Starting To Understand The Different Back Muscles

Back Muscles

I got a t-bar row platform the other day. It’s stabilized under the squat rack and allows us to do barbell rows and other exercises that focus primarily on the back. So, this would be a good time to learn more about those muscles. Below is just a snapshot of the major back muscles. Once I figure these out then I’ll focus more on some More...

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Tricep Bar
By David Gaines On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Now What Do I Do With The Triceps Bar?

One thing about pushing weight is that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of different exercises to do. If there’s a muscle, there’s an exercise. And where there’s an exercise, there’s More...

Bench Press
By David Gaines On Sunday, June 12th, 2016

1RM on the Bench Press Still Climbing, Slowly, But Climbing

For a couple of days I got lazy. I reduced the weight nearly by half on the bench press and just went for reps. I’m not sure if it was my arms getting tired since I don’t take even a day off, if I More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, June 11th, 2016

The Two Heads of the Biceps and How They Each Have Different Needs to Grow

I use a mobile app called JEFit which breaks down what percentage of my exercises are focused on which muscle groups. Chest takes the lion share, considering I can push more weight doing bench presses than other More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Do I Have It In Me To Increase My Plant-Based Proteins?

I recently started reading Thomas Campbell’s and T. Colin Campbell’s book The China Study. Being that I just started working out, for the first time seriously in 40+ years, I was curious about protein. More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Understanding Occlusion and Its Impact on Muscle Growth

It’s only been a few weeks since I started pushing weight, but like anyone who’s ever started lifting, I want to see more results faster. It’s not to say that there’s any chance of me quitting. More...

Dumbbell Flyes
By David Gaines On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Chest and Arms Routine

Here’s my current chest and arms workout. I’m sure this will continue to get tweaked as I go, but I have to start somewhere. Barbell Bench Press Dumbbell Cross Body Hammer Curl Dumbbell Lying Supine More...

Deltoids Muscles
By David Gaines On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Exercises to Build the Shoulder’s Posterior Deltoid Muscles

Another exercise I’ve started doing is the dumbbell lying rear lateral raise. It feels awkward, but I’ll get used to it. It’s an isolation exercise targeting the posterior deltoid of the shoulder. More...

By David Gaines On Monday, June 6th, 2016
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Building Your Brachialis With Dumbbell Cross Body Hammer Curls

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 never More...

Anterior Deltoid
By David Gaines On Monday, June 6th, 2016

Why Incline the Bench When Bench Pressing?

When I first started pushing weight, I just laid the weight bench flat and started pushing. It has the option to be inclined, but I was just a bit too lazy to keep having to adjust it up and down and moving the More...