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Bent Over Barbell Row vs. Deadlifts

Several times on internet forums I’ve seen people asking about whether they should do bent over barbell rows or deadlifts for their back exercise. Whenever I get the opportunity to answer, I always tell them to do both. As you’ll see, rather than it be a question of bent over barbell rows vs. deadlifts, its about making the most of …

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8 Telltale Signs That Your Muscle Building Workout Worked

When we first embark on a muscle building regime, everything comes so easy. We gain a lot of strength and muscle size quickly and it seems as if we have developed a touch which would make even Midas jealous. Then, before we know it, it all seems to grind to a halt: Our beginner gains are over, and this is …

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Bodybuilding for Seniors & What You Should Know

No, no, no! I simply won’t hear any of it; you are NEVER not too old to begin bodybuilding. True, getting a chiselled and flawless physique may (yes, may), be extremely challenging, if not impossible for a person of advancing years, but, I’m certain as a matter of fact can guarantee you that you can be in 99% better shape …

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The Effects of Fast Food on Your Bodybuilding Goals

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression: ‘you are what you eat’ and that is true to a certain extent. If you overeat, you’ll become fat. If you under eat, you’ll become skinny. But, if you eat a burger once in a while – you will not become a burger (not even once in a while.) In bodybuilding, there seems to …

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Best Exercises to Build Muscle Mass for Senior Men

I’m sure you’ve heard it said already that building muscle mass for seniors can be tough. But, don’t give up. In fact, it’s tough for anyone a few years past their teenage years, so we’re all in the same boat, more or less. There are several things you can do to maximize your muscle gains, even if you are past …

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How to Build Muscle Mass for Hard Gainers

What are hard gainers? They are  individuals with a slim body type who find it hard to gain weight and muscle mass. There are so many hard gainers out there who have given up their pursuit of building a muscular, bulky body because they believe it is impossible for them. This, however, is not true.

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Why Some Bodybuilders Are Better Off Not Training To Failure

After doing just a little research a new trainee will see that most people promote the principle of ‘training to failure’. Failure is the time at which the nervous system simply can’t take anymore at a given weight and crashes, causing your muscle contraction to come to an end. Training to failure would seem to make sense in that you …

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Top Strength Coach Says EZ Curl Bars Do Not Build Biceps

Along with dumbbell curls, barbell curls are the most common method of building the biceps with free weights. In fact, many people prefer barbell curls which are more effective for performing cheat curls when loaded with heavier weight. As anyone who has curled will testify, barbell curls with a straight bar can feel a little awkward and when a person …

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Leg Presses: A Machine Alternative For Long-Legged Squatters

While squats are undoubtedly the greatest exercise for building lower body strength, particularly the quads, it’s fair to say that squats aren’t a well-loved exercise for many people. Some people do have a legitimate beef: For people with long legs and a short upper body, squatting can be awkward. The immense forward lean to retain balance not only places the …

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How To Make Mountainous Traps Out Of Molehills

Nothing completes the powerful look like big traps. If you want to improve your upper trap development and have tried shrugs and haven’t gotten the results you’d like then don’t abandon shrugs just yet because I have something for you that’ll help supercharge the effectiveness of shrugs, so the exercise starts to pay dividends for you.