We all make mistakes in life. Hopefully, most of us are smart enough to realize when we make them and make the changes necessary to ensure we don’t make them again. The gym is no different – except it can be a little harder, at times, to pinpoint those missteps. Here are five common mistakes that could be hurting your progress, and tips on how you can fix them.
Before start piling more weight on the bar in your weight-training program, you should determine your functional leg strength, check your ability to squat properly and give yourself a chance to master squatting movements. The following leg-strength tests will help you in each of these areas.
The push-up is an exercise you can perform anywhere, anytime, and at any fitness level, which is what makes the exercise so versatile. The variations of a push-up and how you perform it can be adjusted depending on your goals. So, whether you are just beginning your lifting journey or you are an experienced fitness guru, the push-up can be incorporated into your training routine in a variety of ways.
Nobody knows how to achieve these aesthetically pleasing features better than Sadik Hadzovic, one of the top physique competitors and models in the world. Here are Sadik’s 5 tips to build bigger, better biceps.
Looking to switch things up and keep growing for your next workout? Resistance bands provide a unique form of resistance that puts considerable stress on muscle tissue, causing considerable gains in muscle mass and strength that is comparable to free weights.
If you change the way you exercise by incorporating one or all of these 6 flexibility ideas into your workout, you’re well on your way to better workouts and better performance and a better physique.
Kettlebells are a great tool to develop total-body strength, aerobic fitness and create a metabolic environment conducive to improved athletic performance - when they are used correctly. If you’re looking to incorporate kettlebells into your training, here are eight of the most effective exercises to start with.
Jason Poston didn’t always have great abs. Like everything else, they took a lot of work.
The squat is the best leg-developing exercise because of its remarkable capacity to simultaneously activate most of the major muscle groups within the lower body, generating tremendous muscle growth and strength. While all of the muscle-building capabilities from squatting are fantastic, there has been some uncertainty about what training protocol elicits maximum strength gains while performing the squat.
The use of variable resistance while weight training normally includes the use of elastic bands or chains. Attachment of elastic bands, or chains, to the barbell alters the resistance of the movement through the entire range of motion, while standard free weights provide a constant resistance throughout the entire lift.