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How to Strength Train Your Biceps

The biceps are another key focus of many people’s workouts. Curls Curls Curls easily replace the hit Motley Crue song, and gym goers wouldn’t know the difference. The two heads of the biceps sit on the front of the arm, start above the shoulder and attach on the radius below the elbow. The origin of the long head above the shoulder makes

How To Train Your Rotator Cuff

One of the most common injuries that plagues weightlifters of all levels is rotator cuff problems. Strong rotator cuff muscles stabilize the shoulder joint and help to prevent injury. In the world of internally rotated shoulders due to computer use and overtraining of “pushing muscles” the rotator cuff externally rotates the shoulder joint. Each of

How to Train Your Posterior Deltoid – Muscle Mondays

Often forgotten is the posterior head of the deltoid. The muscle originates on the scapular spine and inserts along with the anterior and lateral head at the deltoid tuberosity on the humerus. This muscles allows extensions, transverse abduction and extension and helps with external rotation. This muscle can be outworked by the trapezius, so proper

How to Strength Train Your Lateral Deltoid

The lateral deltoid is a muscle that has limited actions. Starting on the acromion of the scapula, and inserting on the deltoid tuberosity of the humerus, the lateral deltoid abducts the arm to the side. Training this muscle properly will help to fill out shirts and give the muscle group a more rounded appearance. Follow

How to Train Your Calves

The bane of many bodybuilder’s existence is the featured muscle during this edition of Muscle Mondays. The gastrocnemius and soleus are the two muscles of your lower leg that allow plantar flexion of the ankle. The importance of this muscle cannot be overlooked because without it, you cannot walk, run, or drive. In other words,

How to Train Your Quadriceps

On the front of your upper thigh is the feature of Muscle Mondays this week. The Quadriceps are four muscles that work together to flex the hip and extend the knee. The Rectus Femoris originates on the iliac spine of the pelvis and inserts on the tibial tuberosity via the patellar tendon. The Vastus Lateralis,

How to Train Your Hamstrings

Continuing down the back of the leg from last week’s edition of Muscle Mondays, we stop at the “hamstrings”. The “hamstrings” is a group of muscles that work with the glutes to extend the hip, and work as a single group to flex the knee because they insert on the tibia and fibula of the

How To Train Your Rectus Abdominis

Alright, onto the good stuff! The Rectus Abdominis is a prime target for training in nearly every workout plan. Why? The rectus abdominis is typically referred to as the “abs” and is the muscle revealed as the “six pack.” Exercise alone will not reveal your six pack because diet is a huge factor, but we can train it

How To Train Your Transverse Abdominis

Most gym goers have one goal in mind: a tight set of abs. However, what many do not understand is the picturesque physique of six pack abs does not equate to strong core muscles that will prevent injury and maximize performance. This edition of Muscle Mondays focuses on the deep-set Transverse Abdominis. Starting along the lower six ribs, the

How To Train Your Erector Spinae Muscles

Often times in training, the smallest muscles are the most important and the most forgotten. In the case of the back, the erector spinae are prime examples. The erector spinae are a group of muscles consisting of the spinalis, longissimus and iliocastilis. These muscles run vertically along each of the transverse and spinous processes of