Category Archives: training

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 […]

Getting Bigger Arms On Starting Strength?

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Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe is still one of the most popular routines for beginners. Legend has it that skinny men can experience steroid-like growth when the routine is coupled with the nutritional ”plan” GOMAD. Unfortunately, the after results do not look promising at all. Most people just get to about 25% body fat, add […]

Six Pack Abs – How Long Does It Take To See ‘Em Bad Boys

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If you go to any bodybuilding forum, you will see that a large portion of the topics is dedicated to the quest for ripped six-pack abs. This is hardly a surprise. We have been living in the era of the six-pack abs for a long time, my friend. The image of defined abdominal muscle is […]

Beginner Bodybuilders Do 15 Crucial Mistakes

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1.Taking supplements The bodybuilding industry uses the bodies of steroid users to sell you all kinds of magic powders that ultimately do nothing. Don’t waste your time and money on supplements. It’s all an illusion. Truth be told, most professional bodybuilders don’t even take the products they advertise. 2.Eating too much Beginner bodybuilders are usually […]

Big Arms Naturally?

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Out of excitement, many beginners can’t sleep the night before their “arm day”. Insecure teenagers watch video after video of CT Fletcher on their iPhones and get goose bumps from what’s about to follow the next day. Similar behavior is the norm – not the exception. The upper arms have become the main symbol of […]