Thursday, February 17, 2011

Building impressive arms like Zak Wylde

Well folks I'm out in Las Vegas this week spending quality time with my wife. For those guiterist that wants to look good on stage here is a good workout that will build impressive arms like Zak Wylde. This is one of my arm workouts that I've used with great success.
Dumbbell curls (main mass builder)
Hammer curls (pretend you're holding a beer mug)
Cable curls (light wieght but squeeze hard)
Do each exercise for 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps

For the triceps
Tricep extension behind the next with both hands holding the dumbbell
Tricep cable pushdows

Do both exercises for 5 sets of 12-15 reps

The triceps makes up for 3/4 of your arm size why they should be worked harder.Do this workout once a week. I recommend that you right your arm measurements and record your reps and wieghts in a notebook. Measure your arms every six weeks. I'm planning on creating my workout blog so I can share 36 years of workout knowledge with all of my readers.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Featured Guiterist: Ace Frehley

In the 70's my second favorite guiterist besides Richie Blackmore was Kiss's Ace Frehley. Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (Born April 27, 1951). Ace altered ego was the "Spaceman". He departed the band in 1982 and rejoined in 96 and departed for good in 2002. Ace has inspired great guiterists such as the late lead guiterist Dimebag Darrell. Ace made great use of the pentatonic scales, which was his signature licks. Even with the current Kiss album there are some signature licks to capture vthe vintage Kiss sound of the 70's. I purchased his last  solo album "Anomaly", there three songs I enjoyed, he has one instrument called "Space Bear". "Fox on the Run" is a must to add to your song collection  this is Ace at his best. "Foxy and Free" lyrics sounds like Jimmi Hendricks "Foxy Lady" but with the "Spaceman" flavor added.