5 Ways of Retaining Speed While Gaining Mass

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It’s a quandary that’s plagued athletes for decades: how do I increase my size without sacrificing my speed? No matter what your sport, or your goal, may be, chances are that you’ve grappled with the question of wanting to become both stronger and faster. Contrary to what you may have heard, the two are not mutually exclusive. Though it requires concentrated training over time, it is possible to add muscle mass and not only retain, but also improve, speed. Whether you are a boxer, a runner, or just reading fitness elliptical reviews in preparation for starting a home gym, you may...

Basic Nutrition – A Quick Guide

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I would bet that without even thinking, you could name 4 or 5 diets or eating plans that are in the popular media...Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Atkins, South Beach, etc. Every time you turn around, there's a fantastic "new" approach to eating. It's enough to make your head spin! But it doesn't have to be that complicated. I've got some easy-to-follow basic nutrition principles that will help keep you on the right track. Beginner or advanced, these will work for you! 1. Focus your eating on natural, unprocessed foods as much as possible. While I know it's not always possible to get fresh fruit...
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Meal Frequency: Is Eating Six Times a Day Necessary?

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One question that is popping up all over the bodybuilding space is the question is meal frequency.  Right up there with How Much Protein Do I Need a Day or How Many Calories Do I Need and only second to How Much Water Should I Drink is the question of meal timing.  But not just meal timing, just the basic question of how many times do I need to eat per day? Are those six meals a day I've heard about really necessary?  People have been told for some time that in order to build muscle and gain weight, they need...
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Marks Of a Good Personal Trainer

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It's a great paradox that while creating the perfectly fit physique can be a pain, creating fitness trainers that will help everyone achieve the perfect body is as easy as can be. You don't even have to be human to be one! One special weekend, I got mysister's pug named Calhoun. I was curious to know if I could get him certified as a personal trainer, right then. So, I went to my laptop and searched on personal trainer certification and found a good fit during the third search. The first one that I clicked on wanted Calhoun to come in person for...
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5 Excuses That Won’t Fly in 2011

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It’s 2011. Your old excuses for not getting in shape won’t work. As Dr. Evil (Austin Powers) said, ZIP IT! I don’t want to hear them anymore! Read em’, then haul your excuseless butt to the gym! 1. I have no time. According to a story in a recent issue of Men’s Health magazine, Barack Obama works out for 45 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Obama doesn’t just play basketball either. Our new president stays fit to lead with cardio and weight lifting. He also says he wishes he could train 90 minutes a day. Have you ever seen what...
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Four “No Fail” Principles For Quick and Easy Weight Gain

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I've got four "no fail" principles that I recommend to people who are trying to build muscle mass and gain some weight. And I'll tell you right up front - these principles are NOT rocket science…these are the basic things you SHOULD be doing if you want to gain mass, yet I see plenty of people only doing one or two of them and wondering why they can't put on any mass! Combining these four principles consistently will definitely get the job done! 1. Train heavy and to muscular failure In order to gain muscle mass, you...
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How Planned Overtraining Can Build More Muscle

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Training on the Edge - Learn How Overtraining on Purpose Can Get You Maximum Results FAST! "We've always been told that it's bad to overtrain. Guess what? Overtraining on purpose is where the REAL results are." ~Nick Nillson Overtraining is NOT evil. Overtraining can be exactly what you need to achieve continuous and rapid results in your training. But first, what is overtraining? Overtraining is, most simply, training too much. Your body is unable to recover from the volume or frequency of training and begins to break down. You not only lose motivation to train, you become more susceptible to injury and illness,...
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How To Train To Reduce Muscle Size ON PURPOSE

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While this is very rarely the goal with weight training, there ARE people who actually DO want to reduce the size of a specific muscle or muscles (but without just stopping training and losing too much strength). Learn how to do it the right way! Steps to Reduce the Size of a Specific Muscle It may sound strange that anybody would want to REDUCE muscle size on purpose, but honestly, if that's one of your goals, you're not alone! Reducing the size of a specific muscle group or all your muscles in general is a more common goal than you might think. And...
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Heavy Metals Found In Protein Shakes: Should You Stop Drinking Them?

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A recent investigation on protein drinks has been causing waves of concern or even alarm to ripple through the fitness and bodybuilding world. Supplement companies are up in arms and people are wondering whether they should stop drinking protein shakes after the magazine said they tested 15 protein drinks for heavy metals (arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury) and 3 of them came up above the proposed safe limits… “We purchased 15 protein powders and drinks mainly in the New York metro area or online and tested multiple samples of each for arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury” said Consumer Reports. “Concentrations in most...
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How to Train in a Busy Gym

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I’ll admit that I’m NOT the most “politically correct” member at my local gym. No, I don’t spit in the water fountain or hang out in the doorway of the ladies’ yoga class drooling.  I don’t sweat all over the bench and leave behind a puddle of toxic waste for the next member to swim in.  I bathe regularly, use deodorant, brush my teeth before heading to the gym and don’t reek of stale beer while I’m on the treadmill. But when it comes to waiting in line for a piece of equipment…I’m a barracuda! In fact, I HATE to wait for people...
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