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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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Sit less, move more

People who sit down for extended periods of time are at almost double the risk of dying younger, a new study suggests. A desk-bound lifestyle Researchers at the Columbia University found that people with desk jobs are at risk of dying younger. The study, of nearly 8,000 adults aged 45 ...

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Gym protects the heart

New research conducted by the São Paulo Research Foundation in South America shows that exercise helps rid heart cells of dysfunctional mitochondria. Cleansing mechanism “Basically, we discovered that aerobic training facilitates the removal of dysfunctional mitochondria from heart cells,” said Professor Julio Ferreira, a researcher who formed part of a ...

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A Big Serving of Food Psychology

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A new study involving a six-week experiment in a dining hall at the Stanford University in California found that people are more likely to choose vegetable dishes with exotic descriptions. The dining hall served up one of eight vegetable dishes during lunch time. The manner in which kitchen staff prepared ...

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Vigorous Exercise Reduces Cell Aging

New research reveals you can slow down your biological clock at cellular level by staying active. According to a new study, published in the medical journal Preventive Medicine, people who have consistently high levels of physical activity have significantly longer telomeres than those who have sedentary lifestyles. Telomeres are the ...

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No More Late Night Meals

Bodybuilders who get up in the middle of the night to down a protein shake or eat a meal could be affecting their weight and metabolism negatively. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in America eating late at night can not only increase ...

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Longer breaks for bigger muscles

The latest research indicates that extended rest intervals between sets when you lift weights could assist with muscle growth.

The latest research indicates that extended rest intervals between sets when you lift weights could assist with muscle growth. The findings, published in Experimental Physiology, go against the belief that favours shorter rest periods. Researchers from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom monitored 16 subjects who completed exercises ...

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A mirror for squats

Researchers from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago recently examined how preferential loading is affected when performing a squat with and without the help of a mirror.

Researchers from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago recently examined how preferential loading is affected when performing a squat with and without the help of a mirror. Participants in the study were requested to stand with their feet on two different force plates which allowed the researchers to determine the amount ...

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Go nuts with almonds

Eating just a handful of almonds a day can boost your diet significantly according to a new study conducted at the University of Florida in America.

Eating just a handful of almonds a day can boost your diet significantly according to a new study conducted at the University of Florida in America. In the study, researchers asked subjects to add almonds or almond butter to their diet for a period of three weeks. Subjects were asked to eat ...

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Carbs: Your training fuel

Not ingesting enough calories can result in a lack of important nutrients. This is especially true when it comes to carbohydrates.

If you are serious about your training you will know that getting enough calories is important to pack on size Nutrition is a key part of any bodybuilder’s training. Not ingesting enough calories can result in a lack of important nutrients. This is especially true when it comes to carbohydrates. ...

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