muscle building

What is a “High-Quality” Protein? – Fitness Article

What is a “High-Quality” Protein? You’ve probably heard that you need more protein in your diet — and for good reason. You might think of protein as the main building block for muscle, but it’s so much more. Protein is also essential for maintaining a strong immune system, bones, tendons, and is responsible for many metabolic reactions. There is also clear relationship between protein and weight loss. Here’s the thing: Not all proteins are created equal. Quality counts. But what’s…

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I Want to Look More Muscular. What’s the Best Way to Make Gains? – Fitness Article

I Want to Look More Muscular. What’s the Best Way to Make Gains? There’s one thing that all the biggest, most muscular people on the planet have in common. It’s not great genetics. (Good genes help, but plenty of people have gotten huge without having been blessed with it at birth.) It’s not that they all just live at the gym and do nothing else, or follow some magical workout. (When it comes to building muscle, many different approaches —…

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Linear Progression: Everything You Need To Know – Workout Fitness Article

As you continue to progress as a novice, you’ll eventually reach a point where you start missing reps. For example, you might get 5,5,5 on Monday’s workout then add weight to the bar and miss a rep on the last set of Wednesday’s workout e.g. 5,5,4. At this point, you need to start using smaller increments when adding weight to the bar. For example, if you’ve been adding 5 lbs every workout on the bench press then reduce that to…

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Linear Progression: Everything You Need To Know – Workout Fitness Article

Linear Progression: Everything You Need To Know As you continue to progress as a novice, you’ll eventually reach a point where you start missing reps. For example, you might get 5,5,5 on Monday’s workout then add weight to the bar and miss a rep on the last set of Wednesday’s workout e.g. 5,5,4.At this point, you need to start using smaller increments when adding weight to the bar. For example, if you’ve been adding 5 lbs every workout on the…

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3×5 Vs 5×5 For Beginners: Which Is Better For Gains? – Workout Fitness Article

3×5 Vs 5×5 For Beginners: Which Is Better For Gains? In short, Starting strength and Stronglifts are both great novice programs. They’re very similar in terms of training frequency, progression and how they emphasise compound lifts.However, if I had to pick a winner then I’d go with Starting strength. In my experience, recovery is a far greater limiting factor than training volume (at least for beginners). I’m also a firm believer in applying the “minimum effective dose” when it comes to…

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Strength vs Hypertrophy: How To Get Bigger And Stronger – Workout Fitness Article

Strength vs Hypertrophy: How To Get Bigger And Stronger When I refer to volume in my articles I usually define it as “sets x reps x weight”.Admittedly, this is an overly simplistic way to characterise training volume.After all, you could easily do a bunch of halfhearted sets with submaximal weights to artificially boost your volume.That’s why the number of “hard” weekly sets you do is a much better way to gauge volume.A hard set is technically where you have, at…

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How To Make FAST “Newbie Gains” (Gain 20 LBS Of Muscle!) – Workout Fitness Article

How To Make FAST “Newbie Gains” (Gain 20 LBS Of Muscle!) A common question I’m asked is “can you miss out on newbie gains?”.For example, if you spent your first 3 years training incorrectly does that mean you’ve missed out on “newbie gains”?The short answer is no.Your rate of muscle growth is determined by how many years of ‘proper’ weight training you’ve had not total training experience.You can gauge whether or not you’re still a beginner based on your strength…

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How to Maintain Muscle Strength When You’re Not Working Out – Fitness Article

There are a variety of reasons why you might have to stop working out for a while. May be you’re going out of town for vacation, or maybe you’re not going to practice now that the season is over. Whatever the case, it’s important to maintain your strength so that you don’t lose that muscle mass you’ve worked so hard on. While you can’t give up exercising completely and expect to keep your muscles, there are ways you can modify…

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How to Gain Muscle Fast – Fitness Article

Are you tired of spending endless hours in the gym with little to no results? While EAA and BCAA can help, there’s more to building muscle than spending countless hours at the gym. If you haven’t figured out what could be keeping you from bulking up on muscle, you’re in the right place. In this short blog, you will get all the tips necessary to get your muscle growth rolling in no time. 1Focus on the Eccentric Phase Your stalled…

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Does Having More Muscle Really Increase Your Metabolism? – Fitness Article

Recently we received the following question from a reader: “I’ve always thought that adding muscle speeds up your metabolism. But then I read this isn’t correct. So what’s the truth: Does increasing your muscle mass really increase your metabolism?” -Phil, Vancouver For as long as I can remember, a lot of people have believed that for every 1 pound of muscle you gain, your body burns an additional 50 calories. On paper, this sounds awesome. But unfortunately, it’s not true.…

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Ideal rep range for building muscle? – Deadlift is Medicine – Fitness Article

In this post, I will be discussing about the different rep ranges that are commonly used in workout routines to build muscle – with science! Stick around to find out more. At the “Conclusion” section, I have a program recommendation which puts everything that is discussed here into an organized workout routine. If you’d like to go straight to the program, click HERE. Table of contents Introduction Low reps for building muscle High reps for building muscle Moderate reps for…

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EXTRA PROTEIN TO BUILD MUSCLE? – Fitness Article

                       Most people who want to bulk up believe that the best way to gain muscle mass is to lift weights(true) and eat a very high protein diet(false). Although, you do want to eat adequate protein, your body does not store excess protein as bulging muscle. The pound of steak just does not convert into bigger biceps. You need extra calories and those calories should come primarily from extra carbohydrates…

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HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE AND TESTOSTERONE! – Fitness Article

HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE AND TESTOSTERONE! Human growth hormone (HGH) and testosterone are both anabolic steroids commonly used by bodybuilders to gain muscle mass. They have legitimate medical uses, but they are more commonly known for their use as bodybuilding supplements. Although both are used for the same purpose, they are in fact very different substances. Testosterone is a hormone produced naturally by both men and women, although men produce much more than women do. The form used by bodybuilders is synthetic and is produced in a lab. Testosterone causes the body…

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