Home Workout Plan – Chest
Part 3 of the home workout plan series covers the second most trained body part for men, the chest. Using body weight exercise to workout the chest really comes down to one basic move done in different ways – the push up. Changing your hand positions will work different regions of the chest muscles I will break this down into two separate articles, one with beginner exercises and one for more advanced users.Exercises To Reduce Back Pain
Exercises to reduce back pain can help those athletes who are involved in heavy training or rigorous competition. Activities like cardio, football, hockey, rugby, running, swimming, soccer, and weight training can all take a toll on the lower back if proper technique and equipment use is not followed. Back problems are one of the most common injuries that cause down time for athletes.Home Workout Plan – Abdominals
Developing a home workout plan can be a daunting task especially if you have limited equipment. I have done some tweaking to my own workout routine and have come up with an adaptable series of exercises you can use to get in better shape. If done consistently, you can get a great physique with no weights to buy. This is the first in a four part home workout plan series and I will start with the most sought after result – six pack abs. Your core muscles are fast twitch muscles so should be trained in the opposite way with slow, deliberate movements with higher reps. All of the following exercises in Part I are body weight movements so no equipment is needed.Home Workout Plan – Abdominals Part 2
In part 2 of the home workout plan series, we take a look at abdominal exercises that involve a chinup bar. When working from a hanging position, you will activate far more muscles than when lying down. I find it a better workout for my entire core as well as my arms from “hanging” on. If you do not have access to a gym with a chinup bar, you can buy one that fits in your doorway – see the picture at the end of this article. Part 2 of six pack abs is much like part 1 – use deliberate, slow movements that concentrate on the contraction of the muscle using high reps. All of the exercises are done in a hanging position so if your grip cannot hold you long enough, there are aids that can be used like ab straps.Get Comfortable While You Exercise, Sit On a Machine
There are a plethora of machines at the gym. That doesn’t mean you should be using them. Sitting on a machine renders a portion or your body obsolete. Build your body the right way with functional training that requires activation of more muscle groups. Find out why you should minimize your use of machines.