular method for packing on muscle and climbing the scale. “I’ll pack on all the weight I can now, then melt off the fat later,” was the common motto. » Read more
For many women, the top goals that they have with their workout program is to work on toning the bum, toning the thighs, and toning the tummy. Essentially, they want to firm up but not develop a lot of muscle bulk, thus retaining their feminine appearance.
Fortunately, if they go about their program correctly, it’s perfectly possible to see good toning in all three of these areas. The problem is that many women quickly run to the cardio machines thinking that’s the single best way to tone these areas of the body. Only it’s not and their progress is significantly going to suffer if this is what they do.
Let’s have a look at some of the best exercises for toning the bum, toning the thighs, and toning the tummy. » Read more
If you’re on a mission to get six pack abs, it’s vital that you take the time to get a good game plan in place because this is one goal you won’t accomplish by chance. Unless you’re specifically following a set program that has been designed to help you get six pack abs, the chances are slim to none that you’ll get the ripped middle you’re after.
Being able to get six pack abs comes down to determination, dedication, along with reaching a very low body fat level so that those muscles show through.
Fortunately, when you have the right diet and workout program in place, learning how to get six pack abs isn’t all that difficult. Many people simply don’t know the key tricks they need to be doing to attain this goal, thus fail to see success.
Today we’re going to reveal those tricks to you. You’ll learn precisely what you need to be doing in order to get six pack abs and an upper body that you can be proud to sport at the beach. » Read more
A rowing machine is a device that simulates the movement and action of a rowboat or rowing shell. Technically, it is known as an ergometer, a term usually abridged and referred to as erg or ergo. A rowing machine has handles that function as oars as well as a movable seat sliding to and fro.
At the head of a rowing machine, there is a device termed as the flywheel. This is basically a store of kinetic energy and each time the seat moves to the front, the flywheel’s rotational energy pushes the seat and the rower, back to the starting position.
Thus, the entire apparatus works like a modified elastic band, with the stretching occurring when the rower moves forward and the reassuming of shapes occurring when the rower eases up to allow the flywheel to take over. The operation of a rowing machine might sound complicated but in reality, it is fairly simple to use.
There are many small and large manufacturers that make rowing machines. » Read more
There are a variety of fitness equipment devices on the market that advertise many different benefits such as weight loss or measurement, bodybuilding of all or selected muscles, trimming and shaping all or part of the body or just improvements in general health.
Fitness equipment can play an important role in shaping an individual’s body and mind, thereby contributing to that person’s overall state of development.
Working The Muscles
Fitness equipment is primarily categorized by the type of exercise offered. Chin up bars work on the biceps and triceps. Free weights sculpt the arms. Weight machines and balancing or resistance devices can either be of a fixed type that only works on one area or more adjustable devices that can work on several different areas of the body. » Read more
Although it is possible to exercise without the use of expensive equipment, once you sign up for gym membership you expect to have suitable gym equipment to work out with. There are certain types of equipment that are expected to be in any gym regardless of size or reputation.
Below is an overview of some of the more popular types of gym equipment:
The treadmill allows the person using it to basically run or walk in place without actually going changing location. Like the stationary bike, the treadmill is ideal for beginners as it is possible to set the speed at which you move. » Read more