Free weights and machines each have their benefits, but what often keeps us out of the weight room is simple fear of the unknown. So here’s a simple guide on how to pick up weights and put them down again, while looking like you know what you’re doing.
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If Rambo was a real person, the standing military press would be his favourite weight training exercise. A variation of the overhead press, it derives its name from its use in the military as a strength indicator.
If you want to get in shape, the military press is definitely a move worth mastering, as it targets the shoulder, upper arm and leg muscles simultaneously. Here's how to do it correctly.
It's the year 2018, but many women are still afraid to make lifting weights a part of their work out routine. Instead, we must circle the cardio drain forever to avoid "bulking." But strength training is an important part of any fitness regimen, and Pro Bikini World Champion Cristina Silva wants you to know that looking at pumped as her is extremely difficult - but also very awesome.
Imagine that you've just completed sets of heavy deadlifts. You're tired, but now that you're done you have to be a good gym-goer and take those weight plates off the barbell. Well, instead of trying to remove every plate individually, Omar Isuf shows you this super easy way to unload the weights efficiently and safely.
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once tried Jazzercise and has said she's a devotee of daily Canadian Air Force bodyweight workouts. But twice a week she reportedly does a 90-minute gym session that raises the bar (get it?) for fit people everywhere.
We've gone over this before in our post on low and high-rep training, but it bears repeating: Whether you lift light or ultra-heavy weights, your muscles can still grow, provided you push yourself to the point of being unable to physically lift an additional rep. In the end, it's all about intensity.
Workouts that include dedicated chest routines will improve your upper body strength, posture, and confidence. Unfortunately, many ladies discount these chest-acular benefits from fear based on misguided notions. Here's what you need to know about chest exercises and how they actually affect your -- ahem -- ta-tas.