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Leverage MachinesMulti-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 frame-..
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..
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..
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 whe..
Strength training circuits - get strength, leanness, and cardio at the same time (or whichever mix you want)Some people like to take an easy, as-it-comes pace in their workout. Fine! But a time-driven, circuit program can kick you into gear with a planned, steady pace of achievement. Like this:Do a set each of say, 5 exercises. Each set has 12 repetitions. Take a 30 second rest between sets. That's a circuit. Take a 60 second rest after each circuit. Do three circuits. Do mainly compound (multi-joint) exercise..
A nearly complete list. Tell us of any additions at Contact Us Dumbbell chest press Incline press (many angles) Decline press (many angles) Military press Bent-over rows Prone rows Squats (dumbbells at sides) Goblet squats (dumbbell held in front of chest) Push to press (combined squat, overhead press) Lunges, forward and reverse Romanian deadlifts Dead lifts Isolation exercises Pec flyes Lateral (shoulder) raises Rear shoulder raises (face down on bench) Front raises Bic..
Full list of exercises for a power rack, bench and barbell
Useful Principles of Strength TrainingIronmaster and Powertec Equipment - Exercises InventoryNo other product families offer as broad a high-quality range of compound and isolation exercisesMajor Strength Training SitesThese sites offer useful ideas, guidance and inspiration..
Compound ExercisesFlat Bench Press, barbell-style or arms-independentDecline Press " " Many Incline Angles "Shoulder Press "Prone RowsB..
Various forms of phosphate provide the raw energy sources for immediate use in our muscle. (Phosphagen is a general term used for the process of phosphate energy-making) The high energy compound is adenosine triphosphate, sometimes referred to as ATP. It kicks in instantly. But there's not much of it...we use it up in a few ten second bursts, such as a heavy lift or leaping out of the way of a charging elephant, in terms of daily energy expense.For energy needs that aren't so instant and intense, there's glycolysis, the use of stored glucose in muscle and liver, to rapidly generate..
Bigger weights on the bench press can eventually bring problems of wear and pain in shoulders and elbows. A way around it, and avoiding it, can be the reverse grip bench press.More on how to do it in an article from Muscle and Strength Mag..
Dumbbells are occasionally underrated as a tool for leg strength development. They should not be! To start with, you do not need the space that you do for a barbell and rack arrangement. (We refer Ironmaster Quick-Lock Dumbbells here, which take up a fraction of the space regular dumbbells do)Second there can be less risk of injury in an overload situation - and greater convenience - in being able to drop the dumbbells; and a barbell on the shoulders can be umcomfortable at the best of times. And while having a heavy load sitting on the rack means it is quick to get into the l..