Health & Fitness Blog — Weight Lifting

Micronized Creatine Monohydrate Powder: The Ultimate Performance Supplement - 1st Detachment

Micronized Creatine Monohydrate Powder: The Ultimate Performance Supplement

In the ever-evolving world of fitness and athletic performance, the quest for effective supplements that can enhance strength, endurance, and muscle growth is relentless. Among the plethora of options, one stands out for its proven efficacy and safety: micronized creatine monohydrate. Recently, 1st Detachment has introduced a premium creatine monohydrate powder to their lineup, offering fitness enthusiasts a potent tool to reach their goals. This article explores the benefits of micronized creatine monohydrate and its role as a performance supplement.   Understanding Creatine and Micronization Creatine is a naturally occurring compound found in small amounts in certain foods and synthesized...

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Training To Failure And What Most People Get Wrong - 1st Detachment

Training To Failure And What Most People Get Wrong

Guest article by Daniel DeBrocke, online strength coach and writer for elitefts, Breaking Muscle, and Kabuki Strength.   The subject of training to failure is by no means new. However, there’s been a recent surge of interest, which has sparked discussions on podcasts, social media posts, etc. Often, these conversations are discussed in a should you or shouldn’t you format. In my opinion, this method of comparison is inappropriate since both approaches have produced a long list of elite-level physiques. Therefore, the purpose of this article is not to make a black-or-white comparison but to evaluate the relevant evidence (both research and...

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Strength Training for Bodybuilders – The Key to New Growth or Waste of Time? (Pt. 1) - 1st Detachment

Strength Training for Bodybuilders – The Key to New Growth or Waste of Time? (Pt. 1)

(Guest blog by Tom Sheppard, Strength Coach and Author) For physique athletes, whose goals are purely based on aesthetics/hypertrophy, the role that heavier loading plays is controversial. Some will point to the famous videos of Ronnie Coleman lifting crazy pounds even during contest prep, along with training styles such as DC Training or those utilized by Mike Mentzer and Dorian Yates, to illustrate the important role heavier lifting can play. On the other hand, it’s easy to point out a long list of fantastic and successful physiques that have been built without the use of heavier loading or even much...

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Ultimate Guide to Biceps and Triceps Workouts: Top Exercises for Powerful Arms - 1st Detachment

Ultimate Guide to Biceps and Triceps Workouts: Top Exercises for Powerful Arms

When it comes to sculpting those arms, understanding the muscles you're targeting is crucial. So, before you even pick up a weight, let's ensure you have a solid grasp of the muscles involved and their functions.   Biceps and Triceps: The Basics Biceps: Location: The biceps are located on the front of your upper arm, running from your shoulder down to your elbow. Composition: It's called 'bi-ceps' because it has two parts or "heads": The long head (outer part) which creates the peak when you flex during biceps exercises. The short head (inner part) which gives width to the bicep. Triceps: The triceps are...

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