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Advanced Bodybuilding Exercises to Enhance Gains

Friday, January 22nd, 2010


Bodybuilding Exercises

to Enhance Gains!

While most people will gain a great deal from Bodybuilding Exercises when they first start out, there will come a point when the “gains” you acquire start to slow down. This is because the body becomes accustomed to the type of work that it is performing. As a result, the impact of the bodybuilding exercises starts to diminish. Of course, there are ways to overcome such plateaus and they are well worth looking into.

The most common way people will try to overcome their plateaus is also the means that needs to be avoided. Specifically, people will try to pack on a lot of extra weight and perform longer sets. This strategy often backfires because it can cause over training and injuries. Additionally, it is not a process that is even very necessary since there are other means in which one can use to boost their muscle development. Some of these methods have been employed by bodybuilders for years and they are definitely worth examining.

The Pre-Exhaustion Method is probably one of the most helpful means of boosting your muscle building potential. The way this process works involves simply performing isolation exercises to exhaustion and then to perform a compound bodybuilding exercises that provide secondary stress to the muscles that have been exhausted in the isolation exercise. A common example of this entails performing leg extensions to failure and then performing squats for their regular number of sets. This could lead to rather surprising results despite the simplicity of the plan.

Static contraction training is employed by some for solid effect. These Bodybuilding Exercises revolve around flexing the muscles into a static position and slow lifting the weights for a small number of reps in the proper range of motion. This can be a somewhat difficult process but it is worth it considering the results that are achievable.

Negative reps are also quite helpful bodybuilding exercises that can deliver significant results in a short period of time. While most people are concerned with lifting weights, they can be very beneficial to lower as well. This is known as a negative repetition and it is sometimes overlooked. To get the most out of a negative rep, all you need to do is lower the weight very, very slowly. This allows gravity to maximize its pull on the weight which aids in boosting the development of your muscles.

Super setting is probably the most basic of all enhancement programs. How it works entails performing three or four sets of exercises with completely different muscle groups one right after another. This type of workout allows you to get a ton of exercises in a single workout session. This can lead to significantly boosting muscle mass in a short period of time.

There are other exercises you can employ to boost your success rate in overcoming plateaus. Following the ones listed here will yield great improvements but you are not limited to using these specific exercises exclusively. Yes, you can get past a plateau. You just need to know how.

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The Two Phases of Bodybuilding Exercises

Monday, December 14th, 2009

The Two Phases of Bodybuilding Exercises Explained:

When it comes to bodybuilding exercises, it is important to employ the proper mix of mass building exercises along with definition producing exercises that will yield the proper end result. That end result is, of course, a physique that embodies many of the traits that a professional bodybuilder possesses. The most common mistakes that beginners make are that they will pick and choose exercises based on personal preferences. This is not necessarily a bad thing unless you are completely unaware of the purpose and goals of the exercises. Understanding what the exercises do and which exercises to perform and how to perform them will lead to success. So, here is a look at how to achieve such goals.

Mass Building. Mass bodybuilding exercises are designed to add a large amount of muscle mass to the frame. Then again, it could be a small amount of muscle mass but it needs to be a noticeable amount. If not then you really are not adding any mass to your frame which means you certainly will not embody a physique similar to that of a bodybuilder. Mass building will center on performing heavy weights for reps of about 8 – 12. By heavy weight, you will want to lift 65% of your maximum lift. If you are lifting 85%, you probably only be able to perform 3 or 4 reps. This would not be a bodybuilding exercise. It would be a strength training exercise which seeks completely different goals.

The types of Bodybuilding Exercises involved with mass building are those known as compound exercises. That means they will entail more than one muscle group. Such exercises include bench presses, shoulder presses, and dead lifts among others.

Definition Training. The purpose of definition training is to target smaller muscle groups with low weight and higher reps. This does not so much “tone” the muscles as some erroneously assume. Instead, these exercises place specific stress on targeted muscles which aids developing the muscle to a significant degree. Usually, these exercises are performed for about 15 reps. You do not want to pack on a lot of heavy weight because the muscles will have a hard time lifting heavy weights with isolated muscles.

Why do you perform definition bodybuilding exercises such as bicep curls, triceps extensions, or dumbbell flyes? It is these exercises that help develop the ripped to shreds look that so many people seek to acquire. For many, it is such definition that is more desired than the building of significant mass.

On a side note, definition needs to be supported by proper diet and cardio workouts. Maintaining a large amount of fat on the frame undermines definition. You can’t see muscles through fat and that is why body fat needs to be reduced to achieve desired results.

While cycling such training is often performed by professional bodybuilders, they do so because they work their programs around bodybuilding competitions. When you are a hobbyist or a health conscious person, you can mix both programs into the same weekly workout and achieve excellent results.


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Top Ten Bodybuilding Exercises

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Bodybuilding Exercises


(Written for by Allan Tonoy)

…back to basics coaching for final muscle mass.

In this age of $5000 strength machines and $8000 treadmills, it may surprise readers to learn that some of the finest Bodybuilding Exercises can be performed for as little as $100 (or FREE? ed.)! That is right, you do not want chrome and bling to change your physique. Long before Universal, Nautilus, and Hammer Strength, came on the scene, bodybuilders had been packing on muscle mass by coaching with good old school barbells. The following ( in no particular order ) are our selections as the top muscle building exercises in history.


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Basic Bodybuilding Exercises To Blast Your Biceps

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Bodybuilding Exercises

  - To Blast Your Biceps!

Here’s a short article that my friend Luke put together for you. I basically goes hand in hand with the videos I’ve allready shown you at this point. I’m sorry if things are a bit messy at my blog the last days but I am trying to learn how this blogging thing works and I am probably better at building muscles and working on my Bodybuilding Exercises than I am to do IT techie stuff :)

While a rataher simple exercise, the trick is to build up muscle mass steadily, ensuring that you develop your back muscles adequately as well, to hold the additional burden. So never try and do this exercise too fast, or build up the weight steps you use too quickly either. For this bodybuilding exercise, you customarily use dumbbells, though if you’re in a fix, like a hotel room on business or holiday and without your kit, you may use just about anything – like bags of sugar or filled two litre bottles even – anything you can grip correctly can do, in the circumstances. By getting creative, you can still have your body-building fix, wherever you are! To try this wonderful and extremely simple muscle building exercise, stand with a straight back, with the weights in your hands, palms towards your sides, facing inwards. Now, it’s time to get your respiring exactly right so take some time to focus on nice deep breaths that come from lower down in your torso, instead of your chest.


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Bodybuilding Excercises – Chisel your Chest part 2

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009


Bodybuilding Exercises


Here is the second part of the Bodybuilding Exercises – Building a great chest!

Quite easy to follow routine….


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Bodybuilding Exercises – Chisel your Chest! part1

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Bodybuilding Exercises

These are some  good bodybuilding exercises for building a massive powerfull chest ;  the Bench Press, The Incline Press, Flys and Dips. However, building a massive chest is only the beginning, a good bodybuilder is like a sculptor but instead of using the traditional brush or a piece of clay you are using weights to forge the chiseled look of perfection. The exercise highlighted in this video is just a great examples of how to finish off your chest to add the detail that is so hard to come by. Remeber that stretching is important and it is a shame that many, even pro-bodybuilders, advocate anti-stretching. The method in this video is good after doing some heavy lifting to stretch the muscles. 

Also, make sure you plan your workout so that you have time for stretching before or after the bodybuilding workout….


Duration : 0:1:39


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Bodybuilding Exercises – Blasting Your Biceps

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Bodybuilding Exercises

We all want huge arms, right? The real big guns, arms that display power and endless hard hours of bodybuilding exercises. Personally, I think arms are the easiest part of the body to really make good looking. It is quite easy to get some good show off arms :) Being a bodybuilder I’m sure you agree having big biceps that lack detail and vascularity is like having a gun with no ammunition. Try these two exercises in this video that will help keep your arms fully loaded at all times and Blast your Biceps into Oblivion! He he…


Duration : 0:2:13


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Bodybuilding Exercises – Sharpen Your Shoulders!

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Bodybuilding Exercises – Wanna shaping your shoulders? Watch this video to see a few easy to follow exercises to build shoulder muscles and giving your upper body that subtle award winning detai. It takes a precise and comprehensive shoulder routine, one that stimulates the anterior, medial and posterior delts if you want to get truly ripped shoulders. This video demonstrates a great shoulder burn that can be included into your present routine that will help finish your shoulders off to perfection.

Short but very easy to follow video on….

Duration : 0:2:27


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Bodybuilding Excercises And Neuromuscular Stimulation

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Bodybuilding Excercises

…And Neuromuscular Stimulation

Being a PT some of the most common questions I get are the ones dealing with which bodybuilding exercises are the best ones for increasing lean muscle mass gains. I get this question, if not daily, at least several times a week and it starts getting on my nerves frankly ;) Therefore, I decided to put up this blog so that people could learn more about Bodybuilding Exercises and how to do them THE RIGTH WAY…


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Bodybuilding Excercises and the NMS Class System

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Bodybuilding Excercises

…and the NMS Class System

The NMS Class System

There is really no such thing as a NMS class system but I read an article by a fellow bodybuilder and he had made up his own class system which I liked. He has based it on the same class rating system used for classifying the speed of internet connections through your phone line and tailored it to fit our purpose. The lower the number is the lower the speed of your internet connection is. 

His exercise rating system is composed of 4 classes; (more…)

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