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Gym mistakes to avoid

Workouts can become routine and when you are in a rut you are most likely to get injured. This is the reason exercise physiologist Rachel Straub authored a book called ‘Weight Training Without Injury’ on how to stay safe when you lift weights. “People get bored; there are ten ways ...

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Train legs like a beast!

It’s the new year and you are sick of walking around on chicken legs. Don’t worry! Use this unbeatable compilation of blood-pumping lower body movements to address the issue. Blast your lower appendages to new proportions with the following: Take between 2 to 3 minutes rest in between sets after ...

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Never too late to start exercising

Scientists have found that two years of consistent exercise can reverse the damage caused by years of sedentary non-active life. According to Dr. Benjamin Levine, lead author of the study which was published in the latest issue of the journal Circulation, “the right dose of exercise, at the right time ...

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Top bodybuilding hacks for 2018

With over 30 years of lifting experience, we at Muscle Evolution were recently fortunate enough to interview renowned exercise physiologist Scott Stevenson (PhD) who offered our readers practical ways to improve their training. Get the January/February 2018 edition of Muscle Evolution, available at retail outlets, for the full interview with Dr. Scott ...

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Build cannonball delts!

One body part you cannot overdevelop is your shoulders. A dynamic pair of delts will add width that will give a more pronounced appearance of depth and thickness to your physique that will make any competitor standing next to you on show day run for the backstage to hide! How ...

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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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