Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bodybuilding for Teenagers – How Safe Is It?

Bodybuilding for Teenagers – How Safe Is It?

The best timing for muscles to grow is by the end period of puberty, or 18-19 for men. In this period of time, testosterone is at its peak that makes it easier for you to gain more mass. Most people wonder if it is okay to start bodybuilding at such a young age. Yes, it is okay given that the weight used is not too heavy. For teenager under 18 years old, you can do these following exercises.»
Bodybuilding Exercises – Blasting Your Back! part 2

Bodybuilding Exercises – Blasting Your Back! part 2

Width, thickness, shape and detail all come to those who train there back with the attention to detail it demands. There are so many different muscles that make a well developed back it goes without saying there are just as many exercises that need to be performed to create the finished look you desire. This video brings up some of the most important details while showing you some basic exercises and overlooked fine points.»
Bodybuilding Exercises – Blasting Your Back! part 1

Bodybuilding Exercises – Blasting Your Back! part 1

Width, thickness, shape and detail all come to those who train there back with the attention to detail it demands. There are so many different muscles that make a well developed back it goes without saying there are just as many exercises that need to be performed to create the finished look you desire. This video brings up some of the most important details while showing you some basic exercises and overlooked fine points.»
Chest and Shoulder Work Out

Chest and Shoulder Work Out

Hammer Strength High Incline Bench Press2 sets with 225 lbs. x 6 reps Dumbbell Bench Press2 sets with 100’s x 6 reps Pec Dec Flyes2 sets with 200 lbs. x 6 reps 1 Arm Rear Delt Cable Flyes2 sets with 40 lbs. x 6 reps 1 Arm Side Lateral Cable Raises2 sets with 45 lbs. x 6 reps Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Machine2 sets with 310 lbs. x 6 reps»
Best Creatine Supplements

Best Creatine Supplements

Before we start analyzing which one is the best creatine supplement we should take a look back on how creatine was established as one of the top supplements in sports. Creatine was introduced in 1993 after the Olympic Games of Barcelona. Many athletes who took part in those games used creatine supplements to maximize their performance and win medals. Since it is a completely natural substance, there was no limitation on its use.»
Super-Sets for Bigger Arms

Super-Sets for Bigger Arms

One of the things my experience in the gym has been teaching me is that if you really interested on growing your muscles, you should always try to discover new ways to train them. The greatest disadvantage of the muscles is that they tend to adapt easily. You probably know what I mean. Let’s take the arms, for example. You decided to try new exercises and you are doing your best.»
Unique Bicep Exercise For Building Bicep Peak

Unique Bicep Exercise For Building Bicep Peak

This is a unique bicep exercise that is great for finishing off a bicep workout and getting a good peak contraction throughout the biceps. You set it up by attaching a single handle to the low pulley cable row machine. Sit far ahead on the bench, bend your knees at 90 degree angles, and brace your elbow on the inside of your knee. Perform concentration curls with one arm at a time, similar to how you would if using dumbbells.»
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Amazing Bodybuilding Career

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Amazing Bodybuilding Career

There may not be a person in the world who does not know who Arnold Schwarzenegger is. In fact, many individuals see him as an icon and consider Arnold Schwarzenegger’s bodybuilding career as the ultimate proof that it IS possible to achieve your dreams if you only you work hard and persevere at it. Let’s look at how Arnold move up the ladder of success and take inspiration from it.Unlike some people who know exactly what they want to be even as a child, Arnold didn’t immediately find his calling.»
How To Build Peaked Biceps Muscles By Working The Brachii

How To Build Peaked Biceps Muscles By Working The Brachii

Two of the best exercises for working the brachialis and building nice bicep peak are the overhead cable curl from the lat pull down machine. And the reverse grip low pulley cable curl.These exercises really target and isolate the biceps and help develop more muscle fullness and shape. The brachialis muscle is right under the biceps and when it is fully developed it will help push the biceps up higher adding to the overall muscle peak.Do these exercises at the end of your bicep workouts as a finishing movement.»
Best Contractions for Muscle Growth

Best Contractions for Muscle Growth

Many people have written to me over the last few months, asking for more information about incorporating eccentric training into their workout routine to stimulate muscle hypertrophy. Eccentric training, or ‘lowering’ the weight to stimulate muscle growth, is typically utilized with heavy weights and prolonged rest periods (2 minutes or greater). With prolonged rest periods, there is reduced metabolic stress (lactate responses) and lowered GH and testosterone responses. It has been known that local accumulation of metabolic subproducts such as lactate and hydrogen ions stimulates sympathetic nerve activity and exercise-induced catecholamine (adrenaline) secretion.1 The increase in metabolic stress with increased lactate and adrenaline has recently been shown to play an important role in the regulation of anabolic hormone secretions from the hypothalamus-pituitary.2,3 Therefore, increasing the metabolic stress (lactate) may be an additional stimulatory mechanism for muscle growth.»