Weight Lifting 101

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Workout Naked

Readers of WorldFitnessNetwork.com are a smart group of people. You are smart enough to know that your training is important and that you lifting weights will help you achieve your goals. You understand things about living strong that most people just don’t get. And since you are already such a smart group of people, I already know that I...
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Weight Lifting 101

Know Thy Pecs

The key to training each of your muscles is to understand their function and how they work. Your chest is no different. Here, we’ll go over your pectoral muscles, how to train them, and we’ll even dispel a few myths along the way. Chest Anatomy: The pectorals are your chest muscles. They begin at your sternum and connect to...
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Training Tips

The Straight Bar Vs The EZ Curl Bar

Have you ever seen those different curling bars at the gym and wondered what they were good for? Yeah, you know what I’m talking about, one of the bars is straight and one of them has several angled grips, called the EZ Curl bar. So which of these should you be using? Well, each of the bars has its...
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Training Tips

How To Overhead Press With Good Form

Image Credit: roguefitnessphotos The overhead press is one of the most basic movements available for working the upper body. It’s so good, in fact, that it is touted by many to be the most useful movement for working your upper body. Overhead presses place primary stress on the anterior deltoids (front shoulder muscles), the medial deltoids (middle shoulder), and...
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Training Tips

Why Your Biceps Never Grow

Bicep curls seem like such a simple exercise, but one frequent mistake exists that often leads people to transfer the stress of this movement away from the bicep muscles and to the shoulders. In his Encyclopedia or Modern Bodybuilding, Arnold Schwarzenegger describes that bringing the elbows forward during this movement creates a lower quality stress on the biceps and...
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Training Tips

What You’re Missing With Half Squats

World Fitness Network reader A.J. asked left the following comment on a recent article about squats: I find it very hard to do a “good” squat because I can’t go down too much. I find that I can’t go down even if I’m not using any weight. I don’t know why, maybe its because of the way that I...
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Training Tips

Wide Grip Cable Rows

As with all rowing movements, seated cable rows focus mainly on working the lat muscles, as well as working the biceps, traps, and the deltoids (shoulders). When compared to bent-over barbell rows, it has some advantages and disadvantages. Bent-over barbell rows: More muscles involved: This exercise involves more muscles for stabilization and is therefore a more compound movement, and...
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