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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 Fix Wrist Pain During Bench Press

The bench press is probably the most popular exercise in bodybuilding. Whether you first performed it in gym class in high school or at a big box gym when you made the decision to get in shape, this movement has very likely to have crossed your path before. This is …

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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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Is It Okay To Take Creatine Before Bed?

Since supplements have been created, there have been different schools of thought on when to take them. With some supplements, timing can actually produce varied results; with others, timing doesn’t matter as much. One of the most hotly debated supplement timing windows is with creatine. There are basically 4 schools …

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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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Is An Ab Wheel Actually Effective At Building Core Strength?

In this day and age, there is no shortage of fitness fads and scams. Infomercials, in-store promos and online advertisements are abundant can actually be convincing until you buy the product and realize it doesn’t do a thing for you and your 3 easy payments of $19.99 just went down …

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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 …