If mixed martial arts (MMA) is your thing, a half hour to 45 minute-long jog first thing in the morning may be part of your routine. This training technique, with a history rooted in old-school boxing, is popular—but it can put a lot of stress on joints and muscles, ultimately hindering your performance. To keep your body in stress-free shape, try sprint training. Just what it sounds like, sprint training involves short, intense bursts of activity for effective cardio conditioning.
Even if you’ve built huge biceps and a rock-hard chest, if your shoulders are lagging in size, you’re not going to look as big as you could. In fact, if you’re serious about body sculpting, you’ll want to put in the effort to create the broadest, thickest shoulders your body can carry. Strength aside, it will make your waist look smaller and your physique look more impressive overall. So how do you go about getting the shoulders of a true champ? We’ve got the perfect training routine to help you make it happen.
Who doesn’t want to look in the mirror and see bulging biceps and six-pack abs? In order to get continuous results from your workouts, you’ve got to increase their intensity—and do it often. Switching things up regularly will bring about the changes you long to see. A good way to do it? Try supersetting.
Most people know that exercise is a great way to relieve stress. What rarely gets attention is the fact that reducing stress levels can actually improve exercise performance and recovery. Technically, exercise is a form of positive stress. Your body receives a stimulus, then adapts in a positive manner. The immediate results are better performance, increases in strength and less body fat. This is what is known as an “acute stress response” – a specific stimulus that lasts for a temporary period. Acute stressors can be very healthy, and are necessary for any type of growth.
No one wants to look scrawny in a T-shirt. Next to biceps, the chest muscles are most noticeable at first glance. So how do you build better pecs? It’s easier than you think. Just add these three exercises to your workout program and within four to six weeks, you should notice not only improved size but also increased strength.
It’s getting hot out there. You know what that means: beach and pool party invitaitons incoming! Finally, it’s time to show off everything you accomplished during the off season. Not quite ready for that first unveiling of the summer? Get with this plan, and you will be in no time.
You’ve probably bought many gifts for the man in your life—anniversary gifts, Valentine’s Day gifts, birthday gifts. But there’s something really special about choosing that first Father’s Day gift. It’s a great opportunity to say, “I love you,” “thank you,” and “our baby is so lucky to have you for a dad,” all rolled into one.
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