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Push ups have a reputation of being the most common and convenient exercise for building the upper body. However, although it is inarguably effective, it mainly targets the triceps, shoulders, chest, and other pressing muscles of the torso.
Push ups only minimally involve and stimulate the biceps, which is an important muscle group to give your arms the strength, shape, and bulk for a sculptured upper body.
Fortunately, you can modify the push up in several ways in order to focus on your biceps. Read on for more information, instructions, and tips on doing push ups for biceps!
The deltoid muscles must be engaged in different angles to actually grow in size and develop strength. Once you achieve this, your shoulders will not only look amazing, but you will also improve your posture and control while weightlifting or doing other upper body exercises.
While seated bent-over rear delt raises are known to be great for shoulder muscles, many people find the exercise daunting.
But do not worry! In the next sections, I will help you understand the idea behind the exercise better, lay down its benefits, and teach you the proper form and execution to minimize the risks. So what are you waiting for? Scroll down and let’s get started!
The hack squat is a great way to develop the lower body, some on a hack squat machine. While it is many people’s go-to exercise for leg day, it can be pretty cruel and even dangerous for some.
So, what do you do if you do not want to become like Johnny Bravo with well-built arms and upper body but with chicken legs? Look for hack squat alternatives! Many other exercises give you similar results minus the bad stuff.
Read on to understand why hack squats are not for everyone and what exercises you can do instead!
Concept 2 is the leading manufacturer of indoor rowing machines, especially the most popular and top-rated Model D. In this Concept 2 Rower Review, we will compare the models D and E to help you decide which one would be the best fit for your needs!
Both models have the same quality and excellent construction with a few key differences. Read on for a detailed breakdown of their other specifications that you need to know!
When you are dealing with weights, it’s a never-ending argument whether it is better to use machines or free weights. Some people prefer weights because these result in more growth and target the primary muscle group and secondary muscles as well as stabilizing muscles.
However, some people argue that machines are better since they minimize the risk of injury (in fact, they are used for the rehabilitation of injuries!) and make it easier to isolate a specific muscle at a certain angle. Machines are also more beginner-friendly.
If you are also torn between these two methods, good news! A Hammer Strength chest press combines the benefits of both minus the drawbacks! It gives you the control like a machine does and also allows you to pile on more weight for growth that no dumbbell or barbell can provide.
Pectus excavatum is a congenital deformity of the chest wall, causing the breastbone to sink inward. It can pose many health issues like heart problems and breathing difficulties, while also affecting one’s self-esteem.
The ideal corrective measure for severe pectus excavatum is surgery. However, for mild and moderate cases, physical training and exercise can help reduce the depth of the cavity and minimize the complications.
Keep reading to know more about this condition and how these five pectus excavatum exercises can benefit you!
When people talk about working out, the first thoughts that would come to mind would be exercises that require lifting or carrying heavy weights.
Most people think that the best way to develop their muscles and boost their strength and endurance is to make use of weights. But did you know that there is an exercise that can help you achieve the same thing using just bodyweight alone?
Yes, you read that right. There is an exercise that allows you to build muscles without any need for weights or gym visits. What is this? This is what we call calisthenics.
In this article, let us discover what calisthenics is and how it can benefit us. In addition, you'll also see the exercises you should include in your calisthenics exercises list.
A true fan of the sport knows who the best athlete in the field is! Old Waldner may be the best table tennis player that comes to mind. I would have to agree that Old Waldner, really, is one of the best. Unfortunately, since he is retired, he can no longer add more trophies and achievements up against his sleeves!
This younger generation of athletes has a lot to catch up. However, the sport had evolved pretty fast, and athletes like Ma Long and Zhang Jike has achieved a lot, and they are not over thirty years old yet! Promising younger players like XU Xin and ZAN Zhendong are climbing the ladder of achievements at a staggering rate!
These guys have set the bar pretty high so it would require more than having a table tennis table to be as good as them!
But who is the best table tennis player? Let’s take a look at the top 5 players that ITTF listed according to their ranking. Let’s start with number 5!
Have you always been puzzled and confused about those zig-zag weightlifting bars at your local gym? Well, that bar is actually called a curl bar or an EZ bar. They are not accidentally bent or broken but are intentionally shaped that way for a purpose.
EZ bars increase the versatility of specific exercises or prevent injury. In weightlifting, it’s important to know how much each component weighs to know the actual weight you are lifting and the impact they can have.
So, how much does a curl bar weigh? Why exactly do you need to know? Scroll down to find out!
Many people believe that you are no longer capable of learning or developing new sports or skills when you reach a certain age in your life. While there’s a certain truth to it, this common misconception surely doesn’t apply to learn tennis later in life.
The truth is, tennis is one sport that you can learn, and master even if you are already a bit older. The best way that you can do that is through adult tennis lessons.