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Why You Should Not Do Upright Row?

February 1st, 2013 · 2 Comments

I used to do upright rows until a personal trainer told me about the risk of doing it. Upright row is a compound workout targeting shoulders, at the trapezius and deltoids. Narrower grip will work more on the trapezius muscle whereas wider grip focuses more on deltoids. Upright row is performed by holding a barbell, […]

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Legs Workout (15) – Leg Extension

January 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Leg extension is leg exercise performed using Leg Extension machine targeting quadriceps muscle. Because it is an isolation workout, it should be considered as a complete leg workout replacing squat or deadlift. Quadriceps actually are the largest muscle group in your body. They are about one third of your legs.

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Why You Need Spotter For Heavy Weight Lifting and How To Be One?

December 8th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Spotting is done by supporting a person during the weight training. But, why should spotting be required? Here are few reasons:

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Forearm – The Muscle You Probably Never Train, But Perhaps Should.

November 13th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Every time I talk about forearm, I think about Popeye forearm which is much bigger than his butt. Forearm muscles are located between the elbow and wrist of the lower arm. Just like calf, forearm is a another common neglected body part. Calves work whenever we walk and forearms come into play whenever we move […]

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Why You Should Not Do Sit-Up For Your Abs?

November 9th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Sit-up is a popular strength training workout meant for abdominal muscles. Let’s look at how to do a proper sit-up before I tell you why sit-up may not be suitable for you. Steps: Lying with your back on the floor. Bent your knees to reduce the stress on your back. Your feet should be about […]

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How To Breathe While Doing Weight Lifting?

October 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment

People who practise Tai Chi or Yoga pay much attention to breathing. They believe that breathing will change the the internal energy. While weight lifting is more straight forward exercise, breathing does play a role. I dare not say breathing will make or break your weight training result, but since you still have to breathe, […]

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