July 07, 2015
Deadlifts are a great way to strengthen your lower body as they work your legs, glutes, and lower back. However, sometimes they can cause pain in your lower back if you don’t use proper form. In fact, here are some common form-related issues that can harm your lower back if they aren’t corrected: Your back isn’t straight when you begin the exercise. Arch your back too much or not enough when you start to pick up the weight and you’ll likely feel some discomfort after performing your deadlifts. Therefore, aim to keep a straight line from your...
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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 order to lift larger amounts of weight, you are likely doing your body more harm than good. To perform exercises incorrectly increases your risk of sustaining injuries, which means that...
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: DO enlist the help of a pro body builder, if possible. No matter what area of your life you want to excel in, one of the best ways to learn...
June 05, 2013
The back squat is a characteristic, compound exercise that trains an assortment of muscle groups throughout the body, placing emphasis on those that extend the knee and hip joints. There are countless variants of this exercise, but the most common entails placing the barbell on your back, between your trapezius and posterior shoulder muscles.Known in the lifting community as being the king (or one of) of exercises, it engages a multiplicity of muscles, ranging from the quadriceps musculature to the back muscles. The vastus medialis, lateralis, intermedius, and rectus femoris are collectively known as the quadriceps muscle group. This muscle...