Hamstrings are a muscle group that require a concentrated mind-muscle connection; you have to focus intently in order to feel the muscles working. When training hamstrings, some exercises come easier than others based on the movement. For instance, any hamstring curl exercise that requires a strong contraction at the top of the movement is considered "easy". However, exercises that require you to focus on the stretch such as the stiff leg deadlift or hyperextension, are considered "hard". Keep in mind, the harder the exercise, the better the results, so be prepared to become a perfectionist if you want appreciable development.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Here are some fundamental rules to building muscle.
1. Use a 3 dimensional approach to training where you are using varying rep ranges, training volume and intensity. DO NOT get stuck in one single training routine where there's no variation or change of emphasis in terms of the stimulation. You will quickly plateau and you'll be missing out on a lot of potential via different muscle fiber populations.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Labels: shoulder training
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Labels: victor martinez
Sunday, May 10, 2015
By winning the IFBB NY Pro, which Morel considers "his Mr. Olympia", he joins an elite group of pros that have gone on to have great careers starting from this prestigious New York-rooted competition. While I would have gone with his good friend Victor Martinez for the win, Morel's victory was deserving, especially considering that he didn't have an off-season and went right into training for this show just a few short weeks after the 2014 Mr. Olympia. Congrats on the win Juan!