If have you access to a GHD or glute-ham developer, then you can consider yourself very lucky. If you have access to one and aren’t making use of it then you should certainly think about doing so.
The GHD is an extremely versatile piece of equipment and can be used to target all of those super important muscles that make up your “core”. Traditionally, as the name suggests, the GHD is used to target your glute and hamstring muscles primarily.Continue reading
Typically, human beings want to get things done in a much faster and easier way. This surprisingly applies to muscle and weight building. Muscle building and especially growing the biceps is not an easy task. Getting bigger biceps requires extremely hard work, commitment, and dedication. Patience is also a virtue that you will have to exercise when looking to grow your biceps.Continue reading
Everybody loves a good chest day in the gym! Building an impressive chest is a big goal for many gym-goers.
Bench presses and dumbbells are, and rightly so, a staple in most people’s chest training routine. However, there are many more options available to you if you want to switch up your chest training.Continue reading
Ever heard of the lying rear delt raise? Do you know how to do it?
The upper body is one of the most worked out parts of the body. But despite this, the rear delts are often ignored or less worked out. When exercising, most people do not see the need of performing activities targeted specifically for the rear delts and thus end up getting invariable results.Continue reading
If you are trying to put some size on your guns or you just want to have firmer upper arms, bicep training cannot be ignored. The biceps are a muscle that is very closely associated with a strong and eye-pleasing physique.
In fact, well-built biceps can be a clear indicator of somebody that lifts weights and cares about the appearance of their body. Therefore, bicep training has become an important and much-loved part of the gym routine.Continue reading
There is a never-ending debate about whether you should use free weights or machines in the gym. While I mostly sit on the free weights side of the fence, I do feel that certain machines can benefit your training greatly in many situations.
Some of the better machines out there are hammer strength machines. Hammer strength machines are actually somewhat of a middle ground between free weights and the type of machines found in many commercial gyms that rely on pullies and cables to lift a stack of pin-loaded weights.Continue reading
Generally, the biceps get a lot of attention in the gym; most people want bigger, firmer and more aesthetically pleasing upper arms. The problem is that many gym-goers end up performing endless variations of what is essentially the same exercise.
For example, going from barbell curls into dumbbell curls and then onto straight bar cable curls. Of course, there are some slight differences between each one but they all work the biceps in a very similar fashion.Continue reading
Pull-ups are without a doubt one of, if not the toughest bodyweight exercise out there. Being able to pull your entire body weight up to a bar is a true test of strength and control over your body.
Those that have never attempted a pull-up may assume it’s an easy movement. After all, it really doesn’t look that hard. However, those individuals are always surprised and humbled when it comes down to trying the exercise for themselves.Continue reading
Looking for a new exercise to add to your chest routine? Maybe something that provides a different type of stimulus than your flies and bench presses? Enter the Svend press. Unless you know your strongman competitors, the name of the exercise is going to sound rather meaningless. That is because it was utilized and made popular by elite strong man, Svend Karlson.Continue reading
The dumbbell hex press or “squeeze press”, as it is sometimes known, is one of those rarely used exercises that deserves way more attention. Especially if you are training for bodybuilding or aesthetic purposes, the hex press needs to be considered.
After all, everybody wants to build a more impressive set of pectoral muscles. A chiselled, well-built chest is key to attaining a balanced physique; it will also help you bench press more weight.Continue reading