Often neglected the legs are an important muscle to train for numerous reasons that are beneficial to your overall muscle development. Without strong legs, you will find it increasingly more difficult to lift weight up to the initial starting position for upper body exercises, such as the barbell curl or standing overhead press.
The key components for building muscle are training, diet and rest. Contrary to what some may think, you do not need to purchase anything other than foods which contain protein, carbohydrates and fats.
Many consider well-rounded and big shoulders to be the most impressive and muscular looking aspect of a well developed body, and I certainly include myself in that category. Shoulders tell a lot about a guy who works out
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.
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.
I’ve trained for years, and although I wouldn’t say ‘I love it’ – that’s a bit strong – I will go so far as saying I thoroughly enjoy it, and my life is far better with my training, than without it. It’s improved my quality of life on so many levels and I simply can’t imagine a time when I …
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.