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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.

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5 Benefits of Using Creatine

These days, I’d be very surprised if there are any top-flight athlete’s in any sport who don’t use creatine. But, what is the big fascination with this supplement? What exactly are the benefits of using it?

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Why Regularly Changing Muscle Building Exercises Is Critical

It’s incredible to think that even today some people still scoff at the idea of changing exercises regularly in order to continue building muscle. “Why would you need to, do the muscles have little brains which know what you did over the last few weeks?” they ask sarcastically. Others say it’s merely psychological – that on some level you become …

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Fast & Slow Release Muscle Building Protein

Some people try and build serious muscle mass with very few carbohydrates; some try it with very few fats. I’m yet to come across anyone who tried building serious muscle mass without hardly any protein. Protein is the only nutrient which provides nitrogen, and it’s the only nutrient capable of building muscle.

The 2 Most Vital Muscle Building Exercise Categories

The task of selecting the best muscle building exercises is simply summed up by many as ‘choose the exercises which allow you to lift the heaviest weights’. This may make sense, and it is true in part, but there’s a massive piece of the puzzle missing here which will be explained in this article to hopefully talk you out of …

Fitness Legend Jack Lalanne Dies at 96

Jack Lalanne, the “Godfather of Fitness” has passed away on January 23, 2011 at his home in Morro Bay, California. It was reported that he died from Pneumonia symptoms. I was not born during the time when his shows “The Jack LaLanne Show” was popular back in the 60’s & 70’s. But I’ve heard a lot about him and have …