Great at Home Bodyweight Bicep Exercises

One of the biggest challenges with home bodyweight training is how to effectively work your biceps. When it comes to working that muscle group everything comes down to a variation of the curl. When you’re using weights, you have quite a few options, including barbell, dumbbell, cable, and preacher versions. But what about when you…

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Great Dumbbell Chest Exercises Without a Bench

When it comes to working the chest, the combination of a set of dumbbells and an adjustable bench makes for an excellent combination. What, though, if you’ve got the dumbbells but not the bench? No problem – we’ve got you covered with seven awesome dumbbell exercises that you can do without a bench.  Chest Anatomy…

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What Muscles Do the Dumbbell Pullover Work?

The dumbbell pullover exercise works the muscles of both the latissimus dorsi and the pectorals. The degree to which it targets either one depends on the way you do the exercise.  Lats or Pecs (Or Both) The dumbbell pullover is an old school bodybuilding exercise that is seeing a resurgence in popularity. However, there is…

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The Best Exercises to Lose Weight in the Face and Neck

It’s amazing how losing a bit of weight in the face and around the neck can dramatically improve a person’s appearance. Yet, most people have no idea what exercises to do to achieve it. In this article, we identify the top eight exercises to lose weight in the face and neck that can make you…

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6 Great at Home Bodyweight Chest Exercises

Working out at home with nothing but your bodyweight has its distinct advantages – it’s more convenient, there’s no commute and you can do it anytime. However, it doesn’t provide you with the range of exercise options that you find down at the local gym. When it comes to training the chest, for example, most…

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Why is a Dumbbell Called a Dumbbell?

Ever wondered why a dumbbell is called a dumbbell? If you are like me, it has never crossed your mind. I’ve been working out with them for decades and never considered why we call them such a strange name. But, when you start thinking about it, it becomes a burning question – so why is…

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Do Squats Stunt Your Growth?

When it comes to building massive, strong legs, squats are the go-to exercise for virtually every gym-goer. There is a belief, however, that this basic compound exercise can stunt a person’s growth. Let’s take a look at the facts.   The Answer in a Nutshell  Squats, be it a front squat, back squat, or overhead squat…

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High Pull – What You Need to Know

If you are wanting to develop a thick, rugged, powerfully muscled upper body, then you need to be doing the high pull. This deceptively simple exercise will pack on mass through the delts, pecs and traps faster than almost any other.  As well as maxing out your T-shirt, the high pull will give you that…

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Power Clean – What You Need to Know

The power clean is an Olympic weightlifting move which is also extremely functional. It will allow you to develop explosive power, especially through the lower body. It’s also fantastic for developing your body’s coordination and proprioception, while also developing the mass and strength of your muscles. What is the Power Clean? The power clean is…

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Muscle Clean – What You Need to Know

If it seems to you that there is a never-ending supply of versions of the clean, then you’re not alone. Today we focus on the muscle clean, which is an accessory training move that will help you to be more technically proficient on all of the other versions.  What is the Muscle Clean? The muscle…

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