Archive for Category: "Training"

9 Ways to Add 20lb to Your Bench Overnight

9 Ways to Add 20lb to Your Bench Overnight

A big bench is the hallmark of any serious bodybuilder, powerlifter or fitness fanatic. No matter how huge your squat, shoulder press or deadlift, the first question people ask a big guy is always ‘Bro… How much do you bench?’. With these 7 techniques, gleamed from the secretive world of powerlifting, you’ll be able to [...]

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16 big myths of bodybuilding destroyed

16 big myths of bodybuilding destroyed

We’ve all heard them, you almost can’t have a conversation with someone about bodybuilding or weight training with the average person, without hearing them. They range from the utterly ridiculous, to sounding like there may be some reasoning behind them. In this article we’re going to debunk five of the biggest bodybuilding myths there are, [...]

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The front squat

The front squat

The front squat is much the same as a back squat, except rather than resting the bar on your traps, you support the bar on your shoulders. Lots of people utilise the back squat in their workout routines, but few tend to take advantage of the front squat. The front squat is great for building [...]

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Weight lifting straps

Weight lifting straps

So what are weight lifting straps? Weight lifting straps are straps that you wrap around your wrists and the object you are trying to grip (for example a barbell, or a pull-up bar). They make it easier to grip heavier things, and take grip out of the equation altogether. It is for this reason that [...]

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5 reasons you should deadlift

5 reasons you should deadlift

The deadlift is arguably the best exercise anyone can do in the gym. It activates the largest percentage of muscle fibres in your body, and allows you to move the most weight possible. It’s a vital part of any strength or bodybuilding routine. Here are 5 big reasons you should be doing the big lift. [...]

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16 things to be aware of when lifting in the gym

16 things to be aware of when lifting in the gym

Everyone likes to give their ego a bit of a jump start every now and then, and lots of people will do that little thing that annoys everyone in the gym. We’ve compiled a list of 16 things to be aware of when you’re lifting or in the gym – basically, things to avoid. The [...]

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How to bench press correctly

How to bench press correctly

One of the most comment questions a lifter is asked by John Doe or the average person, is “How much can you bench press?” – for some reason the bench press has been chosen as the exercise used to gauge strength by laymen. It’s this reason (combined with the fact that every man wants a [...]

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Beginner routines – which should you pick?

Beginner routines – which should you pick?

When you’re just starting out with weight lifting or body building, it can be really quite confusing, and quite frankly daunting as to what you should do. The latest article in your favourite men’s magazine might be telling you to do high reps, high volume work, with low weights. A google search tells you to [...]

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