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Move of the Week: The Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise

Move of the Week: The Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise

A killer move to develop round caps The dumbbell side lateral raise is used to target the medial or side heads of the delts to maximize the overall width and thickness of the shoulder complex. Execution: Step one: Take a dumbbell in each hand while seated or standing. Maintain a ...

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The Texas Method – simplistic yet brutally effective

The Texas Method comes highly recommended by lifters who are striving for strength and power

The Texas Method comes highly recommended by lifters who are striving for strength and power It originated when legendary strength training coach Glenn Pendlay told his athletes during a training session at a gym in Wichita Falls, Texas: “If you hit a 1×5 personal record on Friday, you don’t need ...

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Longer breaks for bigger muscles

The latest research indicates that extended rest intervals between sets when you lift weights could assist with muscle growth.

The latest research indicates that extended rest intervals between sets when you lift weights could assist with muscle growth. The findings, published in Experimental Physiology, go against the belief that favours shorter rest periods. Researchers from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom monitored 16 subjects who completed exercises ...

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German Volume Training – Achtung baby!

German Volume Training: A no-frills way to getting as strong as an ox

A no-frills way to getting as strong as an ox German Volume Training (GVT) first came to prominence when German national weightlifting coach Rolf Feser used it successfully on his athletes to increase muscle mass. Vince Gironda and Charles Poliquin later made it even more popular. Gironda began training bodybuilders ...

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Move of the Week: Concentration Curls

Move of the Week: Concentration Curls

Isolate your guns with one of Arnold’s all time favourites Build epic biceps by adding Concentration Curls to your arm workout like bodybuilding icon Arnold Schwarzenegger back in the day when he was still pumping iron and competing. Every bodybuilder wants peaked biceps but the shape of your arms is ...

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Move of the Week: The machine hack squat

Although the barbell squat is the ultimate king when it comes to packing on beef, the machine hack squat is a great addition to your leg training regimen.

Although the barbell squat is the ultimate king when it comes to packing on beef, the machine hack squat is a great addition to your leg training regimen. Before you use the hack squat machine warm up your hips and legs with body weight squats and lunges. Select a weight ...

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Power Bodybuilding

Power Bodybuilding

A few years ago Mike O’ Hearn, a former American Gladiator and cover model, was training at a classic powerlifting gym and being a bodybuilder, he started to combine the training principles of both worlds. He later called the system Power Bodybuilding which focuses on building strength by using the ...

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Move of the Week: The Bradford Press

Move of the Week: The Bradford Press

Known as an effective old-school movement the Bradford Press is like a Military Press with a twist Invented by Olympic weightlifting champion Jim Bradford and regarded as the cornerstone of strength and fundamental to building upper body size, the exercise started to disappear from bodybuilding routines because of all the injuries ...

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Build solid muscle with HIT

High Intensity Training, otherwise known as HIT, was first popularised by the man behind the development of Nautilus exercise machines, Arthur Jones back in the 1970s.

High Intensity Training, otherwise known as HIT, was first popularised by the man behind the development of Nautilus exercise machines, Arthur Jones back in the 1970s. Shorter, more-intense and less frequents workouts Arnold Schwarzenegger went through one of Jones’s training sessions and remarked, “I’ve experienced times during a workout where ...

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