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Sneak a Little Intensity into Your Workout


You know you're on autopilot during your workouts when, halfway through you're set on the pec dec, you realize you're sitting on someone's lap. It's time to shake things up a bit.

Machines VS. Free Weights II


Machines are bad, there I said it again. How many of us join health clubs or purchase expensive home exercise equipment under the notion that the machine will protect our back, make the exercise easier or guarantee your results quicker.

The Default Rep Range


I had an hour long conversation with Pavel Tsatsouline on Sunday and per usual his probing questions churned up some things that I had forgotten. One thing that he asked was, "Over the years, was there a single repetition range that you preferred?" What was 'normal' for me? Put another way, what single rep range did I use most often in my weight training and why? Without hesitation I said 5-rep sets.

The Biggest Muscle Mass Gain Myths Exposed


Performing low repetition/heavy weight workouts will enable you to build muscle mass, however they will only do so for a very short period of time. The reason is that your body is always striving to maintain homeostasis, other wise know as the status quo, or to remain the same.

Body Building Mind Games: Dont Let Your Weight Determine Your Mood!


Is the 'I Feel Fat Day' (IFFD) syndrome affecting your output? That extra flab can overpower you and your work. Thee feeling of being fat can morph into an emotion like 'happy' or 'angry'.

Building Better Biceps


Two of the nine pivot points - those stunning body parts located precisely where they attract the most attention - are the lower biceps and long head of the triceps. When fully developed, these muscles lend a mystical beauty to the physique that size alone can't.

But I Dont Want Muscles! Part 1: What Muscle is, and how to Build (or Avoid) It


One of the common comments I hear from my female clients is, "Please don't give me any weights work - I don't want any muscle, I just want to tone." The reasons differ from client to client, but it most often they seem to be based on a misunderstanding of what muscle is, how we build it, what it has to do with weight loss - or some combination of the above.

Deep Muscle Soreness And Body-Shock Fatigue


In my experience there are two distinct types of muscular fatigue associated with intense progressive resistance training (only intense training is sufficient to trigger muscle hypertrophy) and these two types should be recognized and understood. The first type of fatigue is direct muscle soreness and is the result of a particular exercise targeting a specific muscle.



The Dangerous Secret of Extreme Muscle Growth


You've decided to join a gym, but you're not sure the best way to work out, and don't want to pay for a personal trainer who may not really know what he's talking about? Already an experienced weight lifter, but aren't getting the results you want? Read on for the best tips for working out if you have a full gym facility, and the secret to extreme muscle growth.Before and AfterYou should always warm up before lifting any weights.

Comeback Bench Program


For those who are not familiar with my name, I am a National Level Strongman competitor in the United States. I lift stones that weigh just under 400 pounds, flip a 900+ pound tire routinely, and lift logs overhead.

How to Lose the Most Fat and Build the Most Muscle in 30 Days


A lot can happen in 30 days.The dream of everyone who trains is to lose maximum fat and build maximum muscle in the shortest period of time possible.

Muscle Soreness After Exercise


Many individuals judge the quality of their exercise session from the amount of pain they experience afterwards. These individuals are convinced by the old adage "No Pain No Gain".

Build More Muscle and Lose More Fat by Discovering the Power of Training Variables!


Everyone will inadvertently hit a frustrating plateau in their training at one time or another. You're cruising along for a while, gaining strength, losing fat, looking better, and then all of the sudden it hits.

Gain Weight Fast With These Ten Powerful Tips! Part -2


By the time you finish reading this you will have the basics down to eating to gain weight fast!If You want to gain weight fast you have to eat right to gain weight! So here we will focus on this crucial yet misunderstood element to gain weight.Gaining weight fast takes much more than just eating though.

The Secret to Legs with Size, Strength, and Endurance


There are countless leg workouts in magazines and books that promise big results. Many are good workouts, but the secret to continued progress is to keep your muscles from adapting, while building on what you have already done.

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04/23/2019 09:38 AM
CrossFit Pros and Cons 2019
As we approach the New Year, I thought it might be a good ideal to rehash the reason for CrossFit workouts and reasons you may not want to consider Crossfitfor 2019. Although I believe in and use a CrossFit program, I can understand why some may choose not to. Below I will lay out my best arguments for and against partaking in CrossFit exercise.
12/26/2018 02:30 PM
Find A CrossFit Mentor
What I am about to share with you is actually a ninja mind exercise that borders on stalking, without the creepiness or legal issues which usually follow this type of deviant behavior! All of this can be obtained by the target person not even aware of it. Even if they are, I highly doubt they would care. Actually, they might even be flattered knowing that you have chose them to be your mind mentor. This method is a sure-fire way to sharpen your workouts and brighten the light at the end of the tunnel.
10/03/2018 12:47 PM
Protein Power - What Amount Is Ideal In Order To Maximise Muscle Gains?
How much protein do I need each day to see results? How much protein is too much? And how many grams of protein can my body assimilate in each meal?
07/19/2018 11:44 AM
4 Ways to Boost Your Natural Testosterone Levels
Low testosterone levels in men and women can cause a wide variety of symptoms including weight gain, low sex drive, low energy, depression and low self-esteem. While testosterone levels decline naturally as you age, there are several ways you can boost your testosterone levels to maintain optimal levels of this critical hormone.
06/14/2018 02:30 PM
Ageing and Exercise
You do not have to fall apart as you get older - It is very possible to slow down or even hold back the ageing process. When we pass the age of 50, our bodies face a variety of anatomical and physiological changes. We can reverse or slow down these changes through regular physical activity.
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!
03/22/2018 09:27 AM
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.
01/25/2018 10:24 AM
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.
01/22/2018 09:26 AM
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.
01/18/2018 08:19 AM
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?
01/16/2018 09:56 AM
How to Build Muscles Naturally
Tired of being the skinny one? Gaining muscles is the dream of every person. The heavier you lift, the more your strength and muscles will be.
12/07/2017 10:09 PM
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
Is winter good for your testosterone? Find out in this article where we cover everything you need to know to get the answer.
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.
10/17/2017 09:09 AM
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
Today I'm not going to be talking about fat loss, but I am going to be talking about how you can build BIG biceps! You may be thinking, what qualifies you to give me advice on how to get bigger arms? Well when I started working out, I did not have very big arms, and now I have a lot bigger arms. Boom there you go.
10/05/2017 12:47 PM
Basic Body Building Tips For Women
A woman's' ideal image of how she wants her body to be/look is different for each individual woman, there is no one size or body type fits all in the case of body building for woman. But there are, however, tips and tricks and certain exercises that anyone can practice in order to maintain a healthy and fit body.
09/28/2017 03:58 PM
Cardio Workout - What You Need to Know
The reasons why the majority of people do not have abs are huge and the major stumbling block is that plenty of so called "experts" are still teaching old fashioned advice for building abs that just doesn't work. ok What if we told you that you could get a kick-ass cardio workout that would keep you on your toes, without even leaving the house? Better still: The steps are broken down into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, so you can adjust as needed.
09/22/2017 11:37 AM
All About Amino Acids - The Why, How and Where
Protein is a standout among the most essential supplements for the human body. Protein is part of every single cell in the human body and is essential for the body's functioning. Protein helps build and repair tissues like skin and muscle and it helps produce antibodies and insulin.
09/08/2017 12:19 PM
Get The Solid Body Of Your Dreams
Learn the basics of muscle building with these easy to follow tips that will help you achieve your fitness goals. Learn the 3 compound lifts you should be doing, learn what types of foods are beneficial to bulking up and how to be realistic with your goals.
08/30/2017 09:27 AM
Do You Want Big Biceps
For this article, we're focusing primarily on free weights because they require more form and concentration - giving a more powerful workout to the biceps. Top Bicep Exercise #1 - The Standing Barbell Curl - If you have any interest in building your biceps up in order to look like a tank, the standard barbell bicep curl is the best all-inclusive bicep exercise. Regardless of the amount of weight, your body will use all of the bicep muscles and some forearm muscles to raise the weight as you flex the arm closed.
08/17/2017 07:43 AM
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.
08/01/2017 02:11 PM
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.
07/06/2017 08:01 AM
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.
06/29/2017 07:57 AM
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.
06/27/2017 10:30 PM
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.
06/20/2017 10:30 PM
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.
06/20/2017 10:29 PM
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!
06/13/2017 10:39 AM
The Best Home Exercises for Busy Moms
Juggling between work, children, family and even friends can be tough. There is so much going on in the modern lifestyles that it is so difficult even to find an extra five minutes to chill out or even perform workouts.
06/12/2017 03:57 PM
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.
06/06/2017 10:32 AM
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.
05/08/2017 12:26 PM
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.
04/25/2017 09:58 PM
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.
12/27/2016 09:38 AM
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.


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