Tagged: muscle

Does Lifting Cause Women to Bulk Up?

Listen up ladies, this blog is for you! Do you avoid weight training because you’re afraid of “bulking up” and becoming man-like? It’s not uncommon for women to think this way, as many are looking to tone their muscles rather than put on muscle mass. Let’s look into this way of thinking and see if […]

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Getting Fit Should Be About Being More – Not Less

When we think of getting fit, we think about shedding weight. We think about shedding pant sizes. We think about shedding inches, or clothes to show more skin. What we need to think about, is gain. Gain confidence. Gain self appreciation. Gain discipline, strength, and muscle. Getting fit needs to mean gaining something. What’s one […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Muscle

Learning the basics of muscle development can help you to reach your health and fitness goals. Types of Muscle Fibers We have two main types of muscle fibers in our skeletal muscles, Type 1, or slow-twitch, and Type 2, or fast twitch. The Type 2 are further separated into Type 2a, and Type 2b, and […]

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7 Important Tips for Resistance Training

Resistance training is an important aspect of any workout regimen, but there are a few things you need to remember in order to reap all its benefits. If you don’t keep these tips in mind, you may not see any progress, or worse, get injured. So, read on to see if you have been forgetting […]

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Everyday Exercises Anyone Can Do: Pushup Variations

  Pushups are a staple of all different kinds of exercise routines, and rightfully so. The benefits you receive from them go well beyond just your chest and triceps; they also work your core, shoulders, legs, and back when done properly. You can add pushups to your current routine for a little variety or, if […]

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Developing Strong and Shapely Legs

For me, strength and functionality are everything when it comes to any body part, but I realize people also want to work on appearance. Strong and shapely legs are both functional, and (hopefully) beautiful. Many women worry about getting too bulky, and some work too much or too little on the areas they see as […]

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Staff Stories: The Relationship Between Weight Loss and Muscle

Aside from being eye candy, muscle does some really important things for your overall health. At the bottom of this article, there is a video. This is a Q&A session with Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD about content related to the Metabolic Applied Research Strategy (MARS) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It was sent to me […]

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