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Wine and Exercise: an Unlikely Combo For a Healthy Heart

Posted on September 8, 2014

 

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death among men and women, taking the lives of nearly half a million people annually in the U.S. alone. It’s no secret that regular exercise can help strengthen the heart and protect against cardiovascular disease, but a new study suggests that wine — when consumed in moderation — may also play a role in protecting against heart disease.

Red plastic heart

Regular Exercise May Ward Off Atrial Fibrillation

Posted on September 3, 2014

 

A ground-breaking new study suggests that women who exercise on a regular basis are less likely to suffer from irregular heartbeat.

According to the study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, physically active postmenopausal women are 10% less likely to develop the atrial fibrillation.


Don’t Worry…

Don’t Worry…

Posted on August 31, 2014

 

Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back. They are behind you for a reason.

that its not impossible

THAT ITS NOT IMPOSSIBLE!

Posted on August 30, 2014

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Have a purpose, have a goal.

Something impossible you want to accomplish, then

prove to the world that its not impossible.

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It's that simple!

It's that simple!

Posted on August 29, 2014

 

-----------------If You want it work for it. It's that simple!------------------------------- 

 


Ability…Motivation…Attitude…

Ability…Motivation…Attitude…

Posted on August 28, 2014

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.


old dumbells

Don’t Forget To Breathe When You’re Lifting Weights!

Posted on August 28, 2014

When you’re trying to lift 200+ pounds off your chest, it’s easy to forget about breathing. The body’s natural instinct under this type of pressure is to stop breathing — at least temporarily. But whether you are performing chest presses, squats, curls, deadlifts, bent-over rows, or any other strength training exercise, you must remember to breathe!


Runers legs

How To Improve Your Running Endurance (The Easy Way)

Posted on August 26, 2014

Most runners reach a point where they no bottom out — no longer gaining speed or endurance. Also known as a plateau, this is a very real condition that can make achieving your fitness goals even more difficult. No matter how hard you try, you simply can’t overcome the plateau. Sound familiar? If so, try some of the tips listed below to improve your running endurance.


Live life to express, not to impress.

Live Life To Express, not to impress...

Posted on August 26, 2014

Work for a cause not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don't strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.


Grapics from how do leg curl

The Truth About Leg Curls and Extensions

Posted on August 21, 2014

Leg curls and extensions are two popular leg-targeting workouts. Using a compatible bench and some plate weights, you can perform both of these workouts to promote bigger hamstrings and glutes. But there’s a hidden dark side to leg curls and extensions that most people are unaware of: the stress and pressure it places on the knees. So, do the benefits of these workouts outweigh the potential negative effects?


Why you should stop counting calories

Why you should stop counting calories

Posted on August 19, 2014

------------ Listen to your body and respect it’s needs! -------------------


Women runing

Regular Exercise May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

Posted on August 19, 2014

 

Senior women who exercise on a regular basis are less likely to develop breast cancer, says researchers in a recent study.

Researchers at the Institut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif, France tracked some 59,000 postmenopausal women for more than eight years, paying close attention to their levels of exercise and whether or not they developed breast cancer. They discovered that women who had exercises for a minimum of four hours per week for the past four years were 10% less likely to develop breast cancer.

 


Standard barbells 25 kg and 15 kg

Standard vs Olympic Barbells: What’s The Difference?

Posted on August 19, 2014

Whether you exercise in a gym or at home, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the difference between standard and Olympic-sized weights. Beginners often make the mistake of assuming all weights are the same size, only to realize later that they purchased the wrong type for their barbell, bench and/or machine.


Legs in running position

How To Increase Your Body Mass

Posted on August 12, 2014

Still struggling to pack on the pounds? Most people have the opposite program: they struggle to lose weight. We all know that a strict dieting and exercise plan will help you lose weight, but gaining weight is a bit more complicated. It required an extensive overhaul of your daily eating habits as well as a focus on strength/resistance training exercises. With hard work, dedication and persistence, though, you can successfully increase your body mass.


Guy hand, who do push up

Top Bodyweight Exercises That You Can Perform Anywhere, Anytime

Posted on August 12, 2014

Who says you need a gym membership to receive a full-body workout? Using nothing more than your own body’s weight, you can burn calories and build muscle. Known as bodyweight exercises, these exercises


protein powder in the blender

How To Make Your Protein Powder Taste Better

Posted on August 7, 2014

 

According to the DRI (Dietary Reference Intake), the average sedentary male adult should consume a minimum of 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight. Under this formula, a 200-pound man would need at least 72 grams of protein per day, which is a pretty steep amount when you are relying strictly on natural food sources.

Thankfully, you can boost your daily protein intake by supplementing hearty meals with protein shakes. Whether it’s casein or whey (or both), protein shakes are a great way to add more of this crucial nutrient to your diet. The only problem that some people have, however, is its lack of flavor


Guy do brench press black tshirt

5 Killer Barbell Exercises To Perform at Home

Posted on August 5, 2014

Want to achieve a full-body workout without investing in an expensive gym membership? Using nothing more than a barbell, bench, and some plate weights, you can perform a killer exercise that targets all of the major muscle groups. In this post, we’re going to reveal the top 5 barbell exercises to perform at home.


Guy do brench press without tshirt

How To Bench Press at Home Without a Spotter

Posted on August 4, 2014

Bench presses are arguably the single most effective strength/resistance workout for the upper body. They target the pecs, deltoids, forearms, and even some of the back muscles. If you bench press at the gym, chances are you’ll have plenty of people to ask for a spot. If you bench press at home, however, you may not have the luxury of asking someone for a spot.


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Strength in the New Year

Posted on July 30, 2014

It’s time to make your new resolutions. Although there are many modifications to consider that can improve your health, there is one often under-valued change that can have lasting implications on how you age. In the health arena, we are often so focused on how much weight and fat we want to lose, that we forget to see that in the big picture, we should be striving to gain the right type of weight-muscle.


guy with white tank has a back pain

What’s The Best Medicine For Back Pain? Try Exercise

Posted on July 29, 2014

 

Do you suffer from back pain? If so, you aren’t alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting upwards of 31 million Americans at any given time. With 33 vertebrae and dozens of different muscles and tendons, the back is a complex part of the human body that’s prone to injury as well as normal wear and tear.

 

While most people treat back pain with over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, a recent study suggests that exercise may prove equally as effective, if not more effective, at treating back pain.

 


retail store front display with lot of whey protein powder

What is Whey Protein and Why Should I Take It?

Posted on July 24, 2014

If you’re looking to build muscle, you should supplement your diet with whey protein. Chances are you’ve heard of this protein before; it’s commonly found in drinks, powders and snack bars. Athletes and professional bodybuilders swear by this stuff, but how exactly does it translate into more muscle growth?


guy do workout with black tshirt

Is Muscle-Building Plateau Fact or Fiction?

Posted on July 22, 2014

If you’ve spent any serious length of time in the gym, you’ve probably heard of (or even experienced) the phenomenon known as “muscle-building plateau.” This is said to occur when the body no longer responds to the workout; in essence, you can spend countless hours sweating away at the gym with little-to-no change in your muscle structure.


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What Causes Workout-Related Muscle Soreness?

Posted on July 17, 2014

Muscle soreness is an all-too-common side effect of performing strength training exercises. You may wake up the day following an intense workout session only to notice that your muscles are sore and aching. The discomfort can range from minor to severe – in some cases limiting a person’s mobility and normal range of motion. Thankfully, however, there are some simple steps you can take to alleviate post-workout muscle soreness.


old treadmill and old bicycle

Gym Etiquette 101: Rules Every Gym-Goer Should Follow

Posted on July 14, 2014

Each year, some 50-60 million Americans hit the gym to build muscle and/or shed unwanted body fat. Unfortunately, many of these gym-goers fail to follow proper gym etiquette, making the experience just a little less enjoyable for the rest of us.


men walking next the beach

Study Reveals a Decline In Exercise During The Summer

Posted on July 07, 2014

The blistering-hot summer temperatures can make it difficult for some people to perform their normal workout routine. Staying outside for long periods of time during the “peak” daylight hours during of July-April can place you at risk for heat exhaustion or even heat stroke; therefore, many people choose to stay indoors.


lot of dumbells

How To Treat and Prevent Exercise-Related Muscle Cramps

Posted on July 07, 2014

Stop and picture this for a moment: you’re performing your last set of barbell chest press reps at the gym and all of a sudden your upper-chest muscles begins to cramp. This isn’t exactly a sharp pain, but rather a dull aching that limits your mobility and subsequently your ability to lift. Sound like a familiar scenario?


Rainy window photo

Weather May Impact Your Exercise Routine

Posted on July 02, 2014

It’s hard to muster up the motivation to get up and exercise when it’s dreary, rainy day outside. Even if you have all of the equipment to exercise from the comfort of your own home, bad weather has a weird effect that causes people to not want to exercise.


guy in white tshirt push dumbells

Tips To Maintain Muscle Mass as You Age

Posted on June 30, 2014

 

The human body goes through a number of different biological chemicals as it ages, some of which increase the difficulty of maintaining/building muscle mass.Once a person hits the 40 mark, he or she may struggle to keep their current build. With the right approach, however, you can successfully maintain and even build your muscle mass well into your golden years.

 

How Age Affects Muscle Mass

 

Scientists believe there are several reasons why older people have more difficulty maintaining muscle mass, one of which lower metabolism levels. After the age of 20, a person’s metabolism levels will drop roughly 1-2% per decade, slowing the protein synthesis necessary for muscle growth and development.

 


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WINNERS DO WHAT LOSERS DON’T WANT TO DO!

Posted on June 29, 2014

 

Truth!

 

----------- WINNERS DO WHAT LOSERS DON’T WANT TO DO! --------------------------------

 


almonds with red apple

Dietary and Nutrition Myths Debunked

Posted on June 25, 2014

It’s next-to-impossible to meet your physical fitness goals without supplying your body with the nutrients it craves. Building muscle requires three equal components: strength training, rest/recovery, and nutrition. Without either of these three components, you simply won’t be able to achieve your goals.


runner legs

5 Factors That Affect The Body’s Metabolism

Posted on June 25, 2014

Metabolism is the collective term used to describe the broad range of chemical reactions which occur in the human body. Generally speaking, people with a high metabolism burn more calories and build muscle faster than people with low metabolism.


five pounds dumbell close up

Powerful At-Home Calf Exercises (No Gym Required)

Posted on June 18, 2014

When you’re busy focusing on your biceps, chest, shoulders and abs, it’s easy to overlook your calves. And to make matters worse, the calves are one of the the most difficult muscle groups to strengthen — at least that’s the general belief. With a little work and dedication, however, you can build strong calf muscles using your own body weight and a pair of dumbbells.


lion men

ARE YOU THE KING OF THE GYM?

Posted on June 16, 2014

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girl running on treadmill

How To Burn More Calories In Less Time

Posted on June 13, 2014

With all of the the fad diets and complicated exercise machines out there, it’s easy to forget about what really matters in weight loss: calories. Turning a blind eye to your daily caloric intake to exercise ratio, however, will make your goals more difficult to achieve. Whether you’re trying to lose 5 pounds or 50 (or even more), you should focus on calorie-burning exercises.


barbell pushing

ONE MORE

Posted on June 13, 2014

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 MY BODY SAYS NO MORE.

MY MIND SAYS

ONE MORE REP!


LION hungry

Stay Hungry

Posted on June 12, 2014

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STAY HUNGRY!!!

The difference between those who reach their goals

and those who don’t is staying motivated.

If you’re motivated, you’ll keep going.

If you keep going, eventually you’ll reach your goal,

so STAY HUNGRY!


If you lose half a pound a week

If you lose half a pound a week

Posted on June 11, 2014

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Even if you lose half a pound a week,
You'll still lose 26 pounds by this time next year.

JUST KEEP GOING!


Always a fix...

ALWAYS A FIX

Posted on June 11, 2014

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WHETHER YOU ARE
SAD, LOST,
LONELY OR BROKEN,
THERE IS ALWAYS A FIX…
GYM.


ABS are made in the kitchen

ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN

Posted on June 10, 2014

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ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN!


Men with white shirt do workout

How To Soothe Post-Workout Muscle Aches and Pains

Posted on June 10, 2014

You know you had a good workout session when you wake up the following morning with muscle aches and pains. This is the result of delayed onset muscle soreness(DOMS) — a condition in which damage to the muscle fibers triggers soreness 24-72 hours after exercising. The sensation of DOMS can range from a mild ache to a throbbing pain.

If you frequently experience severe aches and pains following a workout, keep reading for some simple ways to alleviate the discomfort.


Just one more

JUST ONE MORE!

Posted on June 9, 2014

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JUST ONE MORE!


Dumbells

Dumbbell Strength Training Exercises For Chest Muscles

Posted on June 9, 2014

Who says you need an expensive gym membership and access to elaborate exercise machines to develop bigger chest muscles? While a gym membership certainly won't hurt, there are plenty of ways to work out at home, without using machines or equipment commonly found in gyms. All it takes is a set of medium-to-heavy weight dumbbells and a couple hours of free time every week.


Sore Muscles, happy pain

Sore Muscles - Happy Pain

Posted on June 4, 2014

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Sore Muscles - Happy Pain


Grilled Chicken breast with rice and vegetables on white plate

Top Foods To Boost Muscle Growth and Development

Posted on June 4, 2014

Nutrition plays an important role in muscle growth and formation. As the adage goes — you are what you eat — holds true when attempting to build muscle. Failing to supply your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs will ultimately slow down your progress, resulting in the dreaded “plateau” effect where you no longer see visible gains from your workout sessions. Thankfully, you can prevent this from occurring by incorporating some of the following muscle-building foods into your diet.


Men on treadmill front of windows in the gym

Spot Reduction: Fact or Fiction?

Posted on June 1, 2014

Spot reduction is the term used to describe any exercise or physical fitness regimen that focuses on a reducing fat in particular part of the body. The general idea is that targeting certain areas of the body will reduce its fat content without impacting other parts of the body.


Grilled Chicken breast on white plate

Include Protein In Every Meal For Bigger Gains

Posted on May 27, 2014

It’s no secret that protein is the single most important nutrient in the recovery and growth of muscle mass. Failing to supply your body with adequate protein will result in longer recovery times between workouts and smaller muscle gains. But a new study reveals the importance of spreading your daily protein consumption across breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Women do abs workout

Killer Ab Workouts For a Strong, Firm Core

Posted on May 22, 2014

Tired of doing a countless number of situps and crunches until you’re blue in the face without seeing any real benefits in your abdominal muscles? Unfortunately, developing those chiseled rock-hard abs you’ve always dreamed of having isn’t as easy as performing X amount of situps each day. There are three different abdominal sections — the lower, middle and upper abs — each of which must be engaged to promote greater muscle growth.

Yellow old watch

Can a 2-Minute Workout Beat Diabetes?

Posted on May 21, 2014

A new study publishes in the journal Biology suggests that performing just 2 minutes of high-intensity training exercises twice a week can protect against diabetes and offer some relief to people who already have diabetes.

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 25.8 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, which translates into roughly 8.3% of the population. What’s even more alarming, though, is that nearly 40% of people with the disease don’t know they have it. When diabetes goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, it increases the risk of severe nerve damage.


Runners

It’s Never Too Late To Begin a Workout Regimen

Posted on May 20, 2014

Some people assume they are too old to begin a physical fitness regimen once they hit the 40 mark. After all, there's a reason why it's called "over the hill."

But a new study performed by researchers at the University of Rennes in France found that 40 years of age is not too old to begin endurance training. In fact, it offers the same benefits to people 40 years of age and older as it does for younger people between the ages of 30-39.


Pushup men

Can I Build Muscle Mass Without Weights?

Posted on May 15, 2014

This is a question that’s often brought up by men and women who wish to bulk up with greater muscle mass. If you don’t have access to a nearby gym facility, you might be wondering whether or not it’s possible to build muscle without the use of weights. It’s not secret that weights contribute to the breakdown of muscle fibers, which in turn promotes greater mass, but can you reap these same results without the use of weights?


Runnig brown dog

How Man’s Best Friend Can Help You Get Into Shape

Posted on May 13, 2014

A workout partner might be closer you than you think. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who own a dog (83.3 million domesticated dogs in the U.S. according to the Humane Society), you already have a partner who’s eager to run, play and get burn calories by your side. For some helpful tips on how to exercise with man’s best friend, keep reading.


almost two lbs dumbbell

Workout Tips For Busy People

Posted on May 8, 2014

Most people in today’s society live busy, stress-filled lives with little-to-no ‘extra’ time for exercise. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, adults need a minimum of 2 hours and 30 minutes of cardio exercise along with a minimum of 2 days of strength training each week for better health. For even greater health benefits, adults should perform a minimum of 5 hours of cardio and 2 days of strength training each week.


Soy beans

Soy Protein Blend Boosts Muscle Mass, Says Researchers

Posted on May 6, 2014

Think soy milk and other dairy products are useless? Think again. A recent study has revealed a direct link between protein blends containing soy and greater muscle mass. If you’re looking to build bigger, stronger muscles, you should consider adding it to your diet.


Guy do back workout

Powerful Metabolism-Boosting Workouts

Posted on May 1, 2014

The word metabolism originated from the Greek language, meaning “change” — and that’s exactly what it’s responsible for in our bodies. Metabolism is somewhat of a blanket term that’s used to describe the collective chemical changes that occur within the cell structures of living organisms. Humans, dogs, cats and every other living organism on the planet exhibits metabolic properties, some of which are more active than others.


Ninety lbs dumbbells

5 Workout Hacks To Improve Your Gains

Posted on April 29, 2014

Are you spending countless hours sweating away at the gym only to get lackluster results? Some people may brush this off as ‘bad luck’ or ‘genetic makeup,’ but most cases such as this are fixable if you the individual takes a different approach to his or her workout routine. For a list of 5 workout hacks to improve your gains, keep reading.


Mens in park do triceps workout

Powerful Tricep Workouts: Build Bigger Triceps

Posted on April 24, 2014

The triceps are a group of muscles that rest behind the biceps. Traditional bicep curls won’t engage these muscles, leaving them to grow at a slower pace than the rest of your body. Failure to perform exercises that specifically target the triceps will have a negative impact on your entire workout routine. Thankfully, there are several different workouts that engage the triceps, forcing them to constrict and develop.


Men with dumbbells do workout

Exercise Addiction: Is It Real or Just a Myth?

Posted on April 22, 2014

Do you feel like you must visit the gym every other day for an intense high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout? And when you’re at the gym, do you push your body to its physical limits? If you answered yes to these questions, you could be addicted to exercise — at least that’s what some researchers suggest.


men with six packs

Can Bigger Muscles Make You Live Longer?

Posted on April 16, 2014

According to a recent study performed by researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, the answer is yes. Researchers performed a study to determine the link between lifespan and muscle mass, and what they discovered was that greater muscle mass led to a lower risk of death.


Beast Supplements

Boost Your Muscle Gains With Creatine

Posted on April 14, 2014

If you’ve spent any time researching muscle-building supplements, you’ve probably come across products containing creatine. There are powders, supplements, shakes and even snack bars containing this ingredient. Bodybuilders and athletes swear by this stuff, leaving many people to believe that it’s the real deal. But what exactly is creatine? And does it really promote muscle growth?


Green tea

Health Benefits of Green Tea and Exercise Revealed

Posted on April 10, 2014

Consuming green tea and performing moderate amounts of exercise on a regular basis could significantly improve your health. While it’s no secret that both green tea and exercise can lead to better health, this is the first study to actually link them. Unfortunately, the study was done on mice, so it’s still up for discussion whether green tea and exercise has the same effect on humans, but it’s an exciting medical breakthrough nonetheless.


Salmon sushi

Natural Sources of Vitamin D

Posted on April 8, 2014

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that promotes the absorption of calcium while regulating healthy levels of serum calcium and phosphate concentrations. Studies have also shown vitamin D to play a role in healthy bone growth, which is yet another reason why you should include it in your diet. Unfortunately, far too many people fail to receive an adequate amount of vitamin D.


Lot of kettlebells

Dumbbells vs Kettlebells: The Great Debate

Posted on April 3, 2014

Dumbbells and kettlebells are two of the most popular and widely used types of free weights. When used correctly, they encourage greater muscle growth while speeding up the heart rate; thus, toning and conditioning the individual’s physique. While both dumbbells and kettlebells can be used to achieve a full-body workout, there are noticeable differences between the two.


Lot of dumbells front of the mirror

Manage Chronic Pain With Exercise, Says Study

Posted on April 1, 2014

A recent study published in the journal PLOS One reveals that exercise, along with adequate sleep, can help individuals cope with chronic pain. Whether the pain is caused by a particular illness, or if it’s simply from overexertion, regular exercise plays a critical role in managing it.


Men on treadmill

5 Things To Consider When Choosing a Gym

Posted on March 27, 2014

To say there are “a lot” of gyms would be an understatement. It seems like all major cities in the U.S. (and even smaller cities) have dozens of different gyms, making it difficult for newcomers to choose one. Whether this is your first time signing up for a gym membership, or if you’re looking to change gyms, you should consider the following 5 things:


Two dubells

How To Prevent and Tread Calluses When Lifting Weights

Posted on March 25, 2014

When you lift weights for any serious length of time, you will inevitably develop some ‘battle wounds’ on your body, such as the formation of calluses. Depending on the types of exercises you perform, you may notice the skin on your palms and fingers hardening, peeling and cracking. It may start out painful at first, but this usually goes away once the skin hardens and forms calluses.


Protein shake in blender

Tips To Maximize The Benefits of Your Protein Shakes

Posted on March 20, 2014

Protein is arguably one of the single most important nutrients for bodybuilders and athletes. Among other things, it’s responsible for repairing torn and damaged muscle fibers, building muscle mass, and reducing post-workout recovery time.


Girl green tshirt has a flu

Fight The Flu This Season With Vigorous Exercise

Posted on March 17, 2014

Exercising does more for the body than burn calories and build muscle. A recent study conducted by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that moderate amounts of “vigorous” exercise can reduce the chance of catching the flu virus (influenza) by roughly 10%.


Men do workout

3 Powerful Isometric Workouts To Include In Your Fitness Routine

Posted on March 12, 2014

Isometrics workouts are unique in the sense that they encourage muscle growth and development without moving any part of your body. When done correctly, they offer a simple and effective way to compliment your traditional workout routine. Isometrics use the body’s own weight to tense muscles, which in turn encourages development.


Olive oil, tomato, pasta

March Is National Nutrition Month. How Are You Celebrating It?

Posted on March 10, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only notable event during March. It’s a little-known fact that March is National Nutrition Month. Whether you’re goal is to build muscle or lose weight (or both), you should celebrate National Nutritional Month by analyzing your data and making changes to better your health and well-being. Even small changes can yield significant results, so don’t underestimate the important of a balanced, nutritious diet.


women drinking water

Outdoor Exercises For The Spring Season

Posted on March 5, 2014

I think most people living in the U.S. will agree that we’ve had our fair share of cold weather this winter. With two separate Polar Vortexes bringing pulling freezing arctic air as far south as Georgia, dozens of cities have reported record-low temperatures. This unusually cold winter has forced many people to stop their normal physical fitness routine.


Headphone

Crank Up The Volume For a Better Workout!

Posted on March 3, 2014

Ever notice how you work out longer and harder when listening to music? Whether you’re going for a jog around the neighborhood or performing a full-body strength training regimen at the local gym, music can improve your routine. Most people listen to their MP3 players for the simple fact that it’s fun, but there’s now evidence supporting its workout benefits.


Muscle fiber

Synthetic Muscles Made of Fishing Line are 100x Stronger

Posted on Februay 26, 2014

Researchers at the University of Texas has discovered a new way to build artificial muscles, and no it doesn’t involve RoboCop-like metallic designs. The new synthetic muscle fibers, which are reported to be one hundred times stronger than the fleshy stuff in your biceps, is made from traditional the fishing line and thread.


Men do workout

Improve Your Muscle Gains While Spending Less Time at The Gym

Posted on Februay 24, 2014

Ever notice how some people are always at the gym yet they show minimal muscle gains? Their lack of any sizable muscle gains isn’t due to their metabolism or body chemistry, but instead it’s a combination of poor decisions and wrong technique.


Produce store shelf with veggie

Diet, Exercise and Weight Linked To Cancer Risk

Posted on Februay 19, 2014

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 8 million people die from cancer each year, which is twice the number of deaths caused by AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. We’ve known for quite some time that smoking plays a key role in the formation of cancer cells, but there’s no strong evidence suggesting that a person’s diet, physical activity levels and weigh also play a role in their risk of cancer.


Us Solders do planks workout

Planks Workouts 101: Toning Your Abs Through Isometrics

Posted on Februay 17, 2014

If you aren’t planking on a regular basis, you’re missing out on a highly effective way to burn calories while developing well-defined core muscles. Most people are stuck in the mindset of performing hundreds of crunches and sit-ups to develop a toned core, but the truth is that isometric workouts, such as the plank, are far more effective than traditional crunches.


Digital smart watch

Apple Looking To Hire Health and Fitness Experts

Posted on Februay 11, 2014

Earlier this week, Apple posted an ad on their job website seeking a “User Studies Exercise Physiologist" who is capable of working 40 hours a week at the company’s headquarters in Santa Clara Valley. Since Apple is obviously a tech company, this job posting has led many people to speculate why they are seeking experts in the health and fitness field.


Sleeping men

How Exercise Can Lead To a Better Night’s Sleep

Posted on Februay 10, 2014

Do you lay in bed at night staring at the ceiling for hours on end? It’s downright frustrating when you get in bed at a decent time but can’t seem to fall asleep. You may catch a few hours of shut eye, but once the alarm clock goes off in the morning, you’ll feel like it was all for nothing. But there may be a solution to your long, restless nights: exercise.


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Feeling Stressed? Try Exercising.

Posted on Februay 5, 2014

According to StatisticsBrain.com, approximately 77% of people experience physical symptoms brought on by stress. Unfortunately, far too many people go through their day-to-day lives in a constant state of stress. Rather than working to address the issue, they push it to the side where it gradually builds up over time. However, there is hope on the horizon for millions of people living with stress; it’s exercise.


Carb-rich pasta dish

The Dirty Truth About Carbohydrates and Muscle Growth

Posted on Februay 3, 2014

Most people are under the assumption that carbohydrates offer little-to-no nutritional value, especially for individuals trying to lose weight and/or build muscle. While it’s true that eating too many carbs — along with the wrong type — may hinder your goals, this doesn’t mean you should eliminate them from your diet. Carbs play a critical role in the body’s normal functions, which is especially important for individuals looking to build muscle.


Dumbell on red silk

Top 5 Benefits of Lifting Weights

Posted on January 28, 2014

Is your exercise regimen centered around cardiovascular workouts? Whether it’s jogging around the neighborhood, walking on a treadmill or using the elliptical, cardio ill only take you so far. Sure, it’s great for shedding some of those unwanted pounds, but you really need to incorporate weightlifting into your routine if you truly want to reach your goals. In this blog post, we’re going to reveal the top 5 benefits of lifting weights.


Full gym

How To Gain Muscle Without Losing Weight

Posted on January 27, 2014

So, you want to gain muscle without losing your body’s current weight? This is an all-too-common scenario that many people find themselves in. When you begin an intense physical fitness regimen, your body will naturally lose weight. Thankfully, there are ways to continue building muscle mass while keeping or even increasing your body’s weight; here’s how you do it:


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Tips To Continue Building Muscle Mass While You Age

Posted on January 23, 2014

It’s no secret that muscle becomes harder to build once you hit the age of 30. Depending on your physical activity levels, it’s not uncommon for men to start losing 3-5% of their muscle mass each decade past 30. This is why it’s important to maintain a proper exercise and diet regimen; otherwise, all of the sweat you’ve invested into the gym will be gone once you hit the “golden years.”


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Regular Exercise May Help Treat Prostate Cancer

Posted on January 20, 2014

According to a recent study performed by researchers at the University of California, regular exercise may improve the prognosis of individuals suffering from prostate cancer. This study should serve as a real eye-opener to men of all ages and background.


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How To Improve Your Pull-Up Routine

Posted on January 15, 2014

Still struggling to beat your pull-up record? Whether you top out at 5 or 50, you’ll eventually reach a point where you bottom out. This area, known as the plateau, is something that every serious bodybuilder and athlete faces. But there are ways to overcome this hurdle, and we’re going to show you how.


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Small Lifestyle Changes With Big Health Benefits

Posted on January 13, 2014

Whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, maintain better health or a combination of the three, making some small changes to your lifestyle will help you achieve these goals and more. Many people struggle with their health and fitness goals because they fail to address the core problem: poor lifestyle choices. You can spend all day working out at the gym, but it’s not going to have much effect unless you address the underlying problem.


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Killer Back-Building Workouts

Posted on January 9, 2014

Still struggling to achieve the massive, well-defined back you’ve always dreamed of having? Let’s face it, this is an area of the body that oftentimes gets overlooked in workout regimens. When you’re busy focusing on biceps, triceps, quads, and core muscles, it’s easy to forget about your back. But the back muscles play a key role in a number of different bodily functions, and investing some of your time and energy into working them out will improve your efficiency in other exercises. For a list of some killer back-building workouts, keep reading.


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How To Choose The Right Personal Trainer

Posted on January 7, 2014

Some people view personal trainers as an ‘unnecessary’ expense that’s not worth the investment. After all, can’t you perform all of the necessary workouts without their guidance? The fact is that a personal trainer is more than just someone who advises you on the best types of workouts to achieve your goals; they offer a valuable source of motivation and support, allowing you to continue on your path to better physical fitness and health. Of course, it’s important to choose the right personal trainer to get the most benefit from your sessions.


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Beginner’s Guide To Planning a Strength Training Regimen

Posted on January 1, 2014

Jogging, running and performing other bouts of cardiovascular exercise will only take your physical physique so far. Sure, cardio is great for shedding those unwanted pounds, but it’s not going to help build bigger, stronger muscles. If your goal is to build muscle mass, you have to look towards strength training workouts. But how exactly do you start a strength training regimen? And what are some of the best exercises for beginners? To learn the answers to these questions and more, keep reading.


 

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Top 4 Most Underrated Exercises

Posted on December 30, 2013

Let’s face it, most people perform the same strength-training exercises each time they visit the gym. Whether it’s squats for the legs or bicep curls for the arms, they’re stuck in the mindset that certain exercises are the ‘best’ for certain muscle groups. Don’t get me wrong, exercises such as this are highly effective, but there are plenty of other exercises which oftentimes go unnoticed. In this post, we’re going to reveal 4 of the most underrated exercises of all time.


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Reduce Your Risk of Kidney Stones With Light Exercise

Posted on December 24, 2013

Still need another reason to get off the couch and start exercising? According to a recent study performed by researchers the University of Washington, light exercise may reduce your risk of kidney stones by as much as 31%. Most doctors and medical practitioners have viewed kidney stones as being strictly kidney-related, but this new study suggests that the body’s overall health and physiology plays a key role in their development.


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When Is The Best Time of Day To Work Out?

Posted on December 23, 2013

One of the most common physical fitness-related questions people ask is what time of day is the best to work out. Some people work out in the middle of the day while they’re on a lunch break from work, while others wake up at 4 or 5 am to hit the gym before sunrise. Whether your goal is to lose weight or build muscle (or both), you should take note of what I’m about to tell you.


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Nutritious Breakfast Ideas For Your ‘Workout’ Days

Posted on December 19, 2013

You’ve probably heard the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day" at some point in your life. Some people turn their heads at this old adage, but truer words could not be spoken, especially if you’re looking to build muscle mass. There are three key elements necessary for building bigger muscles: strength training, recovery and nutrition. The secret to starting your day off with proper nutrition and energy is with a healthy breakfast. But what constitutes a ‘healthy’ breakfast? For some nutritious breakfast ideas to get your workout day started on the right track, keep reading.


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How To Train For a Marathon

Posted on December 17, 2013

Running a marathon isn’t your ordinary jog-around-the-block; whether it’s on flat or hilly terrain, that stretch of 26.2 miles is guaranteed to leave you tired, aching and sore at the finish line — and that’s if you even complete it. Some people can barely finish a mile, let alone 26, making the thought of completing a marathon seem like an impossible feat. However, the truth is that anyone can run, and complete, the full 26.2 miles if they invest their time and energy into training for it.


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Best Workouts For Building Bigger, Stronger Calf Muscles

Posted on December 12, 2013

The calves are one of the most commonly overlooked muscle groups in the human body. When you’re busy focusing on your chest, arms and core, it’s easy for forget about the calves. However, these muscles play a key role in your body’s overall function and physique. But what workouts are the best for building stronger calves?


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Can I Exercise With a Cold

Posted on December 11, 2013

It’s that time of year again. Right around mid-December is when the cold virus reaches its peak. If you’re a health/fitness-conscious individual who visits the gym every other day like clockwork, you might be wondering whether or not it’s safe to exercise with a cold. Some people naturally assume that exercise is a bad idea since it places additional strain on the body. Besides, we’ve always been told that rest is the key to recovering from a cold.


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Plyometrics 101: Kick Your Workout Into Overdrive

Posted on December 5, 2013

Also referred to simply as “jump training,” plyometrics is an intense form of exercise that’s focused around maximum physical exertion in the shortest time possible. As you expect, combining these two elements into a workout translates into a truly intense experience. While there are a countless number of different styles and types of plyometrics, most of them incorporate jumping into the routine. If you’re looking to kick your workout regime into overdrive, keep reading to learn more about plyometrics and how it can help you achieve your goals.


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Regular Exercise May Improve Memory and Cognitive Health

Posted on December 3, 2013

Most people exercise for the sole purpose of physically bulking up, but there are also mental benefits that oftentimes go unnoticed. According to a recent study performed by researchers at the University of Texas, exercising on a regular basis can improve memory and overall cognitive health. While our memory naturally becomes progressively worse as we age, exercising may slow this progress down, essentially protecting many key parts of the brain. To learn more about this study linking exercising and memory, keep reading.


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How To Protect Yourself From Germs at The Gym

Posted on November 28, 2013

Although you can’t see them with the naked eye, germs are all around us; they’re on your smartphone, door knobs, steering wheel, gas pumps, and practically any other surface that you frequently touch. While most of these germs have little effect on our health, the gym is a haven for potentially harmful germs like the cold virus, flu, athlete’s foot and a variety of infectious diseases.


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Low / Moderate / High-Intensity Exercise: What’s The Difference?

Posted on November 25, 2013

Nearly all workouts and forms of exercise are broken down into one of three different categories: low intensity, moderate intensity, or high intensity. Whether your goal is to burn away some of that unwanted belly fat, build stronger arms, or pack on more muscle mass, it’s important to know and understand the differences between each of these intensity levels. Using this information, you can make smarter decisions regarding your workout routine. To learn more about the different exercise intensity levels and which one is right for you, keep reading.


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How To Reduce Your Workout Time Without Sacrificing Gains

Posted on November 21, 2013

Let’s face it, not everyone has a free 1-2 hours available in their day to workout at their local gym. In today’s fast-paced world, you’re lucky if you can dedicate just half an hour to your daily workout sessions. Whether it’s your job, chores, personal life, or just normal day-to-day tasks in general, you may not always have a full hour or two available for working. The good news, however, is that you can reduce your workout time without sacrificing gains by following some simple tips.


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5 Tips To Preventing Exercise Injuries

Posted on November 18, 2013

It’s no secret that exercise is beneficial to your health; it reduces the chance of cardiovascular disease, improves energy levels, boosts the body’s immune system, regulates weight, and countless other tasks. Whether you focus around strength training workouts or cardio, though, there’s always a chance of injury. Thankfully, you can reduce the chance of exercise-related injury by taking some simple precautionary measures.


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Are Protein Shakes Bad For Your Health?

Posted on November 14, 2013

It’s no secret that protein is one of the most important dietary nutrients to consume if you’re trying to build muscle mass. Whenever you perform a rigorous bout of high-intensity strength training (HIIT) exercises at the gym, small tears develop in your muscle fibers. Protein is used to help aid in the recovery of this muscle damage; thus, reducing your recovery time while encouraging more muscle mass. If you’ve done any research into the pros and cons of a high-protein diet, however, you’ve probably heard people claim that it’s bad for your kidneys and liver.


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Top 5 Benefits of Exercise

Posted on November 11, 2013

Let’s face it, exercise is something that most people place on the back burner. When you’re busy working a nine-to-five job, getting your kids to and from school, maintaining a home, and performing a countless other daily activities, it’s hard to find time for physical fitness. If this sounds like a familiar scenario, you should take note of what I’m about to tell you.


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Nutrition and Dieting Tips To Build Bigger Muscles

Posted on November 7, 2013

In a previous post, we talked about the three elements necessary for building muscle mass: strength training, recovery and nutrition. While the first two elements are pretty self-explanatory, nutrition is something that many people have trouble tackling. And if it’s not done right, the food you eat could hinder your muscle growth and development. For some important nutrition and dieting tips to encourage bigger muscles, keep reading.


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The 3 Elements Required For Building Muscle Mass

Posted on November 4, 2013

Can’t seem to build more muscle mass no matter how much time you spend in the gym? it’s downright frustrating when you stick to a proper physical fitness routine centered around strength training only to discover little-to-no change in your muscle mass. Some people automatically throw in the towel and give up on their fitness goals after such abysmal results. Before giving up, though, you should first check to make sure you are incorporating all 3 elements necessary for building mass into your lifestyle.


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Powerful Body-Building Kettlebell Exercises

Posted on October 31, 2013

If you aren’t incorporating kettlebell workouts into your normal fitness routine, you’re missing out on one of the most powerful muscle-building tools on the face of the planet. While you can always hit the gym and head straight to the weight bench, kettlebells offer a fun alternative that doesn’t require a spotter. And best of all, you can perform a full-body workout in the comfort of your own home using nothing more than a couple kettlebells.


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Why Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work

Posted on October 28, 2013

Are you still methodically counting the calories of each and every food you consume throughout the day? Many people assume that reducing their daily caloric intake will help them lose weight. We’ve all heard that healthy adults should consume 2,000-2,500 calories per day, so common sense should tell you that consuming less than 2,000 calories per day will help you lose weight. The cold hard truth, however, is that calorie counting does not work; here’s why:

   

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How To Relieve Post-Workout Muscle Aches, Pains and Soreness

Posted on October 24, 2013

One of the tall-tell signs of a good workout is sore and achy muscles. After a strenuous bout of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises, small microscopic tears will develop in your muscle fibers. As a result, your muscles will feel tender and sore for a few days. While this typically goes away on its own, you can speed up the recovery process by following some simple steps. To learn more about how relieve post-workout muscle aches, pains and soreness, keep reading.

   

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Simple Ways To Boost Your Running Endurance

Posted on October 21, 2013

Do you constantly find yourself getting winded after jogging for just a short period of time? It’s no secret that jogging/running is one of the best forms of cardiovascular exercise; it works out nearly every muscle in your body (including the core) while forcing your heart to pump faster. However, it’s downright frustrating when you reach the dreaded ‘plateau’ and are unable to push yourself any farther. If you’re in this very same boat, keep reading to learn some ways to boost your running endurance.

   

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5 Tips To Improve Your Digestive Health

Posted on October 15, 2013

Poor digestion affects the body in a number of different ways. Rather than passing food normally, it builds up in the intestines where the problem becomes progressively worse over time. The exact symptoms vary from person to person, but it’s not uncommon for individuals with poor digestion to experience acid reflux, heartburn, constipation, ulcers, gallstones and lactose intolerance. The good news is that you can improve your digestive health by following some simple tips.

   

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Sweat It Out: 3 Key Benefits of Sweating

Posted on October 14, 2013

Some people try to avoid sweating when they’re exercises and working out. Whether it’s at home or in the gym, though, sweating offers a number of important benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked. Sure, you may have to clean yourself off with a towel and reapply your daily dose of deodorant, but the benefits of sweating greatly outweighs these limited disadvantages. To learn more about the benefits of sweating, keep reading.

   

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Sugar 101: Everything You Need To Know

Posted on October 11, 2013

It’s no secret that Americans LOVE their sugar. Whether it’s cookies, sodas, snack bars, baked products or even processed cereal, sugar is found everywhere. It’s estimated that the average American consumes a whopping 45 grams of sugar a day, with some consuming well over 100 grams! But how much of an effect does sugar have on your health? And do we really need to watch our intake? To learn the answers to these questions and more, keep reading.

   

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How To Kick Start Your Early Morning Workout Routine

Posted on October 08, 2013

Can’t seem to find the drive to work out in the early morning hours? Unless you’re fully committed to your fitness routine, you won’t reap the full benefits of your work. But how exactly do you find the drive and determination to work out in the pre-dawn hours? If you’re having trouble with your early morning workout routine, keep reading for some simple tips on how to kick start it.

   

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Build Bigger Shoulder Muscles With These Killer Workouts

Posted on October 03, 2013

One of the most frequently overlooked muscle groups are the shoulders. When you’re busy focusing on your biceps, triceps, quads and abdominals, it’s easy to forget about your shoulders. And while you may not realize it, shoulder muscles play a key role in the function of ‘other’ nearby muscles. Whether you’re looking to beef up with greater muscle mass, or if you simply want to tone your body, you must incorporate shoulder-targeting workouts into your exercise regime.

   

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Joint Pain After Workout Out? Read This.

Posted on October 01, 2013

Do you frequently experience pain, tenderness and a general ‘aching’ feeling in your joints after working out? Not only is this frustrating, but it can also increase your recovery times, forcing you to wait longer in between workout sessions. The good news is that you don’t have live with joint pain. Thanks to all of the advancements in modern medicine and science, there are proven solutions for treating and preventing post-workout joint pain. Whether you experience minimal or severe pain, keep reading to learn some simple steps you can take to prevent it.
 
 
 

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5 Powerful Fat-Burning Foods

Posted on October 01, 2013

One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to lose weight is starving themselves. When you limit your body’s nutritional intake, you are essentially cutting it off from the energy it needs to exercise. Rather than hitting the gym in full force, you might do some light exercises before feeling fatigued. A better solution for weight loss is to build a diet based around fat-burning foods. To learn more about some of the top fat-burning foods, keep reading.
 
 
 

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Common Workout and Exercise Myths Debunked

Posted on September 26, 2013

One of the many hurdles of working out is trying to separate the accurate information from the countless number of myths and misconceptions out there. There’s a ton of misinformation regarding workout plans which ultimately makes the process more difficult. Whether you’re looking to build muscle or lose weight (or both), you should read the following myths.
 
 
 

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Benefits of Supplementing Your Diet With Creatine

Posted on September 19, 2013

If you’ve done any research into natural supplements to help you achieve your health and physical fitness goals, you’ve probably heard of something called creatine. Bodybuilders, professional athletes, gymnists and even ordinary people who only work out once or twice a week are using it. But how exactly does it work? And is creating really worth taking? To learn the answers to these questions and more, keep reading.

You might be surprised to learn that creatine is a naturally occurring compound that’s found in nearly all vertebrates, humans included. When amino acids reach the kidney and liver, they are synthesized into creatine before making their way to the muscles. However, supplementing your diet with additional creatine will prove to be highly useful in building bigger, stronger muscles; here’s why:

 
 
 

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Boost Your Pushup Routine With These Powerful Variations

Posted on September 16, 2013

Pushups are a simple yet highly effective workout targeting the chest, back and shoulder muscles. Unfortunately, performing them day after day may cause you to get burned out rather quick. When you’re forced to perform 50, 75 or even 100 pushups just to feel a burn, you probably need to increase the difficulty of this otherwise simple exercise. Thankfully, there are several variations of the traditional pushup which encourage more muscle use. In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the top pushup variations.
 
 
 

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Is Water Retention Contributing To Your Weight Gain?

Posted on September 12, 2013

Can’t seem to lose weigh no matter how much time you spend sweating away in the gym? Losing weight isn’t always as easy as increasing your levels of physical activity. In some cases, you have to carefully analyze your body’s chemistry along with your diet to determine what exactly is preventing you from reaching your goals. One of the most common factors of weight gain is water retention, which can make it nearly impossible to reach your goals. But the good news is that water retention can be turned around in a few easy steps.
 
 
 

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Pullups vs Chin-Ups: What’s The Difference?

Posted on September 10, 2013

Some people assume pullups and chin-ups are the same type of workout. While they both share some similarities, there are considerable differences between the two that shouldn’t go unnoticed. Whether you’re looking to build muscle or burn fat, you should carefully consider which one is right for you. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the differences between pullups and chin-ups, revealing which one comes out on top as the ‘winner.’
 
 
 

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Easy Ways To Increase Your Daily Protein Intake

Posted on September 5, 2013

Protein is an important nutrient that plays a key role in a variety of normal body functions. It transports nutrients throughout to organs and tissue, defines our genetic code, stabilizes blood sugar levels, improves digestive functions, regulates weight, increases energy levels, and it works to rebuild damaged muscle fiber. If you are a bodybuilder or weight lifter, you’ll want to consume a greater amount of protein to speed up your recovery time.
 
 
 

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Performing Deadlifts

Posted on September 3, 2013

The deadlift is a physically intense exercise that works out the muscles in your legs, arms, chest, core and back. Because of this, it’s considered one of the most effective high-intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises around. Performing just a couple deadlifts on your ‘max’ weight is sure to yield positive results in your muscle mass. The only problem, however, is that most people don’t know the correct way to perform them. To help you achieve a safer, more beneficial deadlift workout, keep reading for some important do’s and don’ts.
 
 
 

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Six Secrets to Success

Posted on August 30, 2013

  1. Trust Yourself
  2. Break the Rules
  3. Don't be afraid to fail
  4. Ignore those who doubt you
  5. Work your ass off
  6. Give Something Back

 
 
 

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The Importance of an Antioxidant-Rich Diet

Posted on August 30, 2013

When you are busy analyzing your diet for protein, calories, saturated fat, sugar, sodium and essential vitamins, it’s easy to overlook antioxidants. To make matters worse, most foods aren’t labeled as “antioxidant foods” in the grocery store. You must do your research beforehand to determine which foods contain these powerful nutrients. However, antioxidants play a key role in the body’s overall health, which is why they should be a staple part of your diet.
 
 
 

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4 Tips For Building Muscle Mass

Posted on August 30, 2013

Are you tired of spending day after day in the gym only to find that your weight is decreasing rather than increasing? Some people go to the gym strictly to lose weight, but others visit the gym to build muscle mass. It’s important to note that the types of workouts used to build muscle mass are different than the workouts used to lose weight. If your goal is to gain muscle mass, you must choose your workouts carefully. Keep reading to learn some important tips on how to build more muscle mass.
 
 
 

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3 Lower-Ab Targeting Workouts

Posted on August 29, 2013

Are you tried of spending countless hours sweating away in the gym with little-to-no effect in your lower abdominal muscles? Let’s face it, most people want slim down their midsection, creating firmer abs. Of course, this is easier said than done, as the abdominal muscles are one of the most difficult areas to target. You can spend hours on the elliptical or treadmill with little change in your midsection. If this sounds like a familiar scenario, keep reading to learn 3 powerful workouts that effectively target the lower abs.

 
 
 

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Best Foods For Boosting Energy levels

Posted on August 27, 2013

Do you constantly find yourself fatigued, tired or even drowsy midway through the day? This is an all-too-common problem that millions of people experience. Even if you get a full 8 hours worth of sleep each night, you may still feel this way. The good news is that you can boost your energy levels by eating the right foods. There are some foods which are known to reduce energy levels, but there are others that can boost them. In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the top foods for boosting energy levels and beating fatigue.

 
 
 

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3 Effective Workouts For Building Stronger Pecs

Posted on August 22, 2013

The pectoralis majors (AKA pecs) are one of the most commonly overlooked groups of muscles. When you are busy performing a countless number of bicep curls to build bigger arms, it’s easy to forget about the pecs. While they aren’t as obvious as your arms or legs, the pecs still play a key role in your overall appearance and the physical form of your body. In this post, we’re going to reveal 3 effective workouts for building stronger pecs.

Let’s first go over the basics of what exactly the pecs are, as some people have no clue. The pectoralis majors are a group of fan-shaped muscled that sits on the upper chest area. Each person has two sets of the pectoralis major, one on each side of his or her chest. Building bigger pecs will translate into a bigger chest.



 
 
 

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What is The Paleo Diet?

Posted on August 19, 2013 @ 10:02am

In searching for hot new diets, you may have heard of the Paleolithic or paleo diet. It’s been covered on just about every health and nutrition news station you can think of. Not only ago, Dr. Oz even did a segment about the paleo diet. With so many people ranting and raving about it, the paleo diet must be good, right? To determine whether or not this dieting plan is right for you, you must first take a closer look into it.



 
 
 

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Benefits of taking nitric oxide supplements

Posted on August 15, 2013 @ 10:02am

One of the single most beneficial supplements for building bigger, stronger muscles is nitric oxide (NO). If you’ve done any research into health and nutrition supplements, you’ve probably heard of it before. Many professional bodybuilders use NO to achieve better results with their training and workouts. Of course, you don’t have to be a professional trainer to take advantage of this highly versatile supplement. To learn more about NO and the benefits it offers, keep reading.


 
 
 
 
 





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4 ways to improve your running stamina

Posted on August 13, 2013 @ 7:33am

Running a sport that weighs heavily on physical endurance and stamina. The more stamina you have, the longer and faster you’ll be able to run. Far too many people overlook this key element in the sport, which ultimately results in them losing pace halfway through their jog. To prevent this from happening, we’ve covered 4 simple ways to improve your running stamina below.

 
 
 
 
 





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How To Build Stronger Shoulders

Posted on August 8, 2013 @ 10:02am

When you are busy hitting the weights at the local gym or performing cardio at home, it’s easy to overlook the shoulder muscles. After all, not many workouts target this area, so how are you supposed to build them?  With a little bit of hard work and dedication, you can in fact build stronger, bigger shoulder muscles. Taking the time to work on the area of your body will better define both your upper chest and back, creating the appearance of a more tone figure. If you are still scratching your head trying to find ways to build shoulder muscles, keep reading.
 
 
 
 
 





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Benefits of Taking a Fish Oil Supplement

Posted on August 6, 2013 @ 6:50am

Some people might be thrown off by the thought of taking a supplement containing fatty oils extracted from fish. The oftentimes “fishy” flavor is enough to turn people away from them. However, new studies are shedding light on the many benefits of fish oil supplements. And if the flavor of these supplements was keeping you away from them, you’ll be pleased to hear that new varieties are being produced without this distinct fishy flavor. Regardless of your age, weight and current health, chances are you could benefit from taking a fish oil supplement.
 
 
 
 





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4 Reasons Why You Aren’t Gaining Muscle

Posted on August 1, 2013 @ 10:02am

Are you tired of spending countless hours in the gym without showing any real muscle gains? This is an all-too-common problem that millions of people experience. Regardless of how many hours you spend lifting weights, your body seems to hit a “plateau” where you no longer build muscle. Some people throw in the towel at this point and call it quits. However, the problem likely lies in one of the four following reasons…
 
 
 





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Quick and Easy Energy-Boosting Snack Ideas

Posted on July 30, 2013 @ 08:57am

When you are busy burning calories and building muscle at the gym, you’ll need to replenish your carbohydrates with a filling snack. Taking a few minutes out of your workout to chow down on a snack will offer a number of benefits: it will keep your metabolism, give you better mental focus, and it will boost your energy levels, all of which are critical to a good workout. In this post, we’re going to cover some quick and easy energy-boosting snack ideas.
 
 





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Get a Full-Body Workout With Battling Ropes

Posted on July 25, 2013 @ 10:02am

Battling Ropes have become one of the hottest new workouts of the year. Not only does it offer a full-body workout, but it’s also incredibly fun to perform. Far too many people give up on their workouts because of a lack of interest. Let’s face it, running on the treadmill or elliptical for countless hours each work is downright boring. To make matters worse, you’ll see minimal results from tedious cardio workouts such as these. A better option, however, is to invest in some Battling Ropes
 





All-Natural Ways To Boost Energy

Posted on July 23, 2013 @ 08:02am

Do you wake up in the morning feeling sluggish, slow and without any drive to get through the day? This is an all-too-common problem that millions of Americans experience. Not only does it make daily life more difficult, but having a lack of energy can place a stress on the health of your body as well. Thankfully, there are several different options available for increasing energy levels. In this post, we’re going to cover just a few of the many naturalways to boost energy levels.





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Top 3 Most Common Workout Mistakes

Posted on July 18, 2013 @ 10:32am

Do you feel building muscle is impossible regardless of how much time you spend in the gym? You can spend countless hours sweating away at the gym with little result on your body. If this sounds like a familiar scenario, you’ll want to check out some of the common workout mistakes listed below. If you are performing one or more of these mistakes, you could be limiting the effectiveness of your exercise routine.



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4 Health Benefits of Apples

Posted on July 17, 2013 @ 12:30pm

Most people have heard of the old saying — an apple a day keeps the doctor away. These deliciously red and juicy fruits are the perfect on-the-go snack, but they also offer a number of health benefits when consumed. The next time you raid the pantry in search of a fast snack, you should consider eating an apple instead. Here we’ll go over 4 health benefits of apples, revealing their important role in a well-balanced diet.

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Dangers of Consuming Too Much Sodium

Posted on July 10, 2013 @ 08:30am

You might be surprised to learn that sodium is an essential nutrient required for proper growth and development. Also known as salt, it’s responsible for regulating electrical impulses, nerves and muscle contractions. Unfortunately, however, far too many people consume too much sodium, placing them at risk for developing a number of different health conditions. To learn more about the dangers of high-sodium consumption, keep reading.


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Kettlebell Workouts - A Fun and Easy Way To Build Muscle

Posted on July 09, 2013 @ 08:49am

I’m a huge fan of kettlebells; not only are they incredibly fun and easy to use, but they also offer a full body workout. Because of their small size and simplicity, some people assume kettlebells are only useful for building arm muscles. While they are certainly an effective tool for building bigger triceps and biceps, kettlebells also target the core, legs, back and shoulders. If you are interested in using them, check out some of our simple workouts listed below.


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Protect Your Joint Health By Taking a Joint Supplements

Posted on July 04, 2013 @ 11:22am

Joint pain is something that no one should have to go through. Whether it’s osteoarthritis or temporary inflammation in the knees hands or spine, it can easily make one’s life miserable. Individuals with high levels of physical activity are naturally more likely to experience joint pain than those with low levels of physical activity. If you are a bodybuilder, athlete or trainer, you’ll want to protect your joints so they won’t cause you problems later down the road. Thanks to advancements in modern medicine, there are now several different types of supplements designed specifically for this reason.


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At-Home Ab Workouts

Posted on July 02, 2013 @ 07:56am

The abs are some of the most difficult and confusing muscles to work out. Far too many people take the wrong approach by doing a ridiculous number of sit-ups. The truth is that you can do all the sit-ups you want, but unless you are focusing on ALL of your ab muscles rather than a select few, you can’t expect a six-pack to develop. Before you throw in the towel or look to hire a professional trainer, check out some of the at-home ab workouts listed below. These are simple yet highly effective workouts that anyone can do from the comfort of their home.


Faster recovery time

How To Speed Up Post-Workout Recovery

Posted on June 27, 2013 @ 11:39am

Nearly every professional fitness trainer will agree that recovery is equally as important the workout. If you don’t give yourself the necessary amount of time to fully recover, your body and muscles won’t be able to keep up. Continuously wearing down your muscle fibers will only weaken your body rather than building it. Thankfully, there are several different things you can do to speed up your post-workout recovery time.


Juicing or blending

Comparing juicing VS blending

Posted on June 25, 2013 @ 8:26am

Both juicing and blending offer simple and effective ways to incorporate more vegetables into your daily diet. It’s no secret that most individuals don’t get the full 5 full servings of daily vegetables recommended by the USDA. Omitting these essential foods from your diet will likely result in certain nutritional deficiencies. Thankfully, however, juicing and/or blending them into easy-to-drink beverages will make it easier to hit the recommended mark. But which of the two is better for you — juicing or blending? Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons associated with each method.


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