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The good freshman 15
The good freshman 15

You know exactly what I'm talking about when I mention the freshman fifteen. You see young men and women go off to college to advance their knowledge of certain subjects in hopes of making a profession out of it. What they are not planning on is the advancement of their waistline. Instead of being afraid of the freshman fifteen that tends to register with most students, you should be using this time to make improvements to your body. Before you...

Need to Gain Muscle Mass?
Need to Gain Muscle Mass?

Adding muscle mass is hard work. To get the most benefit from your hard work, you need to do three things: train right, get enough rest and eat right. Follow a Good Training Program Muscle growth results from progressive resistance training. The resistance program for building muscle generally includes two to four sets of 8-12 repetitions. To prevent injuries and maximize your efforts, practice safe and correct lifting techniques. Guidance by a professional trained in strength and conditioning can help....

Annoying Problems in Gyms
Annoying Problems in Gyms

1.) "Functional Equipment Being Used for Bodybuilding Exercises"I guess this is more or less a pet peeve, or it can be viewed as a lack of variation in exercise selection. How many times have you walked around your fitness center and marveled at all the new functional equipment that it had? I classify functional equipment as any cable apparatus that has moveable arms, pulleys, or is multi-vector (most notably Free Motion, Paramount, Keiser, and some Precor, Life Fitness and other...

Most Neglected Muscle
Most Neglected Muscle

The tibialis anterior is a crucial muscle of the lower body and one that I have found to be neglected in most exercise programs. This powerful dorsiflexor and invertor of the foot aids each propulsion during walking gait and jumping, and from a cosmetic standpoint -- adds a significant amount of mass to the lower leg.

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 August 1997 issue of The Physician and Sportsmedicine has the results of the latest research: "Based on a wide review of scientific data, current daily protein recommendations for...

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 region, and the best way to burn off that extra stomach fat continues to elude most. The problem is that most people...

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