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Is endurance training bad for you?

Sports medicine physicians have found no solid evidence of heart damage from long-term endurance training when they tested elite master athletes.

Sports medicine physicians have found no solid evidence of heart damage from long-term endurance training when they tested elite master athletes. These findings, recently published in the medical journal called Circulation, refute the hypothesis made earlier by scientists that repeated bouts of intensive endurance exercise at elite level may result ...

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Exercise improves mood, motivation

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine shows that exercise does more than improve fitness and muscle mass

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine shows that exercise does more than improve fitness and muscle mass Exercise enhances motivation while increasing energy and reducing depression. The subjects involved in the study were 32 men aged between 18 to 33 who had ...

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Exercise reduces cancer risk

Exercise reduces cancer risk

Scientists have found that high levels of exercise can drive down the average risk of developing 13 types of cancer. Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute determined that, compared with people who reported spending the least time in what is termed as “leisure-time physical activity”, those who got the ...

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Lack of H2O just as bad as smoking

mild dehydration levels in humans can impair vascular function nearly as much as smoking a cigarette.

Bodybuilders and other hard training athletes have known for ages the importance of keeping hydrated and replenishing fluids lost during exercise New research New research recently published in the European Journal of Nutrition indicates that even mild dehydration levels in humans can impair vascular function nearly as much as smoking ...

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Rest and muscle growth

Very short rest periods between sets could compromise muscle growth

Very short rest periods between sets could compromise muscle growth Little thought is usually given to this important training variable but the amount of rest you take between sets significantly affects muscle tension and metabolite buildup – two critical elements of building bigger muscles. American researcher Brad Schoenfeld and his team ...

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The power of the mind

Is there truth to the mind-muscle connection?

Is there truth to the mind-muscle connection? Bodybuilders have for decades been emphasising  the importance of the mind-muscle connection to recruit more muscle fibers when you train. This internally focused strategy involves visualizing the target muscle and consciously directing neural drive to the muscle during workouts. A lot of this ...

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Get big naturally

6 Tricks to boost your testosterone naturally

6 Tricks to boost your testosterone naturally Lose weight – getting rid of the spare tyre around your waist can increase your testosterone levels because men who are overweight are more likely to have low testosterone levels. Strength training– short intense sessions in the gym where you increase the weight ...

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Worldwide obesity rates ballooning out of control

Researchers have found that over the past 3 decades there has been an alarming increase in rates of obesity worldwide.

Researchers have found that over the past 3 decades there has been an alarming increase in rates of obesity worldwide. For their study researchers, led by Professor Emmanuela Gakidou of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in the United States,  conducted a comprehensive review of literature looking at overweight ...

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New research finds exercise can prevent lower back pain

A debilitating back pain can sometimes set you back for months and remains a constant source of frustration for athletes such as bodybuilders and weightlifters.

A debilitating back pain can sometimes set you back for months and remains a constant source of frustration for athletes such as bodybuilders and weightlifters. Lower back pain has a high recurrence rate and is one of the biggest health problems in the world, generating enormous costs in treatments and ...

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Training splits probed

Training splits probed - Full body vs body-split routines

Some bodybuilders swear by total-body routines that allow you to train a muscle as frequently as possible whereas others support a traditional body part split where you train a muscle once per week. A recent study probed the effect of training frequency of these two different splits on muscular adaptations ...

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