Super Slow Strength Training

Super Slow Strength Training

Strength training should an integral part on any fitness routine. Strength training builds muscle which helps you become stronger, boost your metabolism, and improve your over-all health and fitness. What is super slow strength training?Super slow strength training is a technique that requires you to lift a lower a weight more slowly – about 10 seconds to lift the weight and another 10 to lower it – than you normally would. The goal is to limit momentum and force your muscles to work harder to …

The Serratus Shrug

The Serratus Shrug

The serratus shrug is being pegged by Men’s Health as one of the best new exercises that you can do at your desk. The serratus shrug targets your hunched back by working you serratus anterior muscle. It is the muscle that runs the length of your rib cage and under your arm pit. If your serratus anterior muscle is weak – and it is in most guys – it causes your shoulder blades to tilt forward and down, resulting in rounded shoulders and a permanent slump. So grab a chair and perform the serratus …

The Telle Curl

The Telle Curl

For those who want to build muscle faster, Men’s Health says: challenge them in a new way. And the best exercise to do just that is the Telle Curl. Says Bill Hartman, C.S.C.S., co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training, of this variation of the barbell biceps curl: “You alter your body angle to increase stress on your arms throughout the motion.” The Telle Curl works because it shifts the body to increase tension at your weak point (bottom of a curl). According to Hartman, by building…

Take Your Strength Training Outdoors

Take Your Strength Training Outdoors

The warm summer days enable you to do outdoor exercises like biking, walking, hiking, running, swimming, and other outdoor exercises. That’s all very well for cardio vascular health, but you need strength training to build muscle. Good news, you can move your resistance training outdoors too. And it’s a lot more fun to do it outdoors. And on top of that, you may also get results faster when you work out outside. Studies indicate that moving your routine outdoors can boost the intensity without m…

Turbulence Training

Turbulence Training

Turbulence training is a strength-training workout program created by Craig Ballantyne, a certified strength & conditioning specialist, and a writer for Men’s Health & Men’s Fitness magazines.Turbulence training is designed to burn fat before your start building muscle. It is based in Interval training and toning. It uses high-intensity, short-burst weight-training and body weight moves. The Turbulence Training System comes in ebook (PDF and MP3 format), along with a nutrition guide and a number…

No Barbell? Use Your Body

No Barbell? Use Your Body

You can not hit the gym and you do not have weights at home. Surely, there is something you can do to get some strength training done? Craig Ballantyne, C.S.C.S. says, “You’ll be surprised how hard you can work without a gym.”Do the following moves to alternately for three sets each, without rest. Then do the remaining three exercises consecutively (again, without rest), doing three sets of each.Y SquatStand with your shoulder blades pulled back your arms extended up and you so you form a Y. Set…

Shortcut to Sexy Abs

Shortcut to Sexy Abs

Summer has started and you still haven’t lost your love handles? Fear not. Martica Heaner shares the following shortcuts to get your abs in shape just in time for bikini season.Switch to PilatesInstead of wasting your time doing crunches, do Pilates instead. Pilates or more specifically, Pilates 100s has been found to work more muscles overall than basic crunches. It specifically targets the muscles around the waist and the external obliques. To do the Pilates 100s, lie down on a mat and form a …

Chest Exercises Effactive for Breast Enhancement

Chest Exercises Effactive for Breast Enhancement

Some women are a little hesitant to do chest exercises because they worry about the effect they’ll have on their busts. Fitness experts however, say they’ve got nothing to worry about. What breasts are made ofBusts or breasts are made of glandular, fatty and fibrous tissue which makes them unable to grow muscle. Breasts can actually grow bigger if you gain body fat. But they won’t grow muscles, even if you perform a number of chest exercises. It’s the chest, not the breastsThe chest area on the …

Getting Back on Track with Exercise

Getting Back on Track with Exercise

Often forgotten in home workouts, the back is an important part of your body to develop to make your daily activities – picking up boxes, carrying heavy loads, turning, twisting, and bending for performing household jobs and other various reasons – much easier. A right back workout will strengthen your back muscles and decrease your risk of getting pain from doing various activities.There are three major back muscle groups that you need to work out – the trapezius (upper back), latissimus dorsi …

How to Build Big Biceps

How to Build Big Biceps

For many men, biceps are a source of power. The larger their biceps are, the more they feel empowered. This is especially true when people start hitting the beach for summer. That’s why it’s not surprising to see many men spending countless of hours in the gym just to make their biceps worthy of praise. Bicep workouts not only help your overall looks good, but are also good to stay fit and healthy. If you’re interested in building a set of nice biceps, read on to know some simple but useful bice…