As the festive season approaches, so do the opportunities for excesses in all forms. On of the forms that leave consequences hard to get rid of is excess weight. Whether temptation comes in the form of chocolates, multiple Christmas parties and lengthy family meals, you need to stay in control of your diet, health and […]
The fields of weight-lifting and strength training contain a lot of erroneous advice. In a bid to brush away these myths, sometimes people end up believing correct training techniques to be myths too.
The free weights vs machine debate has been going ever since machines have made their way into the gym. This is Iron Simba’s attempt at clarifying this issue. So when should you use machines and free weights in your training? The answer is that it depends on what you seek to achieve and where you […]
A few unconventional advantages that bodybuilding brings, non health-related for once.
Here is a description of the barbell curl, this fundamental exercise to add muscle mass to the biceps. You’ll also find some variations mentioned to keep your muscles guessing – the key to making progress.
Hardgainers by definition have a tough time trying to put on weight. That includes fat as well as muscle. They are often perceived as being more disadvantaged than others in the gym because they are slow to grow muscle and therefore increase the weight they can lift. But this disadvantage can be turned into a […]
Most modern gyms nowadays boast an array of fancy, sophisticated and sometimes intimidating machines that work your muscles. Many beginners are lured by the shiny looks and impressive pulleys, pads, cables and handles of these machines, thinking that such sophisticated machinery must surely work muscles better than a plain simple barbell. Well, barbells and dumbbells […]
For success in your training, you need to target the big muscles of the body. They are the foundation of a good body structure and extra muscles that will be added on later. You cannot be in great shape if you target just your abs and biceps. The big muscles of the body are the […]
Wide shoulders, along with lots popping out like wings, a narrow waist and thick legs, serve to shape the silhouette of a body and define someone as a true weight-lifter. To build Atlas shoulders, you need to think big and lift big. Deltoids-burning front and lateral raises won’t pile on the meat. Make sure you […]
This workout uses giant sets to wake up your muscle. Find out the exercises recommended and the technique to use.