The neck really is an important muscle. Think about it; unless you are wearing a turtle neck, everyone will see your neck. It can distinguish you from a bodybuilder to just a normal person. Furthermore, next to forearms and calf training in muscles being neglected, neck training is next in line. Actually, I would say that people neglect neck training more than anything else. Many people have never even heard of it or would even know what to do. This is why we are mandated to publish this list of the best neck exercises with guidance for how to build a tree trunk neck.(more…)
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How to Build Solid Shoulders
It doesn’t matter how big your chest and biceps are, if you have narrow shoulders you will appear to be weak and puny. Someone will surely kick sand on you at the beach, and Arnold would not approve of that.
For bodybuilders, powerlifters, athletes, and all other fitness buffs in between, wide shoulders will make you look tall, broad, and powerful so that you can be the one defending geeks from sand kicking bullies and they can help you throw the ball hard enough to win the game. Flabby or narrow shoulders lend absolutely nothing to your physique.
Everyone needs to train their shoulders.
Strong shoulders help with every other exercise from bench press to pull ups, and for all you boxers and MMA guys, well conditioned shoulders will help you to win a fight.
It is also very important to have a strong shoulder girdle, including the rotator cuff area, to prevent injuries from sports and heavy lifting.
How to Get Strong Shoulders
Firstly, chest and back are two muscle groups that are important to train, when training for stronger shoulders. As a unit, the chest, shoulders, and back form the core of your upper body strength. Once you’ve read this article you can move on to the top 5 best chest exercises and the top 5 best back exercises.
Secondly, no one developed great shoulders by focusing on dumbbell side raises or shoulder pressing on machines. The compound exercises that involve your whole body will be most effective at building big, strong shoulders. Isolation exercises will be necessary, but only for developing super strong rotator cuffs.
We should have a working knowledge of how the shoulder is put together, to better understand how to train them effectively.(more…)
Serious fitness enthusiasts and athletes want to be bigger, stronger, and leaner. The number one way to make that happen? Train your legs with complex free-weight exercises such as these best leg exercises.
Your legs are the largest group of muscles in your body. They are the foundation of your strength and power. Never will you be able to bench press 315 if you can’t squat 315 first. By training your legs hard, you will be setting yourself up to gain the most progress compared to every other muscle group.
Arnold loved squatting, and look what happened to him. If you want to be Mr. Olympia, a famous Hollywood actor, and the governor of California, you need to squat! This article will give you great direction on training the quad, while our best hamstring exercises will give you some great ideas for supersetting or dividing leg day into a push and pull split.
By training your legs, you will:
- Lift the most weight of all muscle groups.
- Burn the most calories of all muscle groups.
- Form the foundation of your body’s strength chain.
- Stimulate the highest growth hormone release through training.
Biceps. The ultimate show muscle. From age 10 on, every boy, teenager, and man wants to have huge bulging biceps. This is, apparently, a true sign of manliness and strength, and is also attainable if you incorporate these best biceps exercises into your routine.
Biceps are among the most famous muscles in the body. When somebody asks you to “make a muscle” or “flex”, they aren’t asking you to flex your hamstrings. They want to see your biceps!
This whole notion of flexing the biceps as a measure of anything is completely ludicrous to me, but it is a reality. When someone asks me to flex, I ask them if they’d much rather discuss max-effort PRs, perhaps dynamic powerlifting strategies, or better yet how to put together the most effective HIIT complexes. Most folks walk away thus.
But I digress…(more…)
Let’s be honest. You may wish for a magical solution to get bigger arms overnight, but the truth is it takes time, patience, and perseverance to build stronger forearms and bigger and more powerful biceps and triceps. However, that doesn’t mean there are not some excellent training techniques to get big arms faster than you would with standard strength training exercises. If you’re looking to build stronger and bigger arms, check out the following helpful tips.(more…)
Building muscle takes a lot of hard work and conviction, but it isn’t rocket science. Your biggest challenge will be to achieve your goals according to your personal timeline. Still, you can rely on the right workout plans and nutritional aids to speed up the muscle-building process and get the results sooner than you imagine. It does not require you to spend a fortune either. All you need to do is to stick to the right approach and make some adjustments to your workout, diet, and supplement routines. Here are some proven muscle growth hacks you can rely on.(more…)
For many bodybuilders, patience, hard work, and consistency are important ingredients to obtaining successful outcomes. Their goal is always to have bigger, stronger, and better performing muscles. However, the road to attaining this goal isn’t easy. So, what are the recommended ways to help build bigger muscles?
More often than not, people tend to forget the basics. Take a look at the following helpful tips below to choose the best strategy you can employ to achieve bigger muscles.(more…)
Gaining weight can be a little complicated, especially for those who have an ectomorph body type. You see, there are three main types of bodies, each one having its own shape and propensity for weight gain as well as muscle gain capacities. Some folks are consistently winning at mass gains, whilst others are perpetually losing.(more…)
Competitive Bodybuilding is Not Compatible with Body Hair
So, you think you are a bodybuilder and you want to compete. Well, there’s more than just lifting weights and dieting to worry about when entering a bodybuilding show. For instance, you have to consider tanning, oiling, and posing. And those three components won’t help you one iota if you have any hair anywhere on your body. (Incidentally, it was NOT easy to find a sexy picture of a female bodybuilder, so enjoy this image while it lasts.)
As a bodybuilder you strive to look your best, and when you enter competitions, part of that package is a sleek and hair-free body. You don’t spend hours at the gym, lifting weights and cross-training, so that you can lose a competition because of a little extra peach fuzz on your arms and legs.
While molding your body to precise measurements and proportions is certainly the harder part of preparing to compete, you still have to attend to cosmetic issues, including tanning, oiling, and choosing the right outfit to display your physique in all its glory. And this cosmetic maintenance includes keeping your body free of fuzz. If you’re unfamiliar with the process you may be on the lookout for a few different methods of hair removal to try.(more…)
With the prevalence of six-pack abs in the media by everyone from Hugh Jackman and Matthew McConaughey, to Janet Jackson and Beyonce Knowles, society as of late treasures that elusive flat defined stomach look. We can thank high resolution for our cultural transition from portly praise to abdominal admiration.
After all, before Hollywood got huge in the 1900s, as a culture we appreciated a little meat on our bones because it represented comfort, success, and good health. Now that we get to feast our eyes daily on tough-guy actors, beautiful actresses, rock stars, and supermodels, we’ve come full circle into the Washboard Era.(more…)