Who loves training biceps? Yes, me too. And in the yard outside Gold’s in front of that wall in the evening is the best place and time to do it. Anywhere on the planet.
Worst thing about Gold’s? I have to go home to the UK at the end of each trip. Best thing? I’m back in two months!
Hope you notice the form – key tips:
(1) Lower Slower – make sure the weight lowers slower than coming up,
(2) Don’t sway backwards and forwards – keep the torso as locked as possible,
(3) Eyes front, not down, to help posture in the shoulder, and
(4) Try to keep the upper arm fixed, ideally only the elbow moves. My flexibility is a bit ropey on that last one, but I’m working on it!
Many thanks to Dan Wynes as my contest prep coach on the trip, doubling as camera guy for this one.
Chest flyes are always good, and particularly so here at Golds Venice where this little beauty of a machine lives.
Form tips for this :
(1) keep the angle at the elbows constant,
(2) lower slower – keep the weight under control and don’t let the weights touch the stack during the set,
(3) keep the upper body still, hold the upper middle back against the seat back.
Watch the video by clicking here.
The answer for me is my Power Breakfast! Read all about it in my article in the July issue of Gym Owner Monthly Magazine – read the article here or the full magazine is available as a free download by clicking here.
I’m looking to improve my form on these, I really don’t do them anywhere near often enough and I’ve set myself a target to do them top notch by the time I’m 70!
Here you see a set of knee raises, straight(-ish) leg raises, twisting knee raises and finishing with a couple of wipers. It’s the latest video on my YouTube Channel – click here.
Fit Happens Podcast 2
Top trainer Matt Lovett of aps Fitness joins me on my MarlowFM radio show to discuss fitness inspiration and how to help people adhere to a specific fitness strategy or plan.
We hear so many stories of those with good intentions but not staying the course – hear how Matt helps address this with his clients.
Many thanks to MarlowFM for permission to use this show as a podcast.
See the full video by clicking here.
You’ll see the mirror in the video. Having that positioned with the incline angle is perfect to check form and range of movement.
If you have a wide cable machine at your gym, you probably don’t have the angled mirror, but still give it a go – you’ll love it, I’m sure!
View the full video by clicking here.
This is a new supplier to me, none of the gyms I regularly use have their kit.
So, although the movements were familiar, there were slight changes in angle or feel in most of the products. Nothing at all weird, just slightly different to my usual options. They provide good equipment, absolutely nothing I didn’t like, I recommend the kit based on my experiences, and wish them much success.
Thanks again to the team there for inviting me.