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Hello there and welcome to my blog. My name is Kevin and I am an amateur bodybuilder and powerlifter. Some of you may be visiting here based on a recent competition you may have seen me at.

Well, let me get started with a a little bit of a bio… I’ve been lifting for the last 8 years and I have more recently been interested in the bodybuilding scene. This has made for one interesting ride, I tell you.

Here are my stats from my last competition:

  • Weight: 205lb
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Chest: 45 inches

And a little more about me…

  • Favorite supplement: MyProtein Impact Whey
  • Favorite cheat food: Ice cream
  • How much do i bench: 220lbs

A little more about me:

I was born in Chicago and my interest in bodybuilding started at a very young age actually as I was an avid ready of many comic books. It might sound crazy but I collected over 1000 comics and dreamed about having a muscular physique like Tarzan or Batman.

I actuality didn’t completely understand what bodybuilding was until I saw Bruce Lee movies and I wondered hos this guy obtained a super ripped appearance. I set out to be just like him but as you can imagine, I very much underestimate the willpower, effort and time required to create such an impressive physique.

Then, instead of collecting comic books, I started collecting bodybuilding magazines. After seeing the likes of Lou Ferrigno and Arnold Schwarzenegger, I knew that this would change my life.

After this, I started taking part in teenage bodybuilding competitions alongside powerlifting competitions too (I know that doesn’t really make sense). And well, the rest is history.

The Dip Station – Why It’s Essential

Nobody should ignore the advantages of dips. Dips deliver exceptional upper body power and strength gains, chiefly due to the distinctive inner workings of the motion.

A dip station has more to offer than just your arms. Your arms move and bend to maneuver your entire body. However, they get assistance from your chest, shoulders and back muscles. And a lot more muscles function to keep you balanced when the body is moved.

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That is the reason why dips are a great exercise: they operate many muscles in the exact same movement. In addition, this is the reason why it is possible to go deeper: more muscles functioning is much more power.

Dip Station Benefits

Here are some great reasons to get on the dip station:

  • No limits on weight – Dips can be a difficult exercise on their own. However you’ll outgrow normal body weight dips in virtually no time, this brings me to my next point: It is so easy to add weight to a physique. I suggest purchasing a dip belt. As an alternative, you may position a dumbbell between your thighs or put on a backpack with weights inside.
  • More efficient in targeting upper body – Many lifters do not feel that the Bench Press working their pectorals. Normally the front shoulders become tired prior to the pecs. Additionally, most guys can quickly develop their Bench volume, however, they do not get a large chest.
  • Construct upper body mass – Seeing as you’re able to always add weight to your dip exercise, you are in a position to always overload your muscles. And if you’re constantly pushing your muscles using more weight and consuming a solid diet, you’re sure to build great muscle mass.
  • Practical motion – The ability and strength you construct with Dips will move to many athletic activities where you need to control your bodyweight.
  • Wider pectoral growth – The Dips are excellent when targeting the chest. This type of exercise causes your chest to seem not just larger, but also wider.
  • Greater muscle areas triggered – With dips, your upper body isn’t supported by any equipment and your feet are not on the floor. It requires additional stabilization and triggers muscles areas.

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Does this mean that you should not use the bench press?

No. If you enjoy lifting heavy and concentrate on strength over complete chest growth, Bench is a great option. If you’re able to, combine these. You will be astonished how exercising on Dips can really help you lift heavier with Bench Press.

By tilting forward while performing Dips you place more resistance onto your pec muscles. In this way, dips efficiently construct your torso and make it even wider. Due to no lower body support, doing Dips triggers a great deal of stabilizing muscles. There are methods to make the Dips more difficult. Either by employing static exercises or slow repetitions, or adding extra weights.

Weightlifting & Powerlifting Is Important!

Occasionally I forget how important it actually is to lift heavy stuff.

Strength training is just the body’s ability to create force in motion. This kind of training is often most athletes’ missing link to becoming quicker and better at their sport. 

But very seldom do I see athletes lifting heavy and hard like they ought to, particularly enough to improve their speed. Not only are there physical benefits of powerlifting but there are all kinds of crazy mental benefits too.

And nobody (and I mean nobody) embodies this approach better than a powerlifter. 

Yes, you read that right: A POWERLIFTER!

Now I am pretty sure that many will soon be rolling their eyes, shaking their heads, and very possibly yelling obscenities as they see this, because heavy weightlifting is mechanically connected with trauma and intense fear in the general public.

Fair enough. I used to comprehend the whole powerlifting/bodybuilding game in precisely the same manner until I understood that my own ignorance and the unprecedented worth that powerlifting supplies to an athlete. We all ought to be crediting this civilization for their doctrine.

All I ask is that you please hear me out and get out your comfort zone for a moment, and frankly think about everything I am going to share with you. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you why weightlifting is good for you… But I totally sympathize and understand why so many don’t adopt the idea of lifting heavy weights, however, there’s not any question about the beneficial and significant impact that this kind of training could have on athletes. If you aren’t training with weights then you’re actually making yourself weaker, slower, unhealthier, and not as athletic and capable as your rivals.

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Injury Prevention

Often when somebody comes to me with a current underlying injury, there’s always something structurally incorrect with their lifting or application, or even both. And just so we’re on the same page, a good program identifies the particular results desired of all the training‐related factors (exercise choice, training frequency, rest interval, training quantity, kind of exercise, etc.) that shows our body will react and adapt to the coaching we’re doing. If some of this is assigned then we’re not going to benefit as much out of our exercise and we can risk potential harm.

weightlifting gym

Following a decade of coaching athletes, I have more than realized this is definitely the toughest part of becoming a successful trainer and getting to know the outcomes that you and the athlete both desire. Training program design is an art which needs careful and exact comprehension of all scientific parameters or parameters. I see it almost as a computer algorithm. If a single number is out of whack then the entire yield is jeopardized and we get a terrible consequence, requiring paying additional money or not getting as much return.

Training functions in much the exact same manner. Oftentimes, a regime will be powerful in certain places, but lacking in the end result or isn’t what it is expected. Also, I believe that strength training is among the best types of exercise for trauma prevention and standard rehabilitation therapy, contrary to popular belief.

This is pretty easy to understand. With larger and more powerful tissues (ligaments, tendons, muscles) derived from resistance training, our collective body construction will be better resistant to the external forces and needs to be put upon it in training and sport, and we’ll be much less likely to get hurt.

I elect to use the analogy of a larger rubber ring versus a bigger one to my athletes when trying to communicate the concept that strength training will make us fitter. Which one is going to tear first if there’s an equivalent quantity of work put upon each? Evidently, the solution is that the rubber ring. As long as our training program design and strategy are excellent, then constructing a great body structure will keep athletes healthy for a long time.