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DO FEMALES AND MALES NEED TO TRAIN DIFFERENTLY ?

  DID YOU KNOW ? Often female fitness enthusiasts can be seen performing their exercises in the gym just going through the motions with too light weights and unnecessarily high repetitions, hardly ever taking any of their sets close to the point of momentary muscle failure. They often try to justify their failure to work …

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DON’T BOTCH YOUR INCLINE LEG PRESS

  DID YOU KNOW ?  The Incline Leg Press is a fairly safe exercise movement which strengthens all major lower body muscle groups, while virtually eliminating potential back strain as long as it is performed correctly. But even though its proper technique is actually not very difficult to master, gym-enthusiasts often load up the machine’s …

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NO PAIN, NO GAIN ?

  DID YOU KNOW ? Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – or DOMS in short – is the stiffness and pain that muscles experience from 12 to 24 hours after unaccustomed vigorous exercise or strenuous physical activity; DOMS usually peaks after 48 hours and then starts to gradually subside again. Beginners who just started to engage …

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DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE

  DID YOU KNOW ? Breathing involves two distinct phases, inhaling and exhaling. It is a vital function of life, and it is an automatic process; so fortunately nobody can just forget to breathe. But even though breathing is an involuntary function, we can still control it. When engaging in weight training and other physical …

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MUST I DEADLIFT TO MAXIMIZE MUSCLE GROWTH?

  DID YOU KNOW ?  In recent years, the Deadlift has become one of the most cherished lifts in the fitness environment and is now even a staple in the work-out routine of many gym-enthusiasts, who pursue a bodybuilding-type weight-training program to improve their physique and body-composition.  Indeed, there seem to be many good reasons …

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SMITH MACHINE – GOOD OR BAD ?

  DID YOU KNOW ? The Smith Machine is a popular device in most commercial gyms, featuring an often bearing-mounted and counter-balanced barbell with hooks on its sides running up and down two vertical, or near vertical, steel rails. The integrated barbell can be racked at various levels with a quick turn of the wrist, …

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WANT A STRONG BENCH PRESS – STRENGTHEN YOUR BACK

  DID YOU KNOW ? The Barbell Bench Press is a staple of any serious weight-trainer’s work-out routine and belongs to the most popular exercises in the gym. It is a highly valued classic chest builder, but it can also be regarded as yet another full-body compound-movement, as its correct performance heavily involves triceps and …

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THE BARBELL SQUAT – KING OF EXERCISES ?

  DID YOU KNOW ? The high-bar back-squat is the purest version of the squat and rightfully deserves the title “King of Exercises”; by targeting the quadriceps, including hamstrings and glutes, this type of barbell squat works the largest muscle groups of the body, additionally involving plenty of other muscle-groups as stabilizers, including the core-, …

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USE IT OR LOSE IT !

  DID YOU KNOW ? The so called Reversibility Principle states that athletes will lose the beneficial effects of training after an extended period of physical inactivity, causing strength, power, endurance and flexibility to decline quite rapidly. This will negatively impact athletic performance and may sometimes even be accompanied by an increase joint pain, loss …

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