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The Quickest Way To Get Ripped Abs

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Looking to lean down your midsection? Want a ripped set of abs you can show off at the beach? Or maybe you just want the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve achieved ‘elite’ fitness status. Make no mistake about it, getting ripped abs is a challenge. But, it’s a challenge you can accept and tackle head on if you have the right approach.  Let’s take a closer look at the quickest way to get ripped abs so that you can perfect your game plan going ahead.  Hit Your Abs From All Angles  On the workout side of things, when training your...

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Why Work Your Back Muscles?

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As you go about developing your workout routine, there’s one group of muscles that you’ll want to ensure you aren’t overlooking. That muscle group?  Your back.  Sadly, many people leave back training by the wayside. This is because they can’t physically see those muscles in the gym, thus they aren’t as motivated to train them. If you can’t see the muscles contracting and getting more developed, how high is your desire to keep working at it?  For most, not very high. Of course you can always take a selfie of your back in the mirror, it’s not quite the same...

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Compound Exercises Versus Isolation Exercises: Why Both Are A Must For Your Workout Routine

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If you are getting started on an intense weight lifting workout program, you’ve likely heard about two different types of exercises: compound exercises and isolation exercises.  What are these and how do they help you?  Understanding how these factor into your overall program design will help ensure that any program you create is one that will yield you the results you’re looking for.  Let’s quickly go over what you need to know about these two primary types of exercises.  Compound Exercises  Compound exercises are those that are going to give you the best ‘bang for your buck’ so to speak,...

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Cardio Versus Metabolic Resistance Training: Which Is Best?

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If you are looking to burn fat and get in shape quickly, you may wonder what type of cardio training is best.  Is it ideal to simply hop on the treadmill and run for as long as possible until fatigue sets in? Or are you better off doing some other form of cardio training?  You may have heard about metabolic training before and wonder if that is perhaps a form of training you should be thinking about.  Let’s go over what these two training varieties have to offer and help you understand which form is best for you.  Traditional Cardio...

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Rep Ranges: Which Should YOU Be Working In?

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As you go about building your workout program, one thing that you need to think about is the rep range you are planning on working in. Simply put, reps matter. They can really determine the type of results you see from a workout, so it’s important to give some serious thought to this.  Let’s go over the three primary rep ranges to know about and help you decide which one is best for you.  The Lower (Power) Rep Range  First you have the lower rep range. This consists of work between the 3-6 reps or so. Sometimes you might go...

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