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Nutrition and Training

Hate Cardio? Try Specialized Weight Training to Melt Away Fat!

For those of us wweight-trainho love to lift weights, cardio training is often an excruciatingly boring endeavor. Whether it is HIIT, steady state, or anything in between, when it is time to jump on the treadmill, stationary bike or elliptical the majority of us iron warriors cringe in disgust. But isn’t it this very type of mundane cardio that allows us to most efficiently burn off body fat and reveal the details of our hard earned muscles underneath? Not necessarily! Utilized correctly, the same BB’s, DB’s and machines we use to induce hypertrophy can also be extremely effective tools for melting fat like butter in a flame! The keys lie in choosing the right exercises, incorporating the proper rep range, and arranging your workouts in a manner that encourages the body to tap into body fat for energy.

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Should Men and Women Train the Same Way? Why Not?

 

It always baffles me why some (retrainad most) people believe that men and women should train differently. “Guys should train 6-8 reps and mostly with weights, hitting bench and squats, while girls should stick to higher reps and exercises like cable cross-overs and lunges.” I say, that’s complete B.S.

 

Anatomically speaking men and women are very similar. We have bones, skeletal muscle and many of the same organs. Our bodies process food in the same manner and our skin reacts the same way to the sun. When it comes to bodybuilding (which covers all manners of physique transformation involving weight training), the biggest difference between men and women is testosterone. Testosterone is the anabolic hormone that allows men to build superior muscle mass to that of our sisters

 

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Tips to a Successful Gaining / Bulking Diet

 

writingchallengebob-250Even though the summer is upon us, not everyone is getting beach ready, not everyone is trying to shed a few pounds on the beach, there are still going to be those who are trying to add some size and fill out their frame.

 

 

 

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Wheels of Steel with 2014 NPC Pittsburgh Champ Jason Janov

wheelsofsteel-thumbAt the 2014 NPC Pittsburgh Championships, Jason Janov brought his mass construction project to the stage and was rewarded with the Heavyweight and Overall titles for his efforts. The Pittsburgh native rocked the house...

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Kevin Ofurum Destroys Delts: Rx Muscle Exclusive

kevin1Summer is finally here and that means gym rats everywhere are ditching their smelly sweat-soaked hoodies in favor of short sleeves to show off what they’ve been busy building over what seemed to be a never-ending winter.

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Lighter Load Training for Strength and Muscle Hypertrophy

NatabsLighter Load Training for Strength and Muscle Hypertrophy

By Vic Tringali M.S. CSCS

Intensity or “load” in the context of research is defined as a percentage of 1 repetition max (RM) and represents the number of repetitions that can be performed with a given weight or resistance. Intensity has been shown to impact muscle hypertrophy and is a significantly important variable in a resistance training protocol.

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Good Rice, Bad Rice (Brown vs. White)

good badGood Rice, Bad Rice (Brown vs. White)

 

For years, the fitness industry has demonized white rice, labeling brown rice as the “clean, healthy, good one”, while white rice is “dirty, unhealthy and bad”.

Many will claim that if you’re trying to lose fat, build muscle, prevent fat accumulation, or improve performance brown rice is the better choice and white rice should be avoided for a myriad of reasons.

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Shock-Absorbing "Goo" Discovered in Bone!

Bones-590x330New findings show that much of the mineral from which bone is made consists of 'goo' trapped between tiny crystals, allowing movement between them. It is this flexibility that stops bones from shattering.

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Key Supplements for Successful Muscle-Building

 fitness-modelsThis is an article written alongside another one in Spanish. Dave liked the idea so much that he asked me to write one in English as well. So let's get started. 

 First of all, as I'm sure you can tell, I'm not a pro bodybuilder and won't be anytime soon, but I am someone who's been lifting for about ten years. I've been lean, I've been fat, but overall I've been happy all along, because I'm always learning something new. In my book you're a bodybuilder if your primary goal in the gym is to build a muscular, symmetrical physique.

 Whether you succeed or not (or at what level you find yourself) that – to me – is pretty immaterial. So, as bodybuilders we should always be open to new training philosophies and regularly do research on the supplements we're taking.

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Suplementos Claves: Exito en el Culturismo

fitness-modelsEl culturista - "natural" o no - necesita ciertas cosas básicas para tener un chance de realizar sus metas acerca del deporte del fisicoculturismo. Una de estas cosas es encontrar un gimnasio que tenga pesas, barras, y máquina para el entrenamiento. Incluso, que sea un lugar donde culturismo no sea mal visto y donde el atleta tenga lugar para posar frente al espejo - sin hacer el ridículo. Siguente (y no en orden de importancia) viene la dieta. En un artículo siguente hablaré sobre esto. Hoy día quiero hablar acerca de suplementos/complementos para tener éxito en este deporte. 
 
El suplemento quizás mas importante para recuperar, regenerar, e incluso ayudar para aumentar masa muscular es la proteina. El mercado esta completamente saturado de productos - algunos que gozan de ambiciosas campañas de publicidad, muchos que son de saben horrible o desconocidos, y pocos que verdaderamente son polvos de alta calidad. 

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Eating Healthy in College

thesolution-college-cafeteriaEating Healthy in College

Come late August and early September? You know what that means, school is back in session. Not only is school back in session but also many individuals who are going to college or living on their own need to find a way to take care of their budget instead of living at home and having the luxury of home cooked meals or their parents paying for groceries. This article is mostly geared towards those moving out into their own place, moving to college, or those who need some tips on how to get the best bang for their buck for nutrition while away from their home.

 

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