Exercises & Routines

Basic Vs. Isolation Exercises, Chisels or Dynamite?

Which type of exercise is better? Basic or Isolation? That all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Are you trying to build strength or size, or are you trying to refine the musculature that you already have? Basic exercises, also referred to as compound movements, are the exercises that work several groups of muscle together with a...
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Exercises & Routines

Basic Vs. Isolation Exercises, Chisels or Dynamite?

Which type of exercise is better? Basic or Isolation? That all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Are you trying to build strength or size, or are you trying to refine the musculature that you already have? Basic exercises, also referred to as compound movements, are the exercises that work several groups of muscle together with a...
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Weight Lifting 101

When Should a Beginner Use Isolation Exercises?

Imagine what the world would be like if you were to wake up one morning, and all of the exercise machines were eliminated from the face of the earth and all of the isolation exercises were outlawed. What would the world look like? If all of the machines and isolation exercises were to disappear from the face of the...
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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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