Archive | August, 2013

10 More Rowing and Upper Back Development Tips

Tip #1. To develop optimal structural balance, I strongly believe that for every set of chin-up done, one should a set of dumbbell rows (for both arms, of course) Tip #2. Barbell rows done with the bar returning to the floor on each rep strengthen your back, lats and traps more than any other barbell row variation […]

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6 More Bench Press Tips

Tip 1 Bring the bar as low on your chest as possible- “just above where the belly meets the sternum”(Gallagher 68) Tip 2 Allow the bar sink into your chest slightly to get better drive, which loads the legs with more tension (Ibid) Tip 3 Press the legs hard toward the torso.  The leg jolt […]

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10 Tips for Bigger, Stronger Triceps

Tip #1: Seated Half Press in Power Rack. As a testimony to the effectiveness of this exercise, consider that Pat Casey is the first man to have bench pressed 600 pounds and that seated presses were one of his favorite exercises Tip #2: All barbell exercises involving the triceps are more productive if you use […]

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10 MORE Things You Need To Know About Overhead Pressing

Tip #1: Anecdotally, there were far fewer rotator cuff injuries prior to the use of the bench press as the staple for upper body strength testing. Prior to the 1950’s, the bench press was virtually unheard of and overhead lifting was the only true manner to improve upper body strength levels. Tip #2: The truth […]

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