The Giant Arms of Lee Priest
One Giant Set to Giant Arms
Informed bodybuilders have always known the importance of the eccentric, or negative portion of a rep. This is where a lot of the micro damage occurs within the muscle tissue. Damage that will be repaired and replaced with thicker muscle fibers which translates into larger muscles. It’s much easier to let gravity take over and just speed through the negative but your cheating yourself out of much of your intended muscle building results.
Too much of a good thing is a bad thing
Recent studies have confirmed the importance of eccentric training with a surprising result. You would think the slower the descent, the more muscle damage there would be but that’s not the case. If the eccentric portion is too slow, less muscle damage will occur. Studies have discovered that if the descent is too slow the muscle has a chance to compensate and protect itself from further damage. The key is an eccentric phase lasting no more than three seconds.
The Team After Another Successful Meet
Most Common Bench Press Mistakes
As soon as I walk into any gym I start critiquing every lifter. I can’t help myself. “Those are some great half reps buddy” or “lady, if those dumbbells were any lighter they’d float away.”Sometimes “pal, I have no idea what the Christ you’re trying to do.”
Obviously I don’t say these things out loud or I’d spend more time fighting than lifting. One of my rules is I never give unsolicited advice. Sometimes this rule tortures me especially when I see common mistakes with the bench press. Continue reading
Get a Grip on Thick Bar Training
By Jim Vaglica
Question #1: What muscle group can be seen more often than any other?
Question #2: What’s the most functional strength you can possess?
Answer: Grip Strength
Weightlifters and powerlifters have always known they could never pull a heavy bar off the floor without a vice like grip. Strongman competitors know the importance of a monstrous grip for many of their events. MMA fighters, wrestlers and grapplers need to sustain a strong grip in order to maintain control over their opponents. Other than the aforementioned groups few guys do any direct forearm exercises and if they do, they’re thrown in, as an afterthought, at the end of a workout. Continue reading
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Team Cops – Expedition Impossible
Three Waltham Police officers”were prime-time material”last summer.
Sergeant Jim Vaglica, a Billerica resident, Lt. Robert Robillard from Concord, and Officer Dani Henderson, a resident of Marlborough, comprise the team known simply as “The Cops” on the ABC reality show “Expedition Impossible,”which debuted on Thursday, June 23.
The Cops survived the first episode’s challenges, finishing 10thÂ overall out of a field of 13 teams. Continue reading
The Split Biceps of Boyer Coe
Biceps: Two heads are better than one
Have you ever seen a guy with biceps that look impressive from the side, with a great peak, but then all the size vanishes when viewed from the front? Conversely, have you seen biceps that, when viewed from the front, appear thick & meaty and hang from the inside of the arm as if they were sliding off, but viewed from the side appear flat with no shape? Apparently one of the bicep heads has developed while its brother has lagged behind. Continue reading
At first glance you might write off Globe Gripz as just another gym accessory gimmick but look a little further and you’ll discover they’re actually a very versatile tool that can add options to even the most basic gym. Continue reading