I haven’t met too many guys (or women) who are trying to build muscle really slowly. It’s human nature to want to see the fastest possible results for the effort you’re putting out, whether you’re talking about bodybuilding, your career or even planting a garden. Some things need to be done slowly, but others, like [...]
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A rock hard ripped and muscular physique is yours for the taking. However, an understanding of the basics is your minimum requirement. It is essential that you start to build some real muscle mass. Getting stronger really is the key to building a huge physique. So with that in mind here are 20 rules to [...]
For one reason or another, athletes and gym-goers may want to skip the deadlift. Whether it’s out of safety concern, or local gym rules, some will seek alternatives to the deadlift. The bottom line is that THERE IS NO ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTE for the deadlift! Weightlifters of all varieties cannot afford to skip out on this [...]
Here at Ripped & Muscular, as I am sure you are all aware, we are huge fans of the big 3 compound movements, squat, deadlift and bench press. Over the years they have proven to be hugely effective for building size and pure strength which are the basic building blocks of any muscle building plan. [...]
One of the basic errors made by newcomers to the world of muscle building, especially when attempting to build big biceps, is that they lack a basic understanding of the muscle group they are trying to develop. So lets remedy that right now. Quite simply the biceps are made up of a long head and [...]
[kc_heading_pac_16_headline_11 size="36" color="#373737" ]Number 7: Reg Park[/kc_heading_pac_16_headline_11] It is impossible to overstate the significance of Reg Park to the world of bodybuilding. Put simply, without Reg there would probably have been no Arnold and without Arnold where would bodybuilding be right now? Reg had started life as a footballer but following an injury that [...]
[kc_heading_two size="47" color="#494949"]Number 8:Franco Colombu[/kc_heading_two] Here is one for the small guys! Franco was small for a bodybuilder at only 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m and 185lb (84 kg) However, don’t let that lack of stature fool you. Franco Colombu was strong – really strong!! Just check out these stats – Bench press 525 [...]
[kc_heading_two size="47" color="#494949"]Number 9: Larry Scott[/kc_heading_two] Larry Scott is perhaps best known for his arm development – and perhaps most for his impressive biceps which were unusually long, allowing for good development and shape. Scott attributes his football-shaped biceps to an exercise invented by Vince Gironda, who himself narrowly missed out on making this list, [...]
[kc_heading_two size="47" color="#494949"]Number 10: Serge Nubret[/kc_heading_two] We begin our countdown of the Top 10 male physiques of all time with an icon from the golden era of bodybuilding. When it comes to aesthetics then it is impossible to overlook the importance of Serge Nubret. “The Black Panther”. was quite simply one of the greatest bodybuilders [...]
Training to develop lean ripped abs is an integral part of your body building regimen. However, it should not be unnecessarily complicated, yet it is truly amazing how many guys are out there at the gym pounding away, lifting huge weights, doing countless crunches and sweating buckets without managing to add even an ounce of [...]
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