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Can You Exercise After Giving Blood?

Donating blood is one of the best and most charitable ways to spend your free time. Hospitals rely on blood donations to save lives, and your donation could mean the difference between life and death for someone on the brink. But how does blood donation affect weight training? Is it …

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How To Manage Working Out With Tendonitis

Exercising is hard enough without adding a physical hindrance into the mix. Arthritis, high blood pressure, bad knees, back pain and several other issues can all ruin your workouts and make it hard to stick to a consistent exercise regimen. Several of these impairments cause pain and discomfort, but they …

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Why Am I Gaining Weight Even Though I’m On a Diet and Exercising?

Shedding weight is the top reason people go to the gym. Losing weight can transform your body into being efficient and healthy, and eliminates several health risks. Achievement of a healthy weight can also bring confidence and a sense of well-being. Diet and exercise are the two behaviors that will …

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How Long Does It Take Muscle to Grow After Working Out?

Many people who first step foot into a gym enter with the goal of putting on some size. Whether it’s looking better naked, going up a shirt size or just having a set of python’s hanging by their sides, many fitness enthusiasts’ goal is to get big. Of course, people …

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Are Digital Scales Accurate For Measuring Weight?

Weighing yourself every day can be a great way to track your progress, as well as monitor your health. If you’re consistently weighing yourself, you can make on-the-fly adjustments to your diet or training regimen to help you get closer to whatever fitness goals you may have. But you won’t …

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Scapular Retraction: Exercises, Benefits, & Proper Form

No, this isn’t science class (though you will learn some biology today), scapular retraction doesn’t have anything to do with chemical reactions or photosynthesis. “Scapular retraction” is simply a fancy way of describing the motion of bringing your shoulder blades back and together. Your shoulder blades are scientifically named scapulae …

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How To Toughen Up The Skin On Your Hands

Lifting weights is difficult, there’s no way around that. It’s tough on your muscles, tough on your cardiovascular system and tough on your energy levels. However, one thing that many people don’t think about is how tough lifting weights can be on your hands. Imagine all of the exercises that …