Monday, April 30, 2012

Miscellanous Monday

  • Exercise to try-Underhand incline bench press-Grip the barbell with your hands about 14-16 inches apart and with an underhand grip. Lower the bar to about 2 inches below the collar bone and press up slow and controlled. Not only is this method easier on your wrist pronators and flexors but is also great for your triceps.

  • Great bicep routine from Chris Thibaudeau- 1) Isometric preacher curl-get into position so that your forearms are parallel to the floor. Hold this position for 30-45 seconds. If this is too easy then add weight. 2) Alternating standing dumbbell curls-start with your palms facing your body and as you curl up turn them so you finish the move with your palms up. Do 8 reps then drop the weight and finish out with as many more reps as you can. 3) Reverse grip standing bicep curl-Do standard form with 12-15 reps. Take about 90 seconds rest and repeat the whole thing 2-3 more times.

  • Make sure nutrition is your number one priority when it comes to fat loss. Actually I am wrong, nutrition should be both the number one and number two important factor in terms of your fat loss success. It is that important so treat it that way.

  • For women I think it is important to incorporate tricep work in almost every workout. Most women I know don't want to have that fat flab on the back of their arms. 

  •  Start training your glutes, core and back more often. These 3 tend to be weak areas for most and by focusing more time on them you can help yourself out in many ways.

2 comments:

  1. Never even thought to try an underhand grip with an incline bench press. What a great variation.

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  2. Although working the upper body is optional it is highly recommended. Comfortable Stride Length: Some newer abdominal exercise machines have the ability to adjust the length of the machine stride.

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