Tag - muscle

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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Muscle Diet

Those looking to gain weight are told over and over again to eat all foods, all the time. If you aren't eating you aren't gaining, right? This is true, but if you take this advice, you’re much more likely to get fat and unhealthy rather than muscular and in...

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What’s the difference between a catabolic and anabolic state?

Catabolic and anabolic are two different states that describe whether the body is building tissue or breaking it down. When you're trying to gain weight, you want to maximize the time your body is in a building state so that you can get bigger, stronger and see improvements in...

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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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Top 5 Ways to Get Toned

Body fat obscures muscle tone and definition. Though plenty of products promise to rid you of excess fat, the only way to achieve a defined physique is through a strategy built around exercising more and eating less. 1. Calorie Deficit. A calorie deficit is a state in which you burn...

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Protein Supplements Part 2

In Part 1 of Protein Supplements, we discussed the role of protein in the body, the difference between complete and incomplete proteins and how different types of protein supplements can affect you and your workout routine. Here we'll go over when you should use supplements for gaining versus losing...

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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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How to: Gaining Weight for Skinny Guys

Though some people find it very difficult to lose weight, there are people that find it just as hard to put any on. A combination of super fast metabolisms, bad eating habits and wrong approaches to exercise are all factors that cause this problem. Don't Worry About Genetics The reason why...

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