The main lift in your chest training should do a few things. First, this exercise should focus on the primary function of the pecs: horizontal adduction. Second, it should be a big heavy compound exercise that allows you to load the pecs. And lastly, rather than focusing on one portion of the pecs, it should target the chest as a whole.
That said, the Bench Press is the obvious choice.
A study published in the journal of Interventional Medicine and Applied Science, found that bench pressing 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)—with no chest isolation exercises—increased both chest thickness and one-rep max (1RM) by 50% on average. The chest gains the subjects experienced were directly associated with a stronger bench press.
Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re already bench pressing, getting stronger, but your chest isn’t responding—am I right?
This is where learning the perfect bench press technique comes in handy. Not only will this allow for better chest activation, but you’ll help prevent injury while still managing to increase the load; the perfect recipe for bigger and stronger pecs.
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Time course for arm and chest muscle thickness changes following bench press training
Hair Conditioning Tips For Women Of Color
Beauty is not hard to attain, and all you need is just a little education about it. Don’t buy into the beauty hype that surrounds us online and on TV. There is more to beauty than precision. Review the advice that follows to see how much fun the process can be.
If your face is a bit on the long side, you can make the effect seem less severe, simply by using some well-placed cream blush. Opt for a dark rose or brick shade, then use your fingertips to apply the color only on the apples of your cheeks; do not extend the color past this point, as it can actually make your face appear, even more narrow.
Keep your skin, body, hair and nails looking great by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. Providing your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs is the most effective way to look your best. So, remember that beauty starts with healthy food choices while shopping for groceries.
Remember that drinking plenty of pure water is one of the best ways to stay beautiful. It cleanses your system and helps keep your skin moisturized, your eyes bright, and your joints well padded and flexible. Pure water can be considered a “fountain of youth”. Enjoying plenty of it will keep you beautiful throughout your life.
Make your skin more beautiful by eating fruit. If you have a sweet tooth, and satiate it with sugar, you can quickly see it on your skin. You can feed your sweet tooth, and your skin, by eating sweet fruit in place of anything sugary. When you do this, your skin won’t be the only beneficiary.
When applying mascara, wiggle the brush. Many people do not give a second thought to putting on their mascara. They might also find that their lashes are clumpy and find that they are sticking together. To avoid this, start at the bottom of your lashes with the applicator. Wiggle it all the way to the end of your lashes to keep them separated.
If you’re in between hair dresser appointments, and need to hide some roots, use dark mascara on black or brunette hair and gold eye shadow on blond hair! Nobody is perfect and if you’ve scheduled your hair salon appointment too far in advance to save your roots from showing, brush them lightly with appropriately colored mascara or combine hair spray and blond shades of powder to conceal those roots until you can see your stylist!
While taking care of your appearance is something that is very important for a myriad of reasons it should never be done at the expense of your personality. This means that you shouldn’t forget your social life and your other interests in an attempt to give more time to take care of your physical appearance.
If your skin looks like it could use a wake-up, try this idea. Use a hot, damp washcloth (with a few drops of your favorite essential oil on it, or plain is fine too) and press it gently against your face for a minute. Finish with a splash of very cold water. The heat will improve your facial circulation and open your pores, while the cold water will tighten your skin and wake you up generally.
Baby powder is a great beauty product. You can use it in place of your usual powder, if you should lose it and are in a tight spot. You can also use it to absorb oil in your hair. Just put a little in your brush and comb through. Style as usual.
Do not think you have to look like the model you see in your favorite magazine. Being beautiful is not about being the best, it is about being confident with who you are. You will be better off in all areas of your existence.
A way to keep your eye shadow from creasing, as much oil as possible must be eliminated from your eyelids. It is easy to do by using a pressed powder or and eye shadow base before applying the color. These help absorb any oils on the eyelids and keep the eye shadow from creasing.
Try using neck stretches and good posture for a great looking neck. A healthy neck is as important as a healthy face. Do not treat the neck area the same as the face because both of them age differently. Over time the tendons in the neck shrink and the thin skin does not respond in the same way as the skin of the face does to peels and lasers.
Be sure to apply moisturizer to your face before you apply your foundation. It will stop your makeup from streaking and give you a more natural look once your makeup is applied. Be sure to go below your jaw line so you do not have the dreaded makeup lines that occur.
If you find that plucking your eyebrows is a painful experience for you, consider investing in some bongela. If you take the time to apply this product to your eyebrow area prior to plucking, you are going to find that it is not nearly as painful as it once was.
If you want that shiny look on your legs, but don’t want a greasy feel to them, just use your regular lotion, and gloss it up a little by adding a small drop of baby oil. This will give you luster and softness, without the resulting greasiness of the baby oil alone.
If you have woken up with splotchy, irritated or puffy skin, then look to tea bags for a cure. No, not for drinking in this case, but to dab on the problem areas. Use a tea bag of green tea that has been steeped for a minute or two and cooled. You then dab it on your face, and let the natural antioxidants in the tea reduce the inflammation.
Anyone can become a professional at beauty! You just have to know how to do it right to succeed. When you look your best, you absolutely feel your best.