How To Recover Faster From Intense Workouts

Working out is not enough for building a perfect body. If you want results, you have to do more than just lifting 10-pound dumbbells and hitting the treadmill. The volume and intensity of your workouts make all the difference. A challenging workout can boost your metabolism, ignite muscle growth, and accelerate fat loss. Over time, it will enhance your strength and endurance, turning you into a better athlete.
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Is Overtraining a Myth In Fitness and Bodybuilding?

Man performing a heavy squat

How much time do you spend working out?

Is it one hour a day, two hours, or more?

If you’re constantly sore and tired, you might be overtraining. This problem is quite common among regular gym goers, athletes, and bodybuilders. Some experts say that overtraining is just a myth. Others claim the opposite. Who is right and who is wrong? Let’s find out the truth about overtraining! » Read more

Which Exercises Burn The Most Calories In The Shortest Amount of Time?

Man performing a press-up

Struggling To Lose Fat?

Want To Maximize Your Gym Time?

It’s no secret that some exercises are better for weight loss than others. High intensity interval training, full body circuits, and compound movements torch fat and increase resting metabolic rate.

Steady state cardio, on the other hand, has no impact on your metabolism. When done in excess, it actually burns muscle and sends your body in a catabolic state. » Read more

Which Simple Exercises Burn the Most Fat?

Man performing a chin-up

Looking to improve your workouts?

Want to get better results in less time?

Then you might have to make some changes to your exercise routine. If your goal is to lose weight, do compound moves, HIIT, and full body circuits. Isolation work is great too, but it doesn’t necessarily aid in fat loss. Once you achieve a shredded physique, focus on isolation moves. » Read more

How to Prevent Muscle Loss When Dieting

Baked salmon meal

Want to shed fat quickly?

Are you concerned about muscle loss?

If so, make sure you plan your diet carefully. Although it’s impossible to lose fat without losing muscle, you can reduce the damage. A high-protein diet and adequate rest can help maintain lean mass and bring you closer to your goals. Also, it’s important to keep lifting heavy without overdoing cardio.

The Truth about Muscle Loss When Cutting

Like it or not, you’ll lose muscle while dieting. In general, pro athletes and bodybuilders use anabolic steroids so they can preserve muscle and shed fat. However, this doesn’t apply to regular gym goers who simply want to stay in shape.

Just make sure you are aware that any diet will cause muscle loss to some extent. » Read more

The Top 10 Fat Burning Foods

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Anytime the topic of discussion in my blogs, articles or newsletters has turned to my own personal grocery shopping list, there has always been a spike in interest.

It seems that many people are not only curious about what foods a natural bodybuilder eats to maintain single digit body fat, but they also want to be taken by the hand and told exactly what foods to eat themselves while on fat-burning or muscle building programs.

That’s why I decided to put together four separate “top 10” lists of healthy foods that burn fat and build muscle.

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Low Body Fat Secrets Used by Bodybuilders

Bodybuilder with very low body fat levels

The secret to getting super lean – I’m talking about being RIPPED, not just “average body fat” – is all about mastering the art of “peaking.”

Most people do not have a clue about what it takes to reach the type of low body fat levels that reveal ripped six-pack abs, muscle striations, vascularity and extreme muscular definition, so they go about it completely the wrong way.

Here’s a case in point: One of my newsletter subscribers recently sent me this question: » Read more

The Top 10 Muscle Building Exercises

Bodybuilder performing the barbell curl

1) The Deadlift

Not many weight training exercises work as many muscle groups and build muscle as fast as the deadlift. The neck, traps, upper, middle, and lower back, glutes, hamstrings, quads, biceps, forearms, and abs are all utilized in the deadlift.

No other exercise is a better test of overall body power. While uninformed people always ask, “how much can you bench,” the question they really should ask is, “how much can you deadlift?”

A deadlift is the most basic exercise anyone can do. Bending down and picking a weight up off the floor is the one weight training exercise that mimics everyday real life situations. » Read more

8 Tips and Strategies For Maximum Muscle Gains

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There is so much conflicting information out there when it comes to the topic of building muscle, and sometimes it can be very difficult to know where to start. If you’re an average beginner looking for some basic guidelines to follow in the gym, the following 8 points will start you off on the right track.

1) Train With Weights and Focus On Compound, Free Weight Movements.

If you want to make solid, noteworthy gains in muscle size and strength, you absolutely must train with free weights and focus on basic, compound exercises. A compound exercise is any lift that stimulates more than one muscle group at a time. » Read more

The Top 10 Muscle Building Tips

Ripped bodybuilder

1. Lift Weights For No More Than Three to Four Days Per Week

Doing so is not only unnecessary but can quickly lead to over-training, especially if you are doing other physical activities such as cardio or playing recreational sports on a regular basis.

2. Limit Your Workouts to 30-45 Minutes and 15-20 Total Sets

If you can’t build muscle and gain strength in that time frame then I’d say you are half assing it. You have to remember that results are greatest when energy levels and mental focus are at their highest. That is during the first 30-45 minutes of your workout. Going beyond that point causes both of these to plummet. » Read more

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