The Triceps of Lee Priest with Tom Platz
Skull Crushers and Beyond
There’s never been an exercise with a cooler name than the”skull crusher”. This movement is also known as the lying triceps extension, but why call it that when you can bellow like a Viking and proclaim that it’s your right to crush skulls? You should probably perform them just for that reason alone, but by coincidence they are one of the best exercises for building massive triceps. Continue reading
Chains not recommended
Dip into More Muscle & Strength
Why should you include dips in your training? Because they are one of the greatest upper body muscle and strength building exercises ever created. Aside from chin-ups, dips are a best test of one’s upper body strength to body weight ratio indicators and a very functional exercise.
The reason behind their effectiveness is that dips are a closed chain, compound movement that involves moving your own bodyweight. These types of exercises have long been proven to be the most effective at building muscle and functional strength. Other examples include squats, dead lifts, chin-ups and pushups. Dips work the chest, triceps, front deltoids & back. Continue reading
Development of Arnold’s 3 Delt Heads
By Jim Vaglica
Shoulders: You Must Be Frontin
Stand at attention! Chin up! Chest out! Shoulders back!
Even if you’ve never served in the military I’m sure you’ve heard these instructions before. But have you ever considered the reasoning behind them? The reason is to project a strong image of pride and confidence. We all want to project that image, right? Well then why is every other person in the gym walking around with their shoulders rolled forward hiding their chest and their head leading the way?
The main reason is because we all love to develop the muscles we can see in the mirror. The solution to this problem that’s pulling you forward is to start pulling back. Continue reading
Lat Shrug Begin
Lat Shrug End
The Key to Building Great Lats
So you’ve been doing pull ups and pull downs for years and you’ve got the lat flare of Sponge Bob Square Pants. You’re good for fifteen or twenty pull ups, on your first set of four, and you can work with almost the whole stack on your Lat pull downs. But you still are asking yourself “What’s the problem? Why won’t my lats grow?”Â You should have developed the V taper of a flying squirrel by now. Continue reading
Mark Bell’s Slingshot
The website for powerlifter and Bodybuilding.com columnist Mark Bell’ invention the Sling Shot is howmuchyabench.net, so it’s clear that it’s meant to appeal to lifters who like to push up some serious weight. It has quickly developed an incredibly loyal following among that community, too. People who own and use the Slingshot have a tendency to talk about it with a misty far-off look in their eyes. Bellâ€™s lifting pedigree is rock-solid as well, so this was definitely something I had to try for myself. Continue reading
Jim’s Interview for Blastzone Online about Expedition Impossible
Interview done by Mike Wilkerson
Please introduce yourself?
My name is Jim Vaglica. I’m a full time Police Patrol Sergeant in Waltham, Massachusetts and I’m on call 24/7 with a regional SWAT team. I was captain of Team Cops on Mark Burnett’s Expedition Impossible, which aired on ABC during the summer of 2011.
How did you get cast to be on Expedition Impossible on ABC?
I applied to Survivor and was interviewed for the show but I wasn’t cast. I was also interviewed for Big Brother and several other reality shows. Some months later I got a call from one of Burnett’s people stating he saw my video and he wanted to know if I was interested in a new show he was casting. Continue reading
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