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How To Become More Vascular: The Ultimate Guide To Ripped Veins

Having veins popping out of your arms like Sly Stalone in Rambo is a welcome attribute when you’re putting in a lot of work at the gym. You’re busting your butt and lifting heavy, of course you want some ripped vascularity so the world knows. Vascularity is basically the ability …

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Does Swimming Build Muscle? Let’s Talk About It

In the past decade, swimming has gained popularity among the fitness community through Olympians like Michael Phelps – and their slender, but toned bodies. The swimmer’s body has been sought after for several years, as the slim and streamlined, but powerful physiques of swimmers have graced our magazines and televisions …

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Having Lower Back Pain From Deadlifts? Here’s How To Fix It

The deadlift is regarded by many as the king of all exercises. This is a pretty high honor in the fitness community, and its distinction is not unearned. The deadlift is a hamstring, gluteus maximus and lower-back blaster that recruits the rest of your body to remain stable throughout the …

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Should I Lose Weight Before Gaining Muscle?

You want to pack on muscle, but you have a few pounds of extra belly fat that you’re trying to get rid of. You’re drawing up a workout plan (or finding one on the web) and wondering what you should aim for: weight loss or muscle gain. Should I lose …

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What Minerals Does The Body Store In Its Bones?

Your skeleton has many functions. It gives shape and structure to your body, it supports your organs and protects them from harm, provides movement, and produces red blood cells. The skeleton also stores minerals; for example, 99% of the calcium stored in the body is stored in the skeleton and …

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Why Do Your Muscles Shake After A Tough Workout?

Have you ever left the gym after a particularly hard workout and felt your body trembling slightly? It can be a bit disconcerting the first time it happens, but after a while it’s something you no longer even think about. But what is it exactly? And what does it mean? …

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The Trainer’s Guide On How To Get Rid Of Muscle Soreness

“Penguin Waddle,” “T-Rex Arms”… are you familiar with these terms? If you have worked out in any way, shape, or form you have most likely suffered some aches and pains the next couple of days and you’re dying to know how to get rid of muscle soreness. This is normal. …