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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...

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 fou...

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 equipm...

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...

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