Your source of motivation will also influence how hastily you quit, how doggedly you persist, and how you generally view physical activity.
Learn how to properly train your muscles to failure and what overload can do for your strength and performance.
Calculate your one rep max using this calculator...
Visualization is one of those skills that few people practice and even fewer master...
If you're not squatting, either your bodyweight or free weights, you should be!
Should you use weight lifting straps for exercises like dead lifts, pull-downs, rows, and pull-ups? The answer is yes. Personally, I wish I would have known about weight lifting straps when I first started lifting... Weight lifting straps aren't the wimpy way out and they aren't cheating. Straps simply help you target the muscles you are trying to target. While grip strength is important, the main point of compound exercises like the dead lift isn't to develop stronger hands, it's to build strong leg, core, and back muscles...
Creatine is one of the most researched weight lifting and sport supplements on the market. While many remain skeptical about what creatine is or how it works, the science behind creatine is pretty simple.
Our ancestors practiced this ancient exercise on a regular basis, lifting stones and logs for shelter and other survival activities, but now we rarely do it as part of daily life.
There are three exercises that everyone should be doing in some form at least a couple of times per week...