Monthly Archives: September 2012

Smart Bodybuilding Workouts

First and foremost, body building workouts must be personalized and annotated on a chart where you will be keeping record of the progress made in muscle mass augmentation and resistance. As long as you are making progress you can keep on with the routine. If you notice there are some areas where you are not improving you can consider adjusting exercise, weight, number of reps etc.

Make sure you first train on compound exercises (involving at least 2 joints) before you move onto isolation exercises involving one joint and few muscles.

Also be careful about technique. I have taken a little more time to give you technique tips over ceratin exercises where mistakes are most common below:

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Building Muscle Mass at Home with Dumbbells

Not everyone likes going to the gym or has the possibility to do so. That does NOT mean that you have to forsake ever putting on muscle. Training in your garage or bedroom with elementary equipment can be excellent for gaining muscle mass because barbells allow for a natural movement and activate more stabilization muscles.

At the moment we are coming a little bit out of the whole techno-gym era and some bodybuilders nowadays go as far as to say that the machines are basically only good for sitting down to tie your shoes laces!

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Do Bodybuilding Supplements work?

Like all things in life there really isn’t a simple answer to this question, also because the definition of “working” may differ. To me something that builds your muscle but harms your health is not “working” at all. Also the supplement industry is a multi-million dollar industry which has heavily invested in marketing campaigns and which often sells refined and essentially “dead” nutrients at exorbitant prices which you actually find cheaper and at better quality simply through a balanced diet.

Furthermore, because a lot of supplements are expensive (and not because they are expensive to produce), they have led to “chemical bootlegging” which can be very dangerous, as you end up buying unlicensed products from individuals which are often foreign and which you essentially know nothing about, nor do uyou have any legal recourse in case of dangerous side-effects.

This said, let’s talk about the most popular supplements, their use and possible side-effects if bought from licensed dealers and taken in the correct quantities.

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How to gain weight… fast!

Working out is only HALF of the job, the other half is providing the body with the right nutrients that will allow it to build up the muscle mass. You want to be augmenting your calorie intake but you don’t want to be getting fat because of this. So what are the PRO SECRETS that will have you packing on muscle instead of fat?

Testosterone is the Key

Men have more muscle than women because their testosterone levels are higher. One of the key elements in muscle building is testosterone and, surprisingly, the building block for this hormone is cholesterol (indirectly). take a natural testosterone boosting supplement, or add coconut oil, animal fats, eggs, cheese Continue reading

Top Muscle and Fitness Secrets

Guys, you are going to love me for this I guarantee you! It’s just one of those SMART bits of information that can make a HUGE difference to your training – even your life. I know you are eager to know more so I’m going to get stuck right in and give you this real PRO secret.

Bust it with Tabata Protocol!

It’s a tested and tried protocol with which you can turn your body into a FAT BURNING MACHINE in just 4 minutes of training a day. Sound to good to be true? Well, here are the results of the Tabata Protocol vs a normal 60 minute aerobic workout after 6 weeks of muscle and fitness testing.

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Bodybuilding Mistakes to avoid like the plague

You see them a mile off – the cocky newbies that  “don’t believe”  in barbells and head straight for the machines, or the sweaty individual in the corner that you suspect is unemployed or homeless (or both!) because he is ALWAYS training. You know that they are heading straight for disaster; part of you would like to find some pretext for speaking to them and discreetly drive some sense into their heads, but experience tells you that you wouldn’t be able to change their minds even if you had Ali Najafian in person giving them advice.

At some stage they simply stop coming. They have hurt themselves or given up because they weren’t getting results.

Don’t go that route and read on…

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Custom-build your own body building program

If you were thinking of hopping onto this page and finding a ready to use, “out the box” bodybuilding program  then you will be disappointed. It would not be ethical for us to publish something which is not guaranteed to give results. The truth is that men differ by somatotypes, by metabolism, by age and by genetic diversity. Anyone who is not teaching you how to personalize your Body Building Program is not a serious professional by our definition.

What we can do however is help you define what you need to do to create your own personalized bodybuilding program.

Tailor your nutrition program to your Somatotype

Kyle Leon is a world leading Body Building expert who has achieved amazing results through Continue reading

How To Build Muscle

A lot of people still believe that determination and hard work will get them the desired results. That is true to a certain extent but it won’t really work unless you are doing it right. It’s time to start thinking SMART and start achieving better results with less effort . This is how to go about it:

How to gain muscle mass quickly by training larger muscle groups

One of the most important mindsets to acquire is that of starting to think in terms of compound lifts, i.e. more squats, bench-presses, pull-ups and deadlifts. Isolation lifts tend to use one muscle group only and the extra time and effort you put into that isn’t worth the extra muscle mass you get out of it.

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