Monday, May 9, 2011

Arnold Clip

After my recent post on the Arnold press I took it upon myself to do a little bit more research on the man himself. To see what drove him to become a seven-time Mr. Olympia champion. Then I came across this clip. When I watched it all my questions were answered. Everything came full circle and why he was so good at his sport came to light. So enjoy my video podcast of that clip.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Shoulder Workout- Arnold Press

This exercise stays true to its name. The man Arnold Schwarzenegger invented them while achieving his crown as seven-time Mr. Olympia. It goes without saying that this exercise has been proven to work.

You are going to need a couple thing before you start. First, find a bench and put it in the seated position. Then go to the dumbbell rack and find a weight that you can do. Go back to the bench, sit down, and put the weight on the ground.

The best way to get the weight up to the start position is to curl the weight up. Pick up the weight and do a bicep curl all the way up until you hit your chest and stop there. This is the start position. Now push up with equal force in each arm, twisting your wrists on the way up, until they are fully extended and back down. That was one repetition. You need to do 3 sets of 10.

Some people like to do these in the place as military dumbbell press. I personally like to keep both in my shoulder routines. They are both perfect for sculpting the shoulders and easy to do.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Shoulder Workout- Standing Upright Row

There aren't a lot of shoulder exercises that incorporate the e-z bar. Which is why the standing upright row is unique. This exercise mainly works the inside of your shoulder. It also helps to give you that ever desirable shoulder cut. There are a couple of things you need to know about how to do it properly.

You need to find the e-z bar and locate some weight that you can do. After you got the weight on both sides of the bar you need to secure it. There should be weight clamps scattered through out the gym. Grab two of them and put those along side the weights. Make sure that you have ample space around you to do the exercise.

Execution is a major part of the exercise. If you do it wrong then your not getting the most out of your work. On any e-z bar there are two sets of grips. Find the inside ones and put your hands around them making a fist. Stand up taking the weight with you. Make sure that you are lifting with your legs to avoid any back injuries. You should be standing up right, arms fully extended, holding the weight. This is your rest position. Pull the weight up as if you were going to hit your self in the chin with the middle of the bar. Make sure that you are bending at the elbows as you're coming up.

From straight arms to the bar underneath your chin is one repetition. Shoot for three sets of ten.

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