Author: krunoslav

Hey! My name is Kruno, and I'm the owner and author of Bodybuilding Wizard. I started this website back in late 2014, and it has been my pet project ever since. My goal is to help you learn proper weight training and nutrition principles so that you can get strong and build the physique of your dreams!

We have always associated standard (classic) push-ups with all-round strength and fitness but there can be no denying that progressing to one-arm push-ups demonstrates a real “wow” factor in athletic ability. This is exceptionally challenging middle chest exercise that not everyone can perform. If you are still struggling with classic push-ups you can forget about this version of the exercise. Studies show that you’re pressing approximately 70 percent of your body weight during a floor push-up. This means that a 200-pound man is pushing 140 pounds with every rep. Now if he can build up to doing single-arm pushups for…

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We believe most of you have heard of creatine – a supplement that most professional athletes and recreational gym-goers use to enhance performance in activities which require explosive movements, such as hockey and power lifting (or bodybuilding). Creatine helps your muscles to produce energy during high-intensity activities and lifting heavy weights. However, creatine itself does not increase muscle mass, but helps you push harder. The extra weight you will most probably gain when taking creatine comes mostly from water retention. When working out, creatine can give you that extra burst of energy to help you complete a few extra repetitions.…

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Inflammation of the triceps tendon is an injury that most often occurs with excessive use and repetitive movements, resulting in inflammation (or degeneration) of the triceps tendon at the point where it connects to the back of the elbow. This injury is very similar to biceps tendonitis, with the exception that in this case it is another muscle – triceps brachii. However, the causes, symptoms, and treatments are almost identical. Located along the backs of your upper arms, your triceps are composed of three separate muscles, or heads: the lateral head, the medial head, and the long head. The three heads each…

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One of the more common injuries in weightlifters is bicep tendonitis. If you’ve lifted weights for any significant amount of time, the odds are that you have struggled with bicep tendonitis. Maybe you didn’t know it was bicep tendonitis, but you have certainly experienced this unwanted condition to a greater or lesser extent. After reading this article you will surely be able to answer that question. Definition If you have dull or sharp pain in the lower part of your biceps muscle close to your elbow on the front of the elbow joint, you could be suffering from biceps tendonitis.…

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When buying a kettlebell for your home gym you have to consider two main questions. You have to decide which type of kettlebell to buy, and choose the right size (kettlebell weight) to buy. Choosing the kettlebell’s right size is inevitable because it helps you attain the training’s full benefits and prevent injury. Because of their Russian heritage, kettlebells are measured in kilograms (kg), instead of pounds (lb). And unlike dumbbells (which increase by 1-, 2 1/2-, and 5-pound increments) and sandbags (which you can adjust to practically any poundage you wish, down to the ounce), kettlebells take far greater…

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If there’s one piece of exercise equipment you should have in your home gym, it should be dumbbells. Buying the right type of dumbbells for your home gym is not a rocket science. You’ll find three types of dumbbells on the market, but which type you choose to invest in depends entirely on what works best for you. In this article you’ll find many useful tips for picking the perfect pair of dumbbells for home gym. Three types of dumbbells you can choose from FIXED-WEIGHT DUMBBELLS This style of dumbbells – typically the type you will see in health clubs…

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We often get asked about what kettlebell to buy and also which size (kettlebell weight) to buy too. The purpose of this article is to help you answer the first and most important question – which type of kettlebell to choose. Choosing the proper kettlebell size we’ll leave for some other post. There are many options available when purchasing kettlebells for your home gym. Differences in brands, weights, designs, and costs may make it difficult for a beginner to make a selection. Keep this information in mind when deciding on which kettlebells to buy. Kettlebells fall into two main categories:…

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Do you know why is it good to combine yoga with strength training? Although many will not think of it at first, but the combination of yoga and strength training is simply perfect. There are many powerful reasons why strength training and yoga practice are perfect match. Yoga provides perfect combination of flexibility, relaxation (stress management), and overall mental health improvements. Resistance training, on the other hand, has an impact on muscle building and strength development. Therefore, by joining these activities you will achieve a balance of your mind and body. These two components makes your training an ideal whole.…

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Shoes or no shoes? Heading into your gym’s weight room barefoot might be a tad unusual. Some would say it’s unhygienic, but ditching your shoes altogether may be exactly what you need to boost your weightlifting sessions. Barefoot weight training (lifting weights without shoes) is really getting back to nature and to Palaeolithic times. The idea is that you train either without shoes or with “barefoot-style” shoes, which changes where your feet strike the ground and re-aligns the body to primal ways of movement. We recommends kicking off the shoes and working out your feet at the same time as…

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By now we are all well acquainted with the muscles that help perform pushing movements – movements in which you push the weight or resistance away from your body. We are also very familiar with the muscles that help generate pulling movement – a movement in which the muscle pulls weight or resistance toward your body. We also know that there are certain muscles in the human body (like deltoids and gluteals) that help push and pull at the same time. But did you know you have many muscles that help swing? The muscles that help swing are the subject of this post. Your…

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