Posts Tagged "weight training"

Proper Bicep Curl Execution: A Simple Trick

Proper Bicep Curl Execution: A Simple Trick

Most people aren’t doing bicep curls as accurately and effectively as possible. Here’s the number one trick – when you are training the muscle that lies in between the shoulder and the elbow, those two joints need to be perfectly stabilized in order to optimize the isolation of the bicep. If the shoulder and the elbow are swaying or moving even ever so slightly, the range of motion is displaced from the muscle you are attempting to work – and you simply won’t be getting the results you are looking for. Here are the movements that your body will subconsciously try to kick in, in order to save your poor bicep from proper isolation (in other...

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Best Route for Fat Loss

In the honour of a new client who remarked: “People have been telling me that weights are more important than cardio for fat loss.” This is what I explained: First of all, this industry is probably one in which so many people think they know the absolute answer. “It’s diet!” “It’s cardio!” Try to quiet the voices around you… understand that many people have strong opinions, but that it’s not necessarily what’s going to work for you (and this doesn’t just apply to this very topic). Secondly, understand that each component has its role and its place in a lean, healthy and fit body. Cardio strengthens...

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Don’t Be Crooked

Don’t Be Crooked

If you are just beginning to strength train or weight train, here are some pointers to remember: When you train one muscle or muscle group, you need to also train its opposing group. For example, when you train chest, you MUST train back. It doesn’t necessarily need to be on the same day, but it does need to be trained in balance with its opposition. Some people even need a few extra back sets to chest sets, to correct rounded shoulders. Start with the largest muscles or muscle groups first. If you are doing an upper body day, begin with back, then chest, making your way down to the delts, triceps and biceps. This allows all of these smaller muscles to become well...

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