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Power principles for muscle mass

The most important principles you can follow to pack on muscle mass are muscular tension, metabolic stress and muscular damage. # Power Principle 1: Muscular tension Muscular tension is not about using the most weights in the gym but squeezing the muscles you are working on. An example: When doing ...

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Weight limits in Classic Physique

The IFBB Professional League/National Physique Committee has recently announced new weight limits in the Men’s Classic Physique division. According to IFBB Pro League/NPC President Jim Manion the Classic Physique, first launched in 2016, is perceived as the middle ground between the Bodybuilding and the Men’s Physique categories. It highlights symmetry ...

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Exercise alone does not achieve weight loss

New research has revealed that exercise without dieting does not cause weight loss. Masking the impact of exercise After up to eight weeks of intensive cardio training three times a week, participants in the study, conducted by scientists at the Bangor University in the United Kingdom, experience no significant change ...

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How to save muscle while dieting

Combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss. “Eighty percent of people who lose weight by dieting gain all of it back in a four- to five-year period,” says University of Alabama researcher Eric Plaisance who was involved ...

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Pumping iron beats cardio

Lifting weights might be the way to go, especially when you get older. A new study suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass in older individuals that can be otherwise lost through cardiovascular workouts. “A lot of older adults will walk as their exercise ...

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Lifting one of the best exercises ever

Have you ever wondered what types of workouts are the best ever for a healthy body? Scientists at the Harvard Medical School released a paper outlining the only five exercises we need to practice to get the best outcome for our bodies. Strength training is on the list and viewed ...

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Adjustable dumbbells: Versatile and easy to use

There are two main types of adjustable dumbbells on the market: Traditional adjustable dumbbells come with a bar, weight plates and collars to fasten the weights to the bar. You remove the weight plates by taking off the spin on collar, pulling the weight plates off and then sliding new ...

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The cardio versus weights debate

Researchers recently measured weight lifting versus cardiovascular exercise to determine which was best for weight loss. They found that cardio burns more calories and is best for reducing fat mass but excessive cardio can lead to a loss in muscle. Not a good thing when you are a bodybuilder! On the ...

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Exercise rejuvenates cells

By strengthening our muscles we can improve our lifespan. American researchers have found that exercise helps the body to keep the cells in the muscles strong and healthy. According to scientist Zhen Yan exercise improves muscle health by rejuvenating its cellular powerhouse, the mitochondria. “Whether muscle is healthy or not ...

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Can women outlast men in the gym?

Researchers in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Canada have determined that women are considerably less exhausted after exercising than men of similar age and athletic ability. “We’ve known for some time that women are less fatiguable than men during isometric muscle ...

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