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05 Aug 2015

Why You Should Focus on Eccentric Training for Muscle Growth

It doesn’t matter what day it is because no matter which exercise you are utilising, that muscle group will have to move through three distinct phases: lifting (the muscle shortens), pausing (the muscle is still working but not shortening or lengthening) and lowering (the muscle is lengthening). While you would

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05 Aug 2015

Compound vs. Isolation Exercises – Why You Need to Isolate

You can visit any number of fitness and muscle websites and I guarantee that there will be several (if not dozens) of articles, posts, and support for the full body workout. More specifically, for the classics of muscle building. You know which ones I’m talking about: the squat, deadlift, and

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closeup photo of man in jeans with perfect abdominal muscles
23 Jun 2015

Beach Body Project: Best Ab Circuits

Summer is right around the corner and if you’re looking to attract some positive attention your way while on the beach, you better be able to break out the six-pack. I’m not talking about a six-pack of your favourite beer either. Both men and women love to see the opposite

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06 May 2015

Increasing Your Mobility with Self-Myofascial Release (SMR)

WHAT IS SELF MYOFASCIAL RELEASE? Self-myofascial release, or SMR, is an alternative healing method that is safe and natural. Utilising a SMR tool such as a foam roller, individuals gently apply pressure to myofascial trigger points. These trigger points are more commonly called knots. When consistent and gentle pressure is

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06 May 2015

Best Training Systems for Muscular Hypertrophy

WHAT IS MUSCULAR HYPERTROPHY? Next to burning body fat away, one of the most popular goals in fitness is building larger muscle mass via muscular hypertrophy. Don’t let the fancy name scare you off. Muscular hypertrophy is the expanded growth of muscle fibres through an enlargement in muscle cells. There

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03 May 2015

Hypertrophy: The Difference Between Myofibril and Sarcoplasmic

Building muscle is at the top of the list for every male client I’ve spoken with and only some female clients. What many people may not understand or may not be aware of is that building muscle involves more than just picking up a set of dumbbells. If you want

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Classic Cardio Vs Circuit Training
21 Apr 2015

Classic Cardio vs. Circuit Training (H.I.I.T): What’s Better for Weight Loss?

It is a long time debate in the fitness world: Which type of cardio is best to perform? There are two primary categories of cardiovascular exercise: “classic” cardio and circuit training. Research is finally proving the superiority of circuit training to the machine-centered approach of classic cardio. Let’s take a

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