The importance of comfortable bodybuilding apparel cannot be stressed enough. They should allow total freedom of movement, agility and free flow of effort so as not to constrain one during the rigorous bodybuilding activities. They should be loose to allow ease in motion and comfortably fitting.
Every man in this world needs to dress in his own special way. We all choose how we want the world to see us. Often this is influenced by our family, friends, co-workers, popular culture, and yes, even those buddies of ours in the gym. This article is devoted to making bodybuilders aware of some of the most common fashion mistakes they commit. Since most people aren’t going to walk up to a 225-pound monster on the leg press or in the grocery store and mock their choice of footwear or baggy pants, this may come as big news to some bodybuilders. However, it must be said. Let’s get started!
The smith machine in your gym can be a blessing, and a curse. When used properly, it can deliver an alternative method of hitting muscle groups, and provide safety when no spotter is around to watch your back. On the other hand, it can also hurt your training. Standard free-weight lifting recruits a number of “stabilizer’ muscle groups from around the body which lend support to controlling and balancing the weight being moved. When you bench press, for example, your shoulders, triceps, rib cage, and even back muscle work in stabilization roles to help keep the weight under control and from falling upon your head as you press and lower it. The smith removes many of these muscles from the lift, but also helps to isolate the chest more and challenge you to press more weight than you could normally. There are both positives and negative sot using the smith. Here are some ideas for using the smith machine to improve your training effectiveness on the major lifting days.
If you’ve ever braved your way into the powerlifting section of the gym, chances are you may have seen some heavy, thick chains sitting amongst the dust, chalk, and other debris. You may have wondered why these chains were there. Perhaps they serve some purpose in pulling vehicles or some other exotic purpose – but surely they have no place in standard bodybuilding routines, right? Think again! Chains can provide an ascending or descending level of resistance on any exercise. They are used to help you overcome sticking points on movements by adding weight at those critical times. When you take the chains off and complete the exercise, you’ll notice some new growth