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Get Stronger Faster with these Bench Press Tips

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The bench press is considered king all of the strength exercises out there because it’s effective, simple, and nearly any gym you enter will have at least one bench press station. Here are some new techniques  you can take to overcome any past mistakes you may have been making and reach a newfound level of strength and muscle mass. 1. TAKE FOUR FULL SECONDS TO LOWER THE BAR While you might think that you’re not working very hard when you lower the bar down, your muscles are actually very active in order to control the weight’s deceleration, in fact, the lowering portion…

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What to eat after a late night workout

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Many people who work out have no choice but to train in the evening. Whether that’s after work or a few hours later, training near the end of the day is still a much better choice than not exercising at all. If you have worked out late in the evening – The type of protein and carbohydrates you need to refuel after your workout are very important. Fast digesting carbohydrates and protein isolates are vital after a workout. Slow digesting proteins would be ideal just before bedtime. Fast-digesting carbs are a driver, meaning they help fuel the muscle-building process, delivering…

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Your Health – You Are What You Eat!

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Food is medicine. Some of it is good medicine, and some bad. Yet every single meal you eat is contributing to or taking away from your health and longevity. The question is: do you eat to live, or live to eat? Most people select food on the basis of what makes them feel good in the short term by giving immediate taste satisfaction, without contemplating the idea that today’s feast can be tomorrow’s downfall. As you become increasingly aware of the power of food in relation to health, the process of eating becomes two things: an act of pleasure and…

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Protein Powered Quinoa & Its Amazing Health Benefits

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When it comes to proteins, the foods that come to mind are meats, fish, eggs, dairy like milk, cheese and poultry, all of which are animal based. This is the reason that people are often skeptic about vegetarian diets such as the vegetarian GM diet and doubt whether it can properly sustain the body for its proper functioning. It is here that this power grain- Quinoa comes in to play. It is one of the ancient grains like amaranth and barley that have remained almost unchanged for thousands of years. Although its benefits were neglected for long, but it is…

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Strength Training For A Longer Life

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Strength training can be beneficial for all age groups. It is a great form of exercise that can really improve quality of life and help fight off disease and injury. A lot of the health benefits you get from exercise in general can be derived through strength training. It decreases risk of cardiovascular disease and increases insulin sensitivity to name a few. Strength training can be really beneficial to mental health. It is a good stress reliever. Throwing some metal around is a great way to unwind after a hard day at the office. It has great benefits on the…

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Natural Adaptogens to improve Health, Strength and Performance

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Natural adaptogens to improve Health, Strength and Performance There are several herbal and natural alternatives to help  boost energy, reduce fatigue, improve athletic  or counteract stress – these herbal remedies are called “adaptogens.” The term was coined in 1947 by a Russian scientist, N.V. Lazarev, who was interested in substances that helped the body adapt to physical and emotional stress. Lazarev thought that adaptogens should: Produce a nonspecific (total body) response that increases resistance against harm from physical and emotional stress (disease, anxiety, etc.) Have a normalizing effect, improving the function of many body systems Be nontoxic, causing no significant…

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Why you might gain weight when starting a weight loss program!

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Has this ever happened to you when you commenced a weight loss program? Weight gain. It seems to go against common sense. You start eating better and exercising, but instead of losing weight, you actually gain 2-5 pounds. That weight gain is enough to cause even the most motivated of people to give up. After all, why would anybody want to put forth all that effort and not only NOT lose any weight, but actually gain some! Here’s the thing though – some weight gain or stagnation is to be expected when you start a new exercise program, and I want to explain why this happens…

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5 Tips to Improve Your Workout

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During Your Workout You don’t want to be a going-through-the-motions kind of guy in the gym. If you’ve gone through the trouble of suiting up for a workout, you’d best be getting after it hard. These tips are all designed to help you maximize intensity and strength today to help you look better tomorrow. 1 Use forced reps on your last sets A Finnish study found that when subjects performed a workout with forced reps (a spotter helped them get through their sticking points to get a few more reps), their growth hormone (GH) levels were almost 4,000% higher than…

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10 Top Healthy Foods To Keep You Fit

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Healthy eating and physical fitness go together, but there are no magic foods that cause you to be one hundred percent healthy by just eating one food group. No, you need a variety of foods from each of these food groups each day. It’s also important to watch the portion size so as not to overeat. Make your mealtimes pleasant and relaxed occasions and your healthy foods will work effectively with your healthy emotions to give you a healthy body. Berries You may like all types of berries or just one or two favorites, but you can never go wrong…

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Factors that slow your metabolism

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Metabolism is a chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that is necessary for the maintenance of life. We all know people who can eat all day and not gain a single ounce or pound. These people have good — or fast — metabolisms. Then there are the people that have one unhealthy meal and have to run for a week straight to burn it all off. These are people that tend to have a slower metabolic rate. One of the great things about the human body is that it burns calories all by itself when it is…

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