Before I get into the how and whys of performing cable kickbacks for your glute muscles, I feel it’s important that you understand the reasons for even training your glutes in the first place. Training for better glutes is often and mistakenly thought of as a more feminine goal. This is just plain wrong, everybody should be training their glutes hard.
Of course, many women train their glutes for aesthetic purposes but men should do the same. A man’s “butt” is often touted as being one of the first physical features that are noticed by the opposite sex, not your biceps.Continue reading
Your back muscles are some of the biggest and most powerful muscles in your body. They are also incredibly important for posture and structural support of your spine. Supine Ring Rows
Unfortunately, back training is often overlooked somewhat and the more visible muscles like the chest are trained more in favour. Ignoring your back training can negatively impact your strength, posture, athletic performance and your aesthetics. The muscles of your back play a part in all of those aspects.
Therefore, you cannot afford to skip training your back. If anything, back training should be prioritized for most people. An excellent exercise you can use to work all of your back muscles along with some others, which I will touch upon later, are supine ring rows.Continue reading
The Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise is a good exercise especially to those who want to target their posterior deltoids. It is a medium difficulty type of exercise meaning a majority of people can withstand it. Even for those still, without enough endurance can adapt to it within a matter of weeks. This post is purposely meant to teach you how to effectively and appropriately do the Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise type of a workout for maximum benefits.Continue reading
There are certain exercises out there that are just a gold mine for gains. These are generally big, powerful exercises that can be used across multiple different training styles. The kettlebell thruster is certainly one of those exercises. It truly destroys the barrier or upper or lower body by combining one of, if not the very best lower body movements with an equally great upper body builder: the squat and the overhead press.
Combining those two into a single movement makes it clear to see why the kettlebell thruster can be such an effective exercise.
By the end of this article, you will have learned all of the benefits of kettlebell thrusters as well as exactly how to perform them. So, let’s get right into it.Continue reading
A big, thick back, in my opinion, just screams strength and power. Take a look at all of the strongest individuals on the planet and you will notice that a well-developed back is a very common trait among them. V-bar Pulldown
Your back supports the rest of your body so is vital from a strength standpoint and if aesthetics is your goal, a wide, muscular back is essential for the attaining the V-taper look.
The problem is that the biggest and most powerful muscles of the back, your latissimus dorsi or lats for short, are often the ones that are under-developed in lifters. I think a big reason for this is because it can be quite hard for you to actually feel them working, which means it can become difficult to target your lats effectively.Continue reading
Are you looking for a simple shoulder exercise to incorporate into your workout routine? Then try the kettlebell upright row.
The above is an excellent exercise for people who are still new to the idea of using kettlebells for fitness as well as those that want to better their workout routine. It is an exercise that will help you get back in shape quickly and conveniently as you do not need to do this in a gym.Continue reading
Ab rollers are stomach exercise accessories used to complement other lifestyle activities with the aim of developing some effective crunches. While doing the stomach exercise, it is important that other body parts such as the arms, neck, back or legs are also used for leverage. Ab rollers have been used for quite some time now to strengthen the stomach muscles, more so with the aim of developing six packs. The question is, “do they really work and which ones are the best Ab rollers on the market? Ab Roller ReviewsContinue reading
Fitness is one of the best ways of healthy living. There are several types of exercises targeting different parts of the body that can be helpful in ensuring that you are always fit. However, when starting out or planning to start out on your fitness routine, one ideal exercise that you should always consider is the conducting the alternate hammer curl. As the name suggests, this exercise uses a hammering motion in isolating the biceps as well as building relatively bigger arms. It is regarded as one of the ultimate workouts that make help in building up your upper body.Continue reading
Chest day for 90% of us consists of running to the flat bench, throwing on more weight than we can handle, wearing ourselves out, and then doing a couple other miscellaneous chest workouts that all do just about the same thing. That’s why 90% of us, despite all our hard work, don’t see the results we desire.Continue reading
Knowing how to do a perfect toes to bar is an extremely dynamic workout to have in your repertoire because it carves out your abdominal muscles while, simultaneously, strengthening your shoulders, grip, glutes, and lower back. Toes to bar engages your entire body and therefore it is also an extremely effective cardiovascular workout and efficient way to get your heart rate up, burn calories, and really strengthen your core muscles.
As effective as toes to bar is, though, it’s extremely important to make sure you know how to do them correctly to prevent injury, since you are going to be swinging your legs above your head while hanging from the pullup bar. That’s why we’re going to go into that process here, to make sure that you are safe, have perfect form, and can take advantage of this dynamic, fat shredding, workout!Continue reading