Muscle Specific Training 7 – Bulletproof your Lower Back

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The Erector Spinae is a group of three muscles which run parallel along the length of the spine. These muscles are called the iliocostalis, longissimus and spinalis. Originating from the sacrum, iliac crest and the erector spinae aponeurosis the Erector Spinae then inserts across numerous spina processes at the lumbar and thoracic region. It also divides into insertions across the …

Muscle Specific Training 5 – Getting Yoked Traps

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The Trapezius (traps) originates form the higher cervical vertebrae to the lower thoracic vertebrae. It inserts onto the lateral third of the clavicle, the acromion and the scapula spine. Given its many mechanical lines of pull the trapezius is involved in many exercises. Because of this most trap growth will be caused by exercises you are doing for other muscle …

Muscle Specific Training Part 2 – The Lats

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In part 1 we covered the biceps. Today it is the turn of lats. But first a quick recap on how these articles can add value to your training. We all have muscle groups we’d like to grow more. Perhaps it is a stubborn body part or perhaps you just want to develop freaky size in one particular area. Not …

Body Part Specialisation – A strategy for rapid growth

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Stubborn body parts…we all have them. Certain muscle groups just don’t seem to grow at the same rate as others. It can be frustrating. Rather than feeling sorry for yourself (and those lame lagging muscles) do something about. One great strategy is a specialisation phase. This is a period of time (usually 2-6 weeks) where you place an emphasis on …