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Why You Should Not Do Behind-The-Neck Lat Pull Down?

posted on August 18th, 2013 ·


Lat pull down is a favorite exercise in gym. No doubt, if done correctly, lat pull down help obtain “V” shape. However, I have seen some are doing pulling the bar behind their head with the belief that by pulling the bar down behind the head, they get a fuller contraction for the lats muscles. I used to do it too when I first started working out, but immediately advised by a fitness instructor not to do it. Yes, behind the head lat pull down should be avoided. Why? We will find out the reasons.

Why You Should Not Do Behind-The-Neck Lat Pull-Down?

  1. First, let’s take a closer look at shoulder joint. Shoulder joint is made of ligaments and connective tissue which are designed to restrict external rotation and movement away from the mid line of the body.

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How You Can Build More Muscles with Fast Twitch and Slow Twitch Muscles?

posted on August 10th, 2013 ·


Within our skeletal muscles, you see different fibers knitting together. They may look the same, but how they vary in action is interesting. In general, we have two types of muscle fibers in our bodies:

  1. Fast twitch (also known as Type I fibers)
  2. Slow twitch (Type II fibers)

1) Fast Twitch Muscle (more…)

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Workout Secret of Celebrities

posted on August 3rd, 2013 ·

Celebrity Workout

Here are the celebrities:


Male Celebrities:

  1. Brad Pitt
  2. Bruce Lee
  3. Chris Evans
  4. Chris Hemsworth
  5. Craig Horner
  6. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)
  7. Gerry Butler
  8. Jake Gyllenhaal
  9. Jamie Eason
  10. Jason Statham
  11. Jet Li
  12. Mark Wahlberg
  13. Matt Damon
  14. Michael Phelps
  15. Nicolas Cage
  16. Rain
  17. Ryan Phillippe
  18. Ryan Reynolds
  19. Sylverster Stallone
  20. Takeru Kobayashi
  21. Taylor Lautner
  22. Tom Welling
  23. Will Smith
  24. Zac Efron


Female Celebrities:

  1. Amanda Beard
  2. Beyonce
  3. Cameron Diaz
  4. Halle Berry
  5. Hilary Duff
  6. Hilary Swank
  7. Jennifer Aniston
  8. Jennifer Garner
  9. Jennifer Lopez
  10. Jessica Alba
  11. Jessica Biel
  12. Jillian Michael
  13. Madonna
  14. Marisa Miller
  15. Mariah Carey
  16. Michelle Ryan


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12 Activities You Can Do To Burn Calories While You Are Having Beach Holiday

posted on July 29th, 2013 ·

Beach is a good place to relax during summer.  However, it is also a good place for a wonderful workout.  I have tried quite a number of workouts and they are so fun until I forgot that I was actually exercising and burning calories.  Certainly, it is not about treadmill or dumbbell.

Here are 12 activities you can try.

  1. Build sandcastle.  You dig sand, carry water with pail and build the castle far away from the water.  Imagine you will make many trips to and from your castle.  You work out your legs, core muscles and arm strength.  If you like to burn more calories, try a few bicep curls with your bucket full with water or sand. (more…)

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How To Build Muscle Mass with Drop Sets?

posted on July 20th, 2013 ·


Getting bored with the straight 3 sets of weight lifting? If you are looking for a new way to train and way to build muscle mass, try drop set.

Other names of drop set are descending sets, strip sets or stripping technique. A drop set is a technique where you do as many repetitions as you can with a certain weight until failure. Then, immediately lower the weight and do more reps with little rest between sets. For instance, you start with 25 pound dumbbells for shoulder press. You lift as many times as you can without compromising your form until you are exhausted. Then, you drop the weight to 20 pound and continue lifting until failure. The last set you will go with 15 pound of weight. (more…)

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Little Known Way To Tone Up Your Upper Body With BodyCircles

posted on July 13th, 2013 ·


Some people, especially women, join Pilates class with the intention to tone up muscles.  One manufacturer has taken the opportunity to come out this things called BodyCircles.  These circles are actually small padded hula hoops meant for your arms.  When you spin with them, you are working your biceps, triceps, shoulders and upper back.

You may think spinning the circles is very easy, but once you try them, you will realize that you need some coordination to keep them around your arms.  I have put them on and tried them.  I got the circles flung across my room, one hitting the ceiling and others almost landed on my vase.  So, it is better to start practicing in place where you do not have vase.  Also, if you are spinning it too hard, you may hurt yourself with bruises on your arm.  So, coordination with controlled movement is important. (more…)

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