There are a lot of things I could list and talk about here. We could talk about collagen powders, and various fancy tendon supplements that are out on the market. There are a lot of supplements we could talk about. All are important, some are just more important, more necessary, and more effective overall, than others. Vitamin C, for instance, is very important for tendon growth, repair, and health, and is required for the uptake of glucosamin/chondroitin sulfate. But we are only going to talk about two specific tendon supplements.
September 18th, 2010
July 8th, 2010
Grip strength is very important not only in sports but also in our daily activities. Starting from carrying grocery bags from the store and ending with “farmer walks” grip strength is truly essential in anything we do that involved arms, forearms, and wrists. In this article we will be talking about the true and advanced forearm and grip strength training. This type of grip training is essential in wrist-intense activities and life saving occupations; this is the type of the solid steel bending, horse shoe tearing, and Samson -like crushing grip! After reading this article, you will be able to understand different types of grips, difference between finger extensor and flexor muscles, finger tendon strength, as well as best grip strength training methods.
June 14th, 2010
Introduction to Functional Strength Training In many respects, functional strength training should be thought of in terms of a movement continuum. As humans, we perform a wide range of movement activities, such as walking, jogging, running, sprinting, jumping, lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, turning, standing, starting, stopping, climbing and lunging. All of these activities involve [...]
June 11th, 2010
Isometrics, isometric training, static exercises, – these words are used more and more frequently nowadays, however, very few people truly know the real facts about such types of training. Due to the lack of real understanding of not only the theory of isometric training, but also the proper way implementing isometrics, the strategy drove many [...]
June 7th, 2010
MMA is as real as it gets! Once you get in that ring or cage, you need all the strength, mental and physical. MMA fighters’ conditioning and training is focused around functional strength, versus linear, or muscle isolation of bodybuilders. Knowing that experienced coaches and fighters understand the true concept behind the functional strength training, I was sure they would see the potential and benefit in using Bison-1 in their training. After visiting the UFC Fan Expo 2010 in Las Vegas, I was completely sure that fighters will be turning to Bison-1 for their wrist and forearm functional training. Bison-1 shocked the crowds!
May 20th, 2010
Jiu-Jitsu is one of the sports where forearm, wrist, and grip strength is essential. This is the type of strength that is not provided by your basic dumbbells and barbells, there is a lot of isometric holding, twisting, pushing, and pulling done at different angles, in different positions, and different directions. This is the true world of functional strength. Muscle and tendon strength, endurance, as well as flexibility play key roles in ability to perform such a wide range of lower arm activity, and decrease injuries. This is the world of combat in which the basic gym training is just simply not enough…
May 9th, 2010
May 7th -8th Quest Arena in Boise, ID hosted a Bodybuilding.com Fitness Expo 2010. The Expo included a large number of the supplement distributors, along with world-famous celebrities giving away free samples, shirts, shakers, signing autographs and taking pictures. The purpose of my the visit included two things: being a fan of fitness and MMA, it was impossible to miss meeting all the recognized leaders in the industry , as well famous fighters and bodybuilders; plus I was planning to introduce Bison-1, hopefully get some feedback, and show the results of two months of training by bending steel rods.
May 7th, 2010
In this article we will look at the alternatives and additions to basic generically accepted forearm workouts with dumbbells and barbells in forearm strength training. Please read the previous posts of the Forearm Targeted Muscle Training series before reading this. As we proved in the Insufficiency of Dumbbells and Barbells article, generically accepted workouts have become very insufficient and ineffective compared to the new forearm strength training techniques, created by the revolution in the human bio-mechanics and kinesiology fields, in turn leading to the revolution in the exercise equipment industry. So what alternatives do currently have for the forearm and wrist strength training?
Targeted Forearm Muscle Training – Insufficiency of Dumbbells and Barbells in Functional Strength Training
April 30th, 2010
Targeted Forearm Muscle Training – workouts with a focus on particular forearm muscles, not muscle groups, aimed at strength training of particular movements, or functional strength, as well as more advanced muscle mass and definition. Targeted forearm muscle training has proven to be several times more effective than generally accepted training with dumbbells and barbells.
April 25th, 2010
Bodybuilding, workouts, fitness, and strength training become more specific the more professional they get. For experienced bodybuilders it is not enough to simply state that they are working on their back; good bodybuilders know not only their major muscle groups, but the secondary and deep ones as well. One thing that anyone involved in physical training, working out, or even occasional exercising must remember is that the major muscle group development will go much further as long as the secondary and deeper muscles are trained as well. So what are these hidden muscles? I have never cared about deeper and secondary groups of muscles and never had a problem, why care now?