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Building Muscle From Inside Your Home

Working out at home doesn't mean you have to succumb to sub-par exercises, expensive and bulky equipment or repetitive DVDs. In fact, a home workout can ...

How to Accelerate Fast-Twitch Muscle Development

The best types of weightlifting exercises are those which work multiple joints in the body. Fast-twitch muscular development might sound like some kind of scientific process, ...

Why the Bench Press Isn't a Clear-Cut Strength Indicator

You've seen it before: power lifters pumping iron at max reps on a bench press while a spotter hollers encouragement loud enough for the entire gym ...

The Only Reason You Should Ever Take a Supplement

The workout supplements fad is rampant among casual gym-goers and die-hard workout enthusiasts alike. Even though sucking down various shakes and pills might make you feel ...

This Is One Mistake That Many Weight Lifters Make

Stretching is an important aspect of pre-workout activity, but intensive stretching has been scientifically proven to negatively impact lower-body workout performance. In April of 2013, The Journal ...

9 Fitness Habits That You Need to Start in Your 30s

In your 20s and 30s, your body is very different than it is in your 40s and 50s. In your younger years, it's easier to stay ...

The Dangers of Bulking on the Body

The concept of "bulking" might seem like an effective method of achieving muscle hypertrophy, but overloading your frame with abnormal amounts of body mass can be ...

Want to See Your Muscles Pop? Take a Rest

Rest time is a pivotal aspect of a complete strength development program. It's important to create a balanced workout regimen that allows for sufficient rest time. ...

What Is Muscle Atrophy and How Can You Prevent It?

Strength training isn't a sometimes type of thing; rather, it's an integrated part of life. Failing to lift on a consistent basis can lead to muscle ...

What You Need to Know About Building Muscle Mass

The complex, multifaceted process of building muscle mass isn't rocket science. Anyone with a gym membership and a dedicated willingness to get fit can achieve massive ...

Got Weak Spots? Turn Them Into Strengths

Have you ever noticed how you excel on some workout days and lag behind on others? Perhaps you've got great glamor muscles (chest, shoulders and arms), ...

Understanding Rhabdomyolysis: What Can Happen When You Push Too Hard

If you've done even a little bit of research into CrossFit, you've no doubt heard the word "rhabdomyolysis" being thrown around. It's a disorder that many ...

How to Train Like a Super Bowl Champion

Former Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees is a fierce competitor on the football field, but he's also a champion in the weight room. Brees embodies the ...

6 Mistakes You're Making When Trying to Build Muscle

It can be disappointing when you're working hard to lift weights and train your body, but you're just not seeing the results that you want. Your ...

Is Cardio or Strength Training Better for Weight Loss?

When it comes to losing weight, not all exercises are created equal. And although a healthy exercise routine includes a variety of moves, some activities are ...

The 4 Things You Need to Consider Before Your Workout

Fitness isn't just about working hard, it's about working smart. So when you're endeavoring to get in shape, make sure you consider the four fitness factors, ...

5 Tips to Help You Master Strength Training

Strength training isn't rocket science, but there is some science involved. And for some of us, strength training is difficult to understand--all those exercises, sets, reps ...

Which is the Best Muscle Rub?

When you're sore and tired from a heavy lifting session, there are few things that will make you feel as wonderful as a good rub down ...

8 Tips You Need Before You Start Weight Training

Being a newbie to the world of weight lifting means that you're going to push your body to its limits. As great as working out is, ...

Plateaued? How You Can Change Your Workouts to See New Results

If you've ever tried to change your body composition, maybe for your wedding, or training for a 5k, or whatever your reason, you've probably hit that ...

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