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Pre Workout Foods For an Effective Workout

Ensuring you fuel your body as well as possible before a workout is the key to getting the best workout you can. If you don’t fuel yourself properly, how can you ever hope to work your muscles as thoroughly as needed for optimal growth. MYTH: Never Eat Before a Workout The Truth: A big fitness myth that working out on an …

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Ideal Reps for Building Size and Strength

Just about anyone who lifts weights has, at some point, asked the question: ‘What number of reps for building size and strength should I do for best results?’ The answer is: it depends entirely upon what your goals are; Strength, size, a lot of strength and some size, or a lot of size and some strength? Neural-Metabolic Continuum Whoa, what …

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High Calorie Foods for Building Muscle

The dietary aspect of building muscle is all about calories – calories in and calories out. If too little calories are put in, zero growth and possibly a fat or muscle loss (or both) will occur. If too many calories are put in, muscle gains or fat gains (or both), will occur. That’s the way it works, and despite what …

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How Long Does it Take Muscles to Recover After Workout

Unbeknownst to the average person looking to build significant muscle mass, muscle recovery time is one of the three most important factors in muscle growth, setting aside training and diet for a moment. Even if you’re training correctly using proper form, increasing the weight and resistance at each workout, without adequate time given for muscle recovery then your efforts in …

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Do Push Ups Build Muscle?

When one talks of building muscle, it’s automatically assumed that the only way to do so is to start pumping iron. And, while I can’t say I disagree given my fanatical love of weight training, I think it’s important not to turn out backs on the old, simpler methods: those which don’t require equipment, and which we can do anytime, …

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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 …