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.
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.
Achieving great biceps development is an ambition of anyone who trains with weights, and the biceps are indeed the first thing anyone looks at to gauge someone’s physical prowess.
In your attempts to build your quadriceps up, you’ve probably heard of, and even tried lunges before… maybe even backward lunges. But, there is another variation which is seldom mentioned, and even more rarely seen in the gyms – and that is walking lunges.
If you’ve had the opportunity to browse through the numerous videos, exercise descriptions, articles and photographs or diagrams on how to perform certain exercises, you’ll no doubt have come to the conclusion that everyone tells you different… sometimes very different.
Bored of crunches and other abs exercises? Why not try hanging leg raises, an exercise many believe helps to develop the lower abdominal area more than most do.
Quadriceps – commonly referred to as the thigh – is the frontal muscle group of the upper leg, and is both the largest and most powerful muscle group in the entire body. Fred (Dr. Squat) Hatfield said you can’t fire a cannon from a canoe, and he’s right; strong quads are the absolute foundation upon which the body should be …
Bodybuilding (training for size) and strength training (training for strength, irrespective of size) may seem to be completely different outcomes, but not everything is as black and white as it seems. The main differences in outcomes is that the typical bodybuilder will not have the explosive strength and speed of someone training for strength, but the strength devotee will tend …
If you’ve ever looked at an extremely well developed guy before and seen the curious way in which his arms no longer seem to be able to touch his sides, that’s because of extreme lat development. The lats are a back muscle which more than any other, are responsible for giving the desired V shape.
Abdominals – or six pack – tend to be second only to the biceps in the ‘favourite muscle’ competition. In their zeal to develop a calved midsection, people use a whole variety of exercises. Some exercise they use to develop their abs, though, also hit another less-known muscle group, called the obliques.