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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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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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Give Something Back

HenkSmith

By WFF Pro bodybuilder Henk ‘The Tank’ Smith I have been asked on a number of occasions how I started bodybuilding. Almost always the question takes me back to that 65kg youngster who wanted to put on some serious size for rugby. Back then I was too shy to approach ...

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Heavy and light training

John Leslie

I don’t have so-called heavy or light days but a basic way of training. I start my workout with a compound movement such as barbell squat, bench press, military press or any other multi-joint exercise that will require the most weight. I believe in always using heavy poundages when I ...

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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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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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Smoke your muscles with pre-exhaust training

Pre-exhaust training is all about pre-fatiguing your muscles by using an isolation or single-joint movement first and then following it up with one or two compound (multi-joint) exercises for the same muscle to force new growth.

Get the best of isolation and compound movements to take your results one step further Pre-exhaust training is all about pre-fatiguing your muscles by using an isolation or single-joint movement first and then following it up with one or two compound (multi-joint) exercises for the same muscle to force new ...

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Madcow 5×5

Heavy, low rep workouts will build brute strength because all the energy is put into making large muscles and corresponding attachments stronger

Heavy, low rep workouts will build brute strength because all the energy is put into making large muscles and corresponding attachments stronger Madcow 5×5 is based on Bill Starr’s 5×5, known as the most popular and effective strength routine ever devised. Madcow is the username of a person who was ...

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