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How To Master The Front Raise

How much do you know about your shoulders? Probably not a great deal. It’s fine to admit that, no-one’s expecting you to. The shoulders are there, they do a valuable job, and unless something goes wrong with them it’s easy not to think about them much. Aside from when you’re trying to bulk them up, […]

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How To Master The Biceps Curl

Think of lifting weights and the image that springs to mind is probably someone curling a dumbbell. That’s in part because it’s such an effective isolation exercise, helping you to bulk up your biceps and bringing a host of other benefits when it comes to nailing other lifts. Benefits Of Biceps Curls Sure, biceps look […]

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How To Master The EZ-Bar Curl

Benefits Of The EZ-Bar Curl If you want bigger biceps then the tools you use, rather than the exercises you select and the variables you manipulate, could be key to faster muscle growth. Using an EZ-bar, which has an undulating handle, will stimulate greater muscle activation in your biceps than either a barbell or dumbbells, according […]

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All About the Sling Shot Push Up, an Exercise Tool That Can Help You Master the Push-up

Whether you’re a beginner exerciser or a longtime gym-goer, the push-up can be a seriously challenging move. It requires technique, upper-body strength, and total-body coordination to master. There’s also the intimidation factor—the name alone can conjure up bad bootcamp class experiences or memories from grade school fitness tests. If, like many folks, you struggle to […]

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How To Master Step-Ups

Unless you are fanatical about taking the lift and standing stock still on escalators, all of us do some form of step-ups every day when climbing stairs. However, that doesn’t mean you should neglect doing the exercise in your workouts. On the contrary, it just shows how useful a move it is because it trains […]

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How To Master The Press-Up

The press-up is probably the most popular bodyweight move in the world. That’s partly because it can be performed anywhere, without the need for much space or any kit. But above all it’s effective, working your chest, core, triceps and shoulders, if you do it right. What’s more, this classic move has a huge number […]

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How To Master The Arnold Press (Yes, That Arnold)

If you want to build the kind of broad, muscular shoulders that can win a handshake-off with Carl Weathers, best the Predator and control an entire class of kindergarten-age children, then you need to take a leaf out of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s training manual. Arnie’s take on the dumbbell overhead press recruits all three sections of […]

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The 2 Exercises You Need to Help You Master Jessica Biel's Challenging Pistol Squats

Right now, Jessica Biel has bragging rights on multiple fronts. Her lead performance in The Sinner earned the actor her first-ever Emmy nomination. She and husband Justin Timberlake topped “Best Dressed” lists at Monday's award ceremony with their wedding-inspired attire. And perhaps most impressive of all, Biel mastered an extremely tough, expert-level exercise: the pistol […]