Articles from August, 2015

A Great Leg Alternative: The KB Goblet Squat

Hopefully by now, most of you understand the great importance of training the lower body. Hopefully you also understand that squats are one of the best exercises you can possibly do. Having said that, squats can often be a difficult exercise to learn for some people, especially if you are performing the front squat version [&hellip

Earn Your Wings: The Lat Pulldown

The lats, often referred to as “wings” make up a large portion of the musculature for the back. This powerful muscle group is very important to train as it has a strong effect on enhancing correct posture and creating muscular balance within the upper body. The Lat Pulldown is one of the most classic exercises [&hellip

Isolate Those Lats With the Lat Sweep

The Lat Sweep is one of my all-time favorite exercises because it is the only exercise that truly isolates the lats. The lats, or “wings” as some people like to call them make up a good portion of the back musculature so taking time to isolate them can really help to bring about a nicely [&hellip

Get Jacked: The DB Chest Fly

Ah yes, summer is here and everyone is looking to build that beach body! And once again, the chest is always high on the priority list. While I mainly like to concentrate on compound exercises to work the chest (bench press, dips, push- ups, etc.), I would like to focus this article around a classic [&hellip

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