Are Bulking and Cutting Phases Really Necessary to Achieve a Chiseled Physique?

bulking and cutting phases neededWhen done correctly, bulking and cutting phases can help you gain muscle while losing fat and minimizing the amount of muscle that you lose. But even though it works for a lot of bodybuilders, it isn’t your only option for getting a chiseled body.

Keep reading to learn more about this strategy, and what you can do instead.

Focus on Your Intake of Carbohydrates
When it comes to successfully implementing bulking and cutting phases for a chiseled physique, you need to focus on how many carbohydrates you are eating, while at the same time reducing your overall intake of calories. Continue reading

Workout Moves to Increase Muscle Definition in Your Back

increase muscle definition in your back fastWorking your back muscles is one of the key components to getting a toned, sexy body. If you’ve been struggling to increase muscle definition in your back, keep reading for a few of the workout moves that you should be incorporating into your exercise routine to get better results.

Pull-Up
A wide-grip pull-up is a fantastic way to build up the muscles of your back without having to use any weights; instead, you’ll be relying upon your muscles to pull the weight of your entire body up. Continue reading

The Most Intense Powerlifting Workouts

Powerlifting Workouts that workPowerlifting workouts cannot be referred to as the average workout routine. A simple workout routine helps you shed excess pounds whilst an intense powerlifting workout helps with bodybuilding and strengthening. The reason why powerlifting is effective for bodybuilding is it gives immense strength to each muscle in the body, especially the ones that are emphasized more. If you are looking for ways to try intense powerlifting workouts, here are some routines you can try: Continue reading

The Best Workouts for Achieving Extreme Power

Extreme Power workoutsDo you want to achieve extreme power? Any bodybuilder who indulges in strength and weight training invariably wants to perk up their strength as well. What’s the point of piling on muscle mass and toning your physique if you don’t have the power to back it up with substance? Fortunately for you, there is no dearth of workouts you can try for achieving extreme power. However, before you can get started, you need to set an end goal. Do you want to be able bench press your body weight or compete at an event? Based on your goals, you might have to tweak the intensity of your workouts.

Without further ado, here’s a look at a few workouts you can try: Continue reading

Bodybuilding Form and Alignment Tips for a Safe Workout

Bodybuilding Form and alignmentDo you want to start bodybuilding? If yes, you are not the only one. Millions of people around the world want to tone their bodies or build muscles, and that requires them to indulge in bodybuilding. Now, you cannot just pump weight thoughtlessly and expect that your body will be chiseled in no time. Not only do you have to choose the right workouts according to your body type and end goals, but also make sure you take proper care. Continue reading

The Best Workouts for Couples Who Want to Get Strong

strength workouts for couples Experts state that working out alone can get tedious and boring and hence you should find a friend or a workout partner who works out with you so you can keep going. This has been proven true over time. Well, why not ask your partner/ spouse to work out with you? By working out together, you get to spend more time with each other. Moreover, you can set mutual goals and keep each other motivated to reach them. The best part is there is no dearth of workouts for couples who want to get strong. Let’s look at some of the best ones you can try:

Single Arm Jammer with Reverse Lunge
This one is a simple exercise but it works your entire body, hence proving effective. You have to start by standing together and facing a wall. Grip a barbell and place your feet at hips’ width. Make sure the barbell is parallel to the wall in front of you, which means you have to extend your arms fully. Continue reading

Signs You Need a Bodybuilding Trainer

Bodybuilding Trainer benefitsHave you hit a bump in your bodybuilding goals? Despite the regular cardio workouts and strengthening exercises, you might feel your body has come to a standstill. Maybe the weighing scale has been showing the same number for weeks or maybe you are not able to reach your desired muscle strength. In either case, it seems as if some help is needed.

The first sign, of course, is desire, i.e. the desire to shed those last few pounds or the desire to gain more muscle mass. And even if, currently, you do not have any fitness routine, you may have the desire to start one. Continue reading

Burn More Fat and Build More Muscle with These Lifestyle Changes

Burn More Fat fastThere’s always a push to try and change the number on the scale. When you think about what it means to successfully lose weight, more than likely this involves getting rid of the excess fat. There is however a new trend and it’s sure to be a lasting one, for it’s much more about getting stronger and successfully transforming your body. This means that you don’t just want to lose weight but actually work to add more muscle tone to your body in the process. You want to learn the most effective ways to burn more fat, add more muscle tone, and this will therefore help you to transform in the most effective way possible. Continue reading

How to Prepare for a Bodybuilding Competition

Bodybuilding Competition preparationIf you have ever reviewed any bodybuilding magazine, you already know the charm of a perfect physique. It’s attractive enough to compel anyone to engage in bodybuilding activities. After all, who doesn’t want to look great? Now top that with heavy prize money. The real attraction behind bodybuilding is that you get paid for good looks if you win competitions and that is good enough to persuade any guy who loves to be at the gym. But preparing for a bodybuilding competition isn’t as easy as it seems.

Understand the Process & Be Prepared
Most people think bodybuilding competitions focus on only one aspect and that is showcasing your build but that’s just one side of the story. There is a lot more you have to do then just showing off your muscles. Continue reading

Top Signs of Steroid Use in Bodybuilders

Top Signs of Steroid UseIn most cases, it is pretty easy to see the signs of steroid use in those who are using them. There are going to be some dramatic changes in mood, personality, and muscle gain that is not normal compared to a regular individual who just spends their time in the gym. Since steroid use can be harmful in those who use too much, it is important to recognize the signs of steroid use and get them the help that they need.

Physical changes
The first signs of steroid use is the physical changes. It is not uncommon for someone who goes to the gym to build up their muscles over time. But when this change seems to happen really fast or even overnight, this is a sign that someone is using steroids. Watch also for them having more infections, hair loss, jaundice, and issues with falling asleep at night. Continue reading