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The Best Type of Squat for Fitness Buffs

Is the best type of squat for fitness buffs a squat in a squat rack or using the Smith Machine?     A barbell squat challenges your body in a more natural way.  It requires you to engage your core to maintain your posture and balance, which mimics real life[…]

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How Much Protein

How much protein do you need to gain lean muscle? The answer to this seemingly straightforward question is complicated to say the least. Think of asking 10 people what their favorite color is. You will probably get 10 different answers. To sustain life you need about 36 grams of protein[…]

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Muscle Types 101

Exercise makes all of your muscles bigger, right?  The simple answer is no, but why? There are three muscle types that comprise our bodies. Skeletal or striated muscle is attached to bones and has many nuclei with each fiber. This type of muscle comprises about 40% of an adult’s body weight.[…]

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Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors – Fitness starts in your mind.  Ask any athlete or fit person what the number one secret is to his success at fitness, and he will tell you it is commitment. Commitment to fitness means that you are in it for the long haul.  Fitness commitment rises above bad[…]

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