Posts Tagged ‘muscle’

7 Best Spring Shape Up Programs

Hello everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from Becky Harris who writes for U-Pack.


Do you want more muscle and less fat by the end of spring? Just going to the gym and doing some cardio isn’t going to cut it. However, there are seven powerful, calorie-burning programs available that you can use in your own living room. Be aware that most of these programs are rather intense, so you should be able to do at least an hour of cardio to perform these most of these exercises.

1) Insanity

Perhaps the hardest workout routine ever put on a DVD, Insanity promises to change your body in 60 days. There is a lot of jumping, running in place, plyometrics and pushups. Most programs are about an …

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Do Injury Free Exercise With These Tutorials

Hello everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from the freelance writer Kate Wilson.


So you have finally made up your mind to stay in shape. But be careful because if you suddenly jump into a whole new exercise plan then the results could leave you with a damaged body rather than the fitness you had desired. The risk of injury always lurks around when over-exercising. The list below outlines a number of ways to avoid this happening.

1. Know Your Body

Before you start an exercise plan it is very important that you know about your physical limitations. Doing too much too soon can reverse the effects, leaving your body prone to injuries. Analyze your weak spots and go slow with them. Pushing too far isn’t going …

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Using Fat Burners with Bodybuilding

Hello everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from Simon Burslem of the Bodybuilding Warehouse.


Weight loss is something that we tend not to think about when we talk about weightlifting and bodybuilding. We commonly perceive these activity’s as a way of increasing a body’s muscle mass and it is likely that we believe the sole aim is to become as big and strong as possible. Although not far from the truth, one thing that we tend not to think about is the fact that many bodybuilders also need to lose weight and in particular body fat. In order to become successful as a bodybuilder you want your body to be in the best physical shape …

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My Review Of The Beginners Guide To Muscle Building

It’s been over a year since I last did a product review article. Today I’ve finally got my act together and completed a new product review. The product I reviewed is The Beginners Guide To Muscle Building by Shannon Clarke and I have broken the review down into the following sections. – Product Overview. – Good Points. – Bad Points. – Overall Rating.


The Beginners Guide To Muscle Building contains 16 chapters and 110 pages. However, the information covered can be grouped into 4 main sections: – Introduction. – Exercise. – Diet. – Lifestyle – Action Plan & Further Reading.

1) Introduction:

The first 4 chapters and 48 pages focus on …

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Three All-Natural Bodybuilding Supplements You Can’t Live Without

Hello everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from personal trainer John McKiernan who writes for the website Supplement Helper.


Natural bodybuilding consists of bodybuilding without the use of steroids or pro-hormones. Just because you’re not using steroids or pro-hormones though, doesn’t mean there aren’t supplements that provide great results without any risks or side effects. Today most natural bodybuilding supplements on the market include combinations of the same ingredients over and over again with different marketing labels. Those ingredients are protein, amino acids, creatine and energy boosting supplements such as caffeine and herbal stimulants.

To simplify even further I’m going to leave out creatine and pre-workout supplements because some people experience side effects with creatine. It has been known, in …

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How muscle fatigue originates in the head

Researchers have now studied in detail what sportsmen and women know from experience: The head plays a key role in tiring endurance performances. They have discovered a mechanism in the brain that triggers a reduction in muscle performance during tiring activities and ensures that one’s own physiological limits are not exceeded. For the first time, the study demonstrates empirically that muscle fatigue and changes in the interaction between neuronal structures are linked.

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How Much Physical Activity Do Older Adults Need?

Physical Activity is Essential to Healthy Aging
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities without becoming dependent on others.

Not doing any physical activity can be bad for you, no matter your age or health condition. Keep in mind, some physical activity is better than none at all. Your health benefits will also increase with the more physical activity that you do.

If you’re 65 years of age or older, are generally fit, and have no limiting health conditions you can follow the guidelines listed below.

Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. According to the 2008 Physical …

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How Much Physical Activity Do Adults Need?

Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, you need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health–aerobic and muscle-strengthening.
For Important Health Benefits Adults Need At Least:
1. 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week and
2. muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
1. 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., jogging or running) every week and
2. muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
1. An equivalent mix of moderate- and vigorous-intensity …

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BMI Results Detailed

What do BMI numbers mean and how are they used?
Now that BMI is commonly used, it should be understood what the numbers mean. Generally a BMI of 18.5 to 25% indicates a normal, healthy weight. A BMI under 18.5% means a person is underweight, and a BMI from 26-30% means a person is overweight. A BMI over 30% means a person is obese, and a BMI under 18.5% means a person is too thin with a number below 17.5% indicating a person many be suffering from anorexia nervosa.

The numbers are used in many ways. First of all, BMI is used by doctors to asses to overall health of their patients. Determining if a person is overweight or underweight can help a doctor better treat health conditions, even preventing or reversing some conditions that have to do with weight. Some doctors …

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GNC Partners with BPI Sports, Makers of 1.M.R

Fort Lauderdale, FL — BPI Sports, a leading Sports Nutritional Supplement Company announces that it has agreed to enter into a partnership with the leading retail giant GNC. In less than two years, BPI has emerged as the industry leader in Ultra Concentrated based Sports Nutrition formulas, delivering fast results for better bodies. As part of this partnership, GNC will be offering BPI’s flagship product, 1.M.R, which stands for “ONE MORE REP”. 1.M.R is the original Ultra Concentrated Pre-Workout Powder designed to give you “the best workout of your life!”  Along with 1.M.R, GNC will be carrying the complete line of BPI products.

This unique, one-of-a-kind relationship brings together two of Sports Nutrition’s greatest forces, the hottest and fastest growing  supplement brand in the country with the most powerful health based retailer in the world. It is a long overdue partnership that …

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