Muscle & Strength
Building muscle and strength plays a key part in all sports. Obviously, their importance is huge in strength based activities such as weightlifting and powerlifting, but they also play a key role in endurance based sports such as marathon running, long distance swimming, cycling and the like.
For the average athlete, a healthy well balanced diet will provide an adequate amount of protein to maintain and build some muscle mass and strength. However, if you are looking to further improve your performance, or build muscle strength and mass to a greater degree, then supplementing your diet may be extremely beneficial.
Protein based supplements can be very effective at building muscle mass, strength and powerful performance. Additionally, supplements such as creatine, which naturally occurs in the body, increases muscle’s energy efficiency, which in turn improves training intensity and recovery, enabling athletes to build muscle and strength at a greater rate than normal. This improvement in muscle and strength can help achieve optimum performance levels in a wide range of sports.
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If you want to build a strong and wide back, then you will want to start to build your lats, or the Latissimi dorsi muscles to be precise. To achieve this you’ll find a number of very specific back muscle focused exercises that will help you in the gym. Specifically, these exercises are the lat pull-downs with an overhand grip, the bent over row and the deadlift.
Lat pull-downs – these work very well as the first back exercise during a worko […]