Thursday, September 30, 2010

Great Abdominal Exercise
by Terrence Wilke

Just thought you might want to consider an easier way I found to build
abs. I am 55 years old, and have better abs than most in their 20's.
I am an ex-marine, and when in the service over 30 years ago, I was
surprised at how many large-bellied older marines could do lots of
sit-ups, but - well it was obvious those sit-ups weren't doing them
much good. We were often required to aim to complete 80 bent-knee
sit-ups in two minutes. I always met that requirement, but my abs
never were noticeable at all either. Fast forward to 2010.

Here is what has worked wonders for me: Great Abdominal Exercise

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Quick Morning Workouts
by Tom Mack

Having to deal with all the activities of the day and still find time
to fit in a killer workout is a constant challenge. Keep in mind that
it does take discipline to work out early in the morning, but if you
stick with you get used to it.

bench press - 3 sets, 8-12 reps (bar to upper chest near the neck
line is for bodybuilding, bar lower in the chest is for power lifting)
incline press - 3 sets, 8-12 reps
dips - 3 sets, 10 reps (wide grip)

military press - 3 sets, 8-12 reps
front dumbbell raise - 2 sets, 8-12 reps
lateral dumbbell raise - 2 sets, 8-12 reps
upright rows - 1 set, to failure

french press - 3 sets, 8-12 reps
tricep pushdown - 3 sets, 8-12 reps
dips - 1 set to failure ( close grip, emphasize the triceps)
In between sets work your abs

front squats - 2 sets, 8-12 reps
squats - 3 sets, 8-12 reps
deadlift - 3 sets, 8-12 reps (ankles line up with smooth part
of the bar)
leg extension - 3 sets, 8-12 reps
leg curls - 3 sets, 8-12 reps (super set with leg extension)
calves - 3 sets, 8-12 reps
in between sets work your abs

pull ups - 5 sets, 10 reps
barbell rows - 3 sets, 8-12 reps
pull downs 1 set, to failure

seated dumbbell curls - 3 sets, 8-12 reps
straight barbell curls - 3 sets, 8-12 reps
working abs in between sets


Power routine:

power cleans - 6sets, 4-6 reps
jump shrug - 3 sets, 10 reps
box jump - 2-3 sets, 10-20 reps
work abs in between sets

This routine can be completed in an hour. I increase the weight after I
can perform 10-12 reps. On days where I feel strong, I won't count the
reps but go to failure.

Good Luck

Also read The Truth About Getting Six Pack Abs

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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Hypertrophy Specific Training Review, Bryan Haycock HST

by Jim Ryan

Hypertrophy Specific Training, or HST as we will be referring to it,
was developed by Bryan Haycock and is intended to induce the fastest
muscle growth in the shortest period of time without losing muscle
efficiency and without the use of anabolic steroids.

As we are aware there is a tremendous amount of science involved in
bodybuilding, and this is certainly the case with HST. The concept
was developed following some significant research into muscle
hypertrophy and then converted into a strength training program, and
follows some basic principles.

Read the full article at Hypertrophy Specific Training Review, Bryan Haycock HST

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

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Fitness Mail Health and Fitness Newsletter

How To Gain Muscle Mass and Weight

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Shoulder Dumbbell Workout
by Mike DeAngelo

I learned this delt training tip from the great Mike
Francois and who could argue with his delt
development? It involves monopolizing 4 pairs of
dumbells so you might want to try this at a time your
gym is relatively uncrowded. As delts are my favorite
bodypart to train I took to this routine like a
bulldog to a meat truck:
Lay 4 pairs of dumbells {each bell on either side of
you} as you are sitting on a seated, backed* bench.
Use 10-pound increments from lightest to heaviest. I
personally use {after a 2 set warm-up with 20's for 20
reps} 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's.
Press overhead while seated: 50's for 8 reps.
60's for 8 reps.
70's for 8 reps.
80's for 8 reps.
That's one set. Rest 3 minutes. Then press overhead:
80's for 6 reps.
70's for 6 reps.
60's for 6 reps.
50's for 6 reps.
The second set. Rest another 3 minutes. There is no
rest between poundages. The only rest is just long
enough for you to drop the previous dumbells and grab
the next poundage. After this 3 minute's rest:
50's for 4 reps.
60's for 4 reps.
70's for 4 reps.
80's for 4 reps.
The low rep range from 6 to 8 means nothing since you
are doing basically "giant sets". That's it. After a
heavy-breathing break you can do your lateral raises,
bent-over laterals, upright rows, whatever, etc...This
is sure to pack on size. My delts grew like a
feces-fertilized flower in 5 weeks doing only this
routine, no laterals, uprights, bent-overs, etc.
*Another little secret I learned from Mike is if you
have no back problems do your seated overhead press on
a bench with NO BACK. This forces your side delts to
work on the press whereas with a backed bench your
front delt heads would be predominant, as in the
military barbell press. But go easy on the poundage if
you try this. Adios, amigos...

Also see our latest article Are You Not Eating Enough For Weight Loss?

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Foods You Should Avoid

By Nick Philson

Did you know there are evil foods that you should try to eliminate
from your diet completely? These foods are so bad for you, they
can cause you to get fat, give you diabetes, increase your risk of
heart attack, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and stroke,
and may eventually lead to early death!

Read the full article at Foods You Should Avoid

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