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Stretching and My New Favorite Stretch: Prone Scorpion

Stretching and My New Favorite Stretch: Prone Scorpion

Eric October 8, 2010

I’ve really been focusing on increasing my flexibility lately, so I’ve naturally been focusing on doing a full range of motion in all exercises but also I’ve been doing a lot of stretching. No

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Squats: Normal vs Front

Squats: Normal vs Front

Eric October 1, 2010

Nearly everyone that has ever stepped foot into a gym knows what a squatis.  It’s THE best way to build tree trunk thighs.  But I’m surprised at how few people know how many variations

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Arms: The Best Exercise

Arms: The Best Exercise

Eric September 24, 2010

For those of you who are hardcore followers of the blog, you’re aware that normally on Fridays I take two exercises and compare them and tell you which is better. I’m not going to

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Lat Pulldowns: Front vs. Back

Lat Pulldowns: Front vs. Back

Eric September 17, 2010

There’s been much discussion as to how to do a lat pulldown in order to isolate your latissimus dorsi better. Isolating your lats is important, because your lat is the largest single surface area

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Nutrition Advice: Eating to Gain Weight, Eating to Lose Weight

Nutrition Advice: Eating to Gain Weight, Eating to Lose Weight

Eric September 14, 2010

  Blame fad diets and gullible people, but there is a lot of misinformation out there about how to gain and lose weight. The Atkins Diet, HCG, any number of other diets that people

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Tips To Overcoming Your Plateau

Tips To Overcoming Your Plateau

Eric September 13, 2010

The human body is very adaptive. The first time you do an exercise or use a muscle a specific way, you are always sore. But after you’ve repeated that for several weeks, the soreness

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Chest: Bench Press vs Dumbbell Chest Press

Chest: Bench Press vs Dumbbell Chest Press

Eric September 10, 2010

This week’s exercise comparison is between the bench press and the dumbbell chest press. A good routine consists of both exercises, but do you really know what they do to your pecs? First, it’s important to understand the

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Stabilizing Your Core!

Stabilizing Your Core!

Eric September 6, 2010

When people think of major muscle groups of the body, they frequently think of the legs, the back, or even the chest. Many people seldom think about their core. Your core muscles are basically

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Biceps: Hammer Curls vs Straight Curls

Biceps: Hammer Curls vs Straight Curls

Eric September 3, 2010

If you want to grow any muscle, it’s necessary to hit the muscle from different angles. Making even the most minor of adjustments can make the world of difference. ie: rotating your wrists, pointing

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Q&A: Selecting a gym and personal trainer

Q&A: Selecting a gym and personal trainer

Eric September 2, 2010

We got a lot of good questions this week! Be sure to keep them coming! Send your questions, comments, and feedback to us at thehotbodsquad@gmail.com. Q- I haven’t ever stepped foot inside of a gym.

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