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A Comprehensive Gym Exercise Equipment Guide

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A Comprehensive Gym Exercise Equipment Guide

Walking into a gym for the first time and seeing all the equipment it holds can be a daunting experience. You might ask yourself, Where should I start? Which equipment will best help me reach my goals...

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calendar-icon10/20/20
10 Reasons Why Swimming is a Good Cardio Exercise For You

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10 Reasons Why Swimming is a Good Cardio Exercise For You

Are you looking for a new way to workout? One that works your entire body? Some folks ask the question “Does swimming build muscle”? There is a common misconception that swimming is just a simple card...

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calendar-icon6/25/20
Recovery, Overtraining, and Detraining: Sometimes Less Is More for Muscle Growth

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Recovery, Overtraining, and Detraining: Sometimes Less Is More for Muscle Growth

You've finally gotten you're routine down- the couch is no longer calling your name, you find yourself heading to the gym like its clockwork, you're a well-oiled fitness machine. You feel like you cou...

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calendar-icon2/15/19
Periodization: 3 Ways to Ensure Consistent Muscle Growth

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Periodization: 3 Ways to Ensure Consistent Muscle Growth

By incorporating progressive overload, the macro variables of training, and using the right exercises in the right order, you're sure to have a training regimen that will help you reach your fitness g...

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Exercise Technique: How to Perform Exercises for Optimal Muscle Growth

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Exercise Technique: How to Perform Exercises for Optimal Muscle Growth

With an understanding of exercise choice and exercise order, its time to discuss how to actually perform exercises them in the right way. Exercise technique is important to not only preventing injury,...

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calendar-icon2/14/19
Exercise Order: 3 Ways the Order of Exercises Effects Muscle Growth

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Exercise Order: 3 Ways the Order of Exercises Effects Muscle Growth

In the training series, we've covered the factors in choosing the right exercise for your workouts, but another important pice of your workout plan is picking the order of those exercises. While this ...

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calendar-icon2/14/19
Exercise Choice: The 3 Factors in Choosing the Right Exercise

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Exercise Choice: The 3 Factors in Choosing the Right Exercise

Every exercise boils down to 3 unique factors Compound vs. Isolation Unilateral vs. Bilateral Free weight vs. Machine Principles of resistance training such as the hypertrophy and progressive overload...

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calendar-icon2/13/19
Training Macro Variables: The 3 Most Important Factors in Any Workout Plan

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Training Macro Variables: The 3 Most Important Factors in Any Workout Plan

The "optimal gym workout plan" seems to be the holy grail in the fitness community. The best rep range, the best exercises, the best gym workout split; everyone has a different opinion on what the bes...

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calendar-icon2/12/19
Training Age: How Close Are You to Your Maximum Potential?

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Training Age: How Close Are You to Your Maximum Potential?

Thus far we've covered the basics of muscle growth as well as what we can do to stimulate it, but when it comes to gaining muscle, a very common question is "How fast can I put on 'x' lbs of muscle?"....

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calendar-icon2/11/19
Progressive Overload: How to Keep Your Muscles Guessing (and Growing!)

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Progressive Overload: How to Keep Your Muscles Guessing (and Growing!)

If there is one concept you should implement into your training regimen, it's progressive overload. Without it, you don't stand a chance of growing bigger, stronger, or more fit- there's no two ways a...

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calendar-icon12/27/18
Muscular Hypertrophy: 3 Ways to Make Your Muscles Grow

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Muscular Hypertrophy: 3 Ways to Make Your Muscles Grow

In a series focused on muscle growth and fat loss, we'd be remiss to gloss over the concept of muscle growth itself, or in more formal terminology, muscular hypertrophy. Muscular hypertrophy is simply...

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calendar-icon12/27/18
Foundational Training Series: Your Guide to Optimal Muscle Growth

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Foundational Training Series: Your Guide to Optimal Muscle Growth

Finding your perfect training plan is essential to any fitness plan. Training provides a stimulus to your body so it can grow stronger, and there are many factors within a training plan that effect ju...

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