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Chances are you’re one of the millions who put “get to the gym more often” as one of your New Year’s resolutions. While that’s an admirable goal, you need a basic gameplan to make sure you’re working smarter not harder. Whether you’re a weekend athlete or a true gym rat, let’s review some basics for building muscle in the new year!
As you begin a new routine, it’s important to build a solid foundation. The first month or two focus on building up your abilities, so when you’re mentally ready to hit it hard, you’re body’s primed and ready to go. Pay attention to pain or weaknesses. You first goal should be to address any painful joints or extremely tight muscles. Think of it like putting a coat of primer on your wall. It may take 2 weeks or 2 months, but it’s absolute imperative. Yes you want to be building muscle and working out hard, but don’t be a rockstar.
If you want to put on a ton of muscle this year, building a strong strength foundation is necessary. For example, if you lack bicep and forearm strength you’ll need to focus on getting the smaller muscles stronger before you can jump into pull ups and rows to work the big back muscles.
After you’ve addressed any pain issues, this foundation stage is all about getting ready for the hard work. This is a general fitness time, where you’re focusing on increasing endurance, strength, and power… along with building muscle. Remember… one of the most important strategies with any workout routine, weight loss program, or strength training goal is to keep a solid mind body connection. That means don’t just feel the workout physically, but feel it mentally. Concentrate on the muscle group you’re working and your goals in general.
Assuming you’ve addressed any weaknesses and built up an amazing foundation, now you’re ready to make a strong run towards reaching the goal of building more muscle. Go hard or go home! If you don’t leave the gym everyday feeling completely exhausted, you’re not doing enough. By the end of the day you will likely feel exhausted. In the morning, your muscles will be sore and you’ll feel like you were hit by a bus… but sometimes that’s the price we pay for a good weightlifting program. Good job! Learn to love it because it means you’re building muscle and on your way to a healthier you!
posted in Exercise Equipment, Gym Gloves and Weight Lifting Gloves, Strength Training Tips, Weight Loss Tips
It’s often the color chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive… or someone who would like to be!
The color Red has been shown to speed respiration, heart rate, and even elevate mood level.
Red weightlifting gloves just might give you that extra boost you need for your workout; to squeeze out a couple more reps or motivate you to get to the gym in the first place!
ProGrips™ Red weightlifting gloves have a genuine leather palm, and a cool 4 finger loop Neoprene backing.
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by Riley Daye
Close Grip Bench Press is one of the best triceps exercises you can do to get bigger arms and build muscle!
The triceps muscle is technically called the triceps brachii muscle which is latin for “three-headed arm muscle.” This is the large muscle on the back of the upper arm opposite the bicep and its purpose is to extend the arm from the elbow joint.
The triceps brachii can be trainer through compound movements or isolation exercises and will statically contract to keep the arm straight against the resistance of weight of force.
How To Do Close Grip Bench Press:
posted in Fitness and Nutrition Blog
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2012
ProGrips Gym Glove captures the number 3 spot of the Top Rated Exercise Gloves by Amazon.com.
Los Angeles, CA:
ProGrips USA is proud to announce it’s place on Amazon.com’s Top 100 Best Rated Exercise Gloves, officially capturing the #3 spot today!
Launched less than one year ago, ProGrips USA sought to fill a void in the Health and Fitness industry by producing an alternative to bulky weightlifting gloves. Constructed of genuine leather and neoprene ProGrips Gym Glove’s compact design fits discretely in the palm to enhance grip and protect from friction. It’s unique four finger loop feature assures a snug fit without the weight and bulk of traditional gym gloves. Offering 6 different colors to choose from makes it an attractive accessory to wardrobe conscious gym goers as well. (more…)
by Riley Dayeposted in Fitness and Nutrition Blog
Here are the benefits of using Weight Lifting Gloves:
Red Gym Gloves & Weight Lifting Gloves
Red is the color of strength, health, and vitality. It’s often the color chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive… or someone who would like to be! The color Red has been shown to speed respiration, heart rate, and even elevate mood level. Red weightlifting gloves just might give you that extra boost you need for your workout; to squeeze out a couple more reps or motivate you to get to the gym in the first place! ProGrips™ Red weightlifting gloves have a genuine leather palm, and a cool 4 finger loop Neoprene backing.
Black is the color of power, sophistication, and authority. If Black is your favorite color, you mean business! Your personality commands attention, admiration, and respect. A positive, healing, and powerful energy is attracted to the color Black. It is the lightening rod of colors, amplifying whichever energy you focus on. Black gym gloves can bring an energetic force to your workouts! Harness the power of this color for impressive gains in strength and fitness. ProGrips™ Black gym gloves have a genuine leather palm, and a cool 4 finger loop Neoprene backing.
Pink is the color of affection, respect, and security. If Pink is a favorite color of yours, you’re likely charming, empathetic, and very social! A positive and free flowing energy is represented with the color Pink. Pink exercise gloves could bring a holistic energy to your workout routine. Not only will you be on track to meet your fitness goals, you just may make some new friends along the way! ProGrips™ Pink exercise gloves have a genuine leather palm, and a cool 4 finger loop Neoprene backing.