Category Archives: training

Bar Position During Squats – Low Bar Or High Bar?

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There are two barbell back squats variations depending on the position of the bar on your back – low bar and high bar. The low bar squat requires the lifter to place the bar lower on the back – somewhere on the middle trapezoids muscles and on top of the posterior deltoids. This placement results in a pronounced […]

Learn How To Squat: The Perfect Squat Stance

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In the section below, I will present you some of the common mistakes linked to the squat stance. 1.Too Narrow The most common problem originating from an excessively narrow stance is a failure to squat deep. When your squat stance is too narrow, reaching depth is harder because the mid-section clashes against the legs. A […]

Learn How To Squat: Your First Squat Workout

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In this article, nattyornot.com will present you a guideline that you can follow for your first squat workout. The information below is aimed at beginner bodybuilders with little to no experience with squats. 1.Learn how to correctly perform bodyweight squats The barbell squat is nothing more than a regular squat with a barbell on your […]

Christmas Tree Lower Back For Natural Bodybuilders

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The term “Christmas tree lower back” is a bodybuilding slang describing lean and detailed spinal erectors around the lumbar area. When the fat around the lower back region is reduced to a minimum, the area resembles a Christmas tree. The term emerged in the 70s after Sammir Bannout brought the idea of back conditioning to […]

Activate The Chest When You Bench Press

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In this post, I will present you a couple of ways to increase the involvement of the chest muscles in the bench press. 1. Lower the weight Your ego may hate it, but learning proper form requires a reduction of the load. You can’t make effective changes to your technique with heavy weights. The body […]

3 Squat Substitutes That Work

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The exercises below will develop leg strength and mass when you are not in a position to squat with a barbell. 1.Kettlebell Front Squats The kettlebell may be highly overrated, but it’s nevertheless a great tool for front squats since you can hold heavy weights in a relatively comfortable position. When doing kettlebell front squats, […]

Fake Strength: Quit Ego Lifting and Build Muscle

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Everybody has seen the guy who would rather die than bench press less than his training partners. When you sacrifice form for weight on the bar, you are essentially developing fake strength and training your ego, not your muscles. It would be naive to ignore the indisputable fact that everybody goes to the gym to […]

Deload – The Key To Successful Bodybuilding Routines

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Lifting the same keeps you the same. To get to new levels of strength and muscle mass, you have to improve. Yet adding weight to the bar forever is not an option. After 6-12 weeks of hard work and progressive overload you need a deload phase. The deload phase is simply a period when you […]

Wide Lats Exercises For Natural Bodybuilders

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Big arms may be cool, but big lats are what separates the little boys from the men. Developing your latissimus dorsi will have a more profound effect on how you look than adding an inch to your arms. Here’s a list of the most effective lat exercises for natural bodybuilders. 1.Pull-ups (all variations) The pull-up […]

Gaining Muscle Mass – 10 Myths You Need To Know

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Myth 1: Bulking is the quickest path to muscle gains. Bulking soldiers, I am almost sorry to inform you that the extra fat cells that result from your adventures in the world of force-feeding will not produce more muscle. How many times do I have to tell you that more bricks do not equal a […]

How To Choose a Bodybuilding Routine – Beginner’s Guide

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Here’s a guide that will help you cut through the disinformation and false claims when choosing a bodybuilding plan. 1.Who’s the source? The author of the program is very important because everyone has an agenda. For example, if you follow a routine written by T-Nation‘s employees, you will be advised to buy a lot of […]

10 Hard Truths About Bodybuilding

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1.You can’t be big and shredded as a natural bodybuilder. As a natural bodybuilder, you are limited. You cannot have the mass and conditioning of guys like Kali Muscle by just “eating and training right”. It’s not going to happen no matter what kind of routine you follow. It’s all a scam. 2.Supplements are a […]