Building Biceps With Wide, Shoulder or Close Grip?

For the first time since getting our weight bench, I hooked up the preacher curl padding to do some preacher curls.  I’ve neglected my biceps [for 40+ years!] so I wanted to add some bicep work into my routine.  I started with using the EZ curl bar and promptly almost ripped my shoulder out on the eccentric contraction! I use JEFit More...

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By David Gaines On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Time To Focus on Trapezius

When I first started pushing weight, and even now, Nduku underestimates that I actually have some muscles.  It’s not because I’m strong; it’s because men tend to have a stronger frame More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Working All The Various Parts of the Pectoral Major Muscle

As I started to read more about pushing weight, just when I think I understand it, I find out how much more there is to learn.  For the rookies like me, the chest muscle is the pectoral major and minor More...

By David Gaines On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Setting a 1RM Goal For the Pectoral Muscles

What really got me into lifting weights had nothing to do with a desire to actually lift weights.  Or look more muscular [I still have a long way to go for that]. Or get in better shape.  It had more More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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Recommitting To Last Year’s Accident Goal of Getting In Shape

Last year I had an epiphany.  Nothing serious, nothing I didn’t already know, but something finally clicked.  It’s a simple concept — when you exercise, you lose weight. I started the year More...

By David Gaines On Monday, June 6th, 2016
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Introducing the Dumbbell Cross Body Hammer Curl

While reading about the different muscles worked for different exercises, I’ve come to learn a bunch of different muscles that unless you were a pre-med major in college or a weightlifter, you probably More...

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By David Gaines On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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How In The Hell Did I End Up On This Bench!?

Funny how one thing leads to another then another, and the next thing you know, what you thought would never happen has happened. Whatever. I got Nduku some home gym stuff.  Workout stuff.  Most ladies More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
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No Snow In Sight After 6.79 Mile Saunter through Downtown Washington, DC

We were expecting 3-8 inches of snow. At times the forecast said up to a foot. Before the clouds even appeared on the radar the federal and local governments shut down, schools shut down, snow plows and salt trucks More...

By David Gaines On Monday, March 4th, 2013
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The Scenic Route Home

I started using RunKeeper, more so because I’m fascinated by the technology than an attempt to get in better shape, though I don’t mind the added benefits. Usually I’ll take the train to Stadium-Armory More...