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The Squat Injury Threat

How real is the threat of injury when getting under a loaded bar? Barbell back squats form the cornerstone of a multitude of strength routines, and with good reason. It is seen as one of the best exercises to develop strength and power, improve mobility and flexibility, and it builds slabs of muscle as it incorporates over 200 muscles in ...

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Discover X Training at Planet Fitness

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One of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to their fitness regimen is repeating the same routine week after week. In fact, your body knows movements, not muscles. So, to continue to increase strength and fitness and reap the benefits of regular exercise, you need to keep your body guessing by varying your workouts, and mixing functional ...

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Get Fitter Faster With EMS

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If you’re one of the many millions of people who have attended a conventional gym in the hope that the abdominal crunches and weight training would transform you into an Adonis, only to drop out, you can be forgiven any cynicism regarding a possible quicker alternative. It is quite possible that you found that the main obstacle to your success ...

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The Difference Between Toning & Building Muscle

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There must be thousands of men who would love to possess an Arnold Schwarzenegger-like body. However, there at least as many who simply wish for a lean body in which the musculature is clearly defined, without the greatly increased bulk that is the ultimate goal of the dedicated bodybuilder. Naturally, depending on which of these apparently conflicting goals one may ...

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Get Fit To Survive Winter Wake Ups

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Winter is most definitely here! Those icy mornings can make it difficult to wake up as leaving the warm, comfy confines of your duvet and blanket to face the chilly reality outside is far from pleasant. And if that alarm clock goes off when it’s still dark to get in that early morning sweat session, waking up can often seem ...

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3 Reasons to Try EMS Training

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Electro-muscle stimulation, or EMS training is challenging the belief that to achieve success you need to put in long hours, by demonstrating that great things can also be achieved by simply working smarter. Just because all physical exercise involves muscular contraction doesn’t mean that such action must be voluntary and the result of excessive physical effort. These contractions occur naturally ...

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EMS Training Can Give You Back Your Precious Time

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If, like so many people today, you’re faced with the need to lose a few kilos or improve your fitness, you’ve probably failed to achieve anything close to the improvements that you hoped for. Progress, if any, was probably quite limited, despite devoting far more time to this pursuit than you could really afford. It’s a common enough scenario. In ...

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Rest Between Sets

Rest between sets

Learn more about this integral, yet often overlooked element of your training programme By Pedro Van Gaalen, Editor During training our muscles derive the energy they need to contract from different energy systems, depending on the load, intensity and duration of the specific exercise. All of these factors combine to ‘overload’ and impose a certain degree of stress on the ...

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