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Is Muscle Growth Still Possible If Weight Training Starts at Late Fifties?

January 18th, 2014 · No Comments

I happened to know a friend who is in his late fifties at the gym few weeks ago. He just joined the gym and only started working out since then. He wondered whether he still can expect muscle growth at his age with weight training. In fact, when we age, we will lose muscle mass. […]

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How To You Count Your Repetitions While Lifting Weight?

January 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

While I am doing weight training, be it barbell bench press or biceps curl, I normally count the repetition in my head or the most whispering to myself.  But, it can be boring for sometimes.  Here are some of other ways in counting to beat the boredom:

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Legs Workout (17) – Single Leg Squat

December 27th, 2013 · No Comments

I just learned about single leg squat few months ago.  Initially, I thought it was just an alternative to barbell squat.  But after doing it for weeks, I realized that it should be the other way round.  Yes, even without added weight, single leg squat build strong muscular legs.   Though most leg exercises involve two […]

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Legs Workout (16) – Standing Calves Raise

December 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment

Calf muscles are often neglected as many people tend to focus larger thigh muscles.  For athlete who wants optimum propulsive power to run, lower legs are crucial.  Therefore, it is important to train that muscle.  Standing calves raise is another great low leg workout.  Generally, calf muscles are made up of gastrocnemius and soleus.  Seated […]

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Top 5 Women Weight Lifting Myths

December 13th, 2013 · No Comments

Many gym goers are loaded with information or advice about weight lifting for women.  More often than not, most are bad ones.  The other day I heard that running is bad for women because the running motion will make one drop her ovary!  Hearing this myth is somewhat disheartening, knowing that many beginners are asking […]

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How To Lift Heavy Object From Floor With Proper Form?

December 7th, 2013 · No Comments

When I was in the gym this afternoon, I saw a fellow gym member lifting a very heavy dumbbell from the floor using a wrong technique. Before I was fast enough to advise him not to pull that weight up, he has already done so. Fortunately, nothing bad took place. I pay much attention to […]

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