Squats Vs. Leg Press: Which is Better?

The Leg Press The leg press machine offers a few great advantages over traditional squats. For one, it’s easy for beginners to understand the machine – and, with a little guidance from a trainer – to perform the exercise in good form. When using the leg press, it’s important for[…]

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Squats Vs. Leg Press: Which is Better?

Which Body Type Are You?

In general, there are three different body types. Most of us don’t fit into any of these categories perfectly. Instead, we might fall somewhere in between – and none of it is set in stone. However, you can use these general guidelines to eat and train for better results. Ectomorph[…]

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Which Body Type Are You?

Free Weights Vs Cable Machine

When it comes to strength training, people often ask me whether free weights or cables are more effective. Like many things in fitness, the answer is: It depends. Let’s start with the basics. Free weight exercises involve using dumbbells or barbells. Because these apparatuses aren’t confined, your movements aren’t limited,[…]

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Free Weights Vs Cable Machine

Dumbbell Kick-Back

Execution Support yourself on one hand and knee, resting on a flat bench. Grasp the dumbbell in a neutral grip in your free hand with your other leg extended diagonally back and your foot on the floor. Keep your torso horizontal and in line. Starting with your elbow bent 90º,[…]

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Dumbbell Kick-Back

Dumbbell Lateral Raise

Execution Stand with your feet apart and your knees slightly bent. Hold the dumbbells in a neutral grip (palms facing the body) with your elbows partially bent and on either side of your body. Lift your arms straight out to the side, raising your elbows to the level of your[…]

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Dumbbell Lateral Raise

How To Standing Cable Crunch

Muscles involved: MAIN MUSCLES: rectus abdominis SECONDARY MUSCLES: external and internal oblique muscles, transverse abdominal ANTAGONISTS: spinal erectors, longissimus dorsi and other muscles along the spinal column, and lower back muscles Execution Stand in front of a high cable (preferably the one used for Cable Pull- downs) holding the bar[…]

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How To Standing Cable Crunch

Dips Muscles Targeted

The basic dip is the “upper body squat” working many muscles in the chest, shoulders, back, and triceps. You can even work your abs and hip flexors with some variations. It’s a fantastic way to work the primary pushing muscles in a balanced way without placing too much emphasis or[…]

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Dips Muscles Targeted

Tips On Building Lean Muscle Mass

Tips on building lean muscle mass Testosterone is a steroid hormone that helps you increase lean muscle mass and bone density – and beyond simply helping you have a nice body, it’s also crucial for good health. 1. Tip #1: Sprint Try performing several sprints on the treadmill after you’ve[…]

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Tips On Building Lean Muscle Mass

More Muscles Burn More Calories! Learn How To Exercise

A pound of fat and a pound of muscle weigh the same, but they have different energy requirements. Muscle burns more calories than fat. People who are heavily muscular typically have a high basal metabolic rate, or BMR, which means they burn a significant number of calories, even when resting.[…]

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More Muscles Burn More Calories

Dumbbell Military Press

The dumbbell military press is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the shoulders and to a lesser degree also targets the triceps. The only dumbbell military press equipment that you really need is the following: dumbbells. There are however many different dumbbell military press variations that you can try[…]

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How To Dumbbell Military Press