Workout Plan for Skinny Guys Hardgainers THIS BUILDS MUSCLE
What's up, guysé Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX . I'm talking to the skinny guys today. Nowdon't worry, it's going to be helpful for all, but I'm going to get inside the mindsof the skinny guys because I know what the hell you're thinking. I've been one and Iknow how to get you a lot bigger than you are right now because I know the things thatyou should be focusing on. Today I'm going to tell you exactly what tofocus on in your workouts if you don't want to be skinny anymore. The first thing I'mgoing to tell you to do â€“ shocker â€“ is get your ass to the gym. Now, it's not abouttelling you to start working out. You already
know that. You're probably already doing that.I'm saying get yourself to the gym. Face your fears. Remember I said I was goingto get in your headé I know what you're thinking. You're maybe a little nervous to go to thegym because you're afraid of the ridicule being the skinny guy. You look around, yousee all these guys lifting heavy weights, grunting, groaning, intimidating. You're sittingthere holding 20lb dumbbells in your hand thinking you're not going to measure up tothem. You know what, guysé Screw that and screwthem because anybody at the gym that would ridicule you for the weights that you're liftinghas no bearing on you. It doesn't even deserve
your concern because that's a dick. Nobodywho's been where you've been at â€“ all of us have started somewhere and most guys inthe gym are going to respect your pursuit. They're going to respect the fact that you'rethere despite how thin you might be, doing what you need to do to change that. I cantell you that right away, that 99% of the guys that you maybe think are intimidatingare probably respecting the shit out of you because they know what you're been through.If they've been there themselves they know more than that. The idea is, make yourself accountable andface your fears. Unless you have to work out
at home for a particular reason then get there.I'm telling you, you're going to find more out of getting there because facing your fearsin just that one move of arriving at the gym is going to set the stage for everything else.Now, when you're there, the most important thing to do is simplify. Find one exercise per major muscle group tofocus on. What am I talking abouté Well, major muscle groups are your chest, your back, yourshoulders, your legs, and your arms â€“ your biceps and triceps. Obviously your core isthrown in there as well, but we're not going to worry about that so much. We're tryingto build as much muscle as we can. So of those
six major muscle groups, pick one exercise. I'll give you a head start. I think you shouldfocus on a bench press. Not necessarily with dumbbells because you might not have the coordinationyet to handle the independent dumbbells, but use a bar. Do a bent over row for your back.Do a squat for your legs. If you can't do a squat because you've either got knee problems,or back problems, then maybe try a dead lift. I personally prefer dead lifts more than Iprefer squats for my particular case for my knees. Do an overhead press. Do a barbellcurl and do a lined tricep extension, okayé These are exercises that have two things incommon. One: they're compound. They usually
involve multiple joints. We want to starttrying to build your coordination on these movements and allow you to become stronger,allowing different muscles to work together. The second thing is, they allow you to eventuallyoverload. So let's just look at a case of the arms. A barbell curl is always going tobe the heaviest bicep exercises that you will ultimately be able to do. You're not goingto be able to do more on a concentration curl than you are in a barbell curl. So I wantyou to focus on those bigger exercises, okayé Now, how are we going to break them upé Iwant you to start by simplifying again. I know that people will probably tell youto start doing total body workouts because
8 Best Dumbbell Exercises Ever HIT EVERY MUSCLE
What's up guys, Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. Let's take a look today at the best Dumbbellexercises that you can be doing, and we have to qualify first that these exercises werechosen because I feel like you can get the best bangfor your buck if you're going to do just a few exercises with a Dumbbell exercises. And why Dumbbellsé We love them here at ATHLEANXbecause they allow you to train like an athlete. You have that three dimensional freedom thatyou just aren't afforded with a bar, and you also have that compact space that you canbe using to train at home.
A lot of guys don't have room for a full Barbellset but they can clearly fit some Dumbbells in their house and therefore get a great workoutin. So let's take them and break them down oneby one and point out the benefits of each as we go. Alright first up is the Dumbbell Curl andPress. And yes, this is a compound exercise. Most of the exercises in this tutorial will becompound exercises. Because again, we have to get the most bangfor our buck, get that work done, get the muscles working quickly.
Well with the Dumbbell Curl and Press we havea Bicep movement and a Shoulder movement. And what's great is we actually get them toblend themselves together, a pull and a push, because of the functionof the Biceps. We know that the full function of the Biceps,to fully contract, has to include some sort of elevation or flexion here of the Shoulder. Well we get that, we get the Curl, we getto continue it right up and through into a flex Shoulder which completes the ShoulderPress. So we have antagonistic muscles that normallydon't like to work together that are actually
working together for the common good hereto create a great exercise. Next up is an exercise I like to call theCrush Grip Goblet Squat. Yes it's a Goblet Squat, we know that a Goblet Squat is a greatway to train our lower body. Everything, our Glutes, our Quads, our Hamstrings,and what's great about the Goblet Squat is it actually drops us right down into our naturalcenter of gravity. So for those people that have a difficulttime figuring out where they should be squatting or how wide their feet should be, if you attempt the Goblet Squat normally,you'll squat right into the position that's
most comfortable and biomechanically correctfor you. Beyond that, with the Crush Grip we're actuallygetting a chance to incorporate some upper body activity into what would normally bea passive movement for our upper body. If you grab a Dumbbell, on the normal GobletSquat position which is just holding underneath, you're not really doing anything activelyto hold that Dumbbell, other than supporting it with your hands.But with the Crush Grip, you're actually squeezing the Dumbbell between your hands. You're getting an activation of the Chest.You're getting an activation of the Delts.
You're getting an activation of your Traps.You're getting an activation of your Core. Everything now is working, from top to bottom. This makes a superior version of a GobletSquat, which was already a great exercise. Next up what some people call the Upper BodySquat, the Dumbbell Pullover. I've covered the Dumbbell Pullover now intwo references. One as a back exercise and one as an upperchest exercise. You know what, I don't care how you do it,it's all in the technique. Either way, this is one of the best exercisesyou can do, especially if all you've got is
How to Train with Light Weights to Gain Muscle Mass Prozis TV
Hey, guys, welcome back to our workout show. I'm Rob Riches, you're watching ProzisTV. And on today's show, I'm going to address a question that popped outfrom one of the last week's tutorials, and that was: quot;Hey, Rob, I see you at all of these different gyms, in and around LA, with all of their different equipment and the heavy weights. I typically work out at home or in a small gym, and the heaviest weights I have are 20 lbs. dumbbells.
How can I get a good arm work and make it effective with just this weightéquot; That's a great question, and to be fair, yes, we do visit some of the best gyms in America. In fact, in the world. So I'm using a lot of different equipment and today we're going to break it down and show you two fantastic bicep exercises,
and make it effective with even a light weight. So, just check out these two exercises and pay close attention to my form, my technique, and the different methods I use that can be used for any body part, using a lighter weight. A few points about this exercise. First thing is, I've got the bench set at an incline.
This means that I'm leaning back, there's more tension on the bicep, so I don't need as heavy weight, there's more tension increasing the intensity of this exercise. So even with 20 lbs. dumbbells, you can see, I'm starting off with my palms outwards, so I have this 180Âº rotation.
As I curl up, squeezing, so a slower tempo, about 3 seconds up. Be one, two, three. I'm going to hold that squeeze for about 2 seconds. One, two.
Slowly control back down, and rotate my palms back out. Adding this dynamic into the exercise, again, increases the intensity, the work done by the bicep and also my forearm muscles. So, 10 or 12 reps on here, even with 20 lbs., makes it a challenging exercise.