What is the Difference Between Muscle Strength and Muscle Endurance? May 21 2015

  When discussing muscle enhancing exercises, it isn’t uncommon to hear about muscle strength and muscle endurance. Therefore, understanding the difference between these two terms is important to knowing how best to meet your muscle-related fitness goals. Muscle Strength Muscle strength refers to the amount of weight or force your muscles can exert to push, pull, or lift an object once or twice. For instance, a person who can lift...

Why Fitness Form Is More Important Than Your Lifting Weight May 13 2015

  Typically, when people create their muscle building fitness regimen, they think primarily about the amounts of weight they will be lifting. Subsequently, they set goals that involve increasing those weights, slowly building their physique and making their muscles bigger and stronger. While this is certainly important to a well-rounded fitness routine, one thing is even more imperative to consider: your form. If you are sacrificing your physical form in...

3 Gains Needed to Increase Muscular Strength April 29 2015

  The great thing about having stronger muscles is that a number of things become easier. From opening jars to lifting kids to moving furniture around, increasing muscle strength is one way to accomplish all of these and more. So, what gains are needed to enjoy these types of benefits? Weight Gain No, you don’t want to pack extra pounds on your body in order to grow your muscles. In...

Getting Back into It Gym Workout April 07 2015

  This is my getting back into the gym workout. Simple short workout took me 23 minutes to complete. I found this workout just right for getting back in the gym after a few weeks holiday break. It's important not too burn out, try keeping it simple and allow time to recover, making sure you complete the exercises correctly. I am always working on form, you can never be 100% perfect....

Best 3 Leg, Buttock and Core Exercises for Power Sandbag Training March 24 2015

  Sandbag training does amazing things for you. It helps you build your stability and improve your sports performance. Plus, you can do it virtually anywhere, it’s fairly inexpensive, and yet you still get a great workout. This makes this type of training very beneficial for a number of reasons. So, whether you’ve never done it before and are ready to try or you’ve been sandbag training for years, here...

Farmers Walk Fitness Benefits January 22 2015

If you aren’t currently doing the Farmers Walk in your exercise routine, you are really missing out. This type of training offers a ton of benefits. But first, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the Farmers Walk, let’s talk about what it is. A lot of times you see the Farmers Walk in strong man competitions. This is where the participant grabs a huge weight in each hand...

The One Piece of Workout Advice You Never Hear, But Should December 10 2014

  When it comes to working out, there is a ton of advice regarding what you should and shouldn’t do. For example, you should never lift weights that are way too heavy for you and you should always use proper form to avoid injury. However, there is one piece of advice that you never hear, but could make a difference in your results. What is it? Smile when you are...

3 Ways to Boost Your Endurance November 27 2014

  According to Wikipedia, endurance is defined as “the ability of an organism to exert itself and remain active for a long period of time, as well as its ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma, wounds, or fatigue.” Does this sound like a power that you want more of in your life? If so, there are three ways to get it. #1: High Intensity Lifting...

6 Most Important Dos and Don’ts for Professional Body Builders September 07 2014

    Professional body building is like any other sport. There is a way to go about it that will bring you a physique worthy of medals and awards, and there are things that you could be doing that might contribute to your inability to achieve pro status. How do other body builders earn top honors? They follow a few extremely important dos and don’ts.  Here is three of each:...

Strength / Power – Starting Workout Plan March 07 2014

  As charted in ‘Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training’, a beginner starts with 3 or 4 entire-body exercises and after warm-up sets performs 3 work sets (excluding the deadlift) at a weight that is founded on the performance during the preceding workout. When the prearranged sets and repetitions are accomplished at the given weight, the load is brought up for the next workout. This is very basic, and it works...