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Most Neglected Muscle
Most Neglected Muscle

Most gym-goers train the posterior mass muscle--the gastroc and soleus (calf muscle). These are also important muscles responsible for plantarflexion and knee flexor (gastroc only), but they fail to perform opposite actions at the ankle joint. I want to bring up this topic of examining the tibialis as interest in the f...

How much protein does an athlete need?
How much protein does an athlete need?

Medical authorities used to tell us that athletes, including bodybuilders, do not need extra protein. That was wrong. Solid research now shows that both hard training endurance and strength athletes do need more protein than a sedentary individual. But perhaps not as much as you may have been led to believe. The Aug...

Ab Workouts do not cause stomach fat loss
Ab Workouts do not cause stomach fat loss

It seems that everyone is always asking me what the best ab workouts are to get a flatter stomach. The common belief that ab workouts will help you to lose belly fat is one of the biggest misconceptions I deal with daily as a fitness professional. Almost everyone has varying degrees of excess body fat in the abdominal...

Secrets to Weight loss
Secrets to Weight loss

One of the first things people tell me, when I ask them what their fitness goals are, is that they want to "lose weight". What the majority of these people mean is that they want to lose FAT! People have become so fixated on what the little number on the scale tells them each day, that some may actually cease their...

Weight Training 101
Weight Training 101

Weight Training 101 This is solely for educational purposes and assumes a generally healthy individual. You should see a doctor before participating in any workout regimen. "I'm just getting in the gym (first time, or over a year since) where do I start?" Well, for most noobs a full body routine with mode...

New Sit-up plan
New Sit-up plan

Different kinds of Sit Up Exercises On March 6 2002, Edmar Freitas, a weight-training instructor, did 111,000 sit-ups in twenty-four hours. Freitas ate an energy bar and drank a glass of coconut milk to keep up his energy and strength while performing the sit-ups. He was also allowed a five minute break every four h...

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