Breaking Down the Back and Building a Stronger One – Back Workouts

The back is sometimes overlooked by many a weightlifter, and it’s unfortunate that they do this since there is so much that a strong back has to offer to its owner. But, more importantly, having a disproportionately weak back can have some rather drastic consequences. That’s right! A weak and unbalanced back can lead to some major problems with posture (although that should be obvious enough really), and it should go without saying that chronically bad posture can not only

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Try Hard with These Triceps Workouts for Men and Women

OK I know that title is ridiculously corny and lame, but bear with me for a second and I’m sure you’ll find out why it’s totally worth reading the rest of this article. So many people like working on the arms, but oftentimes when they say arms what they really mean is biceps. Now a flashy pair of bulging biceps does look attractive to many, and certainly is nothing to be ashamed of. By all means, it’s something to show

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Basic and Beginner’s Primer to the Smith Machine

The Smith Machine is a wonderful thing; no seriously, it really is. It gets a lot of ‘critics’ and detractors that attempt to devalue its actual worth, and this doesn’t even mention the multitudes of ‘gym bros’ who think that anything and everything involved with the Smith Machine is simply ‘girly’. Well let me be the first to tell you that that is absolutely the wrong attitude to have. Now only is that simply false as there are plenty of

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5 Core Workouts You Can Do with a Resistance Band

Resistance bands are sort of the new kid on the block so to speak. Unlike stables like the big three of Squat, Bench, Deadlift which have long since earned the reputation as the very foundation of what bodybuilding/weight lifting revolves around; resistance bands are one of those things that can be considered kind of ‘trendy’ so to speak. They’ve come up here and there in various forms throughout the course of modern fitness history, and they come and go as

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The Best List of Tough but Unconventional Ab Exercises You Can Do

Abs are one of the most desired and talked about muscle groups out there for many of us. In fact, it would not be too much of a stretch of the imagination to say that it’s almost like one of those things that society says is an ‘accomplishment’ if you have a ‘six-pack’. It is, certainly, without a doubt one of Hollywood’s selling point if nothing else. And it is precisely because of this fact that we are going to

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Sculpt Your Shoulders With These Exercises

Shoulders are one of those interesting muscle groups that are hard to place in any one category and are also treated vastly differently by many people. Unlike chest or ‘legs’ shoulders do not always get the attention they deserve from some, but at the same time there are many who place great value and importance on them as well. Another major difference between shoulders and some of the other muscle groups is the wide range of motions that you can

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Hybrid Bikes Training Plan – The Beginner’s Blueprint of the Year 2017

So what exactly is a “Hybrid Bike” you ask. Well, easy…it’s a bike that combines various features of a road bike and a mountain bike as well. This nifty little thing was invented to be more of a ‘commuter-friendly’ vehicle built to be able to handle both environments well enough to accommodate most riders. Of course it should go without saying that obviously a road bike will ride faster than a hybrid bike on pavement/asphalt, and that a mountain bike

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A List of Bike Workouts to Prepare Yourself For Mountain Biking

Many of us have had or currently have a mountain bike. In fact, pretty much everyone who can ride a bike probably already has ridden a mountain bike before. That’s how popular those things are, and for good reason too. They are strong, sturdy, and stable, but they are also relatively fast, provide a smooth ride, and pretty versatile and well-suited for many various environments. Certainly, they are not anything like a road bike where you can really only ride

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The Best Outdoor Road Bike Workouts You’ll Ever Need

Road bikes are great things. They are fast, efficient, smooth, speedy, and offer a rush and sense of excitement that can only be experienced by pedaling as fast as you can and feeling the wind rush by your face. It’s no wonder that they are considered the ‘staple’ of all bikes in competitive cycling. You can check these recommended road bikes if you are planning to buy one. But that kind of experience must be attained, and it must be

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Here’s How the Recumbent Bike is Different from a ‘Normal’ Bike

Biking and cycling is oftentimes one of the more popular physical activities for many of us. I’m sure plenty of you have driven by or seen the scores of bikers on weekends throughout your neighborhoods or the guys riding their bikes to commute from and to work everyday. And for good reason too, there’s nothing quite like blazing through the air and wind on a hot and sunny day feeling the rush of speed that you get from moving by

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