Leg Exercises to Build Muscle

Do You Have to Squat to Build Leg Muscles?

Many people love the squat, once they have got the correct squat form.

Squats are an exercise that can increase athleticism as they provide the body with many benefits and help to build muscle.

Squats build the leg muscles, hamstrings, quads and calves. They also work the thighs, hips and the buttocks.

They help to build both upper body and lower body strength.

They are known as an explosive exercise that helps to build power and strength.

They are also good for coordination and endurance. It’s fair to say the squat has many health benefits.

But, do you have to squat in order to build your leg muscles? Will avoiding squats hinder your progress? 

We’re going to break it down for you, providing the best exercises to help build strength and muscle in the legs.

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Best Chest Exercises

How to Work out Different Parts of Your Pecs

The main focus for fitness fanatics used to be looking for the best way to work the abs and biceps.

Now, it’s about the chest, or back.

Or any other body part or any combination thereof – depending on who you ask.

Back to the point at hand, though. The question today is, how to work out different parts of your pecs? And there is no single opinion here, there are plenty of opinions on this out there.

What is the best way to work your chest muscles? Continue Reading

Muscle Imbalances

Pushing Both Arms to Failure When One Side is Stronger

Most people have a more dominant arm or leg compared to the other.

Where they can either push out an extra few reps with one arm or lift a heavier weight on the opposing side.

This can be down to many factors such as if you have a manual job you may use one arm more than the other.

The strange thing is, in most cases, the non-dominant side of your body tends to be that little stronger.

Maybe, it is from overuse of the other side.

So, the question is, should you push both arms to failure, even if it means working one arm more than the other?

Which in turn means gaining more muscle and strength on one side.

We’re going to discuss pushing opposing muscles to failure when one side is stronger than the other, and give you the best advice when weight lifting.

We will also give preventative measures and ways to help correct muscle imbalances.

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Best Shoe for Lifting

Best Shoes for Weightlifting & Crossfit for Men

People underestimate the importance and benefits of wearing a good pair of gym shoes for lifting or crossfit. 

They provide support and cushioning to your feet and help stabilise your body. 

If you wear just any shoes to the gym, maybe you should think twice. 

Apart from suffering from delayed onset muscle soreness, have you ever walked away from exercise or a gym session with a pain in your knees, back or hips? A pain that is not related to being a newbie to the gym?

You should take a look at the shoes you are wearing whilst working out.

Think about it, your feet get put through their paces during any workout. They take a hammering from the treadmill, cross trainer, deadlifts and squats. 

Bad footwear can cause damage to the muscle, bones, joints and tissue throughout the body. Long-term effects would mean your fitness goals may be put on hold whilst your body recovers from the damage.

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Build Calf Muscles

How to Build Calf Muscles

Looking for advice on how to build calf muscles?

Those beautiful leg muscles that round out your physique. They’re controversial muscles because although they look fantastic when they’re bulging, they aren’t the easiest muscle to work.

That’s because, by and large, the look of a great calf is largely due to genetics. If you win that genetic lottery, we’re happy for you. But if not, you’ll forever wonder how to make your calves bigger.

The good news is this:

It can be done. We know how to make your calves grow. We can help you with some targeted exercises to strengthen and grow these pesky muscles. We can suggest some training routines, some of the best calf exercises to focus on that area of your growth. And we can make sure you learn enough about getting bigger calves that you’ll become the resident expert in your local gym.

But we have to start somewhere. Let’s first take a look at what these calf muscles are all about. Read More

best gifts for bodybuilders

The Best Gift Ideas for Bodybuilders

Do you know somebody who is a fitness fanatic?

They can be very difficult to buy for, in terms of gifts.

Bodybuilders and weightlifters can be very particular about what they want or need.

Help them to achieve even more by finding the perfect gifts for bodybuilders.

They are very dedicated and committed to achieving and getting results.

The thing we struggle with is finding different gifts suitable for bodybuilders.

But don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered.

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