A Better Way To Stretch The Hamstrings

---> How do most people stretch their hamstrings? They throw their heel up onto a step or bench and then lean forward reaching for their toes. Research shows that there's a better way to increase hamstring flexibility. Here's how to do it: When it comes to static stretching, frequency of exposure is important. You must stretch daily, even multiple times a day, for a good ...

Posted May 16, 2017

How to Tighten Up Flabby Arms

If you truly want to attack the 3-headed muscle at the back of the arm, you need to use heavy artillery. The triceps contain a high percentage of type II muscle fibers (67.4%), and all 3 heads of the triceps are activated only when the resistance is high. After an adequate strength base is acquired, individuals who strive for symmetrical triceps should refrain from using ...

Posted May 15, 2017

Almonds Don't Have Breasts

Ages ago I learned a very important nutritional concept from a mentor and friend, Dr. Eric Serrano. According to Serrano, the best type of milk to consume is breast milk. It's what we're meant to drink. "Breast milk is highly nutritious," says the good doctor, "and it's nicely packaged!" To take this concept a step further, Serrano revealed a fascinating ...

Posted May 8, 2017

Leg Curls Done Light

You've been told that the hamstrings are predominantly fast-twitch fibers, so for years you've been training them accordingly: high loads, low reps, and explosive concentrics with plenty of rest. You've also been told that ankle plantarflexion during leg curls increases the activation of the hamstrings, so you've been doing them in that manner as well. And you got great ...

Posted May 1, 2017

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