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The Lat Pulldown – How to Maximize Latissimus Activity by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Mon 06 Sep 2010 3:00am The lat pulldown exercise is such a common exercise that I bet you’d be surprised if I told you that I think you are performing it wrong.  OK, so maybe you aren’t doing it “wrong” but I bet there is a better technique you can perform to maximize our training of the latissimus dorsi muscle.   I think at this point in time, it’s pre ... Read on »
Take My Nautilus Free-Weight Squat/Bench/Pulldown Rack by Israel L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 3:42pm Up for grabs is my Nautilus squat/bench/pulldown machine combo rack. I don’t really know the name of it, but it’s made by Nautilus. Ever since my wife bought me a power rack, I have not utilized the Nautilus. I’ve tried selling it on craigslist and giving it away to family, but no one comes to pick it up. Come and it get, and it’s fre ... Read on »
Lats By LANCE! by Lance B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 Jan 2010 10:41am Just got back from my haircut appointment today with the best stylist in DC. Ahh, I'm so much better now... I always walk out feeling more handsome and leaner. Yes, leaner! Ever notice when a guy gets a haircut he looks like he just dropped 5 pounds? It totally slims down the face and boosts the confidence - all for the same price. ... Read on »
Best Strength Training Exercises by Weight Master E. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:25pm 3 Comments 1. Squats. Why They Rock: Most trainers agree that squats are one of the best exercises you can do. Squats work your glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves all at once. 2. Push Ups. Why They Rock: Push ups, like squats, are compound movements using almost all the muscles of your body. You'll work your chest, shoulders, triceps, ... Read on »
The Towel Pulldown by Billy @ BeerBellyBlog Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:42pm (Intermediate - Back) Drape a towel over each handgrip of a lat-pulldown bar. Sit on the bench and grab the ends of each towel so that your palms are facing each other. Moving only your arms, pull the bar down below your chin by squeezing your shoulder blades together. Pause, then slowly return to the starting position. Popu ... Read on »
How to feel the lats? by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 09 Apr 2013 2:28pm Q: I have an imbalance in my lats. My right is significantly bigger then my left. I have tried everything and every training technique available on earth but can never seem to stimulate growth in my left or feel the lat working whatsoever.  Overall both my lats are extremely weak and small. I also get a weird felling in both my delts when d ... Read on »
10 Unnecessary, Worthless or Dangerous Exercises by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 12 Aug 2008 12:00pm Modern Gym Equipment or Medieval Torture Device? Perhaps at some point in all our personal fitness careers (however advanced or modest) we’ve all had one of those “doh!” moments, when we realized we did something really stupid that now has us writhing in pain. (It could be an immediate or slightly delayed awareness – stuck in the recli ... Read on »
NROLFW Stage 4 Wrap up by Lauren Posted Thu 16 Feb 2012 12:56pm Yesterday I finished New rules of lifting for women (NROLFW) Stage 4. I have still been sticking to 2 strength sessions a week (although I am debating upping this to 3 instead of one of my cardio sessions) so it has taken me 4 weeks to complete. Stage 4 was exactly the same workouts as stage 2 which I wrapped up here , except there is less ... Read on »
Day 5 by Steve F. Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 9:09pm Alright guys, no picture tonight as my camera is playing silly buggers, so I have given you a video instead - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnsone Training Regime and it looks punishing! To be honest, it has just been one of those weeks. I have been getting a recurring pain in my elbow joint which I thought was just a legacy from a bad cont ... Read on »
Why Yes I am STILL lifting.... by Kim Botdorf Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Jun 2009 6:39pm just not been good about posting it... Chest day - Monday Flat Bench 1/8 @ 115 1/10 @ 115 1/6 @ 125 Incline BB Bench 1/8 @ 95 x 3 sets Incline DB Press 1/12 @ 40 x 3 sets Dips Unassisted (weak very weak) 1/8 @ Bodyweight x 3 sets Cable Cross 1/15 @ 20 x 3 sets Incline DB Fly 1/1 ... Read on »