6 Secrets of Extremely Fit People

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If you would interview a group of extremely fit people, you would see they all have these six things in common:     If you talk to extremely fit people about they train, you’ll find they listen to their body as far as knowing what to eat. Over time, they have figured out what makes…

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4 Reasons to Get Fitter Starting Today

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People have a hundred and one reasons why they don’t start working on get fitter today – most of which are not valid, including not having enough time, a common excuse. Everyone can find the time to exercise and eat right. It is just the motivation to get moving has to be greater than the…

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What Are Compound Muscle Exercises?

What Are Compound Muscle Exercises?

If you want to build muscle and increase strength in the shortest amount of time, compound muscle exercises are the ones best to spend your time doing. With compound muscle exercises, you are using multiple joints throughout the range of the exercise. Consequently you are also using multiple muscle groups associated with each joint exercised.…

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A Quick Guide to the Science of Muscle Growth

A Quick Guide to the Science of Muscle Growth

How and why do muscles grow? Scientifically, the process is very simple. Your body responds in certain unpredictable ways to things you do. If you consistently weight train, add cardio, enjoy a healthy diet and drink lots of water, you will burn fat and gain muscle. Practice the following 4 steps and you will harness…

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What Are Muscle Fiber Ratios?

What Are Muscle Fiber Ratios?

The muscles in our bodies are comprised of several different types of fibers. They are generally lumped into two broad categories – slow twitch and fast twitch. The number of slow to fast in a particular muscle is referred to as a muscle’s fiber ratio. The number before the slash refers to the percentage of…

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A Guide to Good Form for Muscle Building Exercises

A Guide to Good Form for Muscle Building Exercises

We’ve all seen it while working out at the gym: some guy swinging a barbell or dumbbell loaded with weights way heavier than he should be lifting, in order to get it to the top of each repetition. Not only is he endangering himself, but others around him. When it comes to weightlifting, it isn’t…

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7 Tips for Injury-Free Strength Training

7 Tips for Injury-Free Strength Training

Staying free from injuries when you are strength training can be difficult. Since you are stressing your body, injury risks abound. Practice the following 7 tips for injury-free strength training and you will receive the maximum physical benefits without any painful downtime.     Get a checkup or at least a physical fitness test before…

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How to Measure Your Bodybuilding Progress

How to Measure Your Bodybuilding Progress

There are several methods to chart your bodybuilding progress. Some are more accurate than others. To get an accurate measurement of where you are at with your bodybuilding progress, don’t rely on just one method. Here are 5 of the most popular methods used today:     Photos don’t lie (unless you Photoshop them!) Before-and-after…

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3 Things You Should Know About Building Muscle Mass

3 Things You Should Know About Building Muscle Mass

Building muscle mass is a process requiring determination, patience and the desire to succeed. But to be successful, you should know these three things before embarking on your bodybuilding journey: You have to eat more calories to gain muscle Overloading your muscles builds mass In the process of building muscle, you’ll also gain some fat.…

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