Weight Lifting 101

Don’t Break The Unspoken Rules

If you’ve ever been to a commercial gym for a month or longer, you know how it feels to share a gym with other people. A commercial gym is a lot like a community – we all have to share and learn to get along. If you’re one of those people who has a nice setup in your own...
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Dieting & Food

Brutal Honesty: You Are Fat

I had the chance to speak with a friend who lived for several years in Italy. Over the course of a long conversation, he mentioned that Italy had many beautiful women. I asked him what it was about the Italian women that made them so beautiful. “Well, for one thing, they’re not nearly as fat as the women here.”...
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Weight Lifting 101

How Long to Rest Between Sets

Image Credit: Petranek It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the more rest you take between sets, the more weight you’ll be able to lift when you do come back. This doesn’t mean that you should always take more rest between your sets… the right amount of rest for you will depend on your goals somewhat. First off,...
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Exercises & Routines

Basic Vs. Isolation Exercises, Chisels or Dynamite?

Which type of exercise is better? Basic or Isolation? That all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Are you trying to build strength or size, or are you trying to refine the musculature that you already have? Basic exercises, also referred to as compound movements, are the exercises that work several groups of muscle together with a...
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