If you have accomplished eight to ten pull-ups, then it may be time to graduate to the muscle up. Prepare yourself for this complex strength move by learning to avoid three common mistakes that prevent progress. Scott Herman demonstrates proper hand placement, core muscle contraction, and how to use momentum to your advantage in perfecting your first … [Read more...]
WORLD’S MOST SHREDDED GUY?
Mirror mirror on the wall, who's got the freakiest shred of all? Is this world's most shredded guy? Okay, I have to admit this guy is pretty shredded, although if you look around, you can find some other guys with more mass and more shred; I'm not going to leave the guy out of the mix! We'd all like to look this good if that's the look we're looking for, am I right? You know I am! So … [Read more...]
Sheriff’s Deputy & Muscle-Building Coach | Curtis Bartlett RSP Nutrition Athlete Profile
Former military man and now Deputy Sheriff loses 80 pounds and finds that body building is motivating and inspiring in his job and personal life. Curtis Bartlett is now a coach working with others to achieve fitness results that improve both their lives and their health. One of Curtis' clients has recently lost 75 pounds in 120 days. Curtis believes that he has a responsibility to help others … [Read more...]
The #1 Reason Why You’re Not Gaining Muscle
Many factors contribute to an effective muscle-building program. However, the primary reason people don't see significant muscle gain during a beginner stage exercise program is that they don't focus on the goal of becoming stronger. Muscle growth is an adaptive response to stress; so to continue to gain muscle, the stress has to be continually increased. Gradually adding more weight to your … [Read more...]
Reasons Why Kettlebell Workouts Are So Enjoyable
Here's a nice little dillydally on kettle bells. I haven't gotten into them that much myself but I like the look of them. It looks like you get a little more bang for your buck swinging these babies around. How about you have you tried them before? I liked those funky looking kettlebells over here on the left - pretty sweet look! They look like there made out of old rubber tires or something … [Read more...]
Middle Age Muscle! Yes You Can!
Middle Age Muscle|Is it the Fountain of Youth? Gert Louw gives you the lowdown on what it means to be an older bodybuilder and why it's never too late. We live in a whole new world of unrealized expectations and especially when it comes to fitness there's no reason why an older person can't enjoy remarkable outcomes especially if you're willing to take the time and interest to take care of … [Read more...]
Beginner Bodybuilding Tip: Build Your Foundation FIRST
Sean Nalewanyj offers advice to beginning bodybuilders to build a strong foundation. He explains why focusing on aesthetics can be counterproductive to the beginning bodybuilder's end goal. Sean advises beginners that focusing on developing a balanced, sound regime can help beginners avoid common misconceptions and mistakes and achieve results without injury and achieve the best … [Read more...]
4 Quick Tips To Deadlift Over 650lbs On Sumo! | Ft. Dan Howell
The sumo deadlift doesn't require as much ankle or t-spine mobility, so those with poor mobility who can't get in the proper position for conventional deadlifts can often pull sumo without any problem. Even if you don't plan on competing in the sumo stance, it's a powerful exercise to help develop your hips and entire posterior chain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98r3BzjBOJw … [Read more...]
Does Building Muscle Build Confidence?
There might be a question many people ask and it might be whether or not building muscle builds your confidence at the same time. It certainly can if you put your heart into working out. It is a subjective thing and everyone can define it their own way. Yes, it can definitely help and it will give you pride. But, it is not magic. There are other factors out there that impact … [Read more...]
Getting “back” Basics, It’s Easy to get Lost in Complex Workouts
With all the workouts on the market, it can get easy to get lost in complex workouts. What you should be doing is stick to the basics. The world's greatest bodybuilders did not use fancy routines, they rowed, squatted and just lifted some heavy weights. Don't make your workout too complex, it won't be worth it. Key Takeaways: One arm dumbbell rows; isolate each part of the back. Rowing one … [Read more...]
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