Hollywood physique expert Eric the Trainer's tip of the week focuses in on forearms. Your forearm is a key component for strength, especially when you're working on biceps and triceps, and should not be neglected.
Pedro Alcaraz and colleagues from Spain found that circuit training using heavy weights was just as effective for increasing strength as a traditional high intensity weight-training program.
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David Nieman and colleagues from Appalachian State University found that people expended an additional 190 calories after 45 minutes of vigorous cycling.
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The few studies that examined failure training showed that it increased muscle mass and strength slightly better than other training techniques. However, it also delayed recovery.
Weight train long enough and eventually it happens to everyone— burnout. You find you’re experiencing session after session of disappointing workouts that become the complete antithesis of what’s intended. Rather than building muscle and lifting spirits, your workouts add a new ache and loss of gains— proving beyond a shadow of doubt that you’re actually weaker.
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Brad Schoenfeld from Global Fitness Services in Scarsdale, New York concluded that drop sets, supersets, heavy negatives and forced repetitions are effective for maximizing muscle tension and triggering muscle growth in fast and slow twitch muscle fibers.
This exercise is safe, effective and excellent for hitting all three heads of the triceps on each repetition.