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Faster Fat Loss with Escalating Velocity Body Comp Training
The German Body Comp program is unquestionably one of the most popular and effective methods to lose fat without compromising muscle. By...
Is Foam Rolling a Waste of Your Time?
Foam rollers are some of the most popular fitness equipment in the country today. Rollers have gone from functioning as physical therapy treatments to being used in commer...
Top Ten Squat Variations For Total Body Strength & Power
Squats are arguably one of the most effective exercises for building strength, improving body composition, and enhancing athletic performance. Squatting is also a fundamental movem...
Is Weight Training Bad for Your Joints?
In his reality show Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump asked Mr. Universe Lou Ferrigno about his injuries, which included having both knees and hips replaced. “The Donald”...
Avoid Static Stretching, Especially Before Weight Training or Sports Practice
There’s an abundance of evidence showing that static stretching weakens muscles, making it the last thing you want to do as part of your warm-up. A new study usin...
How Exercise Improves Your Brain
It’s well known that exercise improves your brain function as well as your body. Now research shows why. A study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champai...
Workout Systems: 20-Rep Squats
What if there was a workout that involved only performing one set of one exercise, but promised incredible gains in strength and muscle mass? This is the premise of the 20...
Workout Systems: Matveyev Periodization Model
“Manipulating all the variables of training so that an individual reaches peak performance at the most appropriate time” is one popular definition of periodization. A...
Workout Systems: Nautilus Training
Arthur Jones developed two of the most successful lines of resistance training equipment in the world, Nautilus and MedX, which enjoyed such success that at one time Jones...
Squats vs. Hip Thrusts: What the Research Reveals
Photo: Bruce Klemens In 1983 Dale Clark wrote a classic poem about a young man who was trying to develop bigger legs. The young man did leg extensions, leg ...
The Pros & Cons of Cardio Vs. Intervals
When most people think of cardio they begrudgingly picture themselves logging hours on the treadmill or stationary bike. Rarely does cardio produce excitement or passion. ...
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