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Does Your Sleeping Position Affect Muscle Growth?

Building muscle is a common goal among amongst all gym goers and fitness enthusiasts alike. Any habit that can possible leverage the body’s ability to build muscle is usually of interest to anyone who works out. One important component of building muscle and maximizing health is sleep. Sleep is needed by the body but can also determine your levels of hormones, how well you recover from training, how mobile you are, and more. The optimal amount of hours to…

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1 Hour At Home Workout Routine With No Equipment

Working out at home is both convenient and effective, as long as you know the right exercises to do and are willing to put in the full amount of effort needed to get the same results as you would from a gym workout. There are a number of challenges to home workouts such as a lack of motivation, less exercises to do with limited equipment, a lack of gym partners, and a less exciting atmosphere than that which a…

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Is Garlic Good For Muscle Growth?

Garlic is a common ingredient in many dishes but also has properties that make it a highly effective supplement for many people. Garlic is supplemented primarily for fighting viruses and improving heart health, but also has applications for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts as well. The use of garlic dates back thousands of years to around 2,500 B.C. in ancient Egypt. Cloves of garlic were found in the tomb of Tutankhamen and were likely a large part of the diet…

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Can You Build Your Shin Muscles?

The shins are a very commonly neglected muscle. While many people invest a large amount of time into developing their calves, training their shins often doesn’t occur to them and isn’t deemed as worthy of the effort needed. The anatomical term for the shins muscle is tibialis anterior. The tibialis anterior can be trained just like any muscle in your body and can cause cause several problems if it is neglected for too long. If you avoid training your…

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Running vs. Sprinting for Bodybuilding?

Cardio and fat loss both play important roles in bodybuilding. In order to sculpt a proportional and chiseled physique, you need to keep your levels of body fat to a minimum. Without low body fat levels, your muscles will not be as defined and you will lose athleticism, have lower testosterone, have lower energy levels, and more. To keep body fat low, there are three main ways to achieve this goal. The first way to keep your body fat…

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The 7 Best Adaptogens for Building Muscle

Most weightlifters and athletes know that the best way to gain muscle is to train hard and eat enough of the right food. If you have these two aspects of fitness down, building muscle will be straightforward. Once you have experience with training and building muscle, though, the gains can begin to taper off and hormonal, genetic, and lifestyle factors can start to make a large difference in how much you are able to grow. By leveraging your hormones,…

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Does Cardio After Weightlifting Kill Gains?

The subject of cardio is a divisive topic within the fitness community. Some believe that cardio is never beneficial for making gains, while others hold the opinion that cardio is needed both for health and for losing fat, and does not have any negative effects on building and maintaining muscle. While cardio does not help make gains, as long as you account for the energy expenditure of additional exercise in your daily caloric intake, cardio will not kill gains….

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What To Know Before Building Your Home Gym

While training at large commercial and local gyms has its advantages, building a gym at home is more convenient, saves money over time, and gives you complete control over your own training. Before you build your home gym, there are several things to consider such as the location you’re building your home gym, your budget, the equipment you plan on buying, the materials needed, and the supplies required for the building process. Garage vs. Shed vs. Spare Room First,…

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The Remarkable Benefits to Doing Dead Hangs Every Day

Dead hangs, along with stomach vacuums and neck workouts, are less commonly done but despite being unorthodox, could benefit most people. Dead hanging is done by holding on to a bar or branch and hanging. The two variations of dead hangs are passive hanging and active hanging. Passive hanging consists of holding on to a bar and relaxing all muscles except your core and forearms. Active hanging is done by retracting your shoulder blades and using the muscles in…

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10 Ways To Get Better Pumps When Weightlifting

For many bodybuilders and gym-goers, getting a pump is one of the most enjoyable sensations of working out. There are many rewarding aspects to lifting weights, you look better, you feel better, you become stronger, and more. But a pump is often one of the reasons you keep coming back to the gym, even after you’ve made a decades worth of gains and are not getting stronger every workout. A pump is caused by an increase in blood flow…

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