If you want to bench big, you need to bench more—and better. Commit to this bench specialisation programme made for bodybuilders, and watch that old 1RM go for good! I always start with the same question: "Do you even bench?" The training programmes generally resemble a random grab bag of every press or triceps extension
Complexes are an effective way to train, since they boast all the benefits of traditional strength training with the added perks of cardiovascular conditioning and fat loss. Because you flow the movements by using the same weight throughout each one, complexes boost muscular endurance, which means you’re training muscles to repeatedly exert force against resistance.
There are three gluteal muscles – the maximus, medius and minimus . They’re important in hip flexibility and movement, as well as looking fabulous. You should feel the burn in your glutes and your hamstrings if you’re doing it correctly. The bridge is also great for improving hip mobility and strengthening your lower back. Spending
You might have heard that squats and deadlifts are all you need to pack on some glute gains. While there’s absolutely no doubt that they’re both amazing exercises, and are definitely ones you should consider including in your training for better looking, stronger glutes, there’s no guarantee they’re the only exercises that you, personally need for the best results.
It turns out, however, that endless hours spent slouched over a stationary bike or leaning over the stepper are not only terribly boring, but also not the best way to lean out, tone up and look sexy. Total energy expenditure (a.k.a. how many calories you burn) can be increased with short bouts of anaerobic exercise.
We have a warning for you before you embark on this workout. It’s, er, a bit challenging. The good news, though, is that the reason it’s so hard is also the reason it’s so effective. Instead of using a sequence of exercises that target different muscle groups, this workout involves doing pairs of exercises that
Making a big change to your body – the kind of transformation that makes people do a double-take when you remove your shirt – requires a big effort. But it doesn’t have to take a lot of time, especially if you follow a progressive and challenging workout programme that’s designed to push you out of
The best training programmes take into account the key variables for your goals. And if you want to get stronger, the key things to focus on are the weight you’re lifting and the volume (total work) you perform. Doing five sets of five reps is a great way to get the best of both. A
Try These Smart Tweaks To Your Favourite Gym Moves To Reignite Your Upper-Body Muscle-Building Mission
If you want svelte, toned arms, cardio is not the answer. Because if you don't have the muscle in the first place, there's no way you can show it off. "You have to create the shape [first], and weight training is the simplest way to do that. Building lean muscle helps shape rounded shoulders, define
Your quads might not be in need of work as much as your glutes and hamstrings — but that doesn't mean that you should totally ignore the front side of your upper legs to completely focus on your posterior. Even though quads are sometimes an accessory or afterthought for leg days, the muscles are still a major key