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Weight Training 101: What You Need To Know Before You Lift

Weight (resistance) training fundamentals tend to be a real mystery for many people. Both novice and some experienced lifters alike struggle with the basics, like proper exercise selection and execution, and manipulating repetitions and sets—Even though they think they’re doing it all right. Beginners who…

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How Sit-Ups and Leg Raises Can Be Bad For You

Many people spend large chunks of their valuable workout time repeatedly performing trunk-flexion exercises like sit ups and leg raises in an effort to develop sexy, flat abdominal muscles. These are generally the superficial muscles that people can see like…

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Nutrition Strategies for Women Trying to Bulk Up

While more women than ever before are reaping the numerous health benefits of weight training, most still have an underlying fear of “getting bigger” or “bulking up”. But, believe it or not, there are still many women with the…

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Free Weight Training Anatomy: A Book Review

I always emphasize that weight training is an absolute must for weight loss, long-term weight management, and overall good health, as it is critical for building and maintaining adequate muscle mass. In addition to improving your general physique, muscle…

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Nine Powerful Exercises Everyone Should Be Doing

You’ve probably heard of a million fad diets claiming to help you eat better and lose weight. Interestingly enough, as with all fad diets, exercise trends are a dime a dozen. Also, like fad diets, these trends come and…

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How to Manage Fibroids with Weight Lifting

Fibroids (leiomyomas) are noncancerous growths or tumors that develop in and around a woman’s womb (uterus). The exact cause of fibroids is unknown. However, their development and growth are stimulated by abnormal elevations in estrogen, the female sex hormone…

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A Quick, Easy, Anywhere Full-Body Kettlebell Workout

Kettlebells are a unique type of weight training equipment that’s gained considerable popularity in recent years. Whether you’re new to weight training or just looking to spice up your current routine, they are great for building better balance, coordination, muscle…

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Why You Should Lift Weights During Pregnancy

Pregnancy was by far one of the best times of my life but also among the scariest. During this time, I was constantly bombarded with a boatload of conflicting information and advice on what I should and should not do, particularly…

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How to Lift Weights Without Bulking Up

I always emphasize that resistance training (weight lifting) is one of the most important components of an exercise program, as it helps in the maintenance of a healthy body composition. An ideal body composition is one that encompasses a…

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Why You Shouldn’t Abandon Traditional Strength Training Methods

These days, many gyms are doing away with traditional strength training machines and sometimes even free weights opting instead for trendier fitness techniques like high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and Tabata boot camp workouts. While such exercise methods can substantially improve…