Posts Tagged: upper body strength

Building Upper Body Strength for Women

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People want to be strong. Every day, I work with someone that is striving to lift more weight in order to build strength. Women are no different than men in this regard. In general, women tend to struggle with upper body strength. I used to go to a Work Out World until I started working […]

Improve Your Chinups

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Upper body strength is typically tested through the bench press or by max pushups. Now a max pushup effort does not even test strength, so why does the bench press get all the glory? Most likely it is because pull-ups and chin-ups are too hard. You can find lots of people that can bench their […]

3 Upper Body Exercises for the Chest and Shoulders

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If I were to go around to most gyms in the country I am sure that there would be two major types of training going on: Upper body work and cardio. It might not be my preferred way to train or to have people train but it is the reality. Mondays are for benching, Wednesday […]

Essential Movements for Fitness Success

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There are thousands of exercises that can be done in the gym. It seems as though a lot of people spend a lot of time doing exercises that are not going to get them the most benefit for their time. It happens all the time when people are training against their goal. Some can rattle […]

5 Pushup Mistakes and How to Fix Them

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The pushup might seem like an easy exercise that everyone knows how to do, but it gets butchered more than anything else. Coaches also use pushups as a form of punishment so they are often seen in a negative light. The disappointing part of that is the pushup is an extremely beneficial exercise. Pushups allow […]

Exercise Technique- The Bench Press

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Alright it is Monday. You pull up to the parking lot of your gym and it seems busier than the middle of last week. People are feeling inspired to get the week started off well. During your warm up you take a look around. Not an empty bench press in sight. It is chest day. […]