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Supported Single-Arm Dumbbell Row

Supported Single-Arm Dumbbell Row

Hold a dumbbell in your right hand, place your left hand on a bench in front of you, and assume a staggered stance, left foot forward. Hold your elbow in as you row the wight to the side of your torso. Do 10 reps, switch arms and leg positions, and repeat the movement.

Dumbbell Triceps Kickback

Dumbbell Triceps Kickback

Grab a pair of dumbbells, bend your knees and lean forward so your torso is nearly parallel to the floor. Tuck your upper arms next to your sides, bend your elbows, and hold your forearms about parallel to the floor, palms facing up. Simultaneously extend your arms straight back and rotate the weight so your palms end up facing each other. Return to the starting position. Do 15 reps.

Dumbbell Hammer Curl and Press

Dumbbell Hammer Curl and Press

Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, hold a pair of dumbbells at arm's length by your sides, palms facing each other. Without moving your upper arms, curl the weights to your shoulders, and then press them overhead until your arms are straight. Reverse the move to return to the starting position. Do 10 reps.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Top Chest Exercises

In this first edition of Top Muscle Building Exercises I will talk about chest exercises. Sorry for not starting with the so called muscle building exercise No. 1. Bench Press. I will start out with dumbbell flyes instead. But I still think that bench press is the best muscle building exercise for chest, it just gets boring to read every article about chest exercises that starts with bench press, so I will exclude BP from this article – you can read about BP in our site (Bench Press from Techniques to myths) if you want to.
So, here we go:

#1 Dumbbell flyes

This exercise is great isolation for pectorals and it preserves triceps for the subsequent exercise. This exercise will make your chest look wider. Remember that you should use spotter when performing this exercise because you can get some  serious rotator cuff injuries if you don’t.

#2 Cable crossover

This exercise is excellent for finishing your chest training routine. It will give great pump and an extra push to your muscle, like saying “cmon’ let’s grow!”! Try to perform this exercise slowly, you don’t need heavy weight to get the results in this exercise.

#3 Incline dumbbell/barbell press

No, this is not the same as bench press, bench press doesn’t work out the upper pecs efficiently enough. If you want big, gladiator-like pecs you have to do one of these.

#4 Decline  dumbbell/barbell press

Pretty much the same, gives definition to pecs, works the lower region. If you want to build serious chest you have to split your chest workout in 3 parts – upper, middle, lower chest. This is the basic exercise for lower part of pecs.

#5 Posing??!!

Well this won’t really be a muscle building exercise, this will be… posing! Yes, you heard me right – posing. When you work out you should remember that posing is important not only for competing bodybuilders but for everyone. While posing you squeeze your muscles, the same as lifting, the only difference is that you squeeze the muscle parts you want to develop more, therefore you can add the desired shape to your muscles!

Stay tuned for more muscle building exercise tops! This was just the first edition. Come back for more…!


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Ultimate 30's Workout

Increase the amount of testosterone and growth hormone your body produces by working multiple muscle groups and keeping rest periods short. For cardio, your lactate threshold can still be increased throughout your thirties, so intervals are king to counter any loss of lung power.

Ultimate 40's Workout

Short, sharp shocks are the way to fire up your body in your middle years - which means you can forget long-winded weights workouts. Vary exercises, intensity and timings to keep your muscles guessing.

Ultimate 50's Workout

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