The 10 Most Popular Olympic Lifts and Derivatives

Looking for a new challenge?  Want to gain speed, flexibility, coordination, muscle, and strength? Olympic Lifts and their derivatives are exactly what you need. Weight training not only builds muscles, but it helps develop bone mass too. Heavy lifting improves posture, boosts metabolism, helps you sleep better, and improves the immune system.  Olympic weightlifting is…

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Yates Row – What You Need to Know

Want a back as broad as six times Mr. Olympia winner, Dorian Yates? Okay, so if you don’t know who Dorian is, the secret is in his surname. He popularized the Yates Row (underhand barbell row) technique. Yates row workouts let you lift heavier weights than the usual barbell row. More important, these compound movements…

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The Clean and Press – What You Need to Know

The clean and press is a powerful and explosive lifting exercise. It will help to pack the muscle onto your frame, especially if you can reach a target of around 3-5 reps per set.

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How to Look Like an Athlete: Building an Athletic Body

We all want to look like professional athletes are all muscles. However, there is one thing we often forget to consider: fitness success does not easy and it does not come fast. Top athletes of today have started their careers as children, so they have had decades of rigorous training sessions to reach their current…

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Weightlifting and Hemorrhoids

Did you know that simply breathing incorrectly when you lift weights could cause you to develop hemorrhoids? In addition to being pretty painful, this condition can also sideline your powerlifting routine until the hemorrhoids heal. Check out this guide to learn what hemorrhoids are, how to treat them, and how to prevent them from developing…

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7 Tips To Stay Healthy While Working The Night Shift

With the rising demand for 24-hour services in a fast-paced society, night shifts are essential. Having to be awake at night and still having to cater to the social demands of the day, could significantly affect and disturb your circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is your own internal body clock which determines stages of cellular…

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Does Cycling Build or Lose Muscle Mass?

Cycling can be a great form of exercise to work your muscles and increase your endurance as an athlete. However, whether or not you are building muscle will be determined by the kind of cycling that you are doing and the goals you have for your workout. For instance, training to be the fastest mountain…

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How to Assemble a Gold’s Gym Home Fitness Center

The Gold’s Gym all in one home fitness center is a complete system with exercises for arms, legs, abs, and back. The gym has a headrest, arm pads, backrest, curl pad, leg lever, and a pull-up handle. Before the home gym is functional for a workout, however, assembly is necessary. Note that assembly may take several…