Most, if not all males love the idea of being the Alpha of their pack or Bro God of his gym but how about being the most effective? Stretching, warm-ups, progressive overload and so much more gets overlooked by the modern day macho man in his conquest to show off how much weight he can pull or push. Today we’re going to discuss a smarter approach to training.
An Ohio State University study on rabbits, led by Thomas Best, found that 30 minutes of compressive force simulating a Swedish massage promoted recovery in the tibialis anterior muscle (shin muscle) and reduced white blood cell response following intense eccentric contractions (lengthening contractions; negatives).
The magic fingers (completing a heavy bench press rep with the help of two fingers from a spotter) and the rejuvenating effect of a cold bath after a monster workout are two wonders of sports training.
Fitness model Greg Plitt has some of the best abs on the planet. He shared some pointers on how to build killer abs and a rock-hard midsection. How did the "ab meister" get a six-pack that could very well be the eighth wonder of the world?
Matus Valent is a veteran fitness model with appearances in over 80 different magazines and 10 covers. At 6'3" and 215 pounds, his rugged good looks and athletic build made him a fitness superstar.
Most exercise programs designed to promote fat loss use low or moderate intensity walking and jogging workouts. Unfortunately, they seldom work. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) may be the answer.
"Go Heavy or Go Home" is garbage talk. Bodybuilding and Power lifting are "cousins" but they aren't the same thing. There have been countless bodybuilders with better physiques than that of any power lifter yet they could barely bench more than their weight for reps.
No matter your current goals, you're not going to improve your body without first strengthening your mind! Your thoughts ultimately control your actions, and it's a strong mind that pushes us to eat right, train hard, and stick to a plan for the long haul.
Preventing forward knee movement during the squat placed a greater load on the hips, which enhanced the capacity to exert force during the lift. Hinge at the hips instead of at the spine when doing squats.
If you lift it, you can damn sure re-rack it when finished. Be considerate of others.