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Top 5 Ways to Lose Your Gut

When you eat more calories than you burn, you create a calorie surplus and your body is forced to store that extra energy as body fat (or build muscle if you're involved in a strength training routine). Where your body stores extra body fat is determined by genetics and...

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Top 5 Ways for a Hard Gainer to Gain Weight

A hard gainer is a skinny person (usually male) that has an extra hard time gaining any sort of weight. It seems as though they eat and eat only to find that their weight stays the same. Hard gainers are still human and because of that, gaining weight requires...

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Top 5 Ways to Increase Your Bench Press

1. Keep a Workout Journal. A workout journal is the only way to make sure that your bench press is improving. Each week you should be writing down the amount of weight you're pushing and repetitions you've completed for each set. Note how many repetitions you were able to...

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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 Easy Ways to Gain Weight

Gaining weight is a two step process: 1) eat more and, 2) exercise more. When you start eating and exercising more, your body will use the extra energy to build muscle. Combining both steps is essential as simply eating more will only lead to fat rather than muscle gain. 1....

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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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How do you burn calories?

The basic answer: physical activity and exercise burns calories. There are many different types of exercise. Incorporating all of them into your daily routine will create a well rounded workout that will help you reach your fitness goals. Weight Balance Your weight is determined by the relationship between how many calories...

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