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Choosing the Proper Weight When Lifting and Training

When working out with weights, choosing the proper weight for each exercise is necessary. Aaron Marino of alpha m. doesn't include weights in the Weekly Workouts because everyone's weight is difference.

He says that you have to find what is comfortable for you. You want to be straining as hard as you can on that last rep. Knowing when to increase your weight is essential for you staying safe and healthy when doing a weight training program. You don't have to use heavy weights to look big and strong.

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Body Building Basics -
December 15, 2011
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses how to break down muscle tissue then rebuild muscle tissue bigger and stronger. Aaron goes over muscle building basics at a cellular level. Working out tears down your muscle fibers. When you consume protein, your body breaks it down to amino acids and shuttles it to the muscles. The muscle fibers heal bigger and stronger. Repeating this cycle will give you that Read More»
Stiff Arm Push Down  -
December 12, 2011
The stiff arm push down for the back (serratus) takes practice and finesse. Aaron Marino of alpha m. is inside the cage's pulley system and demonstrates the exercise. Don't go heavy and don't move body except for arm motion. Read More»
Seated Rows -
December 12, 2011
Seated rows are a basic and effective exercise for your back. Aaron Marino of alpha m. demonstrates this exercise at the pulley system. Think of someone standing behind you with a pencil, and you are trying to squeeze that pencil between your shoulder blades. The other exercise is with the close grip handle. Pull to your stomach and get a good stretch. Do the exercise slowly and don't rock. Read More»
One Arm Dumbbell Row -
December 12, 2011
One arm dumbbell rows are a great exercise that take getting used to and proper form. You need a dumbbell and bench. Aaron Marino of alpha m. demonstrates the proper position and form. Take the exercise slowly. Read More»

Lat Pull Down | Wide and Close Grip -
December 12, 2011
With lat pull downs, good form that is controlled is key. Aaron Marino of alpha m. demonstrates the exercise on the lat pull down machine. The wide grip bar is one option as well as the close grip bar is another option. Don't pull it behind your neck because it's a good way to injury yourself. Don't lean back and do it either, which is bad form. Read More»

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