Variations on the Bench Press

The standard  bench  press is a main stay in all gyms. Whereas the power rack is usually ignored, squats being perennially unpopular, the  bench  press racks are always swarming with men, such that they resemble morsels of food surrounded by ants. Given the  bench  press’s popularity, it’s not surprise that there are several variations on how to perform this exercise. First it’s important to understand the value of the classic  bench , and then we will discuss the value of each main variation. The classic  bench  press is an excellent addition to any workout, because it allows you to lift heavy … Continue reading Variations on the Bench Press

Weight Training Equipment

Getting started in weightlifting means that you will probably need some weight lifting equipment. Hopefully you have been looking around for this but I will try to give you a good idea of the equipment that you will need. First of all there are two kinds of equipment for weight training. There are weights and bars and there is equipment that will help you to use those weights and bars.Weight training equipment – Weights and Bars In looking for   weights  and bars it is a good idea to have  weights  that will work on short bars (like for one armed … Continue reading Weight Training Equipment

Bench Press – A Guide on Proper Technique

How to Bench Press to Impress! The Bench Press is probably the most popular exercise in the gym, yet how many people bench badly or know the most important techniques during each rep? In this article I will give you tips to increase your bench press now! No specialist equipment, no additional supplements and no secret recipes. These straight forward bench press tips will instantly help you to increase your bench press to a weight that can impress. Gripping The Bar The starting point to any bench press rep starts with your grip on the bar. If your grip is … Continue reading Bench Press – A Guide on Proper Technique

Football First String Weight Workout – Hardcore Routine

This weight workout is called 100’s because it only consist of four different exercises, and doing all four 100 reps! These directions must be followed exactly as written! You will for sure see great improvement in size and muscle. For this routine you will need a watch with a second hand, and weights. Before getting started read the entire workout plan, and get all your weights together, The four exercises for this routine are as follows: Bench Press (to be done with 50% of your body weight, for example if your weight is 200 lbs. the weight you should perform … Continue reading Football First String Weight Workout – Hardcore Routine

Fitness Equipment Glossary

There are dozens and dozens of different type of fitness equipment out there so keeping track of them can be quite the task, even for an expert. The constantly influx of new type of innovations and equipment also do not help and can intimidate newcomers to the fitness world. We have compiled a list of the most common terms regarding fitness equipment and break them down to simple to understand, non-jargon explanations. We have also detailed which body part the equipment targets, if applicable. If words like ergometer, P80 console and smith machine baffle you, this list will be your … Continue reading Fitness Equipment Glossary

Key Elements for a Bigger Bench Press

Proper positioning on a weight bench to maximize leverage Keep the bar in line with the eyes; if you are too far towards the top of the bench it puts your shoulders in a weak position and wastes energy, and creates unsteadiness when lifting off. Firm foot contact with the floor close to the bench is Paramount! Feet on the bench, straight legs with feet lightly touching the floor is a recipe for failure; it decreases force and puts you out of balance. Feet planted firmly on the floor and push from that foundation to blow through sticking points. When … Continue reading Key Elements for a Bigger Bench Press

Bench Press Blunders

“Don’t Let These #8 Mistakes Sabotage Your  Bench “ Did you know the average  weight  training enthusiast can barely  bench  press their own bodyweight? That statistic doesn’t even account for the people that don’t work out. Give yourself a pat on the back if you’ve conquered the feat of  benching  your own bodyweight. Don’t worry if you’re not there yet, you’re about to learn eight sure-fire methods that will help you earn bragging rights in and out of the gym. So what’s the big deal about the  bench  press anyway? You’re not playing sports or trying to compete, why is this … Continue reading Bench Press Blunders

Purchasing a Weight Bench

 Weight   benches  are the core of any workout routine and home gym. These products are an absolute necessity to perform many special exercises using free weights. Moreover, they allow exercisers to workout safely without risk of injury. This leads to even better results a better feeling when working out. They come in a huge variety of models and with many different amenities so a exerciser can find a model that will work right for their personal gym as well as their specific routine. They also come in a huge variety of colors as well to match any decor. Before purchasing … Continue reading Purchasing a Weight Bench

Exercises For Best Biceps Workout

The biceps are arguably the most widely trained muscle because of they ‘show off’ appeal to many bodybuilders. To ensure that your biceps are well trained and developed, you will need to understand the biceps a bit more. With this understanding, you can than choose your exercises to create your best biceps workout for maximal effect. There are many bicep exercises that you can include in your best biceps workout. In this article, we will look at three biceps exercises that you must include in your workout, and the reason behind why they can be so effective to develop your … Continue reading Exercises For Best Biceps Workout

Undulation Ropes and Your New Day

A sun-filled morning, a new opportunity, a fresh start, YES! You awaken, and lie in bed for a moment; seeing with your minds eye, YOUR not too distant future. You see yourself and you like what you see! A confident, strong, healthy individual, ready to take on the world. Then, get up out of bed and get ready because this is Your New Day. It can be just as you envision. Your fat loss begins RIGHT NOW. One of the tools in your ‘Fat Loss’ toolbox should be – Undulation Ropes. This fat loss tool (also used in training Navy … Continue reading Undulation Ropes and Your New Day

Can Jumping Rope Replace Running?

Now that it’s gotten cold out, a lot of people hate to run outside. You’ve got footing problems due to snow and ice, you suck in cold air…All in all, running outside in the cold isn’t as much fun as running when it’s sunny and warm. So, you might consider another alternative, jumping rope. Jumping rope can be an excellent replacement for running or biking. It works your body in a completely different way. The movements are springy and require that the lower legs provide much more activity during the motion than when you run. You should also be aware … Continue reading Can Jumping Rope Replace Running?

Home Gym Workout – How to Create a Good Home Workout Program

Creating a home gym workout is a really great way to maintain your fitness level when you aren’t able to get to a commercial gym for whatever reason. More and more individuals are taking advantage of a home gym workout and are seeing fantastic results. There are some key things to know when it comes to creating one that works effectively though, so keeping those few points in mind will be important. Here is what you need to know about creating a home gym workout. Buy Some Heavy Weights The first thing you want to make sure you’re doing is … Continue reading Home Gym Workout – How to Create a Good Home Workout Program

Insanity Asylum Workout – The Ultimate Fitness Program

Shaun T’s latest fitness program, the Insanity Asylum, is the sequel to the popular HIIT cardio workout called Insanity. This extreme fitness program is designed to deliver results to you in just 30 days. Shaun created this fitness regimen for Beachbody Corporate that was looking to enhance their line of fitness DVDs with an intense workout series. Shaun T’s Insanity Asylum series emphasizes the technique “Max Interval Training”. In this method of exercising, one has to work out strenuously for 3 – 4 minutes and the cool down for 30 seconds and repeat the cycle. This is in contradiction to … Continue reading Insanity Asylum Workout – The Ultimate Fitness Program

Jumping Workouts – The Simple Workout

Before you start your Jumping Workouts, you do have a goal in mind, right? Is it more than just to jump higher or to be able to dunk, because there are a lot of people who can dunk, maybe you should be able to make an awesome dunk. Or just grab rim easily. Either way, don’t skip over this important part which is vital to see success. But otherwise, start with a warmup. I usually start with jump rope and some sprints. As for specifics, start with 300 jump rope jumps, and about 4 sprints of about 100 meters each. … Continue reading Jumping Workouts – The Simple Workout

A Hardgainer Workout For Hardgainers

Hardgainer Workout Firstly, let me define what a hardgainer is. Hardgainers are skinny, their appetites are usually small, they have a very fast metabolism and because of these three factors they cannot pack on muscle easily. This is why they call themselves “hardgainers”, because these are the challenges they face. So how should you work out if you are a hardgainer? Use the hardgainer workout advice that I am about to lay out for you. Before I even begin to start, I want to outline the traditional hardgainer advice and then let you know why you shouldn’t follow these hardgainer … Continue reading A Hardgainer Workout For Hardgainers

Ab Workout – A Routine For Killer Abs

To have six pack abs are the dream of every person with a well toned body. To attain this everyone is searching for the best exercise to get toned abs as the end result. Many people find it hard to believe that most stomach exercises really result in working your stomach muscles. The idea of “spot reducing” is a falsehood created by the fitness industry to sell more of their expensive apparatus and gadgets. It’s a profitable niche for companies, but for consumers, it’s simple to get duped into buying costly equipment that does not enough to form your physique. … Continue reading Ab Workout – A Routine For Killer Abs

3 Powerful Skipping Rope Exercises

If you’re like the rest of the clan, skipping is probably not a big part of your workout routine. I’m not here to ask you why this is the case; I’m here to show you why you’re missing out on a powerful form of training. The benefits of skipping rope are simply too immense to, well, skip out on. Jumping rope requires some serious concentration. It takes timing and rhythm. Then there’s the need for balance and coordination. It takes serious focus. But more so than anything, skipping requires a good deal of cardiovascular endurance. If these are things that … Continue reading 3 Powerful Skipping Rope Exercises

Best Workout Routine – Dominate In The Gym

What Is The Best Workout Routine? Before I begin let me define, “Best Workout Routine,” to me that would be any workout that gets the average person in optimal shape and physical attractiveness as quickly and safely as possible. Depending on your goals the guidelines may differ. People can argue about the specifics but I believe there a few key ingredients that would be in the best workout routine. Heavy Resistance Now some people are more guilty of breaking this rule than others, I’m looking at you ladies, but it’s not chemistry. To build muscle you need to go heavy … Continue reading Best Workout Routine – Dominate In The Gym

The Best Types of Rowing Machine Workouts

Rowing machines offer a great way to train – all the benefits of a cardio workout in a small space, without the high risk of injury associated with other types of fitness equipment. Unfortunately, many users fail to get the most from their rower because they don’t vary their workouts. I’ve listed below the different types of sessions you can include in your training. Each can be used as part of a regime. Steady Rowing is an easy-paced workout at around 18 to 24 strokes per minute (known as the rating). This is fine for a comfortable workout if you’re … Continue reading The Best Types of Rowing Machine Workouts

Skipping Rope for Cardio

One often overlooked way to train cardiovascular endurance is by using a skipping rope. For some reason, people often forget about the benefits of jumping rope while growing up. It’s a staple of boxers’ training as it’s a great exercise to work on coordination, footwork, agility, quickness, and endurance. Another fun aspect of jumping   rope  is that there are many techniques to develop so that your  workouts  always stay challenging and fun. Well, until you snap yourself with the rope, but that’s just part of the learning curve. Also, a skipping rope is pretty much the cheapest fitness tool you’ll … Continue reading Skipping Rope for Cardio