In this on going pre contest diet blog from my client Jamie Filer, we get her weekly update on her progression with working with me one on one.
I might be a little critical. After all, there’s a ton of people online claiming that they build muscle naturally. Most of them are liar. Tim Martin on the other hand is the truth!
I was resting in between a set of deadlifts the other day in the gym and started observing people. I like doing that. On tv and in the magazines, gyms are fantasy places. Everyone looks good and the women that train there are amazing. In the real world, not so.
Everyone that has it knows the feeling. You throw on a t-shirt and it gets “stuck” on your upper back. You have to adjust it a little bit to make it fit properly and you’re good. Ahh the joys of having a big upper back. Let’s face it, when people write “how to build a big back” articles, they usually encompass the entire back as opposed to the powerful upper back.
Often ignored, the hamstrings can have a radical effect on overall muscle growth as well as help create a stunning visual from behind. Most hamstring workouts consist of a few versions of leg curls here and there and most individuals never really push their hamstrings to the upper limit. So here’s 7 hamstring workout and training principles that you must apply if you want hamstrings that hang off the bone or at least, a nice behind.
Anyone that reads this site daily should know about weak glutes and how they relate to low back pain. Well I got a email from a reader telling me about his back pain and how deadlifts are awful and how they wrecked his back. Listen, while I understand that the deadlift is a tricky move and that it may cause back pain, when done wrong it will cause just as much back pain as doing a barbell curl wrong.