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The Perfect Rep Range For Building Muscle

Posted by Chris Jones on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, In : Muscle Building 
No matter what you read or who you talk to, everyone has their own opinion of what the "perfect" rep range should be to allow for maximum muscle stimulation and growth. In this article I’m going to clear up the confusion once and for all and teach you the truth about choosing the most effective rep range for optimal muscle-building results. 

Sets that utilize heavy weight and low reps are without a doubt the most effective means of stimulating muscle growth. For every set you perform in the ...

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October 24th, 2012 – 7 Calorie Burning Tips

Posted by Chris Jones on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, In : fit4365 

These are just a few habits you can embrace to start revving your metabolism right away. You may have heard stories about people who have lost dozens of pounds simply switching to diet soda or walking a few minutes each day. These are all small habits that contribute to a big difference and increase your metabolism over time.  You will make weight loss quicker and easier by increasing your metabolic rate and burning more calories.

1) Move More

Sedentary people burn about one-third less calo...


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October 18th, 2012 – Can Fat Turn Into Muscle Or Muscle Into Fat?

Posted by Chris Jones on Thursday, October 18, 2012, In : fit4365 

Can muscle turn into fat or fat turn into muscle? How many time have you heard this hilarious fats and muscles myth?

 Yes, this is one fats and muscles myth that will never go away. Get this straight. Fat will never turn into muscle and muscle will never turn into fat.

 The reason is simple. Your body fats and muscles are made up of completely different cell structure and they are so different that they cannot be converted to each other. Your muscle is very much alive and work very hard wh...


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October 11th, 2012 – What Makes Our Blood Cholesterol High?

Posted by Chris Jones on Thursday, October 11, 2012, In : fit4365 

Your blood cholesterol level is affected not only by what you eat but also by how quickly your body makes LDL-cholesterol and disposes of it. In fact, your body makes all the cholesterol it needs, and it is not necessary to take in any additional cholesterol from the foods you eat.

 People with heart disease or those who are at high risk for developing it typically have too much LDL-cholesterol in their blood. Many factors help determine whether your LDL-cholesterol level is high or low. The...


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September 7th, 2012 – All Calories Are Not Created Equal

Posted by Chris Jones on Friday, September 7, 2012, In : fit4365 

Eat less fat. Eat more fat. Carbs are bad. Carbs are good.

 Nutrition advice changes so often, no wonder so many people are confused.

 But when it comes it calories, the advice to consume fewer of them seems set in stone. After all, "a calorie is a calorie"-Right?

 Wrong.

 For years, we've been told that if we "eat less and exercise more," we'll lose weight. That recommendation is based on the belief that we need burn more calories than we take in. But this doesn't tell the whole story.

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August 20th, 2012 – All About Thermogenic Fat Burners

Posted by Chris Jones on Monday, August 20, 2012, In : fit4365 

The term commonly used with fat burning supplements is often thermogenics, which as the name suggests, has to do with temperature. These supplements have been shown to help increase the body's temperature enabling the body's ability to burn calories as heat; to be used as energy, thereby preventing them from being stored a fat.

 

Effective thermogenic supplements are those that contain key ingredients that create a fat burning 'thermogenic' environment by working together and in synergy. Some...
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June 21st, 2012 - What Makes Our Blood Cholesterol High?

Posted by Chris Jones on Thursday, June 21, 2012, In : fit4365 

Your blood cholesterol level is affected not only by what you eat but also by how quickly your body makes LDL-cholesterol and disposes of it. In fact, your body makes all the cholesterol it needs, and it is not necessary to take in any additional cholesterol from the foods you eat.

 People with heart disease or those who are at high risk for developing it typically have too much LDL-cholesterol in their blood. Many factors help determine whether your LDL-cholesterol level is high or low. The...


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March 23rd, 2012 – Strength Training Strategies that Actually Work

Posted by Chris Jones on Friday, March 23, 2012, In : fit4365 

Over the years there has been a surge of different strength training techniques that have come onto the market and just faded away. Here we discuss the training strategies to gain the maximum amount of muscle in the shortest time possible that have stood up to the test of time.

 Most of these strength-training strategies have been around for years but are not followed by many training systems these days. Lets look at a few below that actually work.

 

 

 1. Training Frequency

 The two mai...


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March 9th, 2012 – 8 Ways To Create Balance To Achieve Lasting Weight Loss

Posted by Chris Jones on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : fit4365 

Need to lose weight? Dreading the thought of another diet program? You don’t have to follow diets to lose weight. There are many people discovering this for themselves and they are the ones who are finding long term weight loss opposed to short term fixes. The key to weight loss is finding the right balance of what you eat, what you think, and what activity you do. It is not about following a perfect plan. It is impossible to be perfect every day! Finding the right balance helps you to decr...


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February 17th, 2012 – Top 10 effective bodybuilding supplements

Posted by Chris Jones on Friday, February 17, 2012, In : fit4365 

1. Probiotics.

 Probiotics are made from good bacteria like acidopilus and bifidus. They help the digestive system to work properly. Manufactured products containing probiotics includes special powder, yogurts, probiotic drinks, and capsules. Probiotics are very important to body builders because they lower cholesterol level and they stimulate the body to produce alpha-interferon that regulates the immune response.

 2. Meal replacement powders.

 These are great substitute for smaller meals...


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October 28th 2011 – Can Women Build Big Muscles? Why Women Can't Build Big Muscles Easily.

Posted by Chris Jones on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : fit4365 

Why Is It Difficult For Women To Build Big Muscles

 "I don't want to work out lifting weights because I don't want to build big muscles " or "I just do aerobics and sit ups to lose weight because if I lift weights, I may build muscle and looked like a man."

 Ladies. Have you made these comments before? Awww... c'mon ladies, if you have ever uttered these words, you have just done a terrible disservice to yourself and are missing out on many great benefits that working out with weights can g...


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October 11th 2011 – Six Steps to a Positive Body Image

Posted by Chris Jones on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, In : fit4365 

A positive body image is one that we should all strive for.  This is when you know yourself and who you are.  You have a very true perception of your size, shape, and weight.  You see yourself as you are in the present.  You accept yourself, even though you may be overweight.  You believe in yourself and love yourself while still striving for something better.  When you have a positive body image, no time is spent obsessing about food, weight, calories, exercise, etc.  You are proud of who yo...


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September 30th 2011 – 18 Ways To Lose Weight Without Going On A Diet.

Posted by Chris Jones on Friday, September 30, 2011, In : fit4365 

To lose one pound of body weight in a week, a person must consume about 500 fewer calories than he or she burns each day. Here are 18 ways to lose weight without going on a diet.

 1. Instead of drinking orange juice at breakfast, eat a whole orange. You'll save about 45 calories.

 2. Make your breakfast omelet with four egg whites plus 1/4 cup egg substitute. Replace regular bacon with Canadian bacon to save even more calories.

 3. Switch from whole milk to nonfat or lowfat milk. Use sugar...


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September 28th 2011 – 8 Proven Strategies for Maximum Muscle

Posted by Chris Jones on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, In : fit4365 

There is so much conflicting information out there when it comes to the topic of building muscle, and sometimes it can be very difficult to know where to start. If you’re an average beginner looking for some basic guidelines to follow in the gym, the following 8 points will start you off on the right track.

 1) Train With Weights and Focus On Compound, Free Weight Movements.

 If you want to make solid, noteworthy gains in muscle size and strength, you absolutely must train with free weigh...


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