Eric Broser has been involved in the health and fitness industry as a trainer, strength/contest prep coach, model, author, magazine columnist, consultant to nutritional supplement companies and gym owner for over 25 years. He is a Natural Professional Bodybuilder (as well as judge and Advisory Board member) and recognized as one of the top drug-free-for-life bodybuilders in the world.
Broser was featured on the cover of Iron Man in October 2008 and has also appeared in the pages of just about every major fitness/bodybuilding magazine as a model, writer or subject of dozens of supplement company advertisements. He currently works with clients all over the U.S. as well as internationally. Broser was also recently named to the “America’s Next Great Trainer” Board of Advisors at www.angt.tv and will be working on the development of its upcoming reality series.
In my 27-year career as a trainer and contest prep coach I have never come across anyone that wasn’t interested in making significant improvements to their midsection. For some, that simply means losing belly fat and achieving a flatter tummy. For others, greater core strength is the primary goal.
Developing the deltoids should be a high priority in your training for sure, but you should also strive to build strength and stability into all the shoulder muscles, and the joint as a whole.
In my 27-year career as a “physique transformation artist” I have never come across anyone that was not interested in making improvements to their midsection. For some that simply means losing belly fat and achieving a flatter tummy. For others greater core strength is the goal. However, for most gym rats, the ultimate achievement is a rock solid, shredded 6-pack of brick-like abdominals! Now, while building amazing abs is in no way rocket science, I do see people making mistakes in the gym every day that will hold back their progress. Additionally, I should mention that no matter how well-developed your abs get, you will never see them in bold relief unless body fat levels are about 9% or less, which means paying strict attention to diet and most likely, aerobic workouts as well. Ok, so you want some action-hero-like abs? Then don’t make these mistakes:
Let me ask you a question? When you head to the gym each day do you do so without a clue as to what body part and/or exercises you are going to do, or do you make sure you have a solid game plan in mind? If the former is true, then I suggest you quickly make a change! “Have a plan, or plan to fail.” In fact, I usually put together each workout in my head the night before I am to do it, which allows me to embed it deep into my subconscious while I sleep. In turn both my mind and body are quite prepared for the impending battle that will take place in the gym the following day.
Q. Eric, I have seen many photos of you and you are always in shape. I have also read many of your posts on Facebook and bodybuilding message boards talking about how you stay at a single digit body fat measurement year around. As the years pass you are also still gaining muscle, so my question is, what is your normal, everyday diet like? How much, and what exactly, do you eat to remain lean while gaining muscle?
The shoulder joint (and its connective muscles, tendons, and ligaments) has a greater range of motion than all other joints in the human body, which provides a very wide array of movement. The group of muscles and connections that combine to facilitate this movement is called the rotator cuff. However, the extremely complex anatomical structure that provides so much flexibility in movement patterns also unfortunately make the shoulder joint quite susceptible to injury, especially to those who spend a lot of time in the gym pushing and pulling heavy iron. So if your shoulders are constantly in pain, there is a good chance you have irritated and inflamed the joint and need to take a look at 7 reasons your rotator cuffs hate you!
Any serious lifter can tell you that in order to continue making progress in size, strength and/or fat loss over the long term, just about every workout needs to be “balls to the wall.” In the beginning, almost any new stimulus will bring about gains. However, after several years of pushing and pulling the iron you must continually push yourself to new heights, and this takes an extraordinary amount of dedication, discipline, passion and MOTIVATION! Here are 7 great ways to get mentally ready to tear things up before even getting on the gym floor!
Any serious lifter can tell you that in order to continue making progress in size, strength and/or fat loss over the long term, just about every workout needs to be “balls to the wall.” In the beginning, almost any new stimulus will bring about gains. However, after several years of pushing and pulling the iron you must continually push yourself to new heights, and this takes an extraordinary amount of dedication, discipline, passion and POWER! Here are 7 great ways to get mentally ready to tear things up before even getting on the gym floor!
For those of us who love to lift weights, cardio training is often an excruciatingly boring endeavor. Whether it be HIIT, steady state, or anything in between, when it is time to jump on the treadmill, stationary bike or elliptical the majority of us iron warriors cringe in disgust. But isn’t it this very type of mundane cardio that allows us to most efficiently burn off body fat and reveal the details of our hard earned muscles underneath? Not necessarily!
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As a coach/trainer to athletes, bodybuilders, and all divisions of the physique sport, I try to not only have my clients be in great shape for shows, games or photo shoots, but all year around. In other words, I do my best to instill the discipline in all those I work with to continue to eat clean and do their cardio in the “off season,” so as to remain no more than 8-15 lbs. from “optimal” condition.