Burn Fat Gain Muscle

Burn Fat And Gain Muscle

Burn fat and gain muscle isn’t as hard as you might think. You can train your body to burn excess calories instead of storing them as fat, and you can exercise to build up your muscles. With the right techniques, it is easy, so here we show you the best ways to burn fat and … Read more

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Understanding Post-Workout Muscle Soreness, Part 2

How can you better manage post-workout soreness if you are serious about bodybuilding? If you made a commitment to take your bodybuilding journey to its rightful conclusion then you definitely need a game plan for post-workout muscle soreness. Some bodybuilders don’t mind the pain; if this fits your attitude about it then congratulations, you’ve overcome … Read more

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Understanding Post-Workout Muscle Soreness, Part 1

Why does post-workout soreness occur? People who lift weights on a regular basis know the feeling well. The pain often manifests twelve to twenty four hours after a heavy or intense workout. It affects all or nearly all of the major muscle regions that were used during the heavy workout… And the pain can be … Read more

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Thinking Like a Pro: Smart Gym Moves, Part 1

Why are so many people attracted to bodybuilding? Since Arnold Schwarzenegger and countless other Mr. Olympias in the United States began dominating the modern bodybuilding scene, it’s not surprising that countless would-be bodybuilders are flocking the nation’s gyms in search for bodybuilding gold. The heavyweights of this generation like Ronnie Coleman and Jay Cutler have … Read more

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The Ideal Muscular Body, Part 3: Power and Ability

What separates powerful bodybuilders from average ones? In the first two parts of our current series, we explored the minute details of the competing bodybuilder’s ideal physical form. We learned that apart from the general size of a bodybuilder, judges are often looking for detailed musculature and clear distinctions among the different muscle groups. The … Read more

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The Ideal Muscular Body, Part 2: Muscle Size and Distinction

What makes a bodybuilder worthy of being crowned a champion? In the first part of our series, we discussed the primary traits that competition judges are looking for in professional and amateur bodybuilders We discovered the importance of developing the “X-form” as well as building enough mass around the joints to dwarf your joints to … Read more

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The Ideal Muscular Body, Part 1: Structure and Form

What are the ideal characteristics of a bodybuilder’s body? People go into bodybuilding for different reasons. Some engage in weightlifting exercises to lose weight and build muscle mass to improve their looks. Others engage in bodybuilding to strengthen weak muscles and joints, as in the case of older males who are suffering from a lifetime … Read more

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Powering Through Sets, Part 2: Pro-Grade Tips

How do you power through sets and get the results you want? In our previous article, we talked about the two biggest camps in bodybuilding: the high-intensity group and the classical group. The high-intensity group espouses the belief that higher resistance with fewer reps and sets is the best way to build mass and strength. … Read more

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Matters of Resistance, Part 2: Training Hard

How can you consistently train hard for maximum strength and gains? In our previous blog post, we discussed the importance of form, technique and the proper ways of determining the right level of resistance for specific movements. We also learned that no one can tell you how much weight you can safely push, pull or … Read more

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Matters of Resistance, Part 1: Essential Tips

What is intensity and how does it contribute to a bodybuilder’s progress? The intensity of a weightlifting exercise is determined primarily by the resistance being used by the bodybuilder. Resistance, or the weight of the plates themselves, has a marked effect on the bodybuilder’s performance. Using lower resistance or lighter weights often allows the bodybuilder … Read more

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Mastering Workouts, Rest and Recovery

How can you transform your workouts into pro-level, muscle-building sessions? Let’s face it: we aren’t always confident about our workouts. There is always a seed of doubt buried in the midst of our exertions and that seed grows into a forest of anxieties when we see how well other people are progressing with their own … Read more

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Genes & Bodybuilding, Part 2

How much influence does your DNA have over muscle growth? In our previous article, we explored the role of genetics in determining the performance of a bodybuilder. We learned that while genes can sometimes make it easier for a bodybuilder to make specific gains (e.g. bigger biceps even with less training than one’s peers), we … Read more

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Genes & Bodybuilding, Part 1

How does your DNA affect your performance as a bodybuilder? Your own DNA is definitely a big factor when it comes to determining your natural performance and the results that you can expect to receive with specific exercises. Of course, we can’t do anything about your own genes. What we can do is work with … Read more

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Demystifying Repetitions in Workouts, Part 2: The Perfect Rep

What are the performance secrets of superstar bodybuilders when performing reps? The number one advantage of veteran bodybuilders is technique. Because of their long experience in bodybuilding, amateur/professional champions have been able to learn or develop their own unique training techniques that bring them the best results. Of course, if you’re a complete beginner you … Read more

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Demystifying Repetitions in Workouts, Part 1: Rep Scales

How can you perform the best repetitions while working out? A repetition or “rep” is the act of performing a specific movement that satisfies the completion of a single “unit” of exercise. For example, a bodybuilder performs one repetition of a dumbbell curl when he is able to raise a dumbbell near his chest. A … Read more

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Breaking Down Muscle-Building Myths, Part 2

In our previous article, we debunked three major myths regarding bodybuilding. We learned that modern bodybuilders are not just aesthetically pleasing to look at, but they’re also very strong individuals who can hold their own against more traditional strongmen who don’t train to achieve physical symmetry or the “x-form” of classical bodybuilders. We also learned … Read more

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Breaking Down Muscle-Building Myths, Part 1

What are the pervasive myths of modern bodybuilding? Modern bodybuilding, just like any other sport, is mired by widespread misinformation or “myths” that can discourage a budding bodybuilder from pursuing his muscle-bound dreams. If you are a beginner or if you’re thinking of joining the ranks of amateur or professional bodybuilders, it’s important that you … Read more

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Bodybuilding – Developing Killer Motivation

How can you develop the unstoppable motivation of pro bodybuilders? Bodybuilding is anything but easy. To say that anyone can succeed in bodybuilding is a myth because not everyone has the genes and more importantly, the motivation to succeed in this type of sport/physical activity. It’s not enough to have the height advantage or naturally … Read more

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