In the ongoing pursuit of building quality muscle, improvements can move at a glacial pace. Our efforts to combat this harsh reality drives us to discover techniques that provide even the slightest opportunity to speed up our progress. One reoccurring theme?
The bench press is one of the most popular exercises for developing upper body strength and power. Improving upper body strength and power can drastically elevate athletic performance while also generating tremendous muscle growth.
Looking to spur your lower limbs to new levels of growth? Then it may be time to make the pre-exhaust principle part of your next leg workout. Pre-exhausting is performing a low-resistance set, or sets, of an isolation exercises prior to moving on to heavier, compound movements.
Let’s talk about one of the coolest, yet most misunderstood, exercises ever – the Biceps Curl. Even though curls are one of the most widely used exercises, most people still get them wrong. Which leads to a sad result: no gainz, but many inflamed elbows.
Dorian Yates is universally recognized as one of the best bodybuilders to ever put on a pair of posing trunks. The six-time Mr. Olympia was known for his training intensity in the gym – specifically, his ability to take his sets to total failure and beyond. To do that, he employed several techniques to stress the target muscle to its maximum capacity.
Muscles grow in response to physical and chemical stress, so it seems reasonable that restricting blood flow to muscles during training might promote hypertrophy.
Gaining muscle and stripping off body fat isn’t easy. Here are eight tips to help you along the way.
This workout is guaranteed to whip your ass, especially when you realize just how heavy 95 pounds suddenly feels on squats. The payoff, though, is worth it - so good luck.
This study showed that pushing muscles to the max is an effective way to activate and train muscle fibers, but it is not necessary to push muscles to absolute failure. The take-home message is to train hard, but not too hard.
We’re sure you’ve walked into your gym, eyed people using the BOSU ball and wondered if what they’re doing is actually working. Well, it is, according to a recent study published by the Journal Of Strength and Conditioning - as long as it’s being used the proper way.
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