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Speaking of packing on size: Do you want a clear and simple rundown of the best bodybuilding exercises for each muscle group? Boy, do we have an article for you!
Just months after becoming the CrossFit Games' winningest individual athlete, Tia-Clair Toomey is already back in the gym and training for her next contest.
Dips are a dependable way to get a bigger, stronger chest. This guide takes you through everything you need to know about this venerable bodyweight move.
The Best Bodybuilding Exercises for Each Muscle Group
Having a fitness goal is the first step toward any successful workout program. But choosing the right exercises for those goals can get confusing. Should you go for hammer curls or preacher curls? Incline dumbbell press or barbell bench press? And don’t get us started on all the different rows people have concocted over the years.
We’re here to clear up the confusion by rounding up the best bodybuilding exercises you can do for each muscle group. No more paralysis by analysis — we’ve got complete breakdowns of each move, tips on how to perform them, and alternatives that work (almost) just as well. From your shoulders to your calves, this list of go-to exercises might just be your new favorite training partner.
Tia Gears Back Up
Tia-Clair Toomey has had a busy few months. Back in August, she won her sixth CrossFit Games title, making her the all-time winningest individual athlete in the event’s history. Weeks later, she announced her plan to compete in the Teams division at the 2022 Down Under Championship in Wollongong, Australia, this November. But if you thought she would take a little more time off in between competitions, you're greatly mistaken.
Toomey is already back in the gym and training for the Down Under with teammate Brooke Wells. And in a recent video detailing their first session together, Toomey blew through a battery of muscle-ups, SkiErg sets, and more. It might technically be CrossFit’s off-season until next year, but the Down Under Championship is definitely a must-see event this fall.
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Dip Your Way to a Better Chest
Dips extend far beyond the bodybuilding sphere and have become a staple of everyone from gymnasts to strength athletes. In addition to getting your chest nice and big, this bodyweight move also adds functional strength to your triceps and shoulders. In terms of value, not many exercises pack as much of a punch.
But while dips look simple enough to execute, there are a number of nuances you have to get right to get the most out of them. To help you master the dips, we’re digging deep into the form, the most common mistakes people make, and the most effective variations you can add to your routine.
The Shaq Attack Is Back
At 50 years old, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal recently took to Instagram to show off a pretty impressive set of abs on his seven-foot frame.
The 2022 Strongman Champions League Romania contest took place over the weekend and was highlighted by winner Kelvin de Ruiter’s sub-23-second truck pull.
It’s not functional, and it’s certainly not practical, but nevertheless, strongman Mitchell Hooper decided to single-arm press his wife over his head.