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What Are Figure 8 Lifting Straps & How Do You Use Them?

What Are Figure 8 Lifting Straps & How Do You Use Them?

April 26, 2019 2 min read

When lifting in the gym, we all want to get stronger and adding heavier weight to our program is the way to achieve that.  When you increase weight while training your grip can be one of the first things that fail.  This is where lifting straps have become an essential piece of gym gear that many people use.  There are many types of lifting strap options from Figure 8 Lifting Straps, Cotton Lifting Straps, Leather Lifting Straps, and many others.
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6 Essential Tips To Help Speed Up Recovery After Exercising

6 Essential Tips To Help Speed Up Recovery After Exercising

April 14, 2019 3 min read

It can be easy to get caught up in a “no days off” mentality when you’re committed to a goal to build muscle, lose fat, or otherwise change your body composition.

Yes, a regular, consistent exercise schedule is right for you and necessary for anyone working to meet body composition goals. But it turns out what you do between workouts is important, too.

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Magnesium: Are you getting enough to power your workouts?

Magnesium: Are you getting enough to power your workouts?

April 13, 2019 3 min read

Unlike the main macronutrients carbohydrate, fat, and protein, magnesium doesn’t get a whole lot of attention. Perhaps this is because many people are unaware of the role magnesium plays in nearly every biological process. In fact, magnesium is involved in over 600 hundred chemical reactions in the body responsible for:
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Branch-chain amino acids: Should You Take Them?

Branch-chain amino acids: Should You Take Them?

March 19, 2019 3 min read

If you are at all involved in the fitness community, you have probably heard something about branch-chain amino acids (BCAAs). You may know they are essential for muscle building and part of any well-rounded supplement regimen. While it is true that they can help with muscle building, some of the hype surrounding taking a BCAA supplement may be just that, hype. So, let’s take a look at BCAAs and why you need them or why you don’t.
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The 5 Most Common Weightlifting Injuries and How to Avoid Them

The 5 Most Common Weightlifting Injuries and How to Avoid Them

February 12, 2019 6 min read

Weightlifting has its risks of injury just like any other sport. And just like football, basketball, or golf, prevention of injury is key to a long career. After all, the best way to heal an injury is to avoid ever getting one in the first place. While there is no guaranteed way to prevent injuries, there are methods that are proven to greatly reduce the risk of having weightlifting injuries.
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This isn’t my real job, you know

This isn’t my real job, you know

January 16, 2019 2 min read

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Can What You Wear Really Affect Your Performance in The Gym? (Hint: Yes)

Can What You Wear Really Affect Your Performance in The Gym? (Hint: Yes)

January 07, 2019 5 min read

If you have ever wondered whether or not what you wear while you work out can impact your performance, then I have an answer for you. And that answer, quite simply, is yes. There are, in fact, many reasons that what powerlifters wear during their workouts has a clear impact on the quality of the workout itself.
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25 Of The Best On-The-Go Meals and Snacks for Fit College Students

25 Of The Best On-The-Go Meals and Snacks for Fit College Students

November 19, 2018 5 min read

For fit college students, eating healthy especially while on the go can be one of the biggest challenges of your college career. When not running from one class to the next or attending events and working part-time jobs- college students who want to be fit and healthy, also have to remain aware of the caloric intake, fat and trans fat, and cholesterol in convenient food options.
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