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April 25, 2011

Daily Rant and Tip April 25, 2011

Deadlifts will be my call of the day. Since the gym I frequent does not have an Olympic free bar I bring my own in. Form is very important for the deadlift and I really need to work on mine. Here is to hoping for a 400 pull soon. I will video he deadlifts today and if I am happy with my form I will post the video here.  I hope everyone had a great holiday. I know I did. Have a great day and have a great workout.


Tip of the day:

 Difficult exercises are good for you, so resist the temptation to avoid them. Most exercises can be classified as either single-joint or multijoint movements. The former includes the barbell curl, in which only your elbow joints move. Along with the deadlift and the bench press, the latter includes the squat, during which your ankles, knees and hips are all being extended and flexed, while your upper body works hard to keep the load stable. Multijoint movements are the more difficult of the two types to master, but it's well worth the effort to learn their proper execution, since they result in maximum muscle growth of more complex muscle groups like the chest or the legs.

6 comments:

  1. Hi, Jim....I began a weight routine prior to finding your blog, and want to see this program through (2 months) before changing it up and working with your routines. : ) My current routine has bicep curls, so single joint; what is your favorite multi-joint move for biceps.

    Have to say, as a begginer, I am seeing results with the bicep curl...and definately feeling the exertion when in the gym. Thanks~

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  2. Hi Cyndi, One multijoint movement is the chin up. This is with the palms facing you. Also single arm bentover rows hit the bicep when you pull the weight up. I do still work the biceps by themselves as well. Funny though some powerlifters look at biceps like ornaments on a Christmas tree. They are great to look at but don't help in the lifts. LOL... I like having the ornaments as well as the strength. LOL

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  3. I'm not sure if Jim would concur, but here's an idea for a different type of row for biceps(you can use dumbbells instead of kettlebells). It is also multijoint but somewhat targeted as it is difficult for stronger assisting muscles to take over- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBTIzMFa_7A&feature=player_embedded

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  4. agreed Mitch! Also hits the forearm more. IMHO

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  5. sir this is a v gud blog n ur motivatng us thnx

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  6. Thank you for the comments. Please feel free to ask any questions and Have a great workout. Tell your friends. Where are you from?

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