10 REASONS CHILDREN SHOULD EXERCISE

In the past parents worried more about their children being home by the time the street lights came on then whether or not they got the recommended amount of daily activity. Today parents are advised to monitor their children’s body mass index (height-to-weight ratio) as the obesity epidemic among children ages 6-19 has reached 15 […]

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CARNITINE

The naturally-occurring, chemical compound carnitine, or L-carnitine, is technically speaking, not an amino acid. It is actually a dipeptide made from the essential amino acids lysine and methionine. It is therefore often classed as a conditionally essential amino acid. Carnitine plays an important role in the energy metabolism of animal and plant cells, improves the […]

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BENEFITS OF RED WINE

Cheers to weight loss, courtesy of your favorite glass of cabernet sauvignon. Researchers at Oregon State’s College of Agricultural Studies took a closer look at the benefits behind the buzz. Overweight Americans can raise a toast to a road of health and happiness and for possibly having a secret solution to weight loss. When researchers […]

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WHAT IS DOMS

(DOMS) is exercise related muscle pain. It develops after excessive and unaccustomed exercise. It is particularly prevalent if that exercise has an eccentric component. Eccentric exercise is exercise where the muscles are contracting whilst lengthening – e.g. downhill running, longer distance running, plyometric exercises, and landing drills. What Causes DOMS? DOMS is caused by myofibril […]

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COMPETITION AND FINANCES

It’s no secret that fitness athletes go to great financial expenditure to make the contest stage. Competing athletes have to pay for gym memberships, personal trainers, food and supplementation. We also can’t forget about federation posing workshops, stage outfits, for some multi class registration, stage photos, spray tanning, hotel costs, transportation, baby-sitting, federation membership, etc. […]

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REALITIES OF AN IFBB PRO CARD

Below are some realities of an IFBB pro card. ……Pro qualifiers are coming up in a few months, please take time to read…… It costs $200 for your pro card, which only allows you to compete in pro shows until the end of the year. Yes, $200 a year. ……If you compete as a pro […]

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ABS

What do you think is the most impressive body-part? For me it has got to be the abdominal cavity. Whether you’re an athlete or the average gym goer…Abs are the last thing to show and the first thing to go! I mean look around…you see big arms, big legs pretty much everywhere. Walk along the […]

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10 Things Over 40 Lifters Should Do Differently‏

1. REASSESS THE SITUATION You’ll know when the time comes to take a long look at what your goals are fitness-wise. Are you a competitive bodybuilder? If so, then you may want to enter less shows than you did in your 20s and 30s, as the entire dieting down process can be very taxing on […]

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THE REAL COST OF COMPETING…

Let’s start off with the cost of personal training you will need prior to competing. Don’t forget the supplements you will need to help prepare you to compete. Then you have the cost of food. Most athletes bring their meals everywhere (however prep time and cost is a factor). Once you have decided who to […]

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COMMON INJURIES IN THE GYM

FOOT AND ANKLE Cause: “People spend their days in front of their computer with rounded shoulders. When your shoulders are rounded and you stand up, your weight falls to the front of your foot. Take that misplaced center of gravity and put it into running shoes, which naturally tip you forward with a heel higher […]

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