Category Archives: Exercises

Tricep Pushdown for Tricep Workout

Between the isolation exercises for this muscle, tricep pushdown is my favorite.Elbows that pop on every arm extension with weight is a very common issue between bodybuilders, and unfortunately I am one of those.

The number of tricep exercises that I can do safely is kinda limited because my left elbow pops during arm extensions when I hold a dumbbell. [...]

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Resistance Band Shoulder Exercises

Resistance band shoulder exercises offer a full and extremely efficient workout for the shoulder muscles.There are three areas remember? Front, lateral and rear deltoids.

With resistance bands we can target the workout on each area of the shoulders with these exercises:

  • Shoulder Press
  • Front Raises
  • Lateral Raises
  • Reverse Flys

Resistance Band Shoulder Press Exercise
I see no difference between resistance band shoulder exercises and cable or dumbbell shoulder exercises. [...]

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Seated Barbell Military Press for Shoulder Workout

Do you want to build some muscle on your shoulders? Seated barbell military press is the way.It is similar to the dumbbell shoulder press in the movement, but as far as results I think this one is even better to build that good looking rounded shape on your shoulders. [...]

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Leg Raise & Hip Raise for Abs Workout

Leg Raise is the ab workout that focuses the training on the lower abs.
Execution
The correct form should be the following:

  • Lie down on the floor or on a flat bench, face up
  • If you are on the bench, grab the bench behind your head to find a stable position
  • If you are on the floor, put you arms on the floor (cross position or beside your hips) with palms facing down to find balance
  • Slightly bend your knees and raise your legs till they reach a vertical position
  • Exhale while you do this movement
  • Go back to the start position while you inhale
  • Your feet shouldn't touch the ground during reps (this avoids abdominal relax)

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Leg Extensions for Legs Workout

Leg extensions is an isolation exercise for a complete quads workout. Quadriceps are composed of four muscles, and all four are worked with this exercise.

I usually like to use the leg extension machine after doing [...]

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Resistance Band Ab Exercises

Are there any resistance band ab exercises?People often wonder because it seems harder to think of ab exercises that it is possible to do with elastics...

Well, the advice is always the same: think about what you can do at the gym with free weights and cables, and try to recreate the same situation at home with elastics. [...]

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The Importance of Muscle Failure to Build Muscle Fast

The fourth of my muscle building tips is that you should always push to muscle failure.

Remember that your body is always adapting to fight the stress that you apply to it.If you perform your reps using a weight that allows you to do 6-8 reps only, doing a failure set means that you have to get to the point where you almost can't do the last rep. [...]

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Seated Leg Press for Legs Workout

Seated leg press Vs. 45 degree leg press, which one is better?When you have to decide I bet you get confused too...

Does anything change? Any difference? Do they produce the same results?Truth is, they ARE very similar. [...]

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Resistance Band Arm Exercises

Here I'd like to show you the resistance band arm exercises that you can do at home or anywhere, to train biceps and triceps.Bicep curls, tricep extensions...yes, it's all possible with the elastics.

Let's proceed with order and see all the exercises that you can do, divided by muscle groups. [...]

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Pull Ups for Back Workout

Have you done pull ups? Do you think that it's the hardest back exercise too?I don't know if I have particular difficulties doing that, if I need to build more mass on my lats or if it's just harder than other exercises.I would say the last option is the more real. [...]

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