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  • Selection: Exercises

    We are currently building a database of exercises for different muscles and will be continually adding new exercises. The list of muscles covered includes Pectoralis Major, Biceps, Abdominals, Abductors, Sartorius, Trapezius, Deltoid, Latissimus Dorsi, Serratus Anterior, External Oblique, Brachioradialis, Finger Extensors, Finger Flexors, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Gastrocnemius, Tibialis Anterior, Soleus, Infraspinatus, Teres Major, Triceps, Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Maximus.

    Those muscles with exercises added will have a link to the relevant section and in time they will all be linked.

    The Fat Burn Zone – fact or fiction?

    Using your metabolism to help weight loss

    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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    Nutrients & Sports Injuries

    How To Prevent Knee Injuries When Working Out

    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?

    The most common injuries for those lifting weights

    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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    Steps to avoid weight gain in the winter

    Using your metabolism to help weight loss

    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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    Common Risk Factors for Knee Pain When Weightlifting

    How To Prevent Knee Injuries When Working Out

    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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    Getting Big Guns

    Muscle growth

    Anchorman was a fun film, in the original the lead characters’ obsession with ‘big guns,’ is something I’ve encountered a great deal as a personal trainer. The fabulous thing is, getting big arms is simple if you go about it the right way. What does big actually mean. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biceps measured an astonishing 55 centimetres (22 inches) at the peak of both his career and bicep muscle. Building your biceps When thinking about massive arms the average Joe will

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    How to gain muscle mass

    Exercise, mental strength and focus

    The vast majority of those who start their fitness, weightlifting or bodybuilding program are looking to improve their overall health as well as tone-up their bodies. In essence this means building muscle mass as quickly as possible with as little effort as possible. Well, the good news is there is a science behind toning your body, in the shape of muscle, but this will take time, effort and planning. Those who promise quick fixes for that perfect six-pack are at

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