Struggling To Lose Fat?
Want To Maximize Your Gym Time?
It’s no secret that some exercises are better for weight loss than others. High intensity interval training, full body circuits, and compound movements torch fat and increase resting metabolic rate.
Steady state cardio, on the other hand, has no impact on your metabolism. When done in excess, it actually burns muscle and sends your body in a catabolic state. » Read more
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
There are many factors that determine how much muscle a person can ultimately build. Training intensity, nutrition, supplementation and rest; these are just a few of the many variables that will contribute to your overall muscle-building “bottom line”.
Another major factor in this giant equation is your body’s natural levels of the anabolic hormone testosterone.
Quite simply, testosterone is the most important muscle-building hormone in your body and is one of the limiting factors that determines how much muscle a person can build. » Read more
There is so much conflicting information out there when it comes to the topic of building muscle, and sometimes it can be very difficult to know where to start. If you’re an average beginner looking for some basic guidelines to follow in the gym, the following 8 points will start you off on the right track.
1) Train With Weights and Focus On Compound, Free Weight Movements.
If you want to make solid, noteworthy gains in muscle size and strength, you absolutely must train with free weights and focus on basic, compound exercises. A compound exercise is any lift that stimulates more than one muscle group at a time. » 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
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
1. Lift Weights For No More Than Three to Four Days Per Week
Doing so is not only unnecessary but can quickly lead to over-training, especially if you are doing other physical activities such as cardio or playing recreational sports on a regular basis.
2. Limit Your Workouts to 30-45 Minutes and 15-20 Total Sets
If you can’t build muscle and gain strength in that time frame then I’d say you are half assing it. You have to remember that results are greatest when energy levels and mental focus are at their highest. That is during the first 30-45 minutes of your workout. Going beyond that point causes both of these to plummet. » Read more
Gaining weight is considered to be much harder than the process of losing it. Underweight people require special medical supervision to build up required body mass.
Eating the food one likes is the simplest remedy to gain weight, as this will gradually increase the calorie content of the body, which in turn leads helps a person put on weight.
The causes for being underweight
There are several reasons that might cause a person to be underweight. While certain medical conditions are a major contributing factor, other instances may include genetic disorders, malabsorption of nutrients, disturbance or loss of appetite, and psychological issues. Those with genetic deficiencies are born with fewer fat cells and find it rather hard to consume the necessary amount of food and gain weight. » Read more
What are the chest muscles?
The chest muscles are the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor, hence the popular slang, ‘pecs’ in reference to the chest. The bigger of the two, the pectoralis major covers the sternum, the clavicle and joins the shoulders to the upper arms. The pectoralis minor is below the pectoralis major.
What do these muscles do?
The chest muscles are responsible for moving the arms in and out, that is close to the body and away the body, as well as rotation of the shoulders and shrugging. Chest muscles are also important for good posture.
Chest workouts are an important part of the exercise routine for certain groups of sports people: tennis players, swimmers, rugby players and any other sport where you have to lift or throw an object. » Read more
What are dips?
Dips tend to work a number of muscle groups at the same time, namely, shoulders, chest and arms (triceps). Dips are a resistance form of bodybuilding exercise that use a pushing motion to achieve the desired results. Dips are performed on various types of exercise machines and equipment, namely, parallel bars; power rings (used by gymnasts) chin dip and chest dip machines.
Techniques for performing dips
The techniques for performing dips are dependent on the types of dips being done. There are different types depending on the primary area being worked, chest dips, triceps dips for the arms, bench dips, the parallel bar dip and best of all, the free standing dip. » Read more