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The Advantages Of Deadlifting

The Advantages Of Deadlifting

The word ‘deadlift’ might fill some people with dread – it’s understandable, they’re hard work, they put a lot of demand on your muscles and you can usually feel the effects across your entire body – but they’re worth it. They can increase your strength effectively and quickly – one of the few exercises that can boast that. As long […]

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Back Training Tips To Build Bigger Lats

Back Training Tips To Build Bigger Lats

For bodybuilders, lats are a common weak point and this is for 2 main reasons: Incorrect form that causes their biceps, upper back and rear shoulder to take and support most of the load Compared to the other muscle groups in their body, you can’t actually see your lats as you are training them making it sometimes difficult to build […]

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V-Taper Upper Body Workout: Chest, Shoulders & Lats (Video)

V-Taper Upper Body Workout: Chest, Shoulders & Lats (Video)

  Looking to build a bigger chest, wide shoulders and lats, this workout will give you the V-taper you’re looking for. Using these 8 exercises, this 45 minute workout targets your chest and lats, while also building up some boulder shoulders.The workout combines weights and bodyweight exercises which can be swapped out to suit your needs and available equipment. The key to making […]

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11 Great Barbell Exercises (Video)

11 Great Barbell Exercises (Video)

If you head to your local gym, you will no doubt see plenty of barbells lying around. Barbells are a great fitness tool that give most of your major upper body and lower body muscles a workout, essentially helping to improve both strength and stamina. These exercises are some of the top ways to take advantage of what a simple set of […]

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The Overhead Shrug

The Overhead Shrug

If you are not happy with the way your upper body looks, especially your traps, you might want to change your exercise routine to include some overhead shrugs. Most weight lifters utilize the basic shrug method when exercising, but adding the overhead shrug is going to result in added mass, mobility, and better body posture in the uppermost part. Although […]

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How To: Rack Pull – Increase Your Deadift MAX & Explosive Power! (Video)

How To: Rack Pull – Increase Your Deadift MAX & Explosive Power! (Video)

Check out this great video from Scott Herman Fitness showing you how to properly execute a rack pull. The rack pull is a great exercise to help increase your maximum lift on your deadlift. You’ll be activating a lot of muscles to perform this movement. Although there will be more emphasis placed upon your hamstrings, glutes, quads and forearms, you’ll […]

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Chest Supported Dumbbell Row

Chest Supported Dumbbell Row

Are you not happy with how your back looks? Do you want extra thickness and width overall? Perhaps your workout is not as effective for this area, or maybe you aren’t doing the proper exercises to improve the looks of your back. Adding the chest supported row is a great way to complete your routine and effectively improve the look […]

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The Six Toughest, Most Effective Bodyweight Exercises (Video)

The Six Toughest, Most Effective Bodyweight Exercises (Video)

  Bodyweight exercises are time-tested, effective components of a good workout regimen. With minimal equipment and space, you can strength train a variety of muscle groups without ever going to the gym.   Push-ups Push-ups work mainly the chest, tricep, and front shoulders, but also utilize the abs for stabilization. In addition to the fact that they can be done […]

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What To Do If You Can’t Do Pull Ups Or Chin Ups With Your Body Weight?

What To Do If You Can’t Do Pull Ups Or Chin Ups With Your Body Weight?

It’s no surprise that pull ups are one of the best exercises to thicken out your lat muscles; they’re great for widening too and require a strong form in order to pull them off. However, this means that when someone’s first starting out in strength training, they’re usually not able to perform a pull up. Pull ups require good strength […]

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Building Bigger Traps

Building Bigger Traps

When you are just starting to develop a workout routine most beginners, or trainees, want to find a direct isolation movement that will increase their traps. Shrugs are the main go-to lift that are most recommended for increasing mass and strength in the traps. Yes, there are several other movements that can be used to improve this area, such as […]

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