Proper nutrition is not the only way to keep the body healthy. Regular exercise and strength training at least twice a week should be done if we want to keep our body in top condition. Weight training can be done with free weights and machines. While many people consider free weights as being for professional bodybuilders, training machines can be used by everyone for a similar purpose. Weight training machines are ideal for beginners and rehabilitation patients as well as serious … [Read more...] about Advantages of Using Weight Training Machines
How many calories does it take to maintain a pound of muscle compared to a pound of fat? I have looked around for good facts on this but have had mixed results so far. Here is my take. Conventional wisdom says that if you take a pound of your fat and a pound of your muscle it takes a lot more calories for your body to maintain the muscle. The pound of muscle will take about 50 calories to maintain for a day while the pound of fat will take about 2 calories to maintain per day. One thing … [Read more...] about Calories To Maintain Fat Or Muscle
How to build a V Taper - that V-shape taper from huge shoulders to a small waist - is the first thing that many bodybuilders want to know. It is often what sets bodybuilders apart from others in the gym and makes them stand out on the beach or even in the street. It is what makes a guy look like a comic book superhero about to save the world! There are three main muscle groups that you need to consider when you are planning how to build a V Taper to an impressive degree. Let's take them … [Read more...] about How to build a V Taper
As a lifter you always want to know how to build a stronger grip. Whether hanging from a tree branch over a yawning chasm, or simply shaking hands with an idiot who decides to squeeze your fingers as hard as he can, having a strong grip can be key. Certain exercises like the deadlift require you to have strong hands simply to be able to lift the , and a strong grip can come in useful in a range of situations, from home repair to climbing, from throat strikes to holding on to your dog's leash … [Read more...] about How to Build a Stronger Grip
There are plenty of beginner bodybuilding workouts available online but which is the best? The answer depends on your situation - not just your current state of body fitness, but what you want to achieve. Beginner Bodybuilding Workouts Most beginner bodybuilders are impatient to get started and skip the most important step - setting goals for beginner bodybuilding workouts. As a result, they soon lose focus and motivation. The first burst of energy that starts us on the road to building a … [Read more...] about Beginner Bodybuilding Workouts: Setting SMART Goals For Muscle Gain
I ran across this video and just loved what Tim and Rich have to say about a couple of things. They are obviosuly really smart and in this 12 minutes or so there are some real gems of knowledge https://youtu.be/GjhWXI7ze90 High Rep vs Low Reps Sets First of all there is the argument of high vs low reps sets. I myself love to do higher rep sets, not anything too high but more around 12 reps for my first set and 7 reps for my last set. Every sey for me is to failure. The idea of doing … [Read more...] about High Reps and Feeder Workouts
Your chest workout is probably one of your favorites. As you get stronger your chest starts to fill out and your upper body begins to get a "V" shape to it which is helpful in making your midsection look tighter and your waist look thinner. So now that you know why you want to Build huge pecs and you probably already knew this. The next question is how do you Build huge pecs? OK there are a few things that you need to know. To build up your chest you need to have a very focused workout for … [Read more...] about How To Build Huge Pecs – The Critical Steps
One overlooked muscle group is the triceps so I thought I would write a bit on the best triceps exercises. The triceps muscles are the muscles at the top of the back of your arm and are called triceps as they are muscles that have three heads. There are many ways that you use your triceps but most of all it is important to remember that even though everyone is working their biceps to have big arms in actual fact your triceps will make your arms bigger a lot fast than working your biceps do. … [Read more...] about Best Triceps Exercises
Ever wonder how to lift weights properly? Lifting weights is the best way to build muscle mass, gain strength, and improve your physique. However, strength training puts a lot of stress and pressure on your body especially when you begin working with heavy weights. Regardless of whether you are lifting heavy or lighter weights, it is vital to do so correctly. Before doing any strength training exercise, it is important to learn how to lift weights properly. Always warm up before you … [Read more...] about How to Lift Weights Properly for Strength Training
Weight training or to lift weights to lose weight plays an important role in your goal to lose weight. While many people are aware that cardiovascular exercise and a healthy diet are important in weight loss, they may not realize that lifting weights can help you lose weight The most efficient way to burn fat is to combine cardio workout and lifting. When you gain lean muscle mass, your body will get stronger and turn into a fat-burning machine. You Must Lift Weights to Lose … [Read more...] about How to Lift Weights to Lose Weight
Finding a body building routine that works is not as easy as many beginner bodybuilders think. First, there is such a huge number of possible routines. This is not surprising when you consider how many muscle groups there are to work and how many possible exercises there are for each one. When you think about all the combinations you could make, you can see that the number of possible workout routines for body building is almost infinite. Copying somebody else's routine is not … [Read more...] about A Workout Routine That Works For You!
I am not sure that I have really stressed the importance of strength training workouts in the past quite enough so today I will go into a bit more detail on how doing strength training workouts can help you reach your fitness goals. Strength Training Workouts are one of the two major kinds of workouts with Cardio workouts being the other. The main reasons to do strength training workouts To gain muscle To lose fat To increase metabolism To improve stamina The list above if … [Read more...] about Strength Training Workouts
Once confined to bodybuilders with huge muscular physiques,the benefits of weight training exercises are now gaining acceptance from men who want to bulk up their body and women who want toned muscles and stronger bones. People who go to the gym or work out at home find it beneficial to add weight training exercises to their fitness regimen. While fitness experts recognize the importance of cardio workouts, the consensus in physical fitness these days is to include strength training … [Read more...] about Benefits of Weight Training Exercises
This day and age it can be very difficult indeed to go to the gym. Life is very hectic and busy, which will create a serious challenge for remaining consistent with exercise each day. Exercise is however, just what we all need to reduce stress, and give the body the extra energy it needs to carry out normal living. What Kinds Of Exercises To Choose The best results of exercise are achieved through the use of refined techniques, functional exercises, cardio, the right nutrition, variety, … [Read more...] about Important Weight Workout Considerations
I always get asked does lifting weights burn fat? People who want to drop extra pounds often turn to cardiovascular exercise in order to burn fat. Many trainers recommend aerobic exercises to burn calories, saying that strength training is only good for building muscles. Does Lifting Weights Burn Fat? However, more and more people these days are becoming aware of the importance of muscle development for long-term fat loss. That is why people are beginning to ask, "Does lifting weights burn … [Read more...] about Does Lifting Weights Burn Fat?