What Every Weightlifter Should Know About Energy Systems

Key Takeaways An energy system is a physiological process that describes how the body transforms the energy from food into a form your cells can use to power various functions. Weightlifting relies on the phosphocreatine, anaerobic, and aerobic systems for energy, and improving these three energy systems can improve your weightlifting performance. Many weightlifters neglect one...

The 6 Best Triceps Workouts for Bigger, Stronger Arms

Key Takeaways The triceps is a horseshoe-shaped muscle on the back of the upper arm, and it contributes significantly more to your upper arm size than the biceps. The best triceps exercises are pushing movements that allow you to safely move heavy loads through a full range of motion like the close-grip bench press, dip,...

The Definitive Guide to the Barbell Row (and the 8 Best Variations!)

Key Takeaways The barbell row is one of the best exercises for developing your back muscles, including the lats, traps, and erector spinae, as well as your arms, shoulders, and even legs to some degree. Proper barbell row technique comes down to a few key points like bending at the hips so your upper body...

Tips to Help you Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle after 40

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is always hard work, but it is harder work as we get older. Our bodies change and that can make the challenges of being healthy harder to overcome. Our metabolism slows down, our joints become worn down and our muscles get weaker. The way that our bodies process food...

How Much Should You Exercise Every Day to be Healthy?

Most people know that exercise is good for them. And most also know that not exercising is bad for them.  Despite that, most people fail to meet even the bare minimum recommendations for physical activity (2.5 hours of moderate exercise or a little over an hour of intense exercise). Just 22.9 percent of Americans hit minimum...