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The “6-pack” truth

AbsMyth: Doing crunches and sit-ups will eventually result in a 6-pack.

Fact: Visible abdominal muscles are the result of a low body fat percentage and NOT how developed/strong your abs are.

Abs become visible at 10-11% body fat. Doing thousands of crunches will strengthen your abs, but they will remain …

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Losing the group mentality

If I had a penny for every time I overheard someone say: “I started Body Pump/Zumba (or any other group class characterised by jumping around a bit), my instructor has such a toned body, so if I keep this up I’ll get a body exactly like hers,” I wouldn’t necessarily …

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Without squats, you ain’t squat!

Whenever I’m confronted by the question: “what’s the best way to increase strength,” the answer, without hesitation is always, “squats.” In fact, anyone who has spent some time weight training knows that the squat is the king of all exercises.

Squats are one of the most effective growth stimulating, compound

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How do muscles grow?

 

Most people who have performed some form of weight training, have at some point wanted to increase their muscle mass or definition.

Unfortunately, most people start this endeavor without taking a minute to consider how exactly muscle growth is triggered and sustained.

Muscle tissue is a very expensive commodity

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Weapons of Mass Destruction

Guns, cannons, pythons, regardless of what you call them, well-toned arms and buldging biceps are often regarded to be an indicator of physical strength, attractiveness and fitness.

The free-weight areas of most gyms are usually well populated with men of varying description, stood in front of a mirror, performing endless

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Time to ditch the “SLOW-GO” cardio

 

 

 

Walk into any gym at any time and you’re sure to find someone lumbering away on a treadmill at a slow pace, with the exercise timer ticking down to 1 hour!

I previously wasted 6 months of my life trying to lose weight by running (on a

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