Table Pose to Boat
As far as advanced yoga poses go, the Table Pose to Boat movement is a great core strengthener and also an amazing sculpter of the shoulder area. You should feel this exercise all throughout the abdominals, stretching the muscles, and also opening up the shoulder area.
Step By Step Instructions:
1. Begin with feet flat on the floor with your hands behind you. Point the fingers right at your back heels, but if this is too hard or uncomfortable, you can assume an easier form with your fingers facing away from you. This is your starting position.
Barbell Guillotine Bench Press
Other Names: Neck Press
Areas of Emphasis (Other Than Chest): Triceps and Shoulders and Pectorals
Equipment: Flat, (preferably padded) Exercise Bench and Barbell
This bench press is another great addition to our series Best Chest Workouts for Men. This particular barbell bench press offers an amazing chest workout, focusing on the pectorals. This is one our favorite pec exercises and is a great opportunity to get in more sets than normal. This is because (in order to avoid shoulder injury) you need to use a smaller weight when performing this exercise. So, you can go for more repetitions and specifically work out the pectorals with another great barbell bench press.
Step by Step Instructions:
1. Assume your starting position, by grabbing the barbell with a medium width grip so that half way through the bench press your forearms and upper arms are at 90 degrees. Take the bar off the rack and lockout your arms so that the barbell is straight above your neck.
Barbell Bench Press – Medium Grip
Other Names: Barbell Bench Press
Areas of Emphasis (Other Than Chest): Triceps and Shoulders
Equipment: Barbell and Exercise Bench to Lie Down On
We’re going to talk about the barbell bench press again, because it’s that good! The barbell bench press is one of the best chest workouts for men and is hands down amazing for a beginner who is ready to be introduced to bodybuilding. I can’t recommend it enough.
Step by Step Instructions:
1. Lie back onto your exercise bench (no incline) and take up a grip about medium width apart as the name suggests. Your grip should form a ninety-degree angle in mid-movement between your upper arms and forearms. Next, lift the barbell from the resting rack and hold it directly above you with straight, extended arms. Make sure you completely lock out your arms and then get ready to start working. This is the start position.
Chest workouts are integral to any workout routine. This is because on the male bodybuilder the chest has become nothing short of a symbol of masculinity and an important part of the body to sculpt to perfection. Your pectorals and surrounding muscle groups are very visible and make for a great way to show off yourself. So, keep on reading for a list of the best chest workouts for men and learn how to really get the best chest workout.
Alternating Floor Press
Other Names: Alternating Kettlebell Floor Press, Kettlebell Floor Press
Areas of Emphasis (Other than the Chest): Abs, Shoulders, Triceps
Step by Step Instructions:
1. Lie down on the floor with a kettlebell next to each of your shoulders.
Grab the kettlebells, one in each hand, and with a downward (palm) facing grip.
According to The Overseas Development Institute, one in every three people worldwide are overweight, and a shocking 70 percent of adults in North America are overweight. Simply because of the situation these health statistics represent, it is clear that something needs to be done about our fitness levels and the amount of exercise we are getting. Before we dive head first into a long list of bodybuilding exercises and weightlifting exercises, it is important to understand the difference between the two, their objectives, and how that relates to your workout plan.
Bodybuilding Exercises Versus Weight Lifting Exercises
If you are performing bodybuilding exercises, you are using training and exercise to develop your muscles for size, shape and symmetry. Your objectives might be to look good and compete in bodybuilding competitions and gain fame with your body. A famous bodybuilder would be Arnold Schwarzenegger who trained for aesthetic perfection.
If you read Pilates vs Yoga you would know that more advanced levels of yoga can burn significantly more calories per session. If you want to up your game and move on from Basic Yoga Poses, you will want learn all of these awesome advanced yoga poses.
In order to start this advanced yoga pose, kneel down and separate your knees to about the width of your hips. Then, straighten your thighs so that they are at a 90 degree angle with the floor. Next, twist your thighs so that they are pointed inward a bit and squeeze your butt a little, but not so much that it becomes hard. In your mind, imagine the bones you normally use for sitting coming up into your upper half. Try and maintain a softness in your outer hips and press the shins and tops of your feet steadily into the ground.
The next step for the camel pose is to lie your hands onto the back of your pelvis, and let the bases of the palms rest on the top of your bottom with your fingers pointed downward.
Are you spending hours in the gym doing bicep exercises that aren’t giving you the results that you’re looking for? Concentration curls, standing dumbbell curls, barbell curls… sound familiar?
These are probably the three most popular bicep exercises, and doing them consistently will, without a doubt, give you great results… but don’t you want to add some spice to your life? It’s important to switch up your routine, rotate different exercises and increase the weight occasionally. In this article I’ll show you three bicep exercises that will provide you with AMAZING results! You probably won’t see many people in your gym doing these exercises, but take a look around.. how many people have the kind of biceps that you’re trying to get? Probably zero, zilch, nada. I bet these people do the same bicep exercises over and over again, never switching up their routine.
So if you’re goal is to get big arms, I would highly recommend adding some of these exercises into your routine, rotate different exercises each week and occasionally increase the weight.
Best at Home Workouts
It’s great to have a gym membership or even better, to be able to afford your own equipment like barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells. However, not everyone has these things, or is at home enough to use them. This is why Best Barbells wants to share some of our all time favorite at home workout strategies. These home exercises can be performed anywhere and at anytime whether you are watching T.V. at home or in your hotel room, half a world away. There is no equipment needed, only your body. So, let’s get down to business and put together the best at home workout possible.
A List of the Best at Home Workouts
Targets: Shoulders, Butt and Hips, Back
Starting Position: Lie down flat on your stomach. I recommend a fitness mat for this exercise, but the floor is fine as well. Extend you legs behind you and your arms in front you. Point your toes straight back behind you, so that they are parallel to the floor and face the palms of your hands towards each other.
A Collection of the Best Bicep Exercises for Women
When you think of big, rock hard muscles, what comes to mind? Well, men of course, but that doesn’t mean women can’t tone up and look good too. The following bicep exercises are designed to shape your arms in a sexy way, without getting freakishly huge. If you want lean, powerful biceps, add these bicep exercises to your workout.
Dumbbell Curls – Bicep Curls
The best bicep exercises are bicep curls. It is without a doubt that these dumbbell curls are the best exercise, because they specifically work out the three major muscle groups in the biceps- the biceps brachii, brachialis and brachioradialis. Once you become proficient at the basic form of this exercise, move on to alternating curls, concentration curls or preacher curls. The basic way you want to approach bicep curls is by taking a 5-10 lb dumbbell in each of your hands. Stand with a shoulder-width stance and let your arms hang in front of you with outward facing palms. Then, bend your arms at the elbow in order to bring the weights up to your shoulder.
Hatha yoga is a special kind of yoga that has become very widespread among fitness enthusiasts. It is done individually as well as in groups and is an ancient, traditional form of yoga that strengthens the body and relaxes the mind. The more you learn about Hatha yoga the better prepared you will be when performing more modern yoga techniques. Learn from the past, and keep reading for some fun historical facts about this interesting and historical style of yoga.
Where did Hatha Yoga come from?
This wonderful style of yoga can be dated back as far as the 15th century where scholars have found a piece of writing called Hatha Yoga Pradipika where pieces of this yoga are talked about. This specific type of yoga was used by ancient people before meditation.