Anatomy

Core Anatomy and Training for Dummies (more than just abs)

Summary There are three key muscles in core anatomy: abs, obliques, and erector spinae Abs flex the spine forwards Obliques assist the abs in addition to rotating the spine Erector spinae will extend your spine All three parts work to support your spine Don’t just rely on just compound exercises to adequately train your abs…

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Deltoid Training and Anatomy for Dummies

Overview Deltoids have three heads: posterior, anterior, lateral Overall function is to abduct the arm, but each head has a specific function Anterior deltoid abducts the shoulder when the arm is externally rotated Lateral deltoid abducts shoulder when the arm is internally rotated Posterior deltoid extends the shoulder Always warm up thoroughly Isolation isn’t necessary…

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Triceps Training and Anatomy for Dummies

Summary Triceps training requires both compound and isolated exercises Your triceps primary function is elbow extension and¬†shoulder extension Your triceps are comprised of three heads; medial, lateral, and long Because triceps heads have both Type I and Type II fibers, you should train with large variations in reps and weight To fully exercise your triceps…

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Glutes Training and Anatomy for Dummies

Summary Squats and deadlifts are a sure-fire exercises for effective glutes training Your butt consists of three muscles The purpose of each muscle is generally similar and helps to extend your hip, laterally rotate your femur, and abduct your femur Anatomy Your glutes are made up of 3 muscles. Of all three, your gluteus maximus…

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Biceps Training and Anatomy for Dummies

Overview A lot of gym-goers’ understanding of bicep training is that curls will grow your biceps. This article will explain some of the functional elements of biceps training so that you can better understand how your training routine is building your biceps. Both heads of your Biceps begin at your shoulder blade and end at…

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Back Training and Anatomy for Dummies

Summary There are three parts of your back; traps, upper back, and lats To train traps, retract your shoulder blades first and shrug after Avoid rolling your shoulders while you shrug Focus 90% of your training on your lats Squeeze your scapula as hard as possible while performing upper back movements Back Anatomy Your back…

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Chest Training and Anatomy for Dummies

Summary Chest training is thought of in three parts: upper, middle, and lower When you perform chest exercises, all three parts are being exercised Adjust the angle of your exercise (flat, incline, decline) to adjust which part of the chest is most affected by the exercsie Use dumbbell exercises to focus on developing your muscles…

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