You know your body best. What muscles are poppin’ when you take a selfie? If you have killer delts but weak glutes, I’ll bet most of your Instagram photos are of your shoulder pump after a delt workout rather than your glutes.
We all know that straight sets are pretty self-explanatory. They are performed by doing a prescribed number of sets, for a prescribed number of reps, using the same weight for each set, until completion, then moving on to the next exercise. But what if we want to push it harder and force lean muscle growth and strength? Are straight sets enough? They are when you first begin a training program but after time, your body will adapt to the straight sets and you need to mix it up and introduce new techniques into your plan.
I believe that having a competitive nature is one of the most important qualities necessary to succeed and reach goals. It drives you to be better, keeps you focused and working hard. But it is SO easy to get caught up in the competition. It can become your worst enemy and prevent you from smashing your goals. In fact, sometimes it can even stop you in your tracks and freeze you from moving forward.
You’ve heard abdominals called everything— core, abs and six-pack to name a few. But how do you actually get a six-pack? Are they really ONLY made in the kitchen? Can you train abs every day? There are a lot of myths about abdominal training that can be very confusing— but here I’ll break it down for you and show you why you need a solid set of abs and how to attain it.
If you're getting bored with regular squats— don't worry! There are SO many variations to keep you busy and keep working on building up those legs and booty. Use these tips to break through a plateau and keep things progressing in the gym!
While cardio is a part of burning fat, the only way to actually build up a booty and give it some shape is putting your time in the gym. Start lifting!
There are many ways we create muscle imbalances in our physiques. Maybe you have a job that requires physical labor, and you favor one side over the other. Favoring that side all the time will surely create an imbalance – making the side you don’t use as often become weaker and/or less developed than the favored side.
It is obvious how to train and work on our hamstrings and quads, because there are so many machines and exercises made specifically for those muscle groups. However, there is more confusion around how to “tone the inner thighs.”
The easy and most time-efficient solution is to do your weight training and cardio in the same workout, right? If this is your only option, I will give you my tips on how to make sure you don’t cause too much stress on your body and end up reversing all of the wonderful progress you’ve been making in the gym.
Seventy-five years ago, a psychologist named William Sheldon developed a visual method of categorizing the human physique based on fundamental elements called somatotypes. Even though much of his theories are subjective, we still use this “body type” categorization today. Personally, I think it is interesting to read about but doesn’t necessarily 100% apply to making gains in the gym.
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