Great and underused exercises, part 1 In this and the following couple of articles I’m going to list and comment on what I consider to be grossly and unfairly underused exercises. All these are exercises that I recommend and that I use myself. It is my hope that (if you aren’t already incorporating them into your routine) you might find them ideal to put in use whenever you feel the need to spice up your workout program. I will pick one underused exercise per muscle group. Le
The best and most famous physiques weren’t built with deadlifts and squats. I’ve been training at the gym for two decades and so I speak from experience when I say that there has never been such hype surrounding the squat and the deadlift as there is right now. If you, like me, have been going to the gym regularly for a long period of time you will surely has noticed this trend yourself. It’s been going on for a few years now, this Squat-fixation and Deadlift-hysteria. Before
Friday's workout session went like this: Myotatic crunches on Bosu ball, 3x12 Alternating crunches on Bosu ball, 3x24 (12/side) Dynamic side planches, 3x20/side Lunges, 3x12/side Lower back extensions, 3x12 Sisyphus squats, 3x15 Dips, 3x12 Inclined push ups, 3x20 Calf raises, bodyweight, 1 foot at a time, 3x20/side Hanging leg raises, feet to the bar, 3x6 ... and Saturday went like this: Body rows, under Smith bar, with biceps grip, 10x10-16 Triceps pushups, with elevated fee
11/11-2015 There is a lot of talk online about the importance of leg day. There is an urge not to become somebody who has a muscular upper body and thin legs. The truth however is that in reality the opposite is much more commonly seen: people walking around on thick and heavy legs while lacking completely in upper body development. So: let us not forget shoulder day and let us not forget to perform the important isolation exercises, like for example the biceps curls, the tri
31/10-15 Leg day is seriously overrated. What should be highly rated depends only on your own personal ideals and goals.
There is no magic involved in doing squats. Squats are not important, unless you re planning to compete in... Squatting.
Deadlift is not an important exercise, unless you're planning to compete in... Yes, deadlifting.
There is no king of exercises.
There are no absolutely essential exercises that "has to" be involved in your workout routine.
Today's workout session was all about mixing it up. After having trained with high volume for the last few weeks, keeping most sets in almost every exercise within the 8-15 reps range, I decided to shock myself today by hitting the heavy weights and aim for something similar to the 5x5 method. Since the theme was change and variety I also put some calisthenics into the routine. Furthermore I decided to mix up the overall composition of the workout so that it would involve man
3/8-2015. I couldn´t think of a better way to start the new week than to treat myself with a German Volume Training leg session. The workout turned out to be intense, painful and rewarding. It went like this: I Leg Presses, 10x10. II Leg curls 10x10. III Seated Calf presses. 10x10. IV Myotatic crunches on Bosu ball 10x10. I made sure throughout the session to keep the rest intervals short, never allowing them to stretch beyond 45 seconds per set. Afterwards I had the pleasure