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Common Misconception: Lifting Heavy Weights Make You Bulky

Common Misconception: Lifting Heavy Weights Make You Bulky

Eric December 17, 2010

One of the most common things that I hear from women and people who don’t want to put on size is that they are afraid to lift many weights because they don’t want to

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How Important Is Getting Enough Sleep to Muscle Building

How Important Is Getting Enough Sleep to Muscle Building

Eric December 6, 2010

Overview Muscles are made out of long, contracting fibers wrapped into large sheaths. Building muscle, also known as hypertrophy, demands that these fibers be stressed by exercise, followed by long periods of rest. Sleep can

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Seated Calf Raise vs Standing Calf Raise

Seated Calf Raise vs Standing Calf Raise

Eric December 3, 2010

Time and time again I’ve mentioned that changing the slightest bit of an exercise can drastically change the muscular development and focus of the movement.  Todays ‘vs’ focuses on the calf raise, both seated

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Q&A: How to Burn Fat and Pre-workout Supplements

Q&A: How to Burn Fat and Pre-workout Supplements

Eric December 2, 2010

Q: I am trying to burn off my fat and gain muscle Mass but running and lifting does not seem to work. What would you do? Brad – Submitted online A: Brad I’m curious

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Nutrition Advice: Joint Protection & Strength Supplement Stacks

Nutrition Advice: Joint Protection & Strength Supplement Stacks

Eric November 16, 2010

For the last installment of our month long supplement stack series, we’re going to take a look at two final stacks, one for joint protection and another for strength.  These two go hand-in-hand, since

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Slow Twitch vs Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers

Slow Twitch vs Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers

Eric November 5, 2010

Skeletal muscle is made up of bundles of individual muscle fibers called myocytes. Each myocyte contains many myofibrils, which are strands of proteins (actin and myosin) that can grab on to each other and

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Pecs That Pop: 5 Training Experts Weigh In On The Best Methods For Building A Massive Chest

Pecs That Pop: 5 Training Experts Weigh In On The Best Methods For Building A Massive Chest

Eric November 1, 2010

I frequent other blogs about fitness.  It’s good to keep up with new health and fitness trends.  One of those blogs is www.simplyshredded.com.  It’s a good one.  I recently read this article there and

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Chocolate Milk for Muscle Growth?

Chocolate Milk for Muscle Growth?

Eric October 25, 2010

It has been known by fitness enthusiasts that eating sugary candies and sports drinks immediately after a workout actually helps speed up protein synthesis and replace your glycogen levels, which are key factors in

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Q&A: Building Muscle & Burning Fat at the Same Time

Q&A: Building Muscle & Burning Fat at the Same Time

Eric October 14, 2010

This weeks questions are very related, but I’m going to answer them separately anyway.  They both have to do with building muscle WHILE burning fat, but are a little different.  Keep your questions coming

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Eight Ways to Increase Training Intensity

Eight Ways to Increase Training Intensity

Eric October 11, 2010

Regardless of how you train, one thing should remain consistent: intensity. Unless you’re training at a high intensity level, optimum muscular development cannot be accomplished. Keep in mind there’s a fine line between maximum

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