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Understand your natural cycles to unlock your potential for optimal muscle growth

Biological rhythms, or biorhythms, are cycles in our states of physiological, emotional, or intellectual wellbeing. Literally translated, biorhythm means life flow, which refers to a number of different cycles that affect physiological and behavioural processes.

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Total Recall

Muscle memory demystified

As muscle adapts to training, the subsequent changes form a part of its muscle memory as the muscles become accustomed to certain activities.

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Shouldering On

Five shoulder training mistakes & how to correct them

Often, people don't want to train their shoulders hard opting instead to cruise through their sets out of fear of suffering an injury to the fragile ball-and-socket joints.

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Summer Six Pack – 4 moves to awesome abs

Summer six pack

4 moves to awesome abs Your midsection and core are packed full of powerful, functional muscles that are involved in just about every aspect of daily life and are closely linked to exercise performance. These muscles also play a vital role in stabilising your lumbar spine and pelvis, which is essential for good posture, improved control over daily movements like ...

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You’re weak and it shows – Training for strength

You're weak and it shows

Every man owes it to himself to get as strong as possible during his lifetime. Today’s weak metrosexual culture may downplay its importance, but strength is the most basic and appealing expression of human physicality. Strength commands respect. By Scott MacIntosh, BA Sports Science (Hons) (UJ), strength and conditioning coach, RKC kettlebell instructor and owner of The Yard Athletic As ...

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Focused Training: Chest Dips

Focused Training: Chest dips

Punish your pecs with this bodyweight exercise! Starting: Mount a wide parallel bar using an oblique grip (the bar should be diagonal under your palms). Keep your arms straight, with your shoulders aligned above your hands. Bend your knees and hips slightly. Tip: Tilt forward slightly to ensure the emphasis of the movement shifts from the triceps to the pecs. ...

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