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    Barbell curls

    Muscles of the body

    Barbell curls are an excellent exercise for those looking to focus on their biceps. Sometimes referred to as barbell biceps curls, this exercise effectively “overloads” your biceps in a controlled manner. There is evidence to suggest that barbell curls are more effective when looking to strengthen your biceps when compared to more traditional dumbbells. One of the most common mistakes when doing barbell curls is to lean back when trying to make full use of the momentum you build up.

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    Interview with inspirational bodybuilder Dawn Barnable

    Dawn Barnable After

    The story of Dawn Barnable’s health challenges, which led to her losing a total of 144 pounds, have been an inspiration to many. This is a lady who fought off medical issues, the perceived stigma of being overweight and now visits her local gym on a daily basis. We are extremely pleased to publish Dawn’s interview in our second series of interviews with those involved in the bodybuilding world. Question: At what age did you take an interest in bodybuilding/exercise?

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    Muscle memory, brain power and long-term fitness

    Muscle memory, brain power and long-term fitness

    The subject of muscle memory is something which crops up on a regular basis and while often seen as some kind of myth, the details would suggest otherwise. Before we look at muscle memory in more detail it is worth considering everyday activities which lead to some kind of “memory”. If for example we take the subject of riding a bicycle for the first time, the process of learning how to stay on, balance and ride at different speeds. The

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    Corrective exercise advice for weightlifters to help overcome injury

    As a weightlifter, you expose yourself to the risk of becoming injured, no matter how experienced you are at weightlifting and regardless of your level of fitness. If you have sustained an injury whilst lifting weights, or are experiencing muscle imbalances, there are corrective exercises you can carry out to help overcome your injury. Common types of injuries for weightlifters Shoulder impingement is a common injury among weightlifters. This irritation or ‘squeezing’ of the rotator cuff tendons underneath the acromion

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    Getting Big Guns

    Muscle growth

    Anchorman was a fun film, in the original the lead characters’ obsession with ‘big guns,’ is something I’ve encountered a great deal as a personal trainer. The fabulous thing is, getting big arms is simple if you go about it the right way. What does big actually mean. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biceps measured an astonishing 55 centimetres (22 inches) at the peak of both his career and bicep muscle. Building your biceps When thinking about massive arms the average Joe will

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biceps training routine

    Arnie

    This article is submitted through our Guest post feature, please encourage more guest posts by commenting , liking and sharing where possible… Anyone who is even remotely serious about his bodybuilding hobby (or career) knows who Arnold Schwarzenegger is. Basically, he is the icon of the bodybuilding; he is the one who got it mainstream and popular. Before Arnold, bodybuilding was a sport for “freaks”. It was completely underground, and few people know about it. With his titanic body, iron

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