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Free Weights Vs. Machines: Which Is Better?

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Free Weights Vs. Machines: Which Is Better?

When you exercise, you want the exercises to provide the most benefit, right? Many people wonder whether exercising with machines or free weights will provide the most benefit. Workouts that work the most muscle groups together at a time are the most efficient, but can you work more muscles with free weights or with machines?…

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Fitness Equipment Or Natural Structures – Or Are They Any Different?

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Fitness Equipment Or Natural Structures - Or Are They Any Different?

Fitness equipment almost effaced the joy of working out in the open air, or has it? Dumbbells have replaced the rocks, sophisticated pull-up bars have come in place of tree branches, and jogging tracks have made way for treadmills and bikes. But has anything changed at all in the fitness routine of humans? Let us…

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When Should You Use Lifting Straps?

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When Should You Use Lifting Straps?

Should straps have a place in your gym bag? Some people swear by them and use them for everything while other people shun them as crutches for the weak. What is the true answer? Let’s take a peek into both sides of the argument before coming to a logical conclusion. Before we jump in, a…

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Refreshing Detox Drinks the Solution to Weight Loss Afflictions

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Refreshing Detox Drinks the Solution to Weight Loss Afflictions

Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, our habits have changed drastically and what once was a healthy lifestyle has now become a thing of the past with everyone finding less and less time to stay healthy and fit. We today choose to stay on the couch in front of our TV screens or spend…

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Odds and Ends – Unique Exercises

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Odds and Ends - Unique Exercises

Sometimes you just want to try something different or have a muscle that needs to be attacked in a different manner. Times like those require you to reach into your bag of tricks and pull out something new. Is your bag a bit empty? Not to worry, we have a nice group of exercises to…

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Two-for-One Training

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Two-for-One Training

Some days time is definitely not on our side; I don’t care what Mick Jagger said in that song. When you are pinched for time one of the first things to be tossed out the window is things like hitting the gym because often times our personal goals take a backseat to professional needs or…

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Dumbbells: an Age-Old Body-Building Secret

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Dumbbells: an Age-Old Body-Building Secret

What do ancient Greek athletes, macho Indian wrestlers, trainee English bell-ringers and modern bodybuilders the world over have in common? The answer: Dumbbells! The Classic Way to Work Out In ancient Greece, early versions of the Olympic Games featured a version of the long-jump which would not be at home in the modern games: for…

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How to Safely Build Muscles After Personal Injury

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How to Safely Build Muscles After Personal Injury

Building muscles can be a very challenging process and this could be more difficult for people recovering from a personal injury. Pain and injury can certainly make your training regimen more difficult and stressful. There is always the chance of aggravating the injury further. However, this is not impossible and could be achieved by following…

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