What do you think of when you envision the ideal athlete? You might imagine someone who is fast, agile, powerful, and strong. The ideal athlete you are picturing probably has a great physique which is both symmetrical and functional. Most of us have the goal to achieve an athletic body that has...
If you're a regular in the gym, it's only a matter of time before someone asks you for a spot. And nothing shows your inexperience more than not knowing how to spot properly.
Questions You Should Ask:
How many reps are you going for?
Would you like a lift-off?
Do you want me to keep my...
To get the most out of your curls, make sure you're not sabotaging yourself by making these three mistakes.
Mistake 1: Dedicating An Entire Day To Biceps
Generally, you should train your largest muscle groups first, followed by your smaller muscle groups. Your biceps are a smaller muscle group...
How to Do It
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands behind your head. For the next two minutes, do this:
First 15 seconds: Do as many squats as possible.
Next 15 seconds: Hold the quarter squat position.
Next 15 seconds: Hold a half-squat position.
Olympic lifts are fantastic for developing full-body speed and power. Their drawback? Learning them requires a ton of time and energy. There's no such thing as a one-hour Olympic lifting crash course that'll make you proficient.
Luckily, there's a way to get many of the benefits of these...
If you are ever in a time crunch and only have 20 minutes to train, try performing the circuit below to get a killer workout!
Rate of Force Development
Since doing push-ups to infinity can get monotonous, it's always nice to add a bit of variety. This is where this challenge comes in.
Begin by performing one push-up, followed by one kneeling (no weight) vertical shoulder press.
Next do two push-ups, followed by two kneeling...
What's a T-Spine?
Your thoracic spine sits between the cervical vertebrae in your neck and the lumbar vertebrae in your lower back. A healthy T-spine should be able to move forward, backward, and side to side, as well as rotate. This is not only important for everyday function, it's also vital...
Nearly everyone, regardless of age and gender, can benefit from strength training because it will increase muscle, promote fat loss, help maintain healthy bones, as well as enhances your quality of life. Our goal in our Adult Strength and Conditioning Program is to give our members the results...
A perfect chin-up (supinated grip – palms facing you) is a rare sight in the gym. During a properly executed chin-up, the core should be engaged as you use your lats and biceps to pull your chin up and over the bar.
Where It All Goes Wrong
There are two reasons why a lot of people have...