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Improving muscle tone

If you are on the hunt for that toned look you might be in for a big surprise! According to exercise scientist Wayne Westcott part of how ‘toned’ you become basically boils down to genetics. But don’t get disheartened! We all have muscles and we can all work to develop ...

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Boost your power and strength with 5/3/1

Former powerlifter and American football player Jim Wendler created the 5/3/1 method after he felt all burned out from competitive powerlifting.

Former powerlifter and American football player Jim Wendler created the 5/3/1 method after he felt all burned out from competitive powerlifting. In his own words he described his situation: “I was fat and out of shape. And even though I’d recently squatted 1000 pounds, I really wasn’t strong. I couldn’t ...

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Cardio or weights first?

Cardio before weights?

Does it matter if you do cardio first or strength first? Moritz Schumann and his team of researchers at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland recently tested 34 physically active and healthy young men on a combined program of strength and endurance training for 24 weeks. Although the benefits of combined endurance and ...

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