Muscle Building Information


They Dont Know Squat!


There seems to be much confusion amongst trainers and trainees as to whether squats should be performed all the way down or just half way. In most gyms today, a common instruction during squats, deadlifts, and lunges (as taught by many personal training organizations) is not to allow the knees to travel beyond the toes.

Clothes and Shoes and Stretching


Now that we have a trainer, our next concern is to be equipped with the proper shoes and clothes, so our training experience can be maximized.If your trying to create a great body you need to start with clothes and shoes that will make you feel good as well as look good! {The reason behind that is if you look and feel good you will tend to be in a motivated state of mind, and in this state we build consistency, this is where results come from.

Choosing The Right Bodybuilding Supplement


Before wasting your money on a pile of bodybuilding supplements you really need to work out what you are hoping to achieve. Don't lose sight of the fact that sound nutrition forms the basis of any muscle building program and no amount of supplementation with the latest and greatest products will make up for bad eating habits.

The Importance Of Creatine In Building Lean Muscle


Creatine monohydrate can rightly lay claim to being the most popular and arguably most effective bodybuilding supplement currently available. The beauty of creatine is that it is 100% natural and occurs in many foods so it's unlikely to be banned from any sports or competitions.

The Role Of Whey Protein In Achieving Significant Muscle Gain


Most bodybuilders would agree that supplementing with whey protein is an important element in achieving serious muscle gains. This article will examine the facts relating to whey protein as a supplement and help you decide whether you need to follow this particular strategy.

The Role Of L-Glutamine In Building Muscle


L-glutamine remains the supplement of choice for many bodybuilders. It is a free form amino acid that can be found naturally in beans, meat, fish, poultry and dairy products.

Can Growth Hormone Boosters Enhance Muscle Growth?


Many experts feel that supplementation with growth hormones offers exciting possibilities to adult bodybuilders, especially those aged over thirty. They should not be taken by anyone aged under twenty.

What Causes Muscle Growth?


In order for muscles to grow, three things are required: 1. Stimulus - exercise is needed to make the muscles work, use energy and cause microscopic damage to the fibers.



The Role Of Repetitions In Your Muscle Building Program


Repetitions are the basic building blocks of any strength or muscle building program but it is something that many lifters take for granted. How often do you see people at the gym speed through their reps, breathe haphazardly or fail to complete each rep correctly from a technical perspective? There is much more to the simple rep than meets the eye.

The Importance Of Sets In Your Muscle Building Program


In an earlier article we looked at how repetitions contribute to the muscle building process, but is the position regarding sets just as clear cut? Unfortunately, the answer to this is no as some experts feel one set to failure is sufficient, whereas others argue that multiple sets are needed to ensure maximum muscle gains. Research to date suggests that, when using six to eight repetitions to failure at 75-80% 1RM, there is little significant difference between training with single and multiple sets in terms of increasing either strength or muscle size.

How Long Should You Rest Between Muscle Building Sessions?


In an earlier article we concluded that muscles must be worked to failure if an adequate hypertrophic response is to occur. Whether this involves one or more sets is irrelevant as in either scenario the muscles must be worked to failure and beyond.

Creating An Anabolic State That Supports Muscle Growth


You can only build muscle if your body is in the correct anabolic balance to allow growth to take place. Intensive exercise is clearly an important part of the muscle building process but achieving the maximum muscle mass depends on putting the building blocks in place.

Add Intensity To Your Muscle Building Workout


One of the biggest difficulties facing bodybuilders is how can they be sure that all muscle fibers have been recruited and exhausted during a given exercise and it is only by achieving this that muscle gains can be maximised. The simple answer is, you have work beyond failure and experience a higher level of training intensity than before.

Increase Your Training Intensity - Training To Failure


You can only build muscle tissue if you can generate progressively stronger muscular contractions, so this calls for an emphasis on finding ways to increase exercise intensity. This should not be confused with exercise duration as maximum training intensity will actually shorten the time needed to achieve maximal muscular growth.

Increase Your Training Intensity - Pre-Exhaustion


You can only build muscle tissue if you can generate progressively stronger muscular contractions, so this calls for an emphasis on finding ways to increase exercise intensity. This should not be confused with exercise duration as maximum training intensity will actually shorten the time needed to achieve maximal muscular growth.

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Protein Power - What Amount Is Ideal In Order To Maximise Muscle Gains?
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Ageing and Exercise
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04/18/2018 08:07 AM
Tips to Use Stall Bars for Strength Training
Stall bars, aka Swedish bars, should be part of your strength training equipment. While they are used in gymnastics, you can also use them for strength training. As a matter of fact, stall bars can be effectively used for muscle development and increase flexibility in your body. Let's know you can use them.
03/23/2018 10:04 AM
Should I Do Full Body Workouts Or Body Part Splits?
Deciding between doing body part split workouts or full body workouts can be a tricky decision for most people starting a fitness program. Read this article to see which would be best for you!
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How Much Protein Do I Really Need?
The discussion regarding protein intake is still ongoing. After decades of research on the subject, much confusion remains as to how much is optimal.
03/19/2018 11:20 AM
5 Smart Workout Tips for Beginners
We requested our fitness experts to put together a compact list of do's and don'ts for every beginner to follow. So for those of you who have taken that healthy decision to get off the couch and start exercising, we say, Bravo! You have taken the first step towards a healthier mind, body and spirit.
03/07/2018 09:51 AM
Common Mistakes in Powerlifting
Often time people confuse powerlifting with weightlifting. Let me make it clear to you powerlifting is a competitive sport that engages individuals in which competitors attempt to lift as many weight as they can repeatedly in the squat, bench press, and deadlift.
03/01/2018 09:50 AM
Another Good Reason to Wear Wrist Wraps During a Workout
During heavy or max effort lifts in pressing movements and overhead lift, the wrist can be pulled with excessive extension under load and result in compromised mechanics, failed lifts and possibility of injury. Sore wrist, fatigue wrist, stress on the wrist are common among bodybuilders and powerlifters. Bench press, power cleans, standing shoulder press and other intense routines can cause sore wrist. Also, incorrect techniques and poor flexibility can cause complications in your wrists. Luckily, injuries or complications on the wrist from heavy lifting can be prevented by using a wrist wrap.
02/09/2018 03:38 PM
Max Gains Probiotica: Does It Regulate Cholesterol Effectively?
Max Gains Probiotica claims that it does proper justice to the name of this probiotic supplement. It maximizes the intake of essential nutrients in your body to improve general health, regulate level of blood sugar and the level of cholesterol. This dietary supplement also provides all muscle building requirements but dos not cause any harm to the body. The product is aimed at restoring your natural ability to gain muscle mass. Apart from that this supplement helps your gut lining to facilitate proper absorption of all the vital nutrients from the food you eat. It also prevents bacterial fungus in your gut.
02/09/2018 09:27 AM
How Weightlifting Belts Work And What Weightlifting Belt to Choose
A weightlifting belt primarily supports your abs, not (directly) your back. It sounds backwards, but here's why: the belt acts like a second set of abs to prepare your entire body to lift heavy loads. To brace yourself for those super heavy lifts you'd take a deep belly breath and hold it, a method of "breathing" called the Valsalva maneuver.
01/31/2018 02:40 PM
Does Lifting Weights Make Women Look Less Feminine?
Ladies, this one is for you. Do you lift weights as part of your fitness regime? Are you afraid you will look too muscular? In today's article, we break it down as to why you should lift.
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How to Properly Barbell Bench Press and Barbell Squat
The bench press and the squat are two great workouts for building muscle. Learn how to properly perform them by reading this article.
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Lose Belly Fat Quicker and Build Muscle With This Six-Pack Diet
An eating plan to double your fat loss without missing any muscle-building nutrients. This is a good way to start your diet with this recipe that is very easy to follow. This very much suitable for every type of person for every type of activities each may have.
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Will Lifting Heavy Weights Make You Bulky?
Many people who aspire to good health and a sleek physique, particularly women, eschew weight training because they fear it will make them big and muscular. Many others, particularly men, embrace it for precisely the same reason. So what are the facts? Does weight training, or weight lifting, make you bulky?
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How to Build Muscles Naturally
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Why Do We Lose Muscle Mass As We Age?
On an average, by the time we reach the age of 60 we lose about 30 percent of our muscle mass. These are the things most people take for granted because of age. The first thought is right, no one can stop aging, however, we can change most of the age - related issues that come along with it. Muscle loss is no different to other things that come along with aging.
11/15/2017 04:25 PM
Is Cold Weather Beneficial For Testosterone
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11/07/2017 08:01 AM
8 Tips to Help You Grow Your Muscles Fast
If you have been looking to build your muscle fast, you have to do things the right way. Eating wrong foods and doing wrong exercise will only prove counterproductive. No matter why you want to bulk up, here are 10 things you can do to gain as much as a pound of muscle very week. Read on.
10/17/2017 10:08 PM
5 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Resistance Bands
Have you been looking for fitness resistance bands? If so, we suggest that you follow our tips that will guide you as to how to get the best one. Read on to find out more.
10/17/2017 09:09 AM
How Sleep Affects Muscle Growth - Tips for Better Sleep to Build Muscle and Good Health
In your efforts to build muscle and to look good, you must have heard a lot about nutritional food, supplements and exercises but not much about the need for quality sleep. Sleep has a direct link to muscle gain as it promotes the release of human growth hormone (HGH) which is needed for protein synthesis. Often, we do not realize that we may not be getting the minimum eight hours of sound sleep needed to get the maximum benefits from our muscle building efforts.
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Tips to Build Muscles and Good Health
While the world is full of overweight people, there are as many out there who are unhappy for being underweight and skinny. I was one of them until very recently when I managed to achieve my lifelong desire to be more muscular and robust looking.
10/05/2017 04:41 PM
Build Big Biceps
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Basic Body Building Tips For Women
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Cardio Workout - What You Need to Know
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Get The Solid Body Of Your Dreams
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Do You Want Big Biceps
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Older People Must Build Muscle To Stay Fit
It's easy as one gets older to just sit and let the world go by. It's even easier with television and computer games to keep them amused. But the fact is that in order to stay fit one needs to work out and build the muscles that have wasted away from inactivity.
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Muscle-Building Foods and Tips
Building muscle seems like plenty of labor. luckily, plenty of that job starts with the food you set on your plate. "The food that you just eat literally becomes the cells of your body," Caldwell says.
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The Myth Behind Supplements - Why Supplements Promise More Than They Deliver
Nowadays it seems everyone wants faster gains to either keep an edge on the competition, or so they don't fall behind. Find out why most supplements are a waste of money, and often times promise way more than they deliver. Soon you'll see why the majority of supplements won't help your gains as much as proper diet and nutrition.
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Top 7 Natural Muscle Building Myths
Clear up all of your confusion when it comes to naturally building muscle. Save time by only focusing on the keys to muscle building. Here, you'll learn about the biggest blunders of bodybuilding and the proper way to build your physique.
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5 Tips to Build Muscle As Fast As Possible
I have provided 5 tricks to help you build muscle as quickly as possible. With all things considered, if your new to building muscle, you should make huge gains. Heres how to do it.
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Gain More Muscle Mass While Bodybuilding or Weight Training by Following These Simple Two Techniques
You have reached a point where you are no longer adding muscle mass even though you are killing your bodybuilding workouts. There are many recommendations and suggestions in the sport on how to remedy this situation. Read our article and discover two of the main and most popular fixes to start building muscle once again. Enjoy your workouts and get the results you desire and deserve from each and every rep and set.
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Target Those Lat and Back Muscles More Directly During Your Workout by Changing to a "Gorilla Grip"
Every bodybuilder knows that a "V" shaped physic exemplifies quality time spent in the gym working out. That chiseled look of the upper back all the way down the lats is key to that ripped look that is critical when competing or showing. And one of the popular exercises used by bodybuilders to target those areas is the Bent Over Dumbbell Row. Making a slight change to your grip for that exercise can help reap more quality results; try the "gorilla grip" to let your back to do more of the work rather than your wrist. Get focused and get ripped!
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The Best Home Exercises for Busy Moms
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How to Successfully Manage Your Diet for a Good Bulk
Bulking and building some lean muscle is not something that is easy for everyone. Thus, here are a few advices to help you bulk up and get the physique you want.
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The Top 10 Muscle Building Facts You Need To Know
There are countless amounts of myths out there on the internet regarding muscle building. For every person you ask, you will get a different answer. Here we list 10 of the most crucial facts based on science and decades of personal and client coaching experiences: 1.
05/23/2017 02:52 PM
Muscle Building Foods To Pack On Muscle Mass
If you are looking for the foods which can help you to pack on muscle mass then you are not alone. Mostly, the youngsters who go to the gym, their main goal is to gain muscle. We need to eat fats, carbohydrate, proteins in required quantity to gain muscle mass. So, here is some Muscle Building Foods for you which helps you to build Muscle Mass.
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Tight Hip Flexors
The muscles found in and around the hips are known as the hip flexors. These include muscles like the internal obliques, iliopsoas, sartorius, gracilis, and fascia latae tensors. When these muscle become tight because of constant flexion and contraction, they can create pain.
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5 Ways To Grow Your Muscle Fast
When it comes to gaining weight and building muscle, most people think it is going to be a long process involving a great deal of work. This is because the majority of people don't have a clue as to what the best techniques are. Given below are 5 easy ways of gaining weight and muscle mass with ease. Use these natural methods and you will be good to go.
03/28/2017 11:40 AM
Creatine: Safety, Benefits, and How It Works
A lot of people misunderstand creatine. They believe it has negative effects or that it is a steroids. Creatine is one of the safest and most studied supplements of the last few decades.
03/01/2017 08:34 AM
Best 4 Lateral Movement Drills
Speed development and improvement in lateral strength are objectives of Top 4 Lateral Movement Drills. Football or basketball requires excellent lateral speed control for delivering the best performance. However, many players often overlook this imperative factor often knowingly. The reason behind the behavior is toughness scale of the workout. However, it requires meticulous attention to details and selection of the right kind of workout. Improving lateral quickness requires strengthening of mobility of hips, plyometric drills, footwork, and capacity of lateral movements. Working on lateral movement is not too tough with the right set of drills. Here are top 4 drills you ought to consider working on for bringing out the best in you in real time.
02/16/2017 10:46 AM
How To Eat And Work Out For Building Muscles And Strength Well Into Your 50's
Are you a bodybuilder? I am. Bodybuilding as defined by me is "building the body". Sugar, high energy drinks, prepackaged foods including the so called healthy and new "fitness" drinks and powders, pre-workout - during workout and post-workout commercial products. Yes, this post is all about building the body or bodybuilding without all the hype and commercial BS.
02/09/2017 09:25 AM
BODYBUILDING & "Paralysis Through Over-Analysis" or "Don't Over-Think Bodybuilding"
"There are many smart trainees who spend way too much time pondering different strategies and ideas regarding training and nutrition. I try and get their mind back to reality. Don't over-think bodybuilding!"
02/07/2017 08:04 AM
Most Common Workout Mistakes
According to doctors, workouts may help you reduce your risk of a lot of health conditions, such as cancer, depression and heart attacks. Aside from this, workouts make you stronger both physically and mentally. If you are working out without the help of a good fitness trainer, you are more prone to common workout mistakes. Here are 5 of those mistakes that you should avoid.
02/02/2017 03:58 PM
Body Building Routine
What routine or regime you select is dependent on several factors, age, sex, goals and overall physical fitness. There is no such thing as "one routine fits all." Without getting too technical for purposes of our overview here, let's take a very simple, straightforward approach.
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The Best Ways To Get A Six Pack
If you are a fan of six packs, you need to take two initial steps. Firstly, you should try to strengthen your abdominal muscles. In addition, you will have to get rid of the extra, unwanted fat of your body.
12/19/2016 10:48 AM
The Secret to Lean Muscle, Strength, Health and Other Things
Do you want to be happy; I mean really happy with yourself and making progress with your muscle building and health goals? Yes you say?
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Bodybuilding Workouts - 6 Tips To Keep in Mind
Are you looking for a good bodybuilding program? Most people find it hard to create their own bodybuilding workout plan for faster results. Basically, you have to set a plan as to how many times you should work out each week. Selecting the right exercises is another big task. But the six tips that we have given below may help you with this job.


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