Break Through Plateau

How to Break Through a Weight Loss Plateau

So you’ve been dieting for months, exercising like crazy and dropping the pounds.

You’ve been strict to get this far and have lost a lot of weight.

But, you aren’t doing anything differently and you have stopped losing weight.

You have hit a plateau and you don’t know how to push through it.

Or, you’ve got your last 10 pounds to lose, that last bit of stubborn belly fat that you just cannot budge.

Any of this sound familiar?

We are going to get you through your plateau, we’re going to give you the best tips to trick your body out of it and keep you moving towards your goal.

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Leg Exercises to Build Muscle

Do You Have to Squat to Build Leg Muscles?

Many people love the squat, once they have got the correct squat form.

Squats are an exercise that can increase athleticism as they provide the body with many benefits and help to build muscle.

Squats build the leg muscles, hamstrings, quads and calves. They also work the thighs, hips and the buttocks.

They help to build both upper body and lower body strength.

They are known as an explosive exercise that helps to build power and strength.

They are also good for coordination and endurance. It’s fair to say the squat has many health benefits.

But, do you have to squat in order to build your leg muscles? Will avoiding squats hinder your progress? 

We’re going to break it down for you, providing the best exercises to help build strength and muscle in the legs.

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warm up before lifting

The Best Way to Warm-up & Cool-Down

Some people walk into the gym and head straight for the weights.

Whereas, others head for a cardio machine or a mat to do some stretches and a warm-up before lifting.

A question we have been asked many times is what is a good way to warm-up before lifting?

And, is it essential to warm-up before lifting?

A warm-up holds many benefits before a workout session, depending on what kind of workout you are going for will depend on the type of warm-up you need to do.

Find out the importance of a warm-up here and the best warm-up to do before lifting.

We are going to break it down for you.

The warm-up should gently get the body ready for exercise by gradually increasing the heart rate and circulation. Joints will be loosened and blood flow increased to the muscles.

Stretching muscles can help to prepare them for the exercise and prevent injuries.

Warming up, stretching and cooling down are all essential but are often overlooked. All three are very basic in terms of training.

Warming up has many positive physical and mental benefits, it will help bodybuilders as their strength and focus should peak.

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Best Chest Exercises

How to Work out Different Parts of Your Pecs

The main focus for fitness fanatics used to be looking for the best way to work the abs and biceps.

Now, it’s about the chest, or back.

Or any other body part or any combination thereof – depending on who you ask.

Back to the point at hand, though. The question today is, how to work out different parts of your pecs? And there is no single opinion here, there are plenty of opinions on this out there.

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Muscle Imbalances

Pushing Both Arms to Failure When One Side is Stronger

Most people have a more dominant arm or leg compared to the other.

Where they can either push out an extra few reps with one arm or lift a heavier weight on the opposing side.

This can be down to many factors such as if you have a manual job you may use one arm more than the other.

The strange thing is, in most cases, the non-dominant side of your body tends to be that little stronger.

Maybe, it is from overuse of the other side.

So, the question is, should you push both arms to failure, even if it means working one arm more than the other?

Which in turn means gaining more muscle and strength on one side.

We’re going to discuss pushing opposing muscles to failure when one side is stronger than the other, and give you the best advice when weight lifting.

We will also give preventative measures and ways to help correct muscle imbalances.

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Does Cardio Kill Muscle

Does Cardio Before a Workout Kill Muscle Gain?

Many people do cardio before lifting weights, to warm up and get their body ready.

Some people just get straight into lifting, the choice is yours.

But, how much cardio should you do before lifting?

Would too much cardio kill muscle gains?

Some people believe that cardio before lifting can affect your muscle gains.

Which is not exactly true.

There are many misconceptions when it comes to lifting weights and gains.

We are going to discuss these and give you all the information you need.

So all you have to worry about is going to the gym…

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