Cameron Hanes @cameronhanes

Often, QUITE often I hear the same old excuse “I don’t have time to workout.”

Which really means you’re not making time to workout. But you are complaining about you’re aching joints, your tired back, you Dunlop’s disease (your belly dunlops over your pants) constantly.

This is Cameron Hanes (@cameronshanes). He works a full time job, has a family and kids, runs and lifts weights daily, and is an avid bow hunter which means he practices archery daily and studies nature. Funny how he has time to do all of that and you can’t find 30 minutes a day for your health?


Benefits of Probiotics!

Working probiotics into your system with diet or supplements has many health benefits that we keep learning more and more about.

Positively affects your mental health, allergies, digestive disorders and a healthy heart just to name a few.

The Importance of Mobility

Mobility refers to our ability to move freely without stress on the body. Our flexibility is dependent on the range of motion of our muscles. The two are not the same, but are not mutually exclusive. Good mobility can assist your flexibility and vice versa.

Here are some links to mobility exercises for your shoulders, hips and knees!

Proper Chest Press form

Keeping proper form is important in all exercises. Here’s a great article and link to a site to help keep your form proper.

Proper Bench Press form starts lying on a Bench with your feet on the floor. Unrack the bar with straight arms. Lower it to your mid-chest. Press it back up until you’ve locked your elbows. Keep your butt on the bench. Bench Press sets of five reps every StrongLifts 5×5 workout A.

The Bench Press is a full body, compound exercise. It works your chest, shoulders and triceps most. It’s the most effective exercise to gain upper-body strength and muscle mass because it’s the upper-body exercise you’ll lift most weight on (more than Overhead Press). The bigger your bench, the bigger your chest.

To avoid shoulder pain, tuck your elbows 75° when you lower the bar. Don’t try to stretch your chest by flaring your elbows 90° out. You’ll impinge your shoulders if your upper-arms are perpendicular to your torso at the bottom. Tuck your elbows 75° to Bench Press pain-free.

Unlike the Squat or Deadlift, the bar doesn’t move in a vertical line when you Bench Press with proper form. It moves diagonally from your mid-chest over your shoulders. This is the safest way to Bench Press for your shoulders. It’s also the most effective way to Bench Press heavy.

This is the definitive guide to proper form on the Bench Press.

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