How Do You Know If You’re Unfit?

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There are tests you can take that depending on the results, can be indicators if you are unfit or not. Specifically they include: Body Mass Index Heart Recovery Rate Resting Heart Rate Cardiovascular Strength     BMI is a comparison of body weight to height. Both are factored into a formula to come up with…

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Hate Exercising? Here Are 5 Ideas to Turn Your Mindset Around

Hate Exercising? Here Are 5 Ideas to Turn Your Mindset Around

Regular exercise has so many health benefits associated with it, more people should do it. Reduced risk of cancers, longer life span, lower blood pressure and an enhanced mood are just a few of its benefits. But if your mindset on exercising is it should be something you do instead of something you want and…

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Can You Get A Good Workout in 30 Minutes?

The answer is yes, but you have to exercise smart. Your training time has to be carefully orchestrated so you use every minute effectively. Training should consist of a mix of both cardio and resistance training. Here’s how.   Warm up your large lower body muscle groups by jogging a mile to the gym. Once…

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At What Age Do Women Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

At What Age Do Women Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

The point at which women peak physical performance-wise is not all that different than men – late 20’s to early 30’s. After their peak however, certain physiological changes will begin to occur.     As you grow older, maintaining flexibility is a challenge. Typically you’ll lose 3 to 4 inches in the standard sit and…

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At What Age Do Men Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

At What Age Do Men Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

Under normal circumstances, men tend to reach their peak physical condition in their late 20’s to early 30’s. However as men age, they start to see a decline in the following areas:     Generally you will have your maximum amount of muscle mass by age 30. Barring any serious injuries or diseases, you can…

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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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