Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Pull-up

The pull-up is a great exercise that you can do at home with just a bar that you can hang from. There are many different grips that stimulate different parts of your lats and your arms. For the most part, the wider you grip the bar, the more lats and back you will use in your pull-up and the closer your hands are together when you grip the bar, the more arms you will use. If you want a challenge, usually the wide grip is the hardest for most people so go ahead and try all the grips for a ripped back!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

5 Benefits of Stretching

Stretching very important for muscle health. There are so many huge guys at the gym I see that don't stretch. They could really improve on their muscle health if they stretched. Here are some of the benefits that come from stretching!

1. Improves Circulation
When you stretch, you actually increase blood flow to your muscles. This increased blood flow will bring more oxygen to your muscles which will allow you to get in more reps than you could if you didn't stretch.

2. Increases Flexibility
Flexibility is the degree that an individual muscle will lengthen. If you aren't flexible, then you are much more susceptible to muscle strain, ligament sprain, and other soft tissue injuries. The most effective way to increase your flexibility is to stretch!

3. Helps Alleviate Pains
The most common of these pains is lower back pain. Having stiff lower back, hamstrings, and hip muscles usually causes lower back pain. If you stretch those muscles, you will alleviate pain.

4. Improves Balance and Coordination
Increased flexibility from stretching will improve balance and coordination. This will lower your risk for falls.

5. Helps Relieve Cramps
A cramp is an over shortening of a muscle which causes pain. Stretching can help relieve these cramps by pulling the muscle that is contracting so much and allowing it to relax.

In conclusion, don't forget to stretch! There are so many benefits to stretching you might as well try it!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tricept Workouts

Here's some really good tricept workouts to build huge arms!

Skull Crushers:

This workout is really great because all you need is a barbell and some determination. Great workout at home that really focuses on your tricepts.


This workout is great for your tricepts and all you need is a bench or a ledge. Really focus on good form like the video says!

Overhead Dumbell Extensions:

This workout completely isolates your tricepts and is one of the greatest. All you need is a dumbbell. Great workout if you want to workout your tricepts and your tricepts alone.

Hope you guys like these workouts! I think they are all great for your tricepts but don't take my word for it try them for yourselves!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Why You Need to Workout Your Legs

Legs, the part of the body that no one wants to workout. You can't flex your legs and show off, they are usually covered with jeans and you would usually flex your bicepts anyways. So then why work them out? Well, you should workout legs for these reasons. First, if you build up your legs, then you will have a stronger base so you will be able to lift more with your upper body. This will lead to bigger arms and chest which you can show off. Also, you don't want to be disproportional, because a guy with huge upper body and chicken legs looks wierd. So if you want to lift more and look better, never forget to workout your legs!

Friday, December 16, 2011

How to Build Huge Arms

When most people want to build huge arms, they usually go to the gym and curl over and over. This isn't and bad thing don't get me wrong but this isn't the best way to build huge arms. There are two main groups of muscles that make up the biggest part of your arm, your bicepts and tricepts. The curl builds up your bicepts which is good, but the bicept is only two muscles. The tricept is made out of 3 muscles so it can be much more massive than your bicepts. So if you want huge thick arms workout your tricepts a lot with exercises like dips and close grip bench press. Eventhough I say working out your tricepts is best, never forget your bicepts though! 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Great Ab Workout

Here is a video of one of my favorite ab workouts, the bicycle. It's a really good workout because it not only stimulates your Rectus abdominis muscle (the front part of your abs) but also stimulates your Obliques which are the parts of your abs on the side. So here you go, let me know in the comments what you think about this workout!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Why Good Form is Important

Good form is always very important when working out! There are several reasons why it is so important. Firstly, Good form is important for safety. For example if a man was squatting a large amount of weight and using bad form he could possibly be putting too much strain on the wrong part of his back which would lead to back problems. Also, Good form is important for building muscle because with good form you can properly isolate the muscle you want to workout and make sure it gets maximum stimulation. So next time you go to the gym, make sure to watch your form in the mirror to really get the maximum benefit from your effort and to stay healthy and not injure yourself from bad form!