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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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Kill it with USN’s Liquid Muscle!

HMB or beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate is not new. Hell, the clever guys in the lab coats have been studying it for over 20 years. Ideal combo HMB, a metabolite of the amino acid leucine, first attracted attention in the sports science community due to its ability of enhancing the mass and strength ...

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Don’t lift and run!

Don't lift and run

Sports scientists in Australia have urged athletes to separate their weight training sessions from endurance activity after conducting tests on, what is known in the industry, as concurrent training. According to researcher Kenji Doma from the James Cook University in Queensland the physiological stress caused by lifting weights can continue for several ...

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Bust through plateaus with eccentrics

eccentrics

Experienced lifters can overcome plateaus by using eccentric training. “This is no magic pill that will suddenly create huge differences over systematic hard work. smart periodization, and nutrition; but it can give a boost or kick start to overcoming a plateau in strength and muscle mass development;” says Dr. Simon ...

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Exercise: Perception is reality

Perception is reality

How you perceive a training session will have a major influence on its outcome. Scientists at the University of Freiburg in Germany found that how people felt played a big role in their feeling of strain during exercise. They invited 78 men and women between the ages of 18 and ...

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Johnnie Jackson to Retire

Popular American IFBB Pro bodybuilder Johnnie O. Jackson has announced that he will retire after the 2017 Mr. Olympia competition. The 46-year-old veteran, who has recently won the Arnold Classic Africa in Johannesburg as well as the Pro Supershow in Toronto, will hang up his posing trunks at the end ...

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