Strength Training

Strength training is a vital part of fitness. Building muscle is vital for improving athletic performance. It also boosts metabolism which means you burn calories quicker. Weight training routines and bodyweight workouts are provided.

Back Building Exercises

The back is so often neglected. People focus on building biceps, chest and abs, but forget that the back is key to many exercises that help to grow the other target areas. A strong back is essential also to develop…

Push Ups / Press Ups – Bodyweight Strength Workouts

Push ups (a.k.a. press ups) are one of the core bodyweight exercises. They are often overlooked by people looking to improve strength and conditioning, even though they are the staple exercise in the military and martial arts school. Push ups can strengthen the back, shoulders, triceps and forearms. Push ups are common in both traditional Eastern exercises as well as Western fitness routines.

How to Shoulder Shrug to Build Huge Shoulders

The shoulder shrug is an exercise in weight training. To execute the exercise, the lifter stands erect, hands about shoulder width apart, and raises the shoulders as high as possible, and then lowers them, while not bending the elbows, or…

High Intensity Weight Training Routines (HIT)

weight training for fast muscle growth

High Intensity Weight Training takes a different approach to the high rep workouts that were popular before, and still popular today. Here we look at some of the history of HIT, reasons to try it, research concerning its limitations, a…

Beginners Weight Training Advice

With weight training it is sensible to start light and see what you are capable of. Keep a training diary, if your first session is easy, then increase the weight in the next session. Do not over train, especially at…

Yaxeni Oriquen and Bodybuilding For Women

Many people have the misconception that all female bodybuilders are muscle bound, steroid popping Amazons, who look like Arnold Schwarzenegger. There are certainly a small handful of women who will fit into this category and they compete in the elite…