Power Bodybuilding: Shock and Awesome Biceps

Stubborn body parts need to learn their lessons the hard way. They might be 20 inches around now, but even for years after I started training, my arms were one of my weakest body parts. Because I started out with a powerlifting approach to training, I didn’t give much dedicated attention to my biceps. Then, when I did start training them specifically, they didn’t respond in the way I wanted. Frustrated, I started overtraining.»

6 Moves for a Stronger Knees

Follow these techniques to strengthen your knees for optimal weightlifting performance. BY BRIAN MATTHEWS If you suffer from knees that feel like they have been bludgeoned with a scalding hot tire iron, you are not alone. One study from Gallup-Healthways found that 26% of the adult population in the US suffers from knee pain. Causation can be varied. Over use, under use, mobility restrictions and muscular imbalances are some of the big factors than can factor in to knee pain. »

12 Things Never to Do in a Gym

You already know about curling in the squat rack, but to truly master gym etiquette, avoid these lesser-known faux pas. BY ANTHONY J. YEUNG, CSCS When it comes to gym etiquette, we already know to avoid cellphone conversations, re-rack our weights, and curl anywhere outside the squat rack. But there are plenty of lesser-known blunders you could be making at the gym that upset and disrupt others. Worse, some of these mistakes could negatively affect your health.»

Lose Your Love Handles With the Dumbbell Side Bend

Give your love handles a healthy dose of hate with the one move everyone does wrong. BY ROB FITZGERALD Forging a solid midsection is as much about diet and cardio as rocking out endless crunches. But when it comes to taking decisive action against love handles, most guys aren’t sure what exercise will best attack the problem. The single most popular‚ and most misused‚ exercise for your obliques is the dumbbell side bend.»
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