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Today’s Back To Basics is really the second part of my guide to getting those “big guns”. So start loading!
My last Back To Basics: Biceps was all about getting full, round, completely developed biceps. But your triceps actually make up ¾ of the girth of your upper arm, and without training them the right way your arms will never look jacked. One look at an anatomy chart and you can clearly see how much larger this muscle group is.
The triceps have 3 heads, hence the name TRI-ceps; the long head, which is the biggest on the back of your arm, the More >
Today’s Back To Basics is all about the guns!
Yep this week’s muscle has evoked many a movie scene with cheesy lines like “which way to the beach?”, “are those licensed?”, and “who’s got tickets to the gun show?”. Yes, today is all about the Biceps.
Even though bi’s, are one of the most over-trained and overdeveloped muscle groups on many people (including women), I still want to give you my favorite exercises for complete development, so you can make smart training choices.
First the science part: there are two “heads”, the inner and outer, that comprise the upper part of your arm, More >
Hey everyone – Alfonso here!
Today I’m thrilled to announce our first Guest Posting here at Angry Trainer Fitness, hopefully the first of many to come. You see, I want this site to be about more than just myself and my opinions. I want all of you out there to have a voice too. And while it’s important that we all share the same basic theories – sorry guys but you’ll probably never read a Jillian Michaels piece here on the site – I’m always happy to be challenged and have my mind changed. No one has ALL the answers.
So our first More >
Several months back I wrote a comment regarding your thoughts on the Biggest Loser and the fact that I agreed. I had mentioned that I had a trainer and was on my way to a fitter self. Glad to say I am 40lbs down and 4 sizes smaller!
I would like to lose another 20-30lb. My question this time is on weight/strength training versus cardio. I am still with the same trainer and he has helped me get this far. He told me today that his is going to change my routine AGAIN.
I train 3 days a week alternating body More >
This installment of Back To Basics is near and dear to me, because it’s all about LEGS. As a kid I had really skinny, knock-knee looking legs. I remember looking down and hating how they looked so much that I never wore shorts, and always had sweatpants on!
Luckily for me at my first training job, my manager was also a competitive bodybuilder and weightlifter. His legs were simply amazing and completely developed. From him I was very fortunate to learn the correct form and technique for my first ‘must have’ leg exercise… THE ALMIGHTY SQUAT!
It’s time for another installment of Back To Basics where we focus on a specific muscle group and I give you my suggestions on the best – and worst – exercises to use in your training.
Today we’re talking about the best movements to develop balanced shoulders.
Personally I think that the shoulders are the most over-trained and misunderstood muscle group. I see too many people performing risky movements and training the shoulders too often, with too much weight and too much repetitive. Remember that for every set of chest presses, and every set of back rows you perform your shoulders have More >
I’m sure most of you are making some sort of promise regarding your own health and fitness regimen for the New Year. Heck, I’ve been a trainer for 20 years and even I have goals, so you should too!
Maybe your resolution is to drop a few pounds, finally run that 5k, or maybe just take your fitness to a new level. No matter, I’ve got some ideas for you that can get a fire lit beneath your fitness rear end.
The fact is while January 1st is a great incentive for getting in shape sometimes it can be hard to know More >
I have a tricky one for you!
I recently purchase a pack of 10 workouts with a personal trainer at my local gym – but 5 weeks into the course I’ve realized I can’t stand working out with him!
Pete doesn’t seem to listen to what I want and pushes me far too hard so training with him just isn’t fun. He seems to be on a mission to get me to goals FAST – whereas I’d be more comfortable in taking it slow and steady.
I’ve tried to talk to him but he’s kind of dismissive and thinks I complain too More >