Exercises & Routines

4 Horrible Bodybuilding Myths Busted

This article is a special guest post written by RT from Real Muscle Online. When you start to learn about bodybuilding and weight lifting you also start to hear a lot of myths. People will tell you all sorts of thing to either make themselves sound expert or to try to sell you something. So for any newbies out...
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Rest & Recovery

Setting the Record Straight on Muscle Recovery Time

How long should you let your muscles rest before working them again? You may have heard that your muscles are ready to be trained again after 48 hours of rest. Editor’s Note:  This is Jason’s take.  To read Darrin’s take, click here. I’d like to set the record straight on that number. If you’re one of those genetic supermen...
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The Cause Of The Problem – The 3 Percent Rule

Last week I described a running injury I developed and asked for your guesses about the cause. Of course, there were many contributing factors. I’m not a physical therapist or any kind of medical professional.  So this is all opinion based, not medically based. But one stands out, because a) it was the most significant b) even the other...
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Rest & Recovery

Can You Spot the Mistake?

Can you guess the cause of my running injury? I made a stupid exercise mistake last week.  One that could impact my fitness routine for months because of the resulting injury.  I want to share it with you, because hopefully you won’t repeat it. Even though injury is no laughing matter, what I’d like to do is make this...
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Rest & Recovery

Form Failure vs Muscular Failure

Should you be training to failure?  What does that even mean? The last few reps are more important than all the previous reps. See, for strength and muscle growth, frequency trumps volume, but intensity trumps both volume and frequency.  And so the absolute most important thing you can do with lifting is to do so intensely.  This is true...
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Rest & Recovery

Why Lifting Weights is Key To Your Health- New Year Approaching

Why is it that the world is focusing more and more on fitness, but at the same time everybody seems to be even more out of shape? Scores of new diets come in and out of the market place that promise us amazing results in a matter of weeks. There’s always some sort of new magical pill which claims...
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Mental

The Only Way You Will Ever Have Time To Workout

How will I ever find time to workout with my busy schedule? It’s a question that anybody who exercises regularly has had to deal with. Finding time to workout is not easy, it’s unlikely, and quite frankly, you shouldn’t even try to find time to workout. What kind of advice is that for a workout site? It’s good advice....
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