Archive For The “Muscle and Strength” Category

Do compound lifts, instead of isolation exercises for bigger arms

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If you want a bigger more dense upper body musculature, i.e. bigger biceps, triceps, forearms, back, and chest, then you need to do compound lifts. Not just any compounds, but exercises like, bench press, overhead press, barbell rows, and deadlifts. Look if you’re a beginner, you simply don’t have the muscle mass to waste time…

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How to build muscle

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Everyone in the gym lifting, wants to build muscle. At least I think so…mmmm…okay maybe not everyone. But, quite a few people do, and it’s usually the guys. However, you must realize that there is more to growing muscle than lifting. You really need to consider what you eat and how much, along with adequate…

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Is running really bad for your knees?

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Greetings and salutations! Yes, it’s been a while and I’m back. I was sidetracked by a few things, but hopefully I will be able to post more regularly. Now, on to our topic at hand…The risks and rewards of running and or training. The tendency is to think that if we are training for a…

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Benefits of foam rolling

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Sure, you’ve seen them at the gyms, these cylindrical pieces of foam tucked away in the corner…or underneath someone, as they roll under various body parts. It looks more like something a kid would play with, than a piece of gym equipment. I’m not knocking them, I use them as well for my hamstrings and…

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Does glucosamine chondroitin work?

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  You must have heard of glucosamine chondroitin by now. Everyone is using it for joint health and strength. It’s supposed to help maintain and heal cartilage after injury and it seems as though athletes and anybody over 40 or 50 are using it. It’s really not a single thing, but a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin…

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Does Acupuncture Work?

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Whether or not acupuncture works, depends on who you ask and what you’re trying to get out of it. Some people want to believe in something so badly, that no matter what the science says, it will work for them. Gotta love that placebo effect. But, that aside, in general does acupuncture work? Let’s try…

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Core Strengthening Exercises

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Most people think of core as having strong abs, maybe back and always associate it with crunches and planks. The core is essentially anything that is not the arms or legs. Mostly centered around the midsection at the front, back and sides. Why is it important to have good core strength? Well every time you,…

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Benefits of jumping rope

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  Don’t start telling me jump rope is just for kids. Have you seen Muhammad Ali? or Iron Mike Tyson? All boxers do it, MMA fighters and many other serious athletes also skip (Jump rope). If these guys are willing to skip/jump rope, then there must be something to it. There are so many variations…singles,…

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