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    Intense Training: Four training exercises to lose body fat

    Focus on fitness not losing weight

    For many people the initial goal is to reduce their body fat with particular emphasis on belly fat. There are some exercises which will improve your fitness in the long term but these are not always the exercises to increase body fat burn. We will now take a look at four training exercises for you to try which will significantly reduce your body fat content with particular emphasis around the belly area. Interval training Interval training is not as complex

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    Interview with Alicia Gowans of Allys Angels and Alphas

    Allys Angels

    We are delighted to publish the first of our interviews with well known names in the world of fitness and bodybuilding starting with Alicia Gowans, the Managing Director & Head Coach of Ally’s Angels and Alphas. Alicia is hugely prominent and respected figure in the fitness industry and is the current World Champion in the global World Beauty Fitness & Fashion (WBFF) Fitness +35 Diva category. She was inducted as a Global Ambassador for the WBFF and in 2017 was

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    Six weightlifting myths

    Six weightlifting myths

    There are a number of myths with regards to weightlifting which have emerged over the years. A number of these myths have been challenged in recent times in order to improve general fitness, muscle tone and fat levels. We will now take a look at some of the more common weightlifting myths and the truth behind the fiction. Regular weightlifting will result in bulking up There is a general misconception that regular weightlifting will automatically result in bulking up with

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    Ripping your body, diet and exercise

    Ripping your body, diet and exercise

    Those bodybuilders who participate in professional competitions will be well aware of the ripping process which is very challenging both mentally and physically. This is a process which needs to be thought out because on average a bodybuilder will spend between 12 and 16 weeks ripping each year for just one event. While to the naked eye ripping is simply a reduction of body fat to enhance muscle tone there is a lot more to this than meets the eye.

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    How do regular gym goers retain their motivation?

    Motivation

    It is fair to say that millions of people around the world like the idea of improving their health and well-being, well in theory. Putting this initial motivation to good use, visiting the gym on a regular basis and doing something to increase your daily exercise is all very simple at the start. However, once the initial “honeymoon period” is over, what motivates you? Prompts you to go through the boredom/pain barrier to visit the gym? What keeps you interested?

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    Muscle memory, brain power and long-term fitness

    Muscle memory, brain power and long-term fitness

    The subject of muscle memory is something which crops up on a regular basis and while often seen as some kind of myth, the details would suggest otherwise. Before we look at muscle memory in more detail it is worth considering everyday activities which lead to some kind of “memory”. If for example we take the subject of riding a bicycle for the first time, the process of learning how to stay on, balance and ride at different speeds. The

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    How do steroids help build muscle mass?

    Muscle growth

    Those with an interest in improving their muscle mass and muscle definition will at some point have looked into the subject of steroids. While many people will be aghast at the mention of the word steroids, it is worth remembering that while there are risks associated with any steroid not all are potentially harmful. In layman’s terms, it is difficult to confirm without continuous blood tests how an individual’s body will react to the injection of additional steroids, predominantly testosterone,

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    Using your metabolism to help weight loss

    Using your metabolism to help weight loss

    In simple terms your metabolism determines the amount of energy (otherwise known as calories) required for your body to operate efficiently each day. The metabolic rate is calculated as the rate required at rest although there are many actions you can take to control your metabolic rate to differing degrees. Why would you want to increase your metabolism? The higher your metabolic rate the more calories your body burns and eventually this will reduce your body’s fat content. Dieting in

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    Common mistakes when working out in the gym

    There is no doubt that any exercise will help to improve your overall health and fitness but unfortunately many people make the same mistakes over and over again when working out in the gym. You need to train smart, remain focused and always maintain an end goal because if you don’t know where the journey ends, how do you know when you get there? We will now take a look at some of the more common mistakes people make when

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    Post Workout Thigh Pain: Prevention and Management

    Five simple but effective strength training strategies to garner maximum results

    Did you know that regardless of your fitness level, you can still feel sore a day or two after working out? This is especially true if you started a new activity or you exerted more effort and pushed yourself harder in one of your recent routines. Formally known as delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, this type of pain and discomfort following a workout is not necessarily an indicator that you did your workout wrong. No Pain, No Gain Delayed

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