Category Archives: Muscles

7 Common Squat Mistakes to Avoid

Considering that squat is such a great exercise, I want to give you some advice about squat mistakes to avoid for two main reasons:

  • Squat can be dangerous if not performed in the right form
  • You do squat because you want results, and if you avoid common squat mistakes you can really get 100% of the efficiency and see big gains
  • If you follow this basic guideline and keep what I am going to tell you in mind you can save yourself some potential injuries and not waste time. [...]

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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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    Pec Deck Machine for Shoulder Workout

    Reverse flys at the pec deck machine is my favorite exercise for rear deltoids.Yes I know, it's a machine...free weights are so much better and blah blah blah...but...

    ...this machine helped me develop posterior deltoids like no other free weight exercise, so I am here to suggest it to you. [...]

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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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    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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    Is it Possible to Lose Arm Fat or Lose Leg Fat?

    I know several people that would like to lose arm fat and a few others that would love to lose leg fat.Not to mention how many want to lose belly fat, including me at periods.

    We have talked about how to lose belly fat fast here, and I imagine that many of you are thinking that if we can burn belly fat, we can also burn fat in our arms, legs and any other area of our body that has more fat. [...]

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    Why Do I Get Lower Back Muscle Pain and How to Treat it?

    There's no doubt that lower back muscle pain is what we generally call lumbar pain (because it affects the lumbar area), or simply "back pain".

    It can start either suddenly or gradually, depending on the cause that generates it.

    We can divide lower back pain into two categories: with vertebral origin and non-vertebral origin. [...]

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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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    Resistance Band Chest Exercises

    Can we do enough resistance band chest exercises to train all the areas of our chest at home like we do with free weights at the gym?I am going to say yes, and I am going to show you how to do with these great pieces of equipment.

    As long as you have a place where you can anchor your resistance band you can train upper, lower and middle chest with these exercises:

    • Chest Press
    • Chest Fly
    • Incline Chest Press
    • Incline Chest Fly
    • Decline Chest Press
    • Decline Chest Fly
    • Resisted Push Ups

    Resistance Band Chest Press Exercises
    Once you anchor the resistance band somewhere (for example to a door) you are ready to start doing chest press. [...]

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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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