The most common problems with many "warm-ups" is that they're either poorly designed, unchallenging, or mundane. But should the be scratched all-together?
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...
You can do hundreds of crunches, sit-ups, and buy all the latest "ab-blaster" type products out there, but they aren't going to help you target your excess stomach fat
If you're not squatting, either your bodyweight or free weights, you should be!
For men, having enough testosterone is about more than being macho or "ripped," it's about health and quality of life. Testosterone is a hormone (a cellular messenger) that plays a vital role in bone density, red blood cell production, mental acuity...
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...
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.
Whether weight-lifting or loving my family, excellence requires a giving of self, risk, the chance of failure.