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Start To Get Results!

When starting any training program, the desired result from the training is known as “The Training Effect.” This basically means that you will get the results that you train for, i.e. if you train for fat loss, you will actually lose fat; if you train for muscle mass, you actually gain muscle, etc. One of the hardest phases of training is the first phase. I know this because I have been in this situation many times. When I say first phase, I mean the stage you get to after making the decision to start a training program. At this point,

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“I’m Fat and Need Help!”

I have heard this statement a lot. I have seen it on Youtube videos, TV programs, and in magazines. Have you ever said or even thought to yourself, “I’m fat and need help?” If this is you, you should be interested in this article because surgery and crash dieting is not the answer. If I sat down on any week night and turned on the TV, I’ll bet a pound to a penny that I can find an I’m-fat-and-need-help program. Fat Families, Super Size vs Super Skinny, The Biggest Loser, My Big Fat Diary, Secrete Eaters and the list goes

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Women And Weight Training

When I worked in a gym, I held many consultations with people to determine what they wanted from a training program and what they wanted to achieve. The common criteria for females were: train 3 times per week and with no weights -- just cardio. In my experience, many women wanting to lose a bit of weight or get fitter and tone up will not want to lift weights. In fact, this is the last thing they want to do. I had to convince these clients that weight-lifting was the way to go. Weight lifting is only for muscle-bound men

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How Do I Get A Six Pack?

Bodybuilding Program

How do you get a six pack and a great set of abs, hmm? By doing 100, 200, 500 or even 1000 sit-ups or crunches everyday? Perhaps spending a bit of money on a 3-min / day abs machine like the ab crunch (or some electric pads that you can use while you watch the TV) would be an even better way to get that ripped washboard look? There’s a lot of hype out there about six pack abs and "how to get a great look" with money-spinning products and the amount of products that are on sale -- and,

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Fitness Tracking for diet and training

Fitness Tracking, Your Training And Food Intake Don't underestimate the value of fitness tracking! By tracking your progress in your diet and/ training, you will notice the result of your training or dieting sooner; this will also help you understand and appreciate the compound effect that may be working against you and give you new insights on how to get it to work in your favour. I am not saying that you should always track every calorie, but I do think that it is a good idea for everyone to be made aware of the sometimes devastating effects that can be

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Working Out At Home

Working out in a gym is great but working out at home can be very effective, too. You just need to know how to duplicate machine exercises for your home workouts. To work out from home, I would recommend you get yourself a few bits of equipment. This will help for development and variety and can rival some gym workout routines.   Checklist • Exercise Ball • Dumbell Set • Exercise Mat • Barbell Set • Workout bench • Home Exercise Cycle (only if you have room) • Chin Up Bar (for advanced trainers). The more workout kit that you

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Damage Limitation: Avoiding Over-Indulgence During Christmas

Okay, so Christmas is nearly here, and this means that most of us will be eating more and drinking more and generally overindulging. The mentality is usually: Now this time of the year is a chance for me to get stuck into a lot of chocolate, big meals and basically whatever I can get my hands on. I know that I will be okay when the celebration is over because I would no longer need to over-indulge and would be back on track with my training again. However, if you are just starting out, or you know that you always

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Burn Belly Fat and show off your six pack

How do you burn belly fat FAST? It's not easy, but it is possible! When I was actively a personal trainer, 95% of my potential clients would come to me with the same problem: “I’m looking to burn belly fat,” they would say rather shyly. Well, if you are looking to burn belly fat yourself, you should read this article because I am going to outline exactly how you do this. First, let me tell you that it is not easy. However, if you are willing to put in the effort, you can get very good results in a reasonably

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Fitness motivation help

Everyone who attempts to achieve a fitness goal will need fitness motivation help at some point. From the beginner to fitness to the driven athlete. This fitness motivational help can come in many forms. Sometimes it can come from a visual aide, sometimes it can be a few spoken words from a close friend or family member and other times it can be a thought that is buried within your own mind. I have always firmly believed that the psychological aspect of achieving a fitness goal is by far and away the hardest part of the endeavor and I would

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It’s Not The Size; It’s What You Do With It

Back in my early 20's, I had a “eureka!” moment. I had been doing weight lifting routines to get bigger, but I was not really getting the results that I wanted. I knew that I had to eat a lot of protein and lift as heavy as I could… hmmm. One day, I was training my back (lats) on the lat pull down machine with more weight than I could lift correctly. I knew that this was supposed to target my lats but it was really hitting my shoulders. I had also been listening to many different people’s opinions on

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