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Category Archives: arms

It’s about intensity (Part 1)

Weight training done at a very slow pace requires more intensity than when done at a faster pace. That’s what Ken Hutchins proved when he coined the term “superslow” training. Hutchins suggests … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fight Gravity with Overhead Triceps Extension

Getting into my 30’s, no matter how hard I work I now notice little divets in the back of my arms and legs. This must be gravity talking! Luckily, with … Continue reading

September 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

4 Day split: Workout #3

Did you enjoy Workout #1 and #2? Well we’ve made it to Workout #3: Triceps and Hamstrings – that’s right, the back of body so you can look as good … Continue reading

May 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

4 Day Split: Workout #1

Today is the start of our 4 day split series, where I’ll take you through 4 workouts to create your new spring plan. You’ll find the full split plan (a … Continue reading

May 4, 2010 · 1 Comment

Shoulder Giant Set

I got a bit of inspiration for my shoulder workout from my Twitter fellow Jen at JensFitnessTips. Jen’s got a 100 pushup challenge this month so I figured, why not … Continue reading

April 6, 2010 · 1 Comment

Hotel Workout: Push Squats

If you’re on the road like I’ve been this week, you likely haven’ t seen your gym in a while. With a fitness band that takes up minimal suitcase space, … Continue reading

February 6, 2010 · 2 Comments

Push up contest!

How many can you do? huh, huh?! Call them push-ups (US) or press-ups (UK), push ups are an unbeatable classic exercise – you don’t need any equipment, you use your … Continue reading

February 1, 2010 · 1 Comment