Isolating specific muscle groups is key to maximizing the growth potential in the muscles you’re targeting.
The E-Z curl is an interesting piece of equipment – what on earth can you do with this oddly zigzag shaped bar most beginners wonder.
If you’ve arrived at this article from a search engine then you’re probably keenly aware what the ectomorph body-type is and are looking for information on how to train and build muscle mass with your slender frame.
Unbeknownst to the average person looking to build significant muscle mass, muscle recovery time is one of the three most important factors in muscle growth, setting aside training and diet for a moment.
The trap muscles (Trapezius), or “traps” as they’re known, are located in your upper body just below the neck and between your deltoid (shoulder) muscles, as illustrated in the image below. Looking from your back they run from the neck down to your upper back.
I’ve wrote numerous articles on the bench press here on my site over the years, all of which contain a wealth of information that can help improve your bench press and the form in which you perform one of the best upper body exercises there is.
We already know stretch marks are a problem for fat people and women during and after pregnancy, and we also know that teenagers often develop them during their growth years. What some people are blindsided by, and rather put off by when it happens, is the fact that weight training too can cause stretch marks.
In bodybuilding – particularly competition – all muscles are important, but as some are more prominent than others, some are clearly more equal than others. If that weren’t the case, then Tom Platz wouldn’t have gotten such acclaim for his thighs. Arnold for his chest. Dorian Yates for his back, etc. They would have gotten criticism for their extreme parts.
Several times on internet forums I’ve seen people asking about whether they should do bent over barbell rows or deadlifts for their back exercise. Whenever I get the opportunity to answer, I always tell them to do both.
I always sense people’s disappointment and sometimes sheer mortification when I tell them the best way to develop their quads is to squat. But, the simple fact of the matter is, some people will never squat no matter how great this exercise is. That’s life.