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Irish mum who began powerlifting just eight months ago will now to take on the world

A woman who only began powerlifting eight months ago has been chosen to compete in an international competition alongside some of the world’s most …

The 30 Best Quads Exercises of All Time

For supersized quads that fill out a pair of jeans (or look damn good in a short swimsuit), you need targeted exercises that’ll give you muscle …

The One Essential Oil Science Actually Wants You to Use for Stress

Millions of Americans turn to essential oils as all-natural pain relievers, antidepressants, and anti-inflammatories. But which ones are …

Tip: The 20 Reps Method for Strength

Forget counting sets. Instead, think about weight and total reps. Here's why and how to do it.<p>The 20 Reps Method<p>For some reason, the average lifter …

Tip: Pop Your Sacrum to Squat Better

Your glutes won't fire properly if your sacrum is out of alignment. Try this and save a trip to the chiropractor.<p>When Half of Your Butt Won't Work<p>If …

Yoga

This Workout Can Burn 346 Calories—in Just 13 Minutes

If you’re running short on time, pass the treadmill and elliptical, and head straight for the weights area. North Dakota State University researchers …

This Home Workout Will Prevent Low Back Pain and Open Up Your Hips

You know that moment when life starts to feel like a pain in the back? Well, that moment is probably now, considering 31 million Americans experience …

Tip: The Monkey Jump Complex

Looks a bit silly, but it'll fire up your heart rate like nothing else. The monkey jump is the third exercise in this grueling complex.<p>This complex …

Jim Stoppani's Whole-Body Hundreds Routine

Get ready for four days, 4,000 reps, and a head-to-toe muscle-building workout like you've never experienced, thanks to a new twist on a classic …

Tip: The 4 Squat Progressions

Should you start your squatting career with a bar on your back? Probably not. Instead, follow this progression.<p>If you start with the wrong squat …

Tip: Master This Before You Deadlift

The deadlift is awesome, but make sure you progress up to it correctly. You'll lift more and do it safely. Here's how.<p>The Lost Hinge<p>The hinge is one …

Heart rate zones – what are they and how will they get you fitter? | Trusted Reviews

<b>Most people want to get fit faster and training using heart rate zones is one such method that can get you there – but how does it work, and how do</b> …

Tip: Push-Up Progressions

Go from zero to hero in six weeks with this progression model.<p>The Eccentric (Negative) Phase<p>Note: If you don't have powerlifting boards, just use …

Fix Those Hips: Progressive Posture Alignment, Part 2

<b>Welcome to week two of my four-week program for better posture and alignment.</b> This week we are going to focus on hip alignment. But we are not …

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

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What To Eat Before Workout To Maximize Fat Loss and Muscle Growth - THEBODYBUILDINGBLOG

As you probably already know:<p>Your performance at the gym is imperative to your muscle growth and fat loss results.<p>This is one of the main reasons why …

Nutrition

Tip: Tri-Set for Rear Delts, Triceps, and Lats

Combine the face pull, triceps extension and straight-arm pulldown into one set when you're pressed for time or looking for a new challenge. Here's …

Tip: Supplement Your Training With Band Work

High-rep band exercises will help you to avoid injury and build some extra muscle. Give these a shot.<p>Doing high-rep resistance band work has many …

The 20-Minute Circuit That Will Make Your Abs Scream

Two words: battle ropes<p>You've used battle ropes before, but never like this.<p>Sure, you can swing battle ropes for muscular arms, but this circuit will have you swinging them from different positions that target your core like never before. (Don't have access to battle ropes? Get them here.)<p>You'll …

Here's Where You Want Your Heart Rate During Workouts

When you're already one bucket of sweat deep into a treadmill run, you probably don't <i>also</i> want to pay attention to your heart rate. But figuring out …

Tip: Two Tricks for Perfect Squats

Here's how to quickly fix your ugly squat and perfect your form.<p>Coaches use a lot of verbal cues to help people fix their squat form. A "cue" is …

Muscle Activation Techniques: What Is It and How Can It Benefit Me?

As I sat down on the therapy training table to get to work with my Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) specialist, Ian, I asked him point blank, <b>“Is it</b> …

Men's Journal: Health, Adventure, Gear, Style

How Strength Training Changes Your Body For Good

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Exercise<i>, which is</i> <i>available at Amazon.</i><p>Dr. Dena Oaklander, a psychiatry …

The 10 Best Abs Exercises for Beginners

Just because you’re new to working out (and your abdominals are hiding behind a layer of fat) doesn’t mean you need to be relegated to your …

Tip: The 4 Keys to Bigger Triceps

You need more than 3 sets of 10 of your favorite triceps exercise if you want maximal growth. Here's what to do.<p>Several variables are required for …

Muscle

7 Easy Exercises for Better Balance

With you exercise, you may focus on how certain regimens will improve your strength, help you lose weight, or even make you more flexible. Or maybe …

Tip: Supinate for Bigger Biceps

Want bigger arms? Do the twist: supinate at the top. Here's how.<p>Trying to build your biceps? The password is "supination." That just means turning …