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This program is provided by Brad Turnbull, a past (2006) Mr Australia Runner-Up and a Personal Trainer who instructs his clients on Powertec equipment, and works with Sam’s Fitness, the Powertec distributor in Australia.This program is great for beginner or intermediate weight trainers. I even use this program myself if I have had an extended lay off from training. Working in the higher rep range allows you to work on your form and make sure that you are isolating and training the correct muscles. It also prepares your body for the more demanding programs ahead.Some weight trainers will think ..
Compound exercises use multiple joints and muscle groups. These are the major common compound exercises. PressesThere are many variations of presses, typically and mainly using either barbells or dumbbells.  They can be done on the flat, or in many incline or decline angles.  They principally use the chest muscles (pectorals) but also use shoulder and triceps muscles. Overhead Press, or Military PressA different type of press, performed without depending on a support, such as a bench(just a seat) it makes the shoulder complex work together.  Done standing, it..
Replace A Back Squat With This
Hold a kettlebell or dumbbell at arm's length in front of you, with perhaps a slight angle above the level.  Squat.It gives you quite an upper-body blast, and moves you back on your heels for the squat.  Eases off on the knees...
Strength training, traditionally favoured by body builders seeking to bulk up, has become the go-to regimen for athletes, weekend warriors and exercise enthusiasts determined to slim down.- says Nick Tumminello, a strength trainer with a big-following website. He believes strength training should be the primary form of exercise for everyone except beginners.Read more: Strength Training Gets a Makeover..
Some of us have wondered about this....Start with a rock-solid right arm, upper body steadiness including engaged lats, and an instant brain-body connection, because instant response is important in technique, and technique is key (it's not about arm length).  A grip higher up on your opponent's hand is better.  Grip is critical, as much through fingers as through wrist.  Your main move is to pull the opponent's forearm away from his chest, and the higher your grip, the more leverage and power you have.  Quick response is very important, hence the brain-muscle connection an..
                                             Leverage Machines Multi-function leverage machines have evolved over the past twenty years for home-use gyms, having been developed earlier for commercial gyms, where they generally performed one operation per machine.  They've been shown to produce accelerated gains in muscular strength and other benefits in resistance training.  The designer's first step was to choose the most effective free weight training exercises. A ..
                                                      A time-driven, circuit program can kick you into gear - or a life change - with a planned, steady pace of achievement.  Like this: Choose some serious strength exercises. Compound exercises - the multi-joint movements - are best to put at the heart of a strength training plan, whatever your goals. And depending how you design your circuit, you get cardio as well.  An..
The Benefits of Lunges
Lunges develop strength in a similar way to squats but take a lot of the load off the lower back.  They help to even out imbalances between glutes and their effects.  Doing them one leg at a time works that way; two at a time not so much - e g squats.  Fewer injuries and better performance is more likely. Lunges are a truly functional exercise.  They helpfully exaggerate and accentuate walking and striding movement. In doing so, they activate core muscles as well. The accentuated movement loosens hip flexors, which otherwise become tight and less effective.They stretch you..
Just as you would warm up your muscles with increased blood flow, you can - and should, if you're looking for best results  - warm up your brain-muscle connections as well.  The process of firing up these connections is called Post-Activation Potentiation. (PAP) The definition:  PAP occurs when you precede a heavy lift movement with a fast or explosive similar movement through the same plane.  Do a few box jumps and partial and/or light squats before serious squats.  It works in reverse.  If you a sprint athlete or basket ball player, do a few heavy reps of a..
The Best Way To Get Quality Exercise At Home
Finding a real solution isn't easy. But solutions are there, and can let you get much more done, more often, more effectively, with better results.Let's assume you want a combination (you choose the emphasis) of strength gain, leanness, and cardio gains. It's best to base a workout on compound exercises, which use multiple joints. They get it done thoroughly, in a way that fits naturally how you live and function. (There's plenty more you can add for variety, balance, agility, and looks - more on that later)Things like a medicine ball, rubber bands and a treadmill won't do much. They miss..
We get what we train for.  If stresses, strains and stimuli are placed upon the body, it'll generally find ways to respond or adapt.  The SAID Principle states “the demands placed on the body dictate the type of adaptation that will occur”. So the type of stimulus applied during exercise will determine the physiological response and adaptation. For example, lifting heavy weights will improve motor unit recruitment (how the brain uses muscle fibers) and stimulate muscle growth resulting in strength gains.Another example is how doing cardio-respiratory or aerobic work will improve..
The Landmine Attachment.  You’re Not Making the Most of This.
What It IsA piece of equipment into which you place one end of an Olympic bar, enabling the trainer to put weights on the other end – which you can grasp with one or both hands to perform all sorts of new and powerful training movements.It usually attaches to the bottom of a power rack; this makes the end immovable and stable (unless it’s a flimsy rack) You put one end of the barbell in the landmine, weight plates on the other end - which pivots through 360 degrees - and using one or both hands, you perform all sorts of entirely new exercises. The landmine latches upright to the rack when not ..