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Why You Should Not Try to Isolate Muscle Groups When Weight Training

Working as a fitness professional, there is one type of question I get all the time that shows that many people are missing the big picture regarding the benefits of strength training. This popular question usually goes something like this: “What exercise can I do to isolate my _______ (insert your muscle of choice – abs, quads, biceps, triceps, etc)?” It doesn’t matter which muscle someone is asking about, they always seem to be asking how to ‘isolate’ it. My first response to this question is always […]

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How to Build Leg Muscle

Learning to build leg muscle can be more difficult than learning about biceps, which the beginner seems obsessed with. If you have the desire to build a balanced healthy and strong body, then leg work will form a crucial part of that. Here we show you how to build leg muscle. Tip 1 There is really no secret to knowing how to build leg muscle – it is the same theory that applies to any other muscle. The only problem most bodybuilders have is not taking enough […]

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Strong Leg Muscles Really Can Make a World of Difference

Apart from the weight machines, some of the most effective machines in a gym are the walking, running and climbing machines. Walking and running machines include steppers and treadmills, while climbing machines have pedals that you push with your feet, making it feel like you are climbing stairs. The reason these machines are important is that they exercise our leg muscles, which are some of the most useful muscles in our body, but at the same time some of the weakest. After all, we are descended from […]

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Workout Without a Gym

We know that using free weights and machines is the fastest and most efficient way there is to improve your metabolism and strength, but for many reasons these may not be convenient or readily accessible to you. You may also have no access to a commercial gym, home gym or are on business trip, but there can be a solution, a strength-training workout without the need of expensive machines. As with any exercise, whether you are using your own body weight, machines or free weights, if the […]

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Home Exercises

Some of the home exercises you can benefit from are aerobics. Instead of paying high fees to visit the gym, practice working out at home. You can find videos, books, guides and more on the Internet or at local bookstores to help you get started with working out at home. If you are just starting exercise, prepare by considering what you want to accomplish. For example, if you want to lose 10 pounds then consider resistance, or aerobics that focus on burning calories and fat. Some of […]

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Hip Flexors – The Most Underdeveloped Muscle Group In Strength Training

Despite their importance to a wide range of athletic and sporting activities, the hip flexors are the most neglected major muscle group in strength training. It is very rare to find training programs that include hip flexor exercises. By contrast there is usually a great deal of emphasis on exercises for the leg extensors. There are some obvious reasons for this comparative neglect. The principal muscles involved in hip flexion are the psoas and the iliacus, collectively known as the iliopsoas. Because they are relatively deep-seated rather […]

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Easy and Effective Techniques for Leg Pain Relief

Pain is the body’s reaction to an injury or threat such as burning heat or a wound. The cause may be a physical injury, a disease, or it could simply be an emotional upset. Considered as a common complaint, leg pain is also a common symptom for a lot of different causes such as muscle spasms or cramps, injuries, dehydration, or the depletion of minerals like potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium. It can also be classified as inflammatory, orthopedic, neurological, and vascular. Sometimes, we feel this terribly […]

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Aerobic Activity

The term aerobic means “with oxygen.” During an aerobic activity , the cardiovascular system, which includes the heart, lungs and blood vessels, responds to physical activity by increasing the oxygen that is available to the body’s working muscles. Aerobic activity involves an exercise routine that uses large muscle groups, is maintained for a long periods and is rhythmic in nature. Regular aerobic activity improves your fitness as your heart becomes stronger and begins to work better. The result is that the heart can pump more blood (thus […]

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Know Your Muscle Building Exercises – The Legs

Every bodybuilder and weight trainer will have his or her favorite exercises for each body part. That’s how it should be – as you progress through the various stages of learning you’ll understand what works best for you. It is useful, however, to take stock of your progress every so often and carry out an analysis of where you are and what changes, if any, are needed to move onwards and upwards. Part of this analysis should include an assessment of the core exercises that make up […]

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Shape Your Legs, Tone Your Butt, and Build Strength

Shape your legs, tone your butt and build functional strength, with the Reverse Lunge. Lunges are an exceptional exercise for conditioning your lower body. They stress the muscles from a perfect angle to develop incredible shape and symmetry in your legs, thighs and butt. Because they require balance, lunges also build neuromuscular and functional capacity – helping your body go through its daily motions and letting you pick up your children with ease. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, want to look sleeker in shorts, or improve […]

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