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    Monster walk exercise

    Abductors

    The monster walk exercise may look a little different but it will give your legs and in particular your abductor muscles a real workout. You can buy a special band to place around both your ankles creating tension when you walk. The monster walk exercise, from a starting position where your legs are shoulder width apart joined by the band, requires you to take small steps forward, left, right, left, right feeling the tension the band creates around your legs

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    Fire hydrant exercise

    Abductors

    While we appreciate some of these exercises have very bizarre and strange names, stay with us and you will feel the benefits. The fire hydrant exercise is very simple, start on all fours with your hands and knees touching the ground and simply raise your left leg out away from your body while still maintaining the bent position. Lift your leg as high as possible, similar to the motion your pet dog will go through every day, pause at the

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    Windmill exercise

    Abductors

    One of the simplest and most effective ways to exercise your abductor muscles is with what is known as a Windmill exercise. All you need to do is lay on your back with your arms outstretched to the side and your legs as straight as possible. Taking your left leg, lift this to a 90° angle and then turn to the right, crossing over your right leg, and touch your left leg onto the ground near your hand. For those

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    Focus on fitness not losing weight

    Focus on fitness not losing weight

    For the vast majority of those looking to improve their fitness, their main goal is losing weight and bringing down their BMI. Over the last few years there has been what you could call an obsession with obesity which has to a certain extent cast a shadow over fitness which should come first. The reality is that an improvement in your fitness will ultimately lead to weight loss and the feel good factor this will bring. Slowly does it Unfortunately,

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    Iliotibial Tract-SMR

    Abductors

    Iliotibial Tract-SMR exercises are very helpful way to build up strength in your abductor muscles and while it looks very easy, which it is, you will be surprised at the results. To carry out this exercise you will need a foam roller which is placed on the ground. Lay on your side and position the foam roller between your knee and your hip, with your arm at a 90 degree angle supporting your shoulder, and simply roll down the foam

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    Thigh abductor machine exercise

    Abductors

    Thigh abductor muscle machines are commonplace in the modern day gym and are an extremely useful way to exercise your abductor muscles. The key to focusing on the abductor muscles is to ensure that the upper half of your body remains stationary while you are sat at the abductor machine. Simply select the weight with which you feel comfortable and position your legs, bent at the knee, straightforward from your body. Now you simply press against the abductor machine pads

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    Side laying clam exercise

    Abductors

    While some people go for complicated workout routines, something as simple as a side laying clam exercise can really help to strengthen your abductor muscles. The starting position is lying with your left side on the ground, with your right leg line on top of your left leg, and your left arm on the ground supporting your head (please note your head should not be raised). Bend your knees at a 90° angle with your hip and push your right

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    Standing hip circles

    Abductors

    Standing hips circle exercises are perfect for stretching out the abductor muscles and core muscles. In theory they are very simple but to get the most out of a standing hip circle exercise you should do them as slowly as possible. This brings all of the muscles into play and helps to strengthen the hip and thighs. The exercise is straight forward, stand on one leg and lift your unsupported leg to 90° angle at the knee. This is the

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    Hip circles

    Muscles of the body

    One of the best and easiest ways to exercise your abductor muscles is to repeat a number of hip circles. The process is very simple – place your hands and knees on the ground maintaining a strong rigid posture. Then simply raise your right knee, stretch it out behind you and rotate in a circular manner creating large circles as wide as you can. When you have brought your knee back to the original rigid position simply repeat a number

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    Forearm Plank

    Muscles of the body

    While some people see planking as some kind of exercise craze, it can have a major impact upon your core strength and in particular your abdominal muscles. As well as exercising the abdominal muscles it also helps with shoulders, arms and glutes and can also improve your metabolism which will increase fat burn. For many people the forearm plank is the most popular variation on this exercise and is fairly simple to do. This exercise can be carried out in

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