Why Use Fitness Equipment?

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There are a variety of fitness equipment devices on the market that advertise many different benefits such as weight loss or measurement, bodybuilding of all or selected muscles, trimming and shaping all or part of the body or just improvements in general health.

Fitness equipment can play an important role in shaping an individual’s body and mind, thereby contributing to that person’s overall state of development.

Working The Muscles

Fitness equipment is primarily categorized by the type of exercise offered. Chin up bars work on the biceps and triceps. Free weights sculpt the arms. Weight machines and balancing or resistance devices can either be of a fixed type that only works on one area or more adjustable devices that can work on several different areas of the body. » Read more

How To Tone Your Thighs

What are the thigh muscles?

The thigh is that portion of the body between the hips and knee and has the longest and strongest bone in the body. There are four groups of muscles that make up the thigh.

Thigh Muscle Groups are:

  • Abductor brevis and longus, and the gracillis; these are the outer thigh muscles, these muscles work together to push the legs apart. Abductor muscles enable horseback riding or activities that need you to stand with legs apart
  • The hamstrings; which are comprised of three groups of muscles. These muscles are located at the back of the thigh and work to make it possible to bend the legs. One of these muscles is the bicep – the thighs have biceps as well.
  • Quadriceps femoris or quads; these are the muscles at the front of your thighs
  • The adductors or inner thigh muscles are a group of five muscles that work to pull the legs together.

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How To Tone Your Arms

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Many people want to tone the arms, especially as they age and the arms begin to sag increasingly. Knowing why arms get fat and loose is a good place to start in understanding how to tone the arms effectively.

Why we accumulate fat in our arms

The reason why we get fat in our arms is often because we have gained too much overall bodyweight.

As we put on more and more weight, our body must find a place to put all that extra fat. Due to the fact that we have fat cells all over our bodies, it is inevitable that it would eventually head for our arms, increasing the need to tone the arms. » Read more

Why is My Fat Loss Program Not Working?

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Are you frustrated by a lack of results?

Are you spending too much time in the gym?

It drives me crazy to hear about people working really hard but getting no results.

But I see people in the gym everyday that are doing the same workout and getting nowhere.

You can see the look of frustration and the dread of even doing the workout in their eyes.

I hope this doesn’t describe you and your fat loss situation. If it does, let’s take a look at some of the best fat loss tips and workout solutions to get you back on the fat loss track.

Top 3 Training Tips for Fat Loss

1) Train with intensity

Yes it takes a lot of effort to do 45 minutes of cardio, but that is low-intensity exercise (since you can do it for 45 minutes straight). Instead, you have to increase the intensity of your efforts.

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Diet and Exercise For The Endomorph Body Type

The typical size and shape of the endomorph body type

Many people are focusing more and more on their body type when choosing their workout routine.

Knowing which of the three body types most represents yours can help you choose exercises designed to work especially well for you. The endomorph is one of the three body types.

Characteristics of an Endomorph

The endomorph body type is characterized by a soft and round look. They tend to be overweight, and often have under developed muscles.

Though their muscles can be developed, they gain fat easily and have difficulty developing a well defined body. Endomorphs also typically have small hands and feet and a high waistline. » Read more

Tips On How to Get Huge Arms – Biceps and Triceps

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Everyone who ever picks up a weight soon develops the desire for a set of massive arms. It’s nearly unavoidable. Within a week after their first workout most guys are start for searching the secrets of how to get huge arms during every spare moment they have. Nearly everybody loves to stretch their shirt sleeves or even cut them off.

Unfortunately, many people go about their arm training all wrong. One of the biggest mistakes you can make when training for big arms is using the wrong exercises. Kickbacks and concentration curls will do very little to develop a set of impressive guns.

If you really want to know how to get huge arms, use my top ten biceps exercises and your arms will be exploding with new growth in no time. » Read more

What Is Male Bodybuilding?

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Male bodybuilding has moved over the years from being a fringe activity to being an established art. Unlike the sport of weightlifting, male bodybuilding is more of an art with the contestants judged not on an objective measure of strength but rather on the aesthetic appeal of their sculpted bodies.

Unlike other sculptors the male bodybuilder works not with a chisel but through a series of exercises and diet to create a body with large yet well toned muscles.

Eugen Sandow

The concept of bodybuilding as an art involving the display of muscles began in the late 19th century and was promoted by a man from Prussia named Eugen Sandow who is considered to be the father of modern bodybuilding. He is said to have popularized the sport by organizing a number of stage shows and body building competitions. » Read more

What Are Muscles and How Do They Work?

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Your muscles help you with everything you do. From the way that you get out of bed to the way that you cook dinner, your muscles allow you to move through your day. However, muscles are also taking care of movements that you might not think about as well.  Here’s what you will want to know.

What Are Muscles?

Muscles are tissues in the body that are designed to contract – hence, they are called contractile tissue. While many people think that they are made out of protein, this is only partly the case. Just as with other organs in the body, muscles are made out of muscle cells that undergo numerous processes in order to allow the muscles to contract and relax. » Read more

How To Perform The Bench Press Perfectly

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The bench press is probably the most recognizable exercise besides the pushup. And this is because of its effectiveness as a part of a well-rounded exercise and strength training routine.

Not only can the bench press help your upper body become stronger, but it can also help your physical appearance as well.

Which Muscles The Bench Press Uses

Depending on the version of bench press that you perform, there are a wide number of muscle groups that can be affected: pectoral muscles, serratus anterior, anterior deltoids, and the triceps. » Read more

How To Start Bodybuilding For Beginners

Young man with six pack abdominals

Let me ask you…

Have you packed on at least a good 15-25 pounds of clean, muscular body weight since you began your muscle building program?

Are you moving poundage’s on your squat, deadlift, bench press, row (and every other major compound exercise) that all feel substantially heavy for your body?

Have you added at least a couple of inches or more to all of your major muscle groups?

Are your clothes fitting significantly tighter? Are your friends and family noticing measurable changes in your physique? Are you generally beginning to gain a reputation as a muscular guy that people aspire to look like?

If you didn’t easily answer “yes” to all of the questions I just outlined above, then worrying about the smaller details of your physique is quite simply a waste of time at this point. » Read more

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