Thursday, June 4, 2020

HOLLOW-BODY HOLD

PRIMARY MUSCLES: ABDOMINALS Gymnasts have long used this abdominal exercise to strengthen their core. In fact, the hollow-body hold is one of...

When I think of rope

When I think of rope cable crunches, the image of Arnold Schwarzenegger doing tons of reps in the movie Pumping Iron comes...

Forget to breathe

Remember to breathe normally. Focusing on breathing at regular intervals also helps you stay relaxed by taking your mind off how...

GENERAL TIP Move

Holding too much tension in the muscles during stretching, including the last stretch, is never a good idea. Make sure you relax...

PRIMARY MUSCLES:

LOWER BACK The back extension provides a great way to isolate the lower back in the safest way possible. You can...

The back may

The back may be the most underrated muscle group when it comes to beginning bodybuilding. In fact, it’s common for back training...

Standing dumbbell

Standing dumbbell calf raise–This is an option if your gym doesn’t have a seated calf raise machine or if you just want...

Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Mistake: Not using a full range of motion A common mistake is not using a...

The leg extension provides

The leg extension provides a great way to isolate the quadriceps muscles in a single-joint exercise. This is a great movement for...

QUADRICEPS, HAMSTRINGS

PRIMARY MUSCLES: QUADRICEPS, HAMSTRINGS, AND GLUTES The leg press often is considered an inferior movement to the squat, but that doesn’t mean...