Triceps are an often overlooked body part. Everyone wants a big fan-shaped chest and bulging biceps while other muscles take a back seat. But if you want sleeve-busting arms, you certainly can’t ignore this muscle because it makes up about two-thirds of your arm.
Triceps are made up of three heads; lateral, medial, and long. These muscles are worked by extending the arm and/or anytime you perform a pressing movement. For this reason, triceps take on a lot of work when you perform exercises for chest and shoulders.»
Have you ever notice that the sides of your belly rubbing against the inside of your arms when you are walking? How about when you putting on a swim suite, are they become much more noticeable? I’m talking about those stubborn fats that form just about your hips that make you want to know how to get rid of love handles?
It’s been proven that it is easier to reduce excess fat from the legs, hands or other parts of your body than from your love handles – It seems like it won’t leave your sides no matter how hard you tried, doesn’t it?»
Before you just pop into the gym and start throwing weights around, you should understand exactly how your body builds muscle. I’m not suggesting that you become a biophysicist but a basic understanding of your own body is crucial to building a program that will net you maximum gains.
Muscle Growth 101
This may be a bit simplified, but in a nutshell your muscles get bigger when you place enough stress on them that they need to rebuild and change size in order to function optimally.»
Oh the “traps” or Trapezius muscles and their many exercises. I was in the gym a few days ago and saw a guy pounding away on the shrugs. He was doing shrugs with a 110lb dumbbell in each hand. He was lifting the weight a total of 1 inch on each rep. The weight was so heavy; he couldn’t do the movement properly. Not only that, but he was trying to heave so much weight, he was exhausted after only four unsuccessful reps.»
If you’re on a plan to help you build muscle, then you must make sure that you’re not skipping over the muscle building vegetables that you should be eating. Far too many skinny guy’s entirely cut out vegetables due to the fact that they are lower in calories and when you’re trying to take in 4000 plus calories per day, it can be quite the feat to try and fit these all in.»
So your knees hurt, huh? I bet your one of the nads who thinks your knees hurt because you were doing squats (and probably doing them wrong). So what did you do? Stop doing squats, I bet, and start doing extensions figuring that would be better for your knees. Guess what? You figured wrong.
Think of your leg as two sticks end-to-end. Rubber bands on either side of the sticks keep the ends aligned.»
Getting big forearms is a long journey. To get big forearms, you must thrive to work them and have the discipline to work them out often. Big forearms can sometimes be a blessing, but most people really need to work them out hard in order to get big forearms.
People, especially aspiring bodybuilders would like to get big forearms for the following reasons:
– Look better on stage and look stronger on every pose
– To be able to achieve stronger, firmer and bigger forearms to help them in all other lifts
– To have more stable forearms in order to lift heavier weights.»
There are many obstacles we face everyday that hinders us from going to the gym and working out. We have 2 jobs, need to do household chores, send kids to school, cook and thousands of excuses one can only imagine. Also, there’s the dreaded winter and snow storm or typhoon that may serve as a “great” roadblock going to the gym.
Good thing there are alternative home exercises you can do while at the comfort of your garage or patio.»
1. Warm up! There is nothing worse than going straight into a heavy weight bicep building session without using lighter weights to warm up first. I know somebody who hadn’t used a gym for a while and went straight onto the heavy weights. They ended up with their right arm in a sling because they tore a ligament. So please warm up.
2. Use good quality protein. Chicken and lean beef are good starters.»
Chest Boosting Muscle Tips
We all know that the bench press is a staple in most peoples weight training staple, a fantastic way to pack on lean muscle to the chest area and is an exercise that if you are after serious chest gains you really should be utilising, but how about some little extra tips that you can you too increase chest muscle growth?
1. Isometric tension will make your chest muscles work before you start performing reps so get your chest muscle fibres cranked up by taking a tight grip on the barbell, squeeze it hard and forcibly try to pull it apart, this really is a great way to prime those muscles.»