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Should You Train When Your Muscles Are Sore?

November 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

After training hard, your muscle is sore. I actually like the feeling of sore muscles because it indicates my workout is actually working – a sense of accomplishment. The training has actually “broken” the muscle fibers so that they can grow. However, on those days, I often feel like skipping gym session until the soreness […]

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How Many Crunches Should I Do For Abs?

October 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

When comes to exercise, I have mentioned that quality is more important than quantity. Same theory applies for abdominal crunches. However, too often I still get the question from readers wondering how many crunches one should be doing to see get the 6 packs. I wish I could say simple answer like, “20 crunches for […]

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Should I Train Abs Before Or After My Weight Training Workout?

October 12th, 2013 · No Comments

When I first started weight training, I was told to do the abs as the last workout. Nowadays, sometimes, to break the boredom, I work on my abs before I start lifting weight. I know some people often train the abs before their workout. So, which one is right, training abs before or after weight […]

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Why You Should Not Lock Your Knee

October 6th, 2013 · No Comments

While I started working out, I always heard people saying, “Don’t lock your knee”. I was not sure what they meant. Why on earth one would want to “lock” his knees with pad lock and how? After clarifying with fitness instructors, I then realized it is a term used to tell people not to straighten […]

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Why Muscle Will Sore After Workout and Top 5 Tips To Minimize Muscle Soreness

September 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments

You probably have feeling pain in your muscles after weight lifting at the gym. The soreness may take place right after your workout or several hours (12 to 48 hours) after your workout (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS). You could feel soreness, even when you are lying on the bed. If the pain is […]

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Why You Should Not Do Behind-The-Neck Lat Pull Down?

August 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Lat pull down is a favorite exercise in gym. No doubt, if done correctly, lat pull down help obtain “V” shape. However, I have seen some are doing pulling the bar behind their head with the belief that by pulling the bar down behind the head, they get a fuller contraction for the lats muscles. […]

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