Best exercises for your traps

Traps are the muscles at the side of your neck, right on the top of your shoulders. Trapezius is one of the major muscles in the shoulder. Tremendous traps are one of the major signs that a person works out and spends many hours to get a great body. Most bodybuilders believe that the only way to build traps is to perform shrugs. But it’s not enough. For well-developed traps you need variety of exercises.»

Gym etiquette: Part 1

Gym is not just a place where you exercise. It’s a community of people, who have the same aims, who want to lose fat and build muscles. And as all communities, a gym also has backroom rules, which you have to keep. Follow the rules and maintain the safest, most productive training environment around you. The gym is a public place, and the weights belong to everyone. If the gym is empty, you can use weights as you want, without any limits.»

Karate and bodybuilding

What is karate and how it can help to be in a good shape? Karate is a martial art developed in Japan a century ago. It can be practiced as a sport, as an art, or as self-defense training. It’s not just an exercise, it’s also a philosophy. One of the main questions is who would win in the battle: karate practitioner or bodybuilder. Body builders are very strong and have great physical strength, but technique always beats strength.»

Boxing: lose fat and build muscles

Boxing is one of the most violent sports. Some people get injuries and a few people even die during a boxing match. Success in boxing requires a balance of muscle, power, speed, quickness and coordination. Boxers spend a lot of time getting in shape. The more muscle mass you have, the more potential force you can produce with every punch. Some common training activities are jumping rope, running, shadow boxing, sparring, push-ups, sit-ups, etc.»

7 tips how to deadlift properly

Deadlift is a perfect exercise that targets quads, hamstrings, gluteal muscles, lower back, traps, and forearms. There are 2 major types of deadlift exercise: Conventional deadlift, which is performed with your feet approximately shoulder width apart. It’s one of top bodybuilding exercises. It works every fiber in your physique. Sumo stance deadlift. This exercise is performed with a very wide foot stance. It shortens the distance the bar has to travel.»

Back workout: turn your tiny back into wide wings of muscle

Increase your pulling strength with these back exercises. Jim Smith, CSCS When beginners start training and working on their physical appearance, in most cases the back is just an afterthought. Of course, you can’t see your back looking in the mirror, and you can’t see the progress of your trainings.  But don’t forget that if you want to have wide thick wings of muscle and look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, you have to work out a lot.»

Sleeping Habits – Are They Preventing Optimum Muscle Growth?

Your workouts are progressing nicely, you’re doing everything right in the gym and exercising with proper form using higher reps and heavier weights regularly, but still your muscle growth is slow and painful, at best. Is a lack of sufficient sleep your problem, or at least a big part of it? The Process Of Building Muscles  Think about the process of building muscles – exercise, nutrition and recovery. You tear down the muscles in the gym, creating the micro-tears that force the body to rebuild bigger and stronger.»
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