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Myofibrillar Hypertrophy

In the community of weight lifters, there are two types; bodybuilders and power lifters. The latter group focuses more on strength gains and sometimes disregards aesthetics, or physical appearance for those gains. The former group is focused on sculpting the body, to that of a Greek god. For those who may be unaware on the physiological and biological components that are involved in each type of weight lifting, power lifters focus on a different aspect of the skeletal muscle, to gain those strength. The same goes for bodybuilders, who are focusing on another type of aspect of the muscle, when it comes to their training. Just lifting up a weight and putting it down, doesn’t train all of the muscles. It’s only part of the muscles that are being trained. So, doesn’t it make sense to incorporate or develop a weight training program, that targets all of the muscles for optimum and maximum gains? Continue reading the article to learn about myofibrillar hypertrophy and why it should be incorporated into your current weight training program.

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HIIT – high intensity interval training

High Intensity Interval Training, is an awesome way to lose fat. Actually, it’s the most effective way to lose body fat, contrary to what you may think. Yes, walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes, will inevitably lead you to lose body fat if you’re caloric intake is on a deficit, but why not cut that time in half, if you can? I am going to just talk about why HIIT works, and why you should use it every now and in then in your workout and routine, towards losing weight efficiently.

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Cheat Meals: The Good and The Bad

Ever just feel like munching down on that chicken sandwich at Wendy’s or Burger King, or whoever it is that you get your chicken sammich from? Unfortunately for you and I, we’re on diets. So how can we even consider eating something so tasty, when we’re trying to lose body fat? There’s no way that eating that meal, would benefit us when it comes to cutting. Maybe if we’re bulking, but how can we eat this sandwich and still lose weight? Well, people eating that sandwich is what is called a cheat meal. I am going to talk about some of the benefits and some of the disadvantages, of including a cheat meal into your overall diet.

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Bodyweight Exercising Part I

Sometimes it’s pretty hard to be able to get to the gym. Not only that but some of us don’t have the funds to purchase a membership at a gym. Not even $15 a month is sufficient for some people, because there’s more important things like say; food! 🙂 I am writing this article, with you in mind. Maybe you are too busy to go to a gym (which I doubt, because if you really wanted to, the time you are on the couch watching tv, you can relax and get your sweat on!), or maybe you want to start off with some body weight exercises, and then progress to a gym environment. Whatever it may be, here’s a break down on some different types of body weight exercises.

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Hunger Pangs and Dieting

One of the worst consequences of dieting under your normal calorie intake, is the dreaded hunger pangs. Those suckers can make the most discipline person, run towards that slice of cake, or that extra serving of chicken, or whatever it may be. Dieting is a challenging thing and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s a mind control game, where you are struggling to succeed and win. Not only that but if you succumb to the temptations that surround you during your dieting, you feel absolutely disappointed in your lack of will power. If you keep reading, I am going to try to give you some encouragement and some advice, on how to succumb those hunger pangs and keep on your diet!

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