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Ketosis for fat loss – Before you start.

Ketosis diet for fat loss

This method of fat loss seems to be getting a lot of attention at the moment although the concept is not new. I feel that many people who are looking for good fat loss results are approaching the method without being correctly prepared. There is no doubt that you can achieve amazing fat loss results in a relatively short period of time and a big draw to this diet seems to be the fact that you can actually eat fat and even make meals like bacon and eggs part of it… But is it really as simple as that? I

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First marathon: 7 marathon tips you should know

marathon tips

For many runners, a marathon is the ultimate goal. It’s a badge of honour among running friends and the ultimate achievement when it comes to distance. Twenty six and a bit miles is a long way however, and being able to run this far in one go is no mean feat. A lot of training and hard work is involved in the months before the marathon as well as lifestyle changes such as what you eat and how much rest you’ll need. There are so many things to think about that it’s worth heeding the advice of those who have

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5 best practices to lower cholesterol

High cholesterol levels can be combated in a number of ways, without having to go on medication. Always consult with your doctor before making these changes and they’ll guide you in the right direction. Let’s look at how to lower cholesterol by changing your lifestyle with these top five tips. 1 - Healthy diet The number one way to lower cholesterol levels is by altering your diet, especially if you eat foods high in saturated fat and sugar. Go for healthier and lower fat options, rather than the saturated type you find in fatty foods like sausages, bacon and the

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The 22 Best Pieces of Fitness Equipment for Home Workouts

Home workouts

Home workouts are very attractive! Not having to pay a gym membership is one thing, but there are a whole host of other benefits that are appealing to would be home workout enthusiasts. No travel time needed to get to a gym If you are new to training, you wont have to be daunted by the gym culture Free gym membership You can get great fitness results from your own living room Recently, I bumped into another home workout fanatic, also called James. James has put together a great guide for anyone who is looking to get into home workouts.

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Bodybuilding training routines

bodybuilding training routines

In my opinion, bodybuilding is a great way for anyone to train. Like all of the other training styles, this, too, has many levels. If you are training for bodybuilding, this does not necessarily mean you are looking to end up on stage, or really tanned in some really small speedoes. Although most people who join a gym don’t know it, they are starting off with the same goals as a bodybuilder – “I want to join a gym to change my body shape.” I think the best way to change your body shape is to train like a bodybuilder.

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Strength Training

Strength training is not just for bodybuilders and power lifters. Strength training, to me, is a fundamental part of any training cycle. It is the foundation for a stronger end result. When training for strength, you should mainly stick with the big compound movements like squats, bench press, dead lift etc. I've always felt that these exercises are the “bread and butter” of any training routine. When starting from scratch (new to training altogether), I would not advise jumping into a strength training program. The best thing to do is to start with a general fitness program. The length of

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A Simple Bodybuilding Routine For Beginners

Okay, so this is my idea of a beginners bodybuilders routine. This is only one way of doing things, but this has been effective for me. This is a 2-day split which means that you will only train 4 times per week but you will be hitting all muscles twice per week... Click here to view and download the PDF If you are a total beginner, you should not really try this. You should start with a general fitness program, then a strength program, and then move on to this. It may seem like a good idea to jump right

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General Fitness

General fitness is where it all starts for any trainer or athlete. If I was sitting on the sofa for the last 30 years and suddenly decided that I wanted to become a bodybuilder or compete in an iron-man challenge, I would not start a hardcore bodybuilding routine or start running steeplechases right off the bat. It takes time to get to this point. My general rule for any type of trainer is to build a strong foundation, and then build on that. For example, if I've been sitting around for 30 years and then decide that I wanted to

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Setting Fitness Goals

A big factor for me in any project (whether for building muscle, losing fat or general fitness) is goal-setting and crystal clear objectives. I have found that a great tool for this purpose is a time-scale. For the number of years that I have been into fitness, weight-lifting and bodybuilding, I have discovered that, to get my desired results, I have to set for myself a series of short term goals and objectives that when all achieved will culminate to the final accomplishment of a bigger goal. If I was to compete in another bodybuilding show, for example, I would

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One thing that I have been guilty of in the past is not sticking to the plan. I would decide on a training program and train in this way for a week or two, and then read some other idea and migrate to this new way of training… and then, a few weeks later, hear of yet another great way to train to get some fast results and start to follow this… This is not a great way to train. In my opinion, the best thing you can do is to research a sound training plan and stick to this

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