Category Archives: Strength Training

TuffStuff Highlights Scorpion Gym by RX Fitness

TuffStuff Highlights Scorpion Gym by RX Fitness

RX Fitness and TuffStuff – The Perfect Combination

We had the privilege to design and equip the new corporate gym at Scorpion Internet Marketing in Valencia, and for that installation we chose TuffStuff strength equipment for its outstanding quality, durability, and aesthetic appeal. Scorpion was thrilled with the final result. TuffStuff has chosen to feature RX Fitness Equipment and RX Fitness Design Services in a new article and we have included a short excerpt here.

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Don’t Be Intimidated at the Gym

Don’t Be Intimidated at the Gym

No One is Watching You

Are you one of those who always feels intimidated at the gym? Do you sometimes skip the gym because you don't feel comfortable working out in front of others? Besides finding the motivation to consistently hit the gym, many people face the trepidation of working out alongside more experienced gym users. If you’ve ever felt nervous or intimidated at the gym, we're talking to you. Do not let concern over what other people think get in the way of achieving the body you want. Trust me. No one is looking at you.

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How to Do Squats

How to Do Squats

How to Properly Perform Squats

One of the best exercises for a fitter, stronger body is the squat. But squats only work if you do them correctly. Doing squats properly is essential to reaping the benefits they have to offer. Squats are a favorite among powerlifters, bodybuilders and other athletes for very good reason. They work. They help you tone, build a strong lower body, and bring a number of other benefits including improved flexibility, increased hormone release, and more. If squats aren’t a staple of your weekly routine, they should be. Once you start doing them, you’ll realize why squats are known as the “king of all exercises!”

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The Correct Pull Up

The Correct Pull Up

How to Correctly Execute a Pull up

The pull up is a deceptively simple exercise, but it’s actually difficult to do and even harder to master. In fact, a pull up is one of those almost expert level tricks. Once you can do a few of these correctly, you know that you’ve left the “amateur” level of fitness. An old-school pull up relies on pure upper body and grip strength with no swinging or "kipping" (using leg and hip movement to gain momentum).

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How to Develop Grip Strength

How to Develop Grip Strength

A Few Tips to Help You Develop Grip Strength

Making sure that you develop grip strength is almost as important to your strength training as lifting all those weights. As you begin to move up in weight and make your way to more advanced exercises, such as pull ups and deadlifts, you’ll find that the strength of your hands becomes more important than you may have realized. You can’t afford to be slipping and sliding because your grip isn’t practiced enough to keep you in the game. Plus, there's the added benefit that everyone respects a firm handshake. Here are some tips to help you build your grip strength over time. Tools like wrist straps and other grip aids might make exercising a little easier, but they actually make developing grip strength more difficult.

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Strength Training for Women

Strength Training for Women

Is Strength Training for Women a Good Idea?

Strength training for women is often a scary idea for many but, contrary to popular belief, strength training isn’t just for those who want to put on muscles and bulk up. Unfortunately, many women steer clear of strength training under the impression that training with heavy weights or training too extensively with weights will leave them looking like the Hulk. In fact, strength training is an excellent form of conditioning and is a great way to tone all parts of your body, especially the hard to reach places.

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Muscle Gain Myths You Can Ignore

Muscle Gain Myths You Can Ignore

Aside from the fact that it can be difficult to achieve, few people know a lot about muscle gain. Sometimes, misconceptions cause people to either give up on their muscle gain or go about building them up in the wrong way. If you really want to build muscle, we will dispel the top five muscle gain myths. Then, maybe you can get on with your plan and avoid wasted time and energy.

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