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Arnold Schwarzenegger`s Favorite Chest Workout

Arnold Schwarzenegger`s routine for chest workout was so simple.. old style like him but very efficient indeed and his titles tell that: Four Mr. Universe titles, Seven Mr. Olympia titles. During Arnold Schwarzenegger`s Olympia reign, his two best bodyparts were the biceps and pecs (chest), and these are the muscles that everyone associates with a bodybuilder’s physique. Arnold`s chest in particular is widely considered the best ever. He described how he built that chest with a hard workout in...

How to Decline Bench Press Video Tutorial

The decline bench press is a variation of the standard bench press. The difference is, that bodybuilders perform the decline bench press with the bench at an approx 30 degree decline (how to decline tip). This puts more emphasis on your lower chest muscles and triceps. The decline bench press is usually performed after the flat or incline bench press. How to do this variation of the bench? With both dumbbells or a barbell in order to increase muscle size and strength. Remember not to use decl...

How to Bench Tips and Common Mistakes

If you don`t know how to bench properly and in order to correct your eventual common mistakes to improve muscle growth please read carefully this "How to bench tips and Common Mistakes" post. Lack of over-all body tightness is one of the mistakes Keep the bar in line with the wrist and elbows (tip) Don’t push the bar off you. Push yourself away from the bar to bench better and grow muscle faster Tighten your back (good how to bench tip, isn`t it? :D) Get your upper back and core stren...

Stretch marks in bodybuilding

Stretch marks are a form of scarring on the skin with reddish or purple lines. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, and over time can diminish but not disappear completely. Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth (common in puberty) or weight gain (muscle building, bodybuilding) or in some cases, severe pulling force on skin that overcomes the dermis's elasticity. In our case here where we discuss about bodybuilding, stretch ...

Tricep injuries

A tricep injury is likely to occur when the tricep muscle is placed under pressure it's used to or not prepared for. A tricep injury can also be caused by repetitive movements (like throwing). Bodybuilders will usually get a tricep injury from lifting to heavy or not warming up correctly.Warming upWarming up fills your muscles with blood and prepares them for the workout. You're triceps should be fully warmed up before attempting to start the heavy exercise.Try to warm up for 5-10 minutes using ...

Kettlebell Exercises

You should perform a throrough warm up before any exercise session. And with these kettlebell exercises it's doubly important. Do 5-10 minutes of light aerobic activity followed by stretching exercises to all the major muscle groups. Kettlebell Cleans 1. Keep torso straight but bent forward at the hips slightly. 2. Explosively raise the kettleballs by extending the hips, knee and ankle in a "jumping action". 3. Keep your elbows out and shoulders directly above the kettleballs as long as ...

Training Tips For Women

1)Set a Goal. Decide what you want to get out of your workout. Are you after Madonna's arms or a job that requires you to have a nice sculpted body?Are you lifting weights to improve function, health, appearance, or sports performance? Once this has been determined, you can better tailor your routine, choosing exercises that will target the proper muscles. 2) Be Consistent. Once you commit to weight training, stick with it. True, a long day at work doesn't provide much inspiration, but resist t...