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How to Lift Weights

For building Muscle Mass:

When you’re trying to build muscle mass, you have to find ways to stabilize your body so that you’re only working a select set of muscles at once.  You can think of this in a bench press exercise where your legs and core are minimally involved because they’re resting on a bench.  Your pushing muscles are the only muscles being stressed to a great extent.

This is the type of exercise you have to do if you want to gain muscle mass.  You have to use exercises where specific muscles are targeted.  Full-body exercises just don’t work as well for muscle growth. Continue reading


"Foam Rolling" with a PVC Pipe

Those of us who have tried foam rolling know that there’s a certain love-hate relationship that goes with it.  It’s painful because it’s massaging the muscle and fascia, but at the same time that massage is going to help you feel better.

Anyway, for a couple days I had felt some sharp pain in the lower, front part of my knee.  It finally came to a head when I was doing some plyometric single-arm push-ups (with hands on something elevated.  I’m not quite to the floor yet).  Regardless, the force from catching myself was somehow hitting my knees as well, and it was enough that I had to call it quits on the push ups.  Since I’m not too fond of quitting any exercise early, I started thinking about ways to hopefully lessen my knee pain. Continue reading