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Types of Fitness Training

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There are four basic types of exercise program, all designed to help you achieve different goals. Some athletes focus more on one type of exercise program than another depending on their area of expertise, but for many of us “fitness nuts” we like to follow an exercise program, which includes aspects from all in our training workouts.

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Diet Tips for Female Bodybuilding

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While body building started out as a thing for men, a large number of women have also shown interest in the activity over the past three decades or so. Started around 1970, female bodybuilding is today a full-fledged profession that has its own rules and disciplines. Just like male professional bodybuilding, a number of competitions are held throughout the year across the globe for women encouraging them to work harder

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Importance Of The Pump In Bodybuilding

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During an intense chest workout the muscle will eventually become starved for oxygen. The endocrine system will be triggered from the fight or flight mechanism. Unnecessary biological functions will be stopped to divert blood into the muscle. As the workout progresses more and more blood will be diverted into the muscle to feed the muscle oxygen because without it muscle contraction would halt to nothingness.

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What is Body Composition?

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Your body is made up of fat mass and fat-free mass. Fat-free mass includes lean muscle, bones, organs, tissue and water. When people refer to body composition, they are generally talking about body fat percent, or the percentage of your body mass that is fat. You can’t change the part of your body that is bones, tissues and organs, but you can change the ratio of fat to muscle with good training and proper diet.

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Tricep Workouts For Mass

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We know that the triceps make up a whopping 2/3 of your arm’s mass. How do you make your arms bigger? By making your triceps bigger! I personally only do three, maybe four exercises on arm day for triceps. Why so light? Because the triceps are getting their butt worked off assisting the chest on chest day and shoulders on shoulder day. So they get a lot of accessory work throughout the week even if you may not think they are. Following biceps on arm day, I usually like to use the following exercises.

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Preventing and Dealing With Bodybuilding Injuries

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Bodybuilding is an intense sport and injuries are often sustained by bodybuilders during the course of their training or competitions. A disturbing number of these bodybuilding injuries are preventable though and in this article we will consider some of the common causes of these mishaps, how to prevent them and how to deal with the injuries should they occur.

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Top 5 Kettlebell Training Mistakes

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This is probably the most common mistake at any gym. Kettlebell users are no exception. Men are always guilty of starting off with weights that are too heavy and affect form. Women tend to start using weights that are too light to be worthwhile. If your weight is too heavy then you will run the risk of injury, especially in the lower back. If your weight is too light you will fail to activate all your muscles, especially your lower body.

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Elbow Pain From Biceps Curls? Here’s What to Do

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Biceps curls are the classic bodybuilding exercise used to add mass to the biceps. Furthermore, they're used as assistance exercises by weight lifters and other strength athletes. If you spend any amount of time training for bodybuilding or athletics, odds are you'll do some biceps curls. The problem is that biceps curls done incorrectly can damage your elbow joint. This happens at the bottom of the movement, when the arm is extended, and it usually takes a long, long time to heal once the pain becomes noticeable.

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Calves Workout – A Killer Calves Routine That Gets Results!

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Do you have trouble bringing your calves up to par with the rest of your physique? Do you toil away at the calf raise machine to no avail? Lots of bodybuilders and weight lifters have a lot of trouble with this muscle group. Calves can be extremely stubborn, almost impossible to grow. However, follow the tips in this calves workout, and your lower legs are sure to take off like never before!

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