Abs Versus Core: What Is The Difference

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When you hear the word ‘ab’ workout, what comes to mind? What about when you hear someone telling you that they’re going to be doing a ‘core’ workout? Many people often don’t really understand what the differences are between these two types of workouts and tend to use the words interchangeably. Let’s go over what […]

Eating for Optimum Muscle Development

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Most people know you can’t just stuff yourself with junk food and expect your muscles to magically grow.  And yet a lot of people aren’t completely sure how to eat for maximum muscle growth.  That’s why I’ve prepared these tips for eating for optimum muscle development… Eat Close to Nature You can be doing everything […]

Bodyweight Workouts: Benefits For Strength Gains And Body Sculpting

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  If you’re looking to increase your strength level and sculpt your body, performing some bodyweight workouts might be something that you’ll want to consider. Bodyweight workouts are very often completely overlooked by those seeking strength building results in favour of heavyweight dumbbells and barbells but there are many benefits to bodyweight workouts that you […]

Bent Over Rows

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One of the top exercises that you should be making sure you include with your upper body training regime is bent over rows. Bent over rows are an excellent exercise for helping to promote not only a strong back, but for also working the bicep muscles as well.

Benefits Of Low Glycemic Foods

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As you go about structuring your diet program, one thing that you’ll want to be sure of is that you’re choosing foods that rate low on the glycemic index scale.  Many people have come to fear carbs altogether and while you definitely do need to pay attention to the types of carbohydrates you’re eating and […]

How to Deal With Pain

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You’ve heard the saying, “No pain, no gain.”  But what that old standby doesn’t say is that it really depends on the type of pain you’re talking about. You see, there are two types of pain: Good pain and bad pain. As a weight lifter or other athlete, it’s your job to be able to […]

Strategies For Body Re-Shaping

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As you go about creating your workout program and diet, it’s very important that you have your end goal in mind at all times.  The way that you structure your workout program is going to have a big influence on the type of look that you recreate. If you aren’t structuring your workout program with […]

Benefits Of Free Weights Versus Machines

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As you get going with your workout program, it’s important that you take the time to learn the main differences between free weights versus weight machines.  Many people often don’t fully understand what the differences will be – after all, they both are considered resistance training activities, right? While this is definitely true, there are […]

Pre And Post Workout Nutrition For Optimal Results – Muscle Gaining

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As you go about your workout and diet plan, two things that you need to absolutely be making sure you get in check is your pre and post workout nutrition. By far, the pre and post workout nutrition meals are going to be the most vital during the day.  The pre-workout meal is going to […]

Starchy Carbs Versus Fibrous Carbs – Why, When, And How Much

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If you’re getting started with your fat loss diet plan, one thing that you need to be thinking about is the difference in types of carbs that you can be including and when you should be adding each kind of carb to your daily diet. Many people often overlook some of the key differences and […]

The Secrets of Developing Mental Toughness

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You’re eating right. You’re getting into the gym every week like clockwork. You’re resting between workouts. And yet you’re not quite making the progress you had hoped for. You know what’s going on, right? You’re not pushing yourself in the gym. Yes, you show up and do the work. But you’re not REALLY pushing yourself […]

Breathe Right – Build Muscle Right

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You already know that your weight-lifting results depend on what exercises you do, you number of sets and reps you perform, whether you’re using correct form, if you’re eating right, and how much rest you get. But here’s one factor many people overlook: Breathing.

The Woman’s Guide to Exercise-Induced Hormones

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I get a lot of questions about how exercise affects hormones.  Some women are worried that they’ll start missing periods if they exercise too much. Others are worried that they’ll get a shot of testosterone that will make them look like a man. Still others wonder how, exactly, exercise affects the hormones that influence our […]

The Truth About Caffeine

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Caffeine is good for you. Wait, no, it’s bad for you.  Scratch that… it’s good for you. Do you ever feel like you’re on a merry-go-round when it comes to scientific and other expert views and opinions on caffeine?  Seems like every other day there’s a headline in the news about how coffee and other […]

How to Grow Stronger Physically and Mentally

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Imagine if told you there was a suitcase stuffed with money — $10,000 to be exact. And that you could have the suitcase and its contents if you were brave enough to retrieve it.

How to Use Training Cycles to Ward of Adaptation and Plateaus

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Now’s a great time to take stock of what you’ve done over the last year.  Take a look at your training logs.  Review your photos and measurements over the last 12 months.  In particular, take note of those times when you seemed to make great improvements… as well as those times when your progress seemed […]

Are You Doing the Right Cardio?

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A lot of people just do their cardio without giving any thought to what the cardio is doing to them.  And that’s a mistake. You see, there are different types of cardio that are best suited to help you meet different kinds of goals.  If you choose the wrong kind of cardio, the best-case scenario […]