Exercise & Fitness

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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September 3, 2015
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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September 2, 2015
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6 Secrets of Extremely Fit People

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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September 1, 2015
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4 Reasons to Get Fitter Starting Today

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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September 1, 2015
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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August 28, 2015
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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August 28, 2015
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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August 28, 2015
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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August 27, 2015
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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August 27, 2015
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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August 27, 2015