Olympic Weightlifting has been a feature of every Olympic game since 1920. It was first introduced in the year 1896 and reappeared again in 1904, as far the Olympic games are concerned. The fact that is has been an Olympic regular speaks volumes about its effectiveness and popularity and for good reason. It is also [...]
Many instructional workout videos refer to the term "hip flexors". It creeps into the workout and even into the precautionary statements. But what's all the fuss about this particular muscle group? Why are they more important, than many other muscle groups? What causes hip flexor strains? And finally, what are the best exercises or stretches [...]
Reverse hyperextensions have long been a very effective exercise that strengthens the posterior chain including the glutes and hamstrings. Although conventionally, this accessory movement is performed on a reverse hyperextension machine, there are many ways this can be performed without a specific one. The importance of this exercise lies in the fact that it trains and [...]
Do ab stimulators really work? There is growing anxiety among people to get into the perfect shape. We all want to look good (with perfect abs) on the beach, have stronger core muscles, or have our eyes on that one dress or shirt we want to fit better into. Unfortunately, not all of us have [...]
Reverse hyperextension exercises require you to lie face down with your legs hanging and then raise your legs until they’re parallel with the floor and bringing them back down in a controlled manner. It’s meant to strengthen the posterior chain as well as the glutes. It’s used frequently in training to help with lower back [...]
If you’re a fitness enthusiast you know that strength training is crucial for your overall goals when done along with your normal cardio. Free weights and weight machines work great, but if you’re growing tired of the typical workouts, try something different.
Toned abs are probably on everyone’s wish list as they aim to get into shape. It takes a lot of work and core training to tighten the muscles and get that six-pack. However, there are electronic ab belts on the market that claim to help tone your abs simply by wearing them. According to the [...]
Many people think they just need weights to workout and overlook the many benefits of using the correct footwear. Proper weightlifting shoes can provide many benefits, particularly to ladies.
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 [...]
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 the bench press. Plus, depending on how you angle your body and the width of your grip can [...]
Deadlifts are a great test of strength... It's just you, the barbell and a couple of weights... There's no way to cheat (like bouncing the bar from your chest on the bench press), either the bar leaves the floor, or it doesn't. But often, performing the conventional deadlift is a guessing game for many. We [...]
It's very common to see someone wearing a weightlifting belt, especially in any competitive strength sports, such as powerlifting or strongman competitions. Lifters can be most often seen doing squats and deadlifts while belted. But if you ask someone in the gym the reasons for wearing a belt, you will get a bunch of different [...]
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 [...]