Training Tips

You Gotta Be Kidding Me- Bridging on the Bench Press

  I could hardly believe what I was reading. I sat in absolute bewilderment as I read an article in a recent muscle magazine. It explained in detail why you should lift your hips as high as possible off the bench (called bridging) when you bench press. Was the author seriously recommending this type of thing to people who...
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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

How to Avoid Calluses When Lifting Heavy Weights

Image credit: cronfeld Getting calluses while you lift weights is normal, but a lot can be done to reduce the number of calluses that form on your hands. If you’re getting calluses while lifting, you’re doing some things right. You’re training hard, using a heavy weight, and doing plenty of pulling movements. Just a few changes will help to...
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Training Tips

How to Prevent an Arching Back on the Incline Bench Press

We’ve talked before about how lifting more weight isn’t always the best for creating more muscle mass. You could always go a little heavier on your set and do less reps… train more like a powerlifter to get more weight up. Here at World Fitness Network, our number one goal is not to put as much weight on the...
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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

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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