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Upper Body Workout Apps

by Jessica B. July 6th, 2017| Strength Training, Upper Body
If you are looking for a way to switch up your upper body workout and add a bit of variety to your regular routine, there are a lot of fun apps to download for inspiration. Here are some of my favorites.

Daily arm workout: This app allows you to choose
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Alternate Methods to Strengthen your Back

by Joe Lawrence June 29th, 2017| Strength Training, Upper Body
Back strength is vital to having less pain and a better future overall. It is vital to build a stronger back and there are many ways to do this safely and still keep it interesting. This article is going to cover a couple ways to accomplish this.

I do not
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A Stronger Back in only Seven Minutes

by Joe Lawrence June 15th, 2017| Strength Training, Upper Body
I have been involved in fitness and the study of the body since I was about 10 years old. 25 years later and I still maintain a few simple truths that I understood back then: the core is key and the back is best.

This workout routine will touch on
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15 Minute Arm Workout

by Joe Lawrence May 18th, 2017| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training, Upper Body
The past several years have caused me to think of new ways to work out to challenge myself and to maximize my limited time. It is not always an easy task to find ways to accomplish this. However, I have found a great one to work my arms to
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3 Exercises to Tone Your Shoulders

by Joe Lawrence December 15th, 2016| Strength Training, Upper Body
Shoulders are the unsung hero when it comes to men and women. Tone shoulders make every shirt or dress look better. Not to mention they are a great muscle group to start with while trying to get back into shape after the holiday cookies and big meals. So here
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Avoid Chest Routine Injuries

by Joe Lawrence September 29th, 2016| Strength Training, Upper Body
The harsh reality to any fitness program is an injury can happen. Injuries are more likely to happen during the infant stages of a new program or when you begin to plateau and decide to push yourself extra hard without proper rest. Chest muscles are a very common area
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Quick Chest Workouts

by Joe Lawrence September 22nd, 2016| Strength Training, Upper Body
The hardest part about getting into shape is finding the time to do it. When I was younger, I could spend hours at the gym and never skip a beat. However, now I am in my 30s, married, two kids under five…it is almost impossible to work out. I
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The Heavy Bar is Still Relevant to Chest Routines

by Joe Lawrence September 15th, 2016| Strength Training, Upper Body
In my past few articles I have discussed the benefits of using dumbbells. They help with breaking down mental barriers we place on ourselves and build stability muscles. Although they are my favorite tools for the job, there are also benefits to hitting the heavy bar.

I was taught a
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3 Interesting Chest Exercises

by Joe Lawrence September 8th, 2016| Strength Training, Upper Body
In my previous article about building upper body muscle, I told you to avoid benching for the one rep max bragging right. This is where people go and focus only on boosting their ability to complete a “respectable” rep on the flat bench. The problem is that is a
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What Do You Bench?

by Joe Lawrence September 1st, 2016| Strength Training, Upper Body
Go to any gym in the world and it is a given that there will be somebody on the flat bench trying to see what his one rep max is on bench. For some odd reason, this is the one statistic that you will be asked if you tell
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Dead lifting… Who Knew

by Joe Lawrence June 2nd, 2016| Strength Training, Upper Body
About five years ago I discovered the best exercise ever. I had always heard about it, but never tried it. I am not sure if it was fear, intimidation, or whatever; however, I just never attempted it. Now, it is one of my favorite exercises of all time: dead
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Sculpted Arms by Midsummer

by Joe Lawrence May 5th, 2016| Strength Training, Upper Body
Arms and abs are two areas most men want to strengthen. With summer fast approaching, there is still some time left to look great at the beach or pool. Not much time, though.

There are really only two basic motions you can do to build your arms: bicep curl and
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