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The shoulder muscles that contribue to the broad shape are primarily the deltoid muscles. This is the muscle that forms the bulk of the shoulder muscle mass, with three heads (Anterior, medial and posterior) that inserts on the humerus. This muscle is primarily involved with shoulder abduction, or moving the upper arm out away from the body. So for ...


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You'll need to do both to some extent, and as always it depends on context. Notes on the articles linked Firstly the Arnold article also mentions he recommends doing higher reps at a lighter weight (8-12 reps) for some exercises so the "going heavy" recommendation isn't absolute. Secondly the VERDICT in the Flex article is an example of misconstrued ...


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I have broken down the main strokes into their activated muscle groups. Note, you will have to do a lot (and I mean a lot) of swimming to see a big increase in your shoulders. It would be more efficient to follow a bodybuilding/powerlifting programme. Freestyle and Backstroke Core abdominal and obliques are important in rotating the torso for a longer ...


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You want to increace the size of your muscles, this process is called muscle hypertrophy and it involves an increase in size of skeletal muscle through a growth in size of its component cells. Two factors contribute to hypertrophy: sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, which focuses more on increased muscle glycogen storage; and myofibrillar hypertrophy, which ...


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Muscle size increases when exercise causes microtears in your fibres, and your body recovers. The repair process strengthens the muscles by increasing its size. You can microtear your muscles both ways (heavy and light), although the standard rep scheme for bodybuilding is 3x8 (heavy enough to tear effectively, and light enough that you can tear multiple ...


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Hmm, i dont think you will see the fruits after 1 month wearing the bracers. I think to bring you body back in a correct way needs time. Stretching, toning the right muscles and wear the bracers is the antidote. Maybe a roller foem can help you to. Good luck!


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Funny I thought muscles were required to produce movement from a dead stop, pre stretched position. Now it is obvious that starting from the top is easier and if your sport is setup that way then only a fool goes against what's easier. Actually it would be like competing natural and without gear against guys on the sauce who use gear. Anyway starting from ...


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Every clinical trial involving weight loss shows the same results, where people lose weight for up to 6 months and then start to regain from that point. It is commonly believed that weight is regained because people start increasing calories. In fact, as the A-Z trial shows, and as you already know from experience, when people get on the scale and find that ...


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If there's a lot of difference which can be noticed easily then you should definitely go to a doctor and let it be examined. If the difference is minor then it is quite normal because no one ever has an aesthetic and proportionate physique naturally. Even professional bodybuilders struggle a lot for perfect aesthetics. Normally, difference between some of ...


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Usually, this splits into two primary situations: either you're having an issue getting to the gym consistently or you're having trouble actually working out once you get there. Getting to the gym This is the more common situation in my experience, and is a major part of the business plan for most gyms. It's hard to wake up early in the morning to exercise ...


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Let me share with you one of the websites I follow. Bodybuilding In this case I shared a post about Muscle toning because is the first approach we all think inmediatly when we read your case. It's easy to end up suggesting to you to do aerobic workouts, low weight and many reps. But It's not allways that simple. Body is not just a bunch of muscles. ...


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As others have said, strength vs size is a matter of rep range and overall intensity of your working weights. If you're looking for strength while keeping the same size, much of it will depend on neural efficiency (or the ability of your nervous system to recruit more muscle fibers) which will be developed over time as you gain some muscle memory of ...


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The most stubborn fat in the majority of women is lower body subcutaneous fat around the hip, butt and thighs. Hormones make women likely to deposit fat around the hips to support childbirth and lactation. Countering nature and losing fat from the hips specifically is challenging.


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I know of one study (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18787090) that shows that 12 weeks of high rep/low weight training produced 2.6% increase in muscle size and 19% increase in strength, versus low rep/high weight training produced 7.6% increase in size and 35% increase in strength. So you could conclude from that study, that high rep/low weight ...


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It seems that your body type is the pear So your hips will be the last zone where you will losing fat. You just need to loose enough to hips began to slim down. As far as I understand, most of your workouts are cardio (running and walking). So you need to add some strength exercises. And at the same time, you do not need to grow big muscles and just burn ...


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Losing weight and losing fat are most often going hand by hand. Sometimes stress can be a very big factor that stops us from achieving our goals, as well as not getting enough sleep. Make sure to stay hydrated and don't drink too much alcohol. I used to struggle with fat in some areas but I found out that I had to be calmer during the whole time. Then I ...


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People don't accidentally gain a lot of muscle, even by strength training. Gaining a lot of muscle requires hard work in the gym and at every meal. This is not something you should worry about. It is important, however, to make sure that the sources you are reading and watching focus on strength training, not bodybuilding. Strength training is for athletic ...


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Most of the respected strength training programs focus on exactly that: strength. In general the rep ranges are your biggest lever to play with with strength vs hypertrophy vs endurance. There's also relationships between muscle cross-section size as it compares to strength. Boiled down, the idea is that 2 square inches of muscle can generate more force ...



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