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Sit down for maximum tension – tip of the week

Bodybuilders cheat less when they sit down while doing dumbbell curls on arm day as well as front dumbbell raises and side later raises on shoulder day. When you sit down while you are doing these exercises you will find that your ability to recruit other muscles to help you ...

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‘Fitness’ foods may cause people to eat more, exercise less

According to a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research so-called ‘fitness’ foods may cause consumers to eat more and to exercise less, potentially undermining their efforts to lose or control their weight. Researchers have found that branding a product as ‘fit’ increased consumption for people trying to watch ...

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White fat can be turned into energy ­burning brown fat

A study suggests that the widely reviled energy storing white fat in humans can be turned into an energy brown fat that uses up excess calories. The study conducted by a research team at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston provides proof of the concept that the browning ...

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Muscle memory speeds up recovery after training breaks

Recent studies suggest that muscle memory is hardwired into our muscle cells. Norwegian researchers noted muscle memory could result from the peculiar properties of muscle cell nuclei, the location where most of the cell’s genetic instructions are stored. Muscle cells have multiple nuclei and when you train your muscle cells ...

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Nail in the coffin of trans fats

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration in the US) wants to eliminate artery-clogging artificial trans fats from the American diet by the year 2018. Trans fats are partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in processed foods and associated with a number of health problems such as cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol.Trans fats ...

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Age of pros on the rise

If one takes a look at last year’s Mr. Olympia you can see that age is definitely not a factor in the modern age of professional bodybuilding. Among the top guys the 34­year­old Phil Heath was a puppy in the 2014 pack of dogs as opposed to Kai Greene (39), ...

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Steroid users are more forgetful

Researchers at the Northumbria University in England examined whether the long term use of high doses of anabolic-androgenic steroids might affect memory. Dr. Tom Heffernan and his team assessed 100 males aged 18-30 who were regular gym users. Half of the subjects used steroids and half did not. The results ...

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Coleman on the road to recovery after back surgery

Ronnie Coleman recently underwent back surgery and is now on a six week sabbatical to recover before he will hopefully be hitting the gym again. Big Ron, who holds eight straight wins as Mr. Olympia from 1998 to 2005 and is widely regarded by bodybuilders as one of the greatest ...

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