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Full Body Bowflex Workout Routine

June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

This is a workout routine for Bowflex machines users that will help you get into great shape and move you towards your fitness goals. It is great for those who currently have a Bowflex machine and is split into 2 separate workouts to be performed on different days. We recommend that this workout is performed once a week with a maximum of 14 reps for each exercise. For the abdominals, 30 reps are recommended. It is recommended that each exercise is performed with the maximum weight that you can achieve the prescribed number of repetitions with. Day 1 - Upper [...]

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Hip Belt Squats

November 5th, 2016|1 Comment

Many people overlook the hip belt squat. But many serious lifters have been utilising this exercise a for a long time as a great alternative to the squat. Plus, it has many advantages over the full squat.

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10 Reasons To Use A Dipping Belt

October 11th, 2016|2 Comments

10 Reasons To Use A Dipping Belt 1. Great for the triceps Tricep dips with a weighted dip belt will hit the triceps in a hard way. A greater amount of pressure is put on the triceps during dips even more than when performing bench press.  Plus, depending on how you angle your body and the width of your grip can also determine which areas of the body receives the most stress and how much stress those parts.   2. Tricep dip speed A seasoned dipper will know that using speed is great when performing dips. By using an explosive movement you [...]

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Increase Your Deadlift Max

September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Increase Your Deadlift Max Usually if you bend your body during the middle of an exercise, it can mean that your lifting too much weight. However, with deadlifts this can give you a new maximum lift. If you train yourself to almost fall backwards when performing a lift, you can position your body to produce more power for your lift. Many professional lifters use this technique to hit and exceed their maximum lift weight. The Technique You should stand with the bar at your feet in the same kind of position as you would perform a jump you should keep your back in [...]

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Good Reasons To Squat

September 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Good Reasons To Squat Injury prevention When it comes to sport, the majority of injuries are caused by weak ligaments, connective tissue or stabilisation muscles. Improving the muscles around the knees and hips is a quick way to greatly reduce the chance of injury when performing almost any other activity such as jumping or running. Squats help to strengthen all of these as well as improving your flexibility and balance. This improvement takes place when you move your body through the full motion range required for a squat. So at the very least, you should be falling over less if [...]

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Having Trouble With Your Belt During Deadlifts?

September 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Having Trouble With You Belt During Deadlifts? There are many different ideas about regarding how you should wear a belt for deadlifts. If you are a big guy then the best way to wear your weight belt is usually the same way as squats. For the more average guys and conventional lifters, it can be quite common for your belts to jam in to your legs at the bottom of the left which will make it pretty difficult to get your back set up before the pull. The bigger your belly is, the harder it is to set up the [...]

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Picking The Right Weightlifting Belt

April 7th, 2016|2 Comments

Picking The Right Weightlifting Belt Choosing the right weightlifting belt can seem like a huge task.  Do you go for real leather or a vegan belt. Neoprene or velcro?  Then there's the fastening type to decide on.  Single prong or double prong or even lever.  Then there's also the thickness.  10mm, 13mm or a different thickness and then what about the width?  Do you go for 3"or 4"wide?  And should it be the same thickness all round or tapered?  And on top of that, you might need to choose a colour too... Material: Leather or Velcro This part is simple: [...]

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What Is The Purpose Of A Weight Belt?

March 12th, 2016|0 Comments

What Is The Purpose Of A Weight Belt? We've all probably seen powerlifters on TV, on YouTube or even in the gym wearing a belt.  Sometimes doing completely inappropriate in exercises whilst wearing one, like sit-ups, for example. Many people believe that weight belts are used to support the back and help to reduce the chance of injury.  This is quite true, but a better understanding will change how many people use this kind of equipment.  Actually, it's clear that some gym belt manufacturers don't understand how a belt should work, which is shown by some of the belts that they produce.  Also, contrary to what [...]