Dumbbell Shrugs

Shoulder shrugs target your upper trapezius muscles, also known as the traps. Located on your upper back and across the back of your shoulders, big, strong traps can be useful in contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey, boxing and rugby as they provide essential support for your neck, which is an important factor for

By |2018-02-11T11:43:24+00:00February 11th, 2018|Categories: Back Exercises, Exercise Training Guide|Tags: , |

Gain Total-Body Strength With These 17 Push-Up Variations

Doing the same old push-ups day in and day out can feel a little boring, so we’re here to shake things up. Variety can supercharge a workout and throw a whole range of new muscles into the mix. Just be sure to spend some time perfecting your form and nailing the basics before you jump into the variations that

By |2018-03-14T15:54:37+00:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Abdominals Exercises, Back Exercises, Exercises, Muscle Gain, Workout Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Mastering Seated Cable Rows: Guide, Form, Flaws, Set Up & Execution

Muscles Targeted: Seated cable rows are one of the best exercises for targeting your back muscles. It develops your latissimus dorsi (lats), teres major and trapezius. The lats cover the lower and middle portions of the back, originating from the spine and the top of the hip bone and attaching to the upper arm. The

By |2017-10-29T13:23:07+00:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Arms Exercises, Back Exercises, Exercise Training Guide, Exercises|Tags: , , |

Mastering Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns: Guide, Form, Flaws, Set Up & Execution

Muscles Targeted: Straight arm pulldowns target the upper back, specifically your latissimus dorsi (lats), teres major and the trapezius. Aside from these, it also uses the secondary muscles of your deltoids and abdominals along with your quads and glutes to maintain a stable position throughout the movement. Exercise Instructions: Stand behind a lat pulldown machine

By |2017-10-29T13:26:11+00:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: Back Exercises, Exercise Training Guide|Tags: , , , , |

Mastering Rear Lat Pull-Down: Guide, Form, Flaws, Set Up & Execution

Muscles Targeted: Wide grip rear pulldowns primarily targets the latissimus dorsi muscles of your back. It also strengthens the middle back, deltoids (shoulders), biceps and forearms as secondary muscle groups. Exercise Instructions: Position yourself on a lat pulldown machine and grab the bar securely using an overhand grip with your hands a little wider than

By |2017-10-29T13:26:35+00:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: Back Exercises, Exercise Training Guide|Tags: , , , , |

Mastering The Single-Arm Lat Pull-Down: Guide, Form, Flaws, Set Up & Execution

Pulldown exercises are typically performed on a cable machine, with both arms pulling a bar downward. By attaching a handle to a high pulley, however, you can do pulldowns with one arm at a time. You engage more muscle fibers with single-arm than double-arm exercises, so you can lift heavier weights and make greater strength

By |2017-10-29T13:27:12+00:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: Back Exercises, Exercise Training Guide|Tags: , , , |

Mastering The V-Bar Pull-Down: Guide, Form, Flaws, Set Up & Execution

Your back muscles consist of an intricate design of interweaving muscle fibers. While each muscle group has a specific job, they all work collectively to support core movement, protect the spinal column and prevent injury to this vital area of the body. A variety of exercises exist to challenge specific muscle groups, but very few

By |2017-10-29T13:27:43+00:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: Back Exercises, Exercise Training Guide|Tags: , , , |

Mastering The Reverse Close-Grip Lat Pull-Down: Guide, Form, Flaws, Set Up & Execution

Muscles Targeted: The reverse grip pulldown exercise targets the back muscles which include the latissimus dorsi (broadest muscle of the back) or more commonly known as the “lats”. The exercise specifically targets this muscle group as it internally rotates the arms together with the scapula. To help improve the execution of reverse grip pulldowns, the

By |2017-10-29T13:28:45+00:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: Back Exercises, Exercise Training Guide|Tags: , , , |

Mastering The Wide-Grip Lat Pull-Down: Guide, Form, Flaws, Set Up & Execution

Exercise Instructions 1. Stand in front of a lat pull down apparatus and grasp the bar using an overhand grip at least one foot wider than your shoulders on each side. 2. Sit down with your feet firmly planted on the floor with your body straight and thighs secured underneath the thigh pads. 3. Slightly

By |2018-06-06T10:24:18+00:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: Back Exercises, Exercise Training Guide|Tags: , , , |

Back And Biceps: The Best Workout Combination

Create a sculpted back and build your biceps with this amazing workout. This article is going to take you through one of many beneficial back and biceps workouts. This muscle building workout comprises of four sets of each exercise and stays within the "hypertrophy approved" 8-12 rep range. This is a great workout to incorporate into your training once

By |2018-04-08T15:09:28+00:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Arms Exercises, Back Exercises, Muscle Gain, Workout Routine|Tags: , , , , , , |