Training your forearms will add symmetry and seriousness to your physique. But an unimpressive forearm development is one of those things that detracts from a complete and well balanced muscular package.
There are more reasons to train your forearms other than for aesthetics, achieving a complete forearm development will help you build maximum grip strength and enable you to work with heavier weights.
The forearms are a complex muscle group that must be targeted with specific exercises and heavy loads in order to obtain their full potential.»
We’re all for planking your way to a stronger core. And odds are you have a handful of go-to bodyweight abs exercises that you do on the mat when you’re cooling down.
But if you’ve ever wondered how you can work your abs with the equipment available at your gym, we’ve got you covered with 17 creative and effective ways to take your abs routine up a notch.
Killer core moves using some of the most common gym equipment: a pull-up bar, cable machine, Bosu ball, abs roller, TRX straps, and barbell.»
Eight hours and one minute: That’s the world record for longest-held plank! But you don’t have to be a planking superstar (thank goodness!) to get the full-body strengthening benefits that planks provide. And more than just chiselled abs, strengthening your core with planks will help prevent back injuries and help maintain a healthy posture.
Planks are also easy to learn, and you can do them at home, in your office or whilst travelling, so there’s no excuse to avoid them!»
Did you know that starting your week with a chest session, is extremely beneficial. This is because your muscles are rested over the weekend, and the stimulation will encourage growth and strength.
Also by starting your week with a chest superset, not only will you save time but you will boost your workout with high intensity.
Supersets have been around for a long time. They have multiple benefits for an athlete, but there’s one issue that typically comes with them, that is they aren’t performed correctly.»
Are you looking for a way to really chisel your upper abs? Cable crunches are a great upgrade, but only if you do them correctly!
Doing crunches on a cable apparatus offers one huge advantage over doing them on the floor: The cable allows you to increase resistance, enabling you to train to failure using heavier weights and fewer reps. This increased emphasis on strength and hypertrophy is exactly the kind of workout the fast-twitch muscle fibers in your abs need to get big and carved.»