Those who remained faithful to their winter weight-lifting workouts are taking the “SUN’S OUT, GUNS OUT!” exclamation to heart, showing off their biceps in tight tees. But, what about going a step beyond and confidently bearing those shoulders?
A healthy body needs balance. Physiologists and exercise science nerds call this "homeostasis." It's the energy-efficient state where our bodies can function and feel the best.
Are you someone who suffers from invisible lat syndrome, or ILS? ILS is a common condition, yet, goes unrecognized by those who have it. However there is an exercises to cure the problem: the Lat pulldown.
How many of you have a friend who just has to flex his biceps at every opportunity? Whether it’s hitting a layup playing hoops, scoring a touchdown in Madden ‘17 or ripping on you with his corny D-bag one-liners, he's always, ALWAYS flexing! He might think he’s the man, but his lack of arm muscle makes him look like a chump—and nothing looks sillier than a grown man flexing with weak bis and tris.
Looking to increase lower-body strength while achieving toned, muscular legs in the process? If so, then one group of muscles you'll want to focus on are the calves, which are made up of two muscles known as the gastrocnemius and soleus. The former is the larger of the two and plays the role of elevating the heel while you stand, whereas the smaller soleus is responsible for elevating the heel in the sitting position.
Okay, enough of the anatomy lesson! Time to introduce some great calf strengthening exercises that are worth incorporating into your routine this week.
The back squat, front squat, lunge and leg press are some of the most familiar moves when we think of a leg routine. And they should be! These exercises are staples for a reason: They work.