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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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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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Bulking can alter the heart

bulking heart

Gaining weight, even if it is only a few kilogrammes, can change your heart muscle and affect its ability to pump blood. Lose or maintain weight According to cardiologist Ian Neeland, M.D., people should focus on weight stability if they struggle to drop fat while on a training programme. “Any weight ...

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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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Chris Nguta Conquers Queens Grand Prix

The Queens Casino in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape was the scene of glistening, tanned and ripped bodies at the weekend. Chris Nguta emerged victorious on Saturday, 17 June in the fourth edition of the Queens Casino Grand Prix Body Building competition hosted by Physical Culture Association (PCA) South Africa. ...

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The Strongman Supplement Plan – USN’s Samuel Frauenstein

USN Man Remade Samuel Frauenstein

The Strongman Supplement Plan: Samuel Frauenstein‘s approach to supplementation and nutrition revealed. The nutritional requirements of strongman competitors like Team USN Elite athlete Samuel Frauenstein varies to those of bodybuilders as their goals are completely different. Where bodybuilders focus on aesthetics, with muscle gain and fat loss of paramount importance, strongmen ...

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Make Stubborn Calves Grow!

john leslie

Calves are a muscle group many guys tend to struggle with in the gym. Not only are they an extremely stubborn muscle group to grow but people tend to get lazy when they need to train them hard or they follow the wrong approach. To get your calves to grow ...

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Excessive Exercise Can Damage your Gut

Gut

A review of published studies has found that excessive exercise can compromise your gut integrity and function. According to Dr. Ricardo Costa, lead author of the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics review, exercise stress of two or more hours at 60 percent of your maximum intensity level appeared to be the ...

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Fuel your workouts with USN’s Anavol Intra-Gro

USN Anavol

Science has come a long way since bodybuilders depended on coffee as a performance enhancer. The easy-to-digest carbohydrate called Vitargo has been on the lips of everyone who is on a mission to crush their workouts in the gym. Consuming the right nutrients at the right time is critical if ...

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