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How to Build Up Your Arms

How to Build Up Your Arms

If you have ever been to a gymnasium you have probably seen how people are absolutely obsessed about building up their arms. You will see people flock to the preacher bench and the press down section more eagerly than any other part of the gymnasium. However, sometimes due to defective training techniques they fail to […]

natural bodybuilding tips and tricks

Natural Bodybuilding Tips and Tricks

There is no shortcut to increase your body size naturally. The key to become a natural body builder is only years of proper training and diet. If you do your training religiously and follow the diet schedule, you are sure to gain muscle mass at the required area of the body.  Methodical exercise under proper […]

technology aided in body building

How has Technology Aided in Body Building?

If you have been into the domain of fitness and body building, you must know how difficult it was initially when the task was solely dependent on the manual machines. Science has brought innovation, which lead the fitness industry to a different level now. Starting from the gym equipment to the health and body building […]

muscles rebuild

How Your Muscles Rebuild

While America does have a rampant obesity problem, increasingly Americans are taking it upon themselves to exercise and get healthy. Part of staying healthy and in shape is building your muscles. Weight training makes you stronger, improves overall health and wellness, and could also improve your quality of life and life expectancy. However, part of […]

Lifting straps are an important part of your workout if you are engaged in lifting weights, barbells, lifting platforms and bumpers plates. It may not be compulsory to wear these straps or belts when lifting but they can definitely offer benefits which make them highly useful. Not only do they provide grip enforcement but also makes a lifter capable of lifting 5% more weight. But besides these benefits, there are some negatives too which are associated with lifting straps. You must assess both the pros and cons of these straps before deciding to use them or not. The following is a list of the pros and cons of lifting straps which can help you take an informed decision: The various Pros of lifting straps: • Stabilization-one of the positives which is associated with lifting straps is that they help to attain a stable motion and not lose balance when lifting weights. They help to increase the intra-abdominal pressure which makes the abdominal cavity support the spine internally. This in turn helps to stabilize the core and reduce the stress it receives. • Reduces the stress on the spine-another major benefit of lifting straps is that they help to reduce the stress on the spine. By wearing the belt, the core muscles and the lower back tend to push the spine and this makes the body respond by creating a more rigid core, thus releasing stress from the spine. • Strengthens grip-another positive associated with lifting straps is that they help to strengthen the grip and make it possible to lift straps. This helps you to reach the maximum workout for the day. These straps are made in such a way that they help to ease the burden of the muscles of the forearm as well as the hands. They thus help to promote the development of the targeted muscles. The various Cons of lifting straps: • Injuries-by wearing lifting straps, you can either get injured or get an injury aggravated. If you suffer from any kind of back problems or injuries, then you must know that these injuries can be aggravated by wearing the belt. Just because you are wearing a belt and feeling less pressure on the spine does not mean that the belt is not affecting you. Infact, in some cases, if proper care is not taken, the belt can also cause back problems or other injuries. • Weakens the lower back-another negative point associated with lifting straps is that it tends to weaken the lower back. Since it acts as a support or crutch to the development of the core, it can have a negative effect on your back since it acts as a crutch for it too. If you have a habit of wearing a lifting strap or belt lowweight and high rep workouts, then this can further weaken the back. What happens is that when the belt takes the stress or pressure off the back, it weakens the development of the back.

The Various Pros and Cons of Using Lifting Straps

Lifting straps are an important part of your workout if you are engaged in lifting weights, barbells, lifting platforms and bumpers plates.  It may not be compulsory to wear these straps or belts when lifting but they can definitely offer benefits which make them highly useful. Not only do they provide grip enforcement but also […]

things to remember when you are taking up bodybuilding

Things to Remember When you are Taking up Bodybuilding

Many of us dream of having perfectly sculpted bodies. But what we fail to understand is behind such a body is a long period of hard work, dedication and determination. It is not easy to build a nicely toned, muscular body. You have to go through a number of ordeals, take good care of your […]

best diet for a vegetarian bodybuilder

The Best Diet for a Vegetarian Bodybuilder

For any bodybuilder, meat is the primary source of protein and something which is very important for the strength and the nutrients. But what about those bodybuilders who are vegetarians and do not consume meat? Well even vegetarian bodybuilders can gain muscle mass and consume nutrients with the right planning and workout. There are many […]

lazy girl’s guide to fitness

A Lazy Girl’s Guide to Fitness

Not everyone has the time or the patience to get fully involved in workouts and dieting regimes to stay fit. But it is really important to have a healthy mind, body and soul to lead a full, happy and fulfilling life. So what should be done by those whose daily routines make them too lazy […]

a beginners guide to supplements

A Beginners Guide to Supplements

Lots of people around the world now use bodybuilding supplements to enhance their sporting performance and to improve their physique. There are a plethora of products to choose from, and this brief guide covers a few of the most popular. Protein Protein supplements are considered to be essential by many bodybuilders. Protein contains amino acids and […]

training for a competition in bodybuilding

Basics of Training for a Competition in Bodybuilding

If you are thinking of participating in a bodybuilding competition and making it through without a glitch, but you are nervous, then don’t worry. It is natural for everyone out there who is has the same goal. Instead stand up straight and start preparing, for procrastinating will not get you there. If the thought of […]