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Why You Should NOT Try to Isolate Muscle Groups When Weight Training

Working as a fitness professional, there is one type of question I get all the time that shows that many people are missing the big picture regarding the benefits of strength training. This popular question usually goes something like this: “What exercise can I do to isolate my ____ (insert your muscle of choice – abs, quads, biceps, triceps, etc)?” It doesn’t matter which muscle someone is asking about, they always seem to be asking how to ‘isolate’ it. My first response to this question is always […]

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Burn Fat And Gain Muscle

Burn fat and gain muscle – it 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 build muscle. Step 1The very first technique you need to learn in learning how to burn fat and build muscle is to train your body to burn off excess fat. […]

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Why My Muscles Won’t Grow, Cortisol Stress Hormone Destroys Muscle Tissues

There are many reasons why your muscles won’t grow or why your muscle growth is retarded. One main culprit for your muscle tissue to in a catabolic and not in an anabolic state is the stress hormone called cortisol. This stress hormone, cortisol, is produced by your body when you are under stressful situations. Yes, any type of stress, whether they are mental stress, physical stress or just emotional stress will trigger off an increased in the production of cortisol hormones. A high level of cortisol is […]

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How Come I’m Not Building Muscle?

Have you ever asked yourself that question? Have you been going to the gym regularly for months and haven’t been able to put on any serious poundage? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to take a step back and make some plans. Building muscle is not rocket science. There are four key factors that will mean the difference between building muscle or staying skinny. You have to ask yourself these four questions. Is my diet optimized for building muscle? It’s time to […]

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The Ultimate Muscle Meal Plan

With this article, I just wanted to share with you one of my special muscle meal plans that I love. Surprisingly, it actually comes in the form of a salad, but it is killer! I know the ladies will love this idea, but for all of you guys out there that think eating a salad makes you less of a man… Well, you haven’t tried my ultimate “salad on roids” yet! Keep in mind that this salad is not low in calories. It’s not low in fat. […]

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15 Muscle Building Rules For Skinny Guys And Gals

Though there may be many reasons why you may be thin, the most apparent reason is because of your genetics. If your parents are naturally thin or have a small body frame, then you will most likely have the same small body type. To some degree, your size can also be controlled by your metabolism. If you have a difficult time gaining weight of any kind (fat or muscle) then you most likely have a fast metabolism. That simply means that your body burns calories at a […]

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The Best Way To Build Muscle

The best way to build muscle does depend to a degree on individual characteristics. The genetic features of each individual are different, so there is no simple solution which will work for everyone. Here in this article we help you discover the best way to build muscle. Tip 1 One factor that is often overlooked, especially by those who tend to throw themselves into something without really thinking, is that the muscles need adequate rest in order to grow. Trying to exercise too often, or too hard, […]

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Muscle Building Supplement Advice

Building muscle is more than just working out, and it is more than just using muscle building supplements. There really is a right way – a scientifically proven way – to build mass muscle. Here are some tips: 1. Make sure that you are getting enough protein, through food and muscle building supplements. Furthermore, make sure that the protein that you are getting is high quality protein. Without the proper amount of protein, your muscles will not only stop growing, but you will lose muscle as well. […]

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How to Build Muscle in 4 Steps

How do I build muscle is a question asked by thousands of beginning bodybuilders every year. There is a lot of information out there, but it is not all accurate. The body building world can be intimidating for a beginner, so here we will answer the basic question “How do I build muscle?” Step 1 What you need to do first off to answer the how do I build muscle question is learn the correct techniques for a weight training system. There is no need to over […]

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Build Muscle Without Weights

Do you seriously want to build muscle without weights? This is something which some people will say is impossible, but it can definitely be done if you take the time to learn the right methods. Here are the basics you need to be able to build muscle without weights, from right now. 1-Basics It is even possible to build muscle without weights with the traditional simple forms of exercise – exercises which need no special equipment, and which can be done anywhere. These include such exercises as […]

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