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    Is it safe to lift weights every day?

    For many people lifting weights on a regular basis can become quite addictive let alone have a significant impact upon their overall fitness and muscle tone. The chemicals released by the brain during exercise do create a feelgood factor which keeps fitness fanatics coming back time and time again. However, is it safe to lift weights every day? How does lifting weights improve muscle tone? Any physical exercise will burn fuel within the body and obviously lifting weights is one

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    Is it safe to drink caffeine before a workout?

    Is it safe to drink caffeine before a workout?

    There are many myths, rumours and untruths which surround caffeine and especially the impact it can have on those working out. While there is no doubt that it is a stimulant the impact it has on your body will depend upon the amount consumed and your exercise regime. It is also worth noting that while we automatically relate caffeine to coffee, it is also an important ingredient in tea, chocolate, cocoa, energy drinks and many other soda beverages. It has

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    The Fat Burn Zone

    The Fat Burn Zone – fact or fiction?

    Those who undertake exercise regimes will no doubt have heard of the Fat Burn Zone which has been discussed in great detail over the years. Some experts swear blind that it exists while others suggest it is a myth which has somehow become “reality” in the minds of many people. So, the Fat Burn Zone, is it fact or is it fiction? What is the Fat Burn Zone? The general understanding is that by working out between 55% and 65%

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    What is physiotherapy treatment and what are the most common types?

    Nutrients & Sports Injuries

    As we push ourselves to lift more and take on more complex workouts, sports injuries become a very real risk — even with the best technique. Nobody likes time off training, but fortunately there are steps you can take to ensure your body is working optimally, reducing your risk of injury and making sure you recover as quickly as possible. The importance of nutrition should not be underestimated — as Pharma Nord explains. Fatty acids We can get omega 3

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    Why do I need to exercise?

    We all know we have to exercise, we all know exercise is good for us but why to we need to exercise? What does exercise do for our body, mind and soul? Yes, these subjects may be a little deep to be talking about today but they are worth thinking about. Have you ever asked yourself, why do I need to exercise? Prevent diseases We know from various research programmes that regular exercise not only improves your physical fitness and

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    The Fat Burn Zone

    Steps to avoid weight gain in the winter

    As the days get colder and the evenings darker, it is going to become increasingly tempting to start comfort eating while curling up on the sofa to help stave off those winter blues. The good news is that with a little effort and self-motivation, it’s actually not too difficult to avoid that somewhat inevitable winter weight gain. The science behind the winter weight gain The main reason behind the winter weight gain is the combination of eating more and exercising

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    What is physiotherapy treatment and what are the most common types?

    Common Risk Factors for Knee Pain When Weightlifting

    Weightlifting is a great way to get your body into shape, though you will push it to the limits in order to do so. When you lift weights, you put intense pressure on certain parts of your body including your core, your lower back, your arms and your knees. When you injure your knees, you will likely experience pain and swelling, and you may find it difficult to walk as well. There are various factors that could cause you to

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    4 Things That Are Destroying Your Workout Performance and Your Health

    4 Things That Are Destroying Your Workout Performance and Your Health

    You might be hitting the gym five times a week, sweating a lot, and constantly having sore muscles but still not seeing any progress with your workout performance. Even worse, you might be putting your health in danger without even knowing it and all of that just because of the few details you’re not getting right when preparing for a workout or right after it. However, changing these things in your everyday routine can make a real difference, so make

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    Corrective exercise advice for weightlifters to help overcome injury

    As a weightlifter, you expose yourself to the risk of becoming injured, no matter how experienced you are at weightlifting and regardless of your level of fitness. If you have sustained an injury whilst lifting weights, or are experiencing muscle imbalances, there are corrective exercises you can carry out to help overcome your injury. Common types of injuries for weightlifters Shoulder impingement is a common injury among weightlifters. This irritation or ‘squeezing’ of the rotator cuff tendons underneath the acromion

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    Workout Program for Mass Gain

    There are a lot of Workout Programs for those that want to gain more Muscle Mass. Some of them are split routines (for example: Monday – Chest and Triceps, Tuesday – Back and Biceps, Thursday – Shoulders, Friday – Legs and Calves), and some training programs are full-body workout routines. Some bodybuilders prefer high number of reps for better muscle pump to stimulate growth and others like to train with lower rep range (for example: 6-8 reps per set). All

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