Sunday, March 6, 2011

Chest Anatomy and Exercises


The chest is traditionally the "manly muscle."  You tell someone you workout, and they want to know how much you bench press.  It's a measure of your strength, and with good reason.  The chest is one of the strongest "push" muscles (although technically no muscles "push." The muscle fibers on EVERY muscle in your body contract.  They don't push out.  Certain contractions use leverage to cause you to push things away from your body.).

Friday, March 4, 2011

Shoulder Anatomy and Exercises

The shoulder is simply the most complex joint in your body.  Because the shoulder is so complex, it is one of the easiest joints to injure.  In this post, I'll go into the importance of exercising the shoulder, the basic anatomy of the shoulder, and explain the basic exercises to work these muscles.