Great article! I am 33 almost 34 73in 194lbs and military. I am growing my knowledge on strength training and the difference from bodybuilding. I want to build a good strength routine and diet, however I am deployed and it is somewhat hard to eat. I have started doing squats and deadlifts more but I don't want bad form. I have tight hip flexor muscles and tight quads (really I am just stiff). I want maximumize on my strenght training and see some powerful results. What can I do gain flexibility and increase strength? I am taking muscle milk, BCAA, pre workout, fish oil, D3 vitamins, and a multi vitamin. Also, read in the article the benefits of drinking milk, could that help me. BTW (injuries - teneditionus both elbows and left shoulder) However BB shoulder press doesn't hurt.
What good is a big chest, without a big bench? That’s what the close-grip bench and dumbbell floor press are for. Powerlifters use them to work on locking out their bench press, and there is also a little more tricep involvement here. Let’s face it, a big chest without the arms to match is also a bit of an anomaly, so we’re looking to correct that here. The increased range of motion on the close-grip bench compared to other barbell variations will be challenging. Pausing at the floor in the floor press will be, too, as you are increasing your time under tension. That itself is another mechanism for muscle growth. Here again, we finish with flyes – this time in the high position