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Every guy wants a 6 pack just like every woman wants a flat and toned midsection. So which are the best exercises to attain this? How often and how many of these exercises should you be doing?

Well this may shock you, but the truth is that you Read more on The Shocking Truth About Getting 6 Pack Abs…

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There are a few different opinions when it comes to how you should breathe when doing resistance training. I’ll talk about the pros and cons of both and how I breathe.

There’s some out there that say you should hold your breath for periods of time during the set, or perhaps even during the entire set.

This is incredibly Read more on Can Proper Breathing Help You Lose Weight?…

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Also known as tibial stress syndrome, shin splints affect tons of people — everyone from elite athletes to the average Joe. Shin splints consist of pain in the lower leg (between the ankle and knee) on both or just one leg.

The pain is usually on the anterior (front) part of the leg and is a dull, achy pain that is felt while exercising (running, playing sports, etc). Pain can also be felt when exercise has ceased, or in more severe cases, it’s felt constantly all day.

What causes shin splints?

Well, shin splints isn’t really a single medical ailment. It’s almost always a result of Read more on Tired of Having Shin Splints? Here’s Some Quick Fixes…

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There are several characteristics that make up a great gym. I’ll go over some of the basics to help you make the decision that’s best for you!

1. Location – This is one of the most important factors. You’re not going to be motivated to go to the gym if you have to drive far away to get there. A rule I follow is that if the gym is more than Read more on How To Choose a Gym That’s Right For Your Weight Loss…

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Absolutely not! But it might be a little easier if you did have one.

Assuming you don’t have any exercise equipment at home, the main point I want to bring up is that if you live in a colder climate with harsh winters, it’s very difficult to get any type of exercise in those months.

No one wants to be running or cycling outside in single digit weather. Although very difficult, it’s not entirely impossible. Some quick things I can think off the top of my head are  Read more on Do You Need A Gym Membership to Lose Weight?…

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First thing’s first. I am not a doctor and you should always consult with your physician. The following are basic guidelines that you can use to help determine if you should be working out or not.

The main guideline I have used as recommended by others is Read more on Is Working Out & Exercising While Sick A Good Idea?…

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For those that don’t know, a  smith machines is a piece of workout equipment that has a barbell on a metal track that only allows for vertical motion. Many exercises can be done on this machine including squats and bench presses.

There is no doubt that incorporating some form of resistance training will greatly help you in your weight loss goals, but is the smith machine a good choice? Read more on Can Using Smith Machines Help You With Weight Loss?…

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Supersets are a great way to keep your heart rate up during resistance training and will help you burn more calories.

So what exactly is a superset? It’s when you do a set of a different exercise immediately after (with no rest between sets) a set of another exercise. Supersets are usually comprised of two exercises, but it is possible to use three or more exercises in your superset.

Another great benefit from supersets is Read more on Supersets For Weight Loss…

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How Intense Should Your Cardio Exercise Be For Weight Loss? Unfortunately the exact answer can be different for everyone.The higher your intensity, the more calories you are going to burn in a given duration.

One of the most common ways to gauge intensity is monitoring your heart rate. A widely accepted way to calculate your maximum heart rate (MHR) is to subtract your age from 220.

For example, a 30-year-old person would have a max heart rate of 190 bpm (beats per minute).

After figuring out your max heart rate, you would pick a percentage of that to be your target heart rate. For example, if the 30-year-old wanted to workout at 70% of his/her MHR, they would aim to get their heart rate to 133 bpm (190 x 70%).

The problem with using your heart rate to gauge intensity is that there are several things that can alter your heart rate, while resting and while exercising. Read more on How Intense Should Your Cardio Exercise Be For Weight Loss?…

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Free weights consist of dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, etc. Are they superior to resistance machines like the chest press machine when trying to lose weight?

Which will help you reach your goals faster?

The short answer is yes, and I’ll explain why.

In fact, free weights are superior to machines when it comes to building muscle as well.

There are a few reasons why this is, but the main one is that Read more on Free Weights or Machines for Weight Loss?…

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