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Tai Chi your way to stronger muscles!

June 15, 2011

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It turns out Tai chi is a great activity for post-menopausal women to take up to improve muscular strength according to a study carried out by Mylene Aubertin-Leheudre, a professor of kinanthropology at Universite du Quebec a Montreal. It seems … Read More

Apple peel might help to build muscle!

June 11, 2011

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According to researchers at the University of Iowa, eating apple peel might help to build muscle.  Ursolic acid, the chemical found in apple peel was discovered to promote muscle growth and prevent muscle atrophy. According to Christopher Adams M.D., Ph.D., … Read More

Dangers of Overtraining!

June 5, 2011

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It is best not to train for more than one hour (this excludes warm up before or cooling down time after an exercise session) to avoid the risk of accumulating lactic acid in your muscles.  After one hour the chances … Read More

Why Warming Up Before and Cooling Down After A Workout Is So Important!

May 26, 2011

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Your body is like a machine.  It needs time to warm up before any intense exercise as well as time to cool down afterwards.  If you do not, you put your body at risk of injury.   Always remember to warm … Read More

Glutamine… good or bad supplement?

May 13, 2011

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Glutamine is a non essential amino acid which means the body naturally produces it but this is a supplement you may want to take provided that you are not getting enough.  One of the benefits of glutamine is the restoration … Read More

Glycogen critical for muscle growth!

May 1, 2011

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For you to build muscle a sufficient amount of glycogen should be stored in your muscles.  Glycogen is stored energy acquired from consuming carbohydrates. No matter how much protein you consume your muscles will not grow if they do not … Read More

Build Muscle with Whole Foods!

April 24, 2011

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Whole foods are obtained directly from plants and animals as opposed to processed foods, which are stripped of their natural nutrients and have artificial ingredients added.  Whole foods are profuse with micronutrient vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals.  Processed foods have … Read More

Compound vs. Simple/ Isolation Exercises!

April 17, 2011

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There are two types of exercises: simple/ isolation exercises and compound exercises.  Simple exercises target a specific muscle, for example, the concentration curl targets the biceps.  On the other hand, compound exercises target many muscle groups, case in point the … Read More

How fast can you build lean muscle?

April 9, 2011

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There are a lot of myths and false information floating around about the amount of lean muscle you can expect to gain per week or per month.  These myths are perpetuated by muscle building magazines and the internet.  No wonder … Read More

5 Effective Shoulder Exercises!

March 26, 2011

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In this post I will shed light on five (5) of the most effective shoulder/deltoid exercises.  They are: 1) The Lateral Arm Raise 2) The Front Dumbell Raise 3) The Handstand Pushup 4) The One Arm Dumbell Press 5) The … Read More