Programing Supplemental Calisthenics Moves

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Just like traditional weight lifting methods, calisthenics includes both basic compound movements as well as single joints moves like curls, shoulder raises and grip work. Even though you may not need these moves, they can shore up a few weak points and round out your physique. The trick is knowing …

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Body Weight Chest and Leg Routine for Muscle Growth

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There’s nothing as satisfying as a good pump in the chest and arms. There’s also something to be said for possessing legs that feel more like a pair of cyborg limbs that can withstand anything you throw at them. Body weight training is fantastic for accomplishing these goals anytime and …

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3 Tips to Building Wider Shoulders

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Nothing conveys strength and raw macho might like a set of shoulders that span a couple of zip codes. The good news is that you don’t have to be a big guy to build an impressive set of shoulders. The attraction factor is not so much about total width but …

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The Foundation to a Bigger Upper Body

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  All force in the upper body travels through your back. Even if you’re doing push ups and hand stands, the work you want your pushing muscles to perform needs to travel through your back in some way. This is why keeping your back tight and stable is very important …

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The Bigger Chest & Triceps Workout

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I’ve been playing around with a workout style that combines two classic muscle building strategies: – Pre-exhaustion – Drop sets Pre-exhaustion is a great way to give a lagging muscle group a little extra love while drop sets are a time-tested way to ensure a large group of muscles (ie …

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Build More Muscle With Push Ups

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One of the secrets to unlocking more muscle building tension in your pushing chain is in your back. Your back muscles serve as the foundation for setting your shoulders in an optimal position to ensure that beautiful muscle building tension goes right into your muscles while staying away from your …

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Are Planks Just as Bad as Crunches?

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Do you remember when the crunch was the core exercise of choice? Everyone and their mom did thousands of the damn things for hours and then bragged about it on their My Space page. Thankfully, we’ve wised up a bit and realized all of those crunches cost far too much …

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How to Kill Workout Boredom

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  Boredom kills your ability to progress and advance your workouts. No matter how hard you’re pushing yourself, a boring workout is only slightly better than worthless. It kills you mental edge.  It kills your drive and desire. It kills your focus. Not to mention it’s also a total bear …

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2 Arm Blasting Body Weight Exercises From Hell

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  These two moves are hands-down the best way I know of for focusing and blasting the hell out of your biceps and triceps. These take a little practice to get the technique down, but once you get comfortable with them I promise you’ll be able to push your muscles …

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Exercise Technique Isn’t Everything prt2

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    In the last post I wrote about the three essential aspects of technical exercise. There are no other aspects of any exercise that are more important than position, muscle activation and balance. Now I know what your’e all thinking. What about how much weight you lift? How about …

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Are Isolation Exercises Holding You Back?

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  My initial workouts were heavily focused on exercises that would isolate the muscles I wanted to grow. Looking back, I now believe these moves actually held back my progress even once I focused on compound movements. The tricky thing about muscle isolation is the fact that the body likes to use muscles …

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Muscle Targeting Myths

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  Ever since body building hit the scene, people have been chopping the body into little muscle groups. It’s practically become scripture that if you want bigger biceps then you need to target your biceps. If you want a killer booty then you better target those Glutes. Sure muscle targeting …

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Volume Creep is Workout Poison

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More is not always better, especially when it comes to your workout. Just adding more endless sets to your routine can cause what is known as volume creep. Volume creep is one of those false ideals that runs rampant throughout our fitness culture. It makes us believe we are getting …

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This TRX Shoulder Exercise Replaces 4 Dumbbell Exercises

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  When it comes to working the shoulders, nothing beats handstand work. That said, sometimes you want to target the deltoids. With dumbbells you have a lot of exercises to choose from which can target the shoulders from different angles. It can be very precise but it can also take …

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Don’t Do Weighted Calisthenics Until You Read this

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Adding more weight to your body weight exercise may seem simple enough, but there are a few risks to be aware of. The first issue is that you shouldn’t sacrifice your technique in the name of greater loads. Using a shorter range of motion or different body position doesn’t always …

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Why Your Grip Makes or Breaks Your Total Body Strength

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Your total body strength is often limited by your grip strength. The other day I was at the Denver Museum of Science and Natural History and they had a fun little challenge testing your ability to hang off of a ledge. It was a neat set up where there was …

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Abs Are NOT Made in the Kitchen

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  There are always a lot of myths about six pack abs and core training. Some of the latest are: “Diet is 90% of your results” “Abs are made in the kitchen” “You are what you eat” Blah blah blah… Sure diet is important and all, and yes you aren’t …

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