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[5 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Weights Don’t Just Build Muscle…

I’m pretty sure that the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the benefits and gains for resistance training is “build and strengthen muscles”.  And you’d be 100% correct.  However, the buck doesn’t stop there.  Weight lifting also builds your bone structure (you know, the things your muscles are connected to…).
Which is one reason Muscle and Fitness magazine posted in a column, “A recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that when young men trained for 24 weeks – with particular …

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[1 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Yes, You Can Train A Sore Muscle

Seems like now-a-days everyone keeps preaching against working out when a muscle is still sore from the previous workout.  “Overtraining!”  seems to be the phrase of that past years.  However, is there any truth to this belief, or is it nothing more than paranoia or old gym urban myth?
Flex magazine recently wrote “don’t worry if your arms are still sore for your next workout.  Japanese researchers reported that when subjects train the same muscle after two days of rest and again four days later when the muscle is still sore, …

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[17 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
No Omega 3 Fatty Acids Could Mean Death!

Fats used to be public enemy #1 back in the day (now, marketing hype has wrongfully turned carbs into that dubious spot).  But with each passing day we gain more and more knowledge as to the benefits of the different macronutrients that make up our wonderful foods that we eat to lose weight or gain muscle mass and strength.
Recently, the author of X-tremeLean wrote that “omega 3′s from fish oil, walnuts, olive oil, and leafy greens are very important to health.  Research from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests …

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[14 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Blueberries May Help Digest Your Food

“You are what you eat.”  Has to be one of the most overused cliches of all time in the world of diet and nutrition.  In some instances, it’s overstated and hyped, but in other circumstances, depending on the food and what it may do, it could prove to be true.  That may be the case with blueberries.
Becky Holman recently wrote that “blueberries can boost yogurt’s ability to reduce inflammation in your digestive tract.  The fruit’s fiber helps the  good probiotic bacteria more easily survive the digestive process so it can …

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[9 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Bodyweight Exercises May Be More Effective For Building Muscle

Out of the many different ways that you can train and use certain movements to build strength or gain lean muscle mass, two would be your standard weighted version, where you use exercise equipment like dumbbells, barbells, and machines versus body weight exercises, like pushups, pullups, and the like.  Are one of the two more effective than the other?
In a recent issue of Flex magazine they compared the barbell row (a weighted exercise) versus the inverted row (a bodyweight movement in where you can see a photo demonstrating this in …

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[27 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Many Different Kinds Of “Strength”

If I were to ask you right now what do you think “strength” is, what would you tell me?  Quickly now…..  Ok.  I’m pretty sure you would probably give me an answer like “Well, strength is how much weight you can lift.  For example, if you can bench press 400 pounds then you’ve got a lot of strength, but if you can only lift 200 pounds you don’t”, or something along those lines.  Well, I’d tell you that you are both right and wrong.  See, there is more than one …

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[5 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

This week the Food and Drug Administration of the United States just announced a huge food recall that encompasses many different types of foods, brands, and super markets across the entire country.  The majority of these products contain hydrolyzed vegetable protein.  The problems lies in that a Las Vegas, Nevada based food processing company just discovered that they have an outbreak of salmonella.  The thousands of different foods include soups, snack foods, dips and dressings.  Name brands such as Follow Your Heart, Great Value, Oak Lake Farms, Johnny’s Fine Foods, …