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Are you eating enough protein to build muscle?

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When it comes to building muscle, all that work you do in the gym is only half of the battle. The other half takes place in the kitchen. Diet is really important when trying to improve your body composition. Without proper nutrients, no matter how much time you spend weight training, you won’t get the results you’re looking for. Your muscles are made up of over 25% protein along with up to 75% water and stored glycogen (carbohydrates). While people generally understand that consuming adequate protein is very important to support muscle growth and maintain lean mass, the amount of…

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Important Fitness Goals for 2015

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Everyone has different fitness goals, ranging from generally trying to stay active to viewing fitness as a lifestyle. With a New Year comes a lot of new plans and goals and plenty of eagerness to get started. Don’t let your enthusiasm be the only thing that carries you through. Levels of motivation fluctuate like the tides, with steady ups and steady downs. If enthusiasm is the only thing keeping you committed then your likelihood to quit is higher. You need a good plan and a process. If you really want to succeed than it’s important to have fitness goals. These goals will keep…

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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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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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5 Health Tips for Men’s Health Month

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5 Healthy Tips for Men’s Health Month Tips for Men’s Health Month: Monitor and limit your sodium intake. Eating high amounts of sodium increases blood pressure and can cause hypertension. On average men aged 9 to 70 have a sodium intake higher than the tolerable level of 2,300mg per day. Always check the label of the products you purchase and look out for sodium in places where you wouldn’t expect it such as condiments and canned food. Strengthen your bones and fight back against osteoporosis, which affects 1 in 5 men, by increasing  your intake of vitamin D and calcium. Try and find out about the supplements that are right…

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