The Rotator Cuff – Small Muscles Causing Big Troubles

Strained rotator cuff muscles causing shoulder pain are nothing special for bodybuilders and other athletes since most of them experience rotator cuff injuries sooner or later. If you’ve ever suffered from a rotator cuff injury you already know how painful, annoying and hindering it can be. Not only does it stop you from working out but also everyday activities and motions are painful and can develop into a real challenge. Regular Joes with a sedentary lifestyle are also likely to experience such injuries because they’re not used to any physical stress. Since our shoulder joints are surrounded by many ligaments and tendons they’re also prone to injuries.

What is The Rotator Cuff?

The rotator cuff consists of 4 small muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis) and is probably the most neglected muscle group because they don’t appear as impressive as a big biceps or a wide thick back. But truth be told the rotator cuff possess the power to wipe out all efforts you put in building an impressive amount of muscle mass. How it does that? By hindering you from lifting weights since you won’t be able to work out with heavy weights or even work out at all. Remember that your shoulder is involved in most upper body exercises and not giving your rotator cuff the attention it deserves may pay back some day. Continue reading

Glutamine Reviewed – What Makes this Amino Acid so Special?

I bet you’re common to the name Glutamineand probably you’ve seen in it supplement stores and on the internet, but what do you really know about glutamine and its benefits? I’ve seen lots of people taking glutamine in the gym after working out and a lot of them just do it because they got told that glutamine is a great supplement.  Maybe you’re one of them or you’ve never used glutamine supplements, however I dedicated this post to this special amino acid so you’ll know everything you should know. I won’t go deep into metabolic processes and stuff like that since I want deliver easy to understand information and tips. Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Alcohol Prevents You From Building Muscle

Hey Guys,

it’s been a long time since the last update as I just had no time to blog but now I’m back with a new quite interessting post. There are lots of aspiring athletes who want to know if alcohol is really that bad if you want to build muscles or lose fat. Simple answer: Yes it is.

Drinking too much alcohol has a huge negative impact, not just on your muscle gains but also on your body. Continue reading

Discover The Benefits of Green Tea

Right now I’m sitting here drinking a cup of fresh green tea and I thought I let you know about the great benefits it has. Of course you could buy green tea capsules but why not just drink green tea as it’s cheaper and beneficial. Well, did you know green tea offers a whole lot of health benefits like antioxidants, increased metabolism, cancer protection and it keeps you energized, just to name a few of its benefits. Asians have been drinking this tea for hundreds of years because they’ve known about the medicinal uses for achieving and maintaining good health.

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