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I Want to Gain Muscle and Burn Fat

Gaining muscle and burning fat at the same time is pretty much everyone's fitness goal. How awesome would it be to get stronger, watch your muscles grow and reduce your body fat percentage all at the same time? Unfortunately, these two goals aren't compatible with each other. Weight Balance 101 Weight...

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Avoiding Catabolic States

Packing on muscle can be done in two steps: lifting weights and eating more. When you workout, you cause tiny tears in your muscles that are later repaired which is what makes you bigger, faster and stronger. When your body is repairing, it's in an anabolic state. To gain...

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How to Gain Weight

Gaining weight, muscle and strength doesn't have to be a complicated process. You can be successful by combining an appropriate amount of calories with a solid strength training program. Since complaining about genetics will only lead to failure, a much more efficient use of your time is to simply...

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Diet vs. Exercise for Weight Loss

Losing weight is as simple as following one rule: burn more calories than you eat. When you burn more calories than you eat, your body is forced to use fat stores for energy which over time, causes weight loss. The weight loss rule has two sides: how many calories...

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Basic Strength Training Guidelines

Strength training is the process of overloading the muscles causing strength, performance and size gains. Strength training is accomplished through a variety of means including weight lifting, body weight exercises and elastic resistance bands. A well rounded strength training routine improves health and physical appearance making it a necessity...

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Nutrixercise

Nutrition + Exercise = Nutrixercise An all too often question people ask when trying to lose weight or get into shape is, "Can I achieve my goals by either exercising or dieting, not both?" While you'll certainly see results by improving your diet or increasing your physical activity level, these...

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Exercise and the Elderly – Benefits and Recommendations

Everyone benefits from physical activity: young, old, fat, skinny, healthy and sick. While younger individuals tend to ignore health benefits in favor of the aesthetic nature of exercise, physical activity has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for the elderly population. From increased mobility and independence...

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Benefits of Strength Training

Strength training, commonly known as picking heavy things up and putting heavy things down has always been thought of as an activity relegated to the bodybuilders, power lifters and professional athletes of the world. Casual gym goers sometimes limit themselves to treadmills, bikes and ellipticals rather than wading through...

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