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Tricep Builder : Parallel Dips

Grasp the handles with an overhand grip a little wider than shoulder width. Lower your body down with an upright torso and elbows close to your sides. When your elbow angle is near 90 degrees or less, (your comfort level will vary) press back up keeping the upright posture and flex your triceps. Repeat for […]

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Are you growing enough muscle? (Part 2)

Bad Technique: You’re doing the right exercises, but are you doing them right? If you want to place the maximum amount of stress on the muscle, and prevent serious injuries, you have to execute every movement with good form. Don’t copy what others are doing in the gym, this is how bad habits spread. Here are […]

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Are you growing enough muscle? (Part 1)

Calories: Calorie consumption is the solution to about 90% of the complaints lifters have about not being about to get bigger and/or stronger. Your body requires a certain number of calories to maintain your current weight. This figure is known as basal metabolic rate (BMR), and varies from person to person depending on your weight, muscle […]

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Compound Exercises vs Isolation Exercises

A compound exercise is any exercise that involves the use of more than one major muscle group at a time. Typically, there is one larger muscle group that ends up doing the majority of the work, and then one or more smaller muscle groups that are recruited secondarily. Here’s a list of the most common compound exercises along with the […]

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How to Do the Wrist Curl

Start out by placing two dumbbells on the floor in front of a flat bench. Sit down on the edge of the flat bench with your legs at about shoulder width apart. Make sure to keep your feet on the floor. Use your arms to grab both of the dumbbells and bring them up so […]

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Common Failures During The Off-Season

1 Not Eating Enough First off, I have to say that women tend to fall victim to this mistake a lot more than men. The reason behind this is that women hate putting on weight and after looking so good on stage the last thing that they want to do is put on Fat. So […]

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Tips On Improving Your Back Exercises

Squeeze: The most important thing to do on every rep of every set of every back workout is to squeeze it. Most of the time the reason you can’t grow your back is because you can’t feel it. Hold the contracted position of each back lift for one second and if you still can’t feel […]

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Key Hamstring Exercises

The hamstrings are not one single muscle, but a group of muscles with multiple functions. Their most important function is hip extension, which is vital for explosiveness, sprinting, jumping, and even low-back health. If you have been neglecting your hamstrings in the gym below is a list of exercises you should add to your next […]

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5 Excercises For Your Abs

PLANK (2-3 sets of 30-60 second holds) The plank is great for working your entire core, and it can stimulate up to 130 percent more ab activity than the crunch. To make it more difficult, widen your feet and reach forward with your hands—that’ll give your core an even bigger challenge. When you reach forward, […]

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Fat Loss

Fat loss should not be rushed. It takes time, and plenty of it. Aim to lose no more than two pounds of fat per week, and preferably closer to a rate of 1-1.5 pounds. This ensures that muscle loss is minimized. Muscle tissue consumes calories all the time. You don’t want to cannibalize this metabolically […]

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