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Isolation Exercises vs. Compound Exercises There has been a great deal of debate and controversy when discussing if isolation exercises or compound exercises are better. In this post, you will find out more about compound and isolation exercises and how you should be using them for best results.

What are Compound Exercises?

A compound exercise is any exercise that uses two or more different joints to fully stimulate entire muscle groups. Therefore more major muscle groups can be hit with a smaller number of exercises.

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sweat out a cold

Getting a cold or flu while you are working towards your fitness goals can seem like a big demotivator and set-back. One of the first questions you usually ask yourself is, “Is it possible to sweat out a cold? Is it safe for me to exercise while I am sick?”

Let me clear up your confusion with this article. Next time you come down with a cold or flu, you will know what to do.

Listen to Your Body. It will Tell You if You Should Exercise or Not.

If you are thinking of trying to sweat out a cold or flu in the gym, you need to take a few things into consideration. How severe are your symptoms, do you have a fever, and do you have any underlying diseases such as asthma or heart disease?

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These best exercises to lose weight aren’t only for weight loss and they all have a great impact on many other aspects of you and your body. Exercises should be a very important meeting that you have with yourself on an almost daily basis. Schedule a meeting on your workout days with the most important person on earth…..YOU!

Even though these best exercises to lose weight are very important, they won’t be enough for you to see ongoing results with your weight loss. There are many other things that you need to keep in check. Your eating plan, medical conditions, injuries and even stress can have a big impact on your ability to lose weight.

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Bobby Lane Fitness - How Nutritional Deficiency Affects Your Training Progress

Real progress is impossible without a proper nutritional base.

It is almost impossible to gain real progress if you don’t keep your nutritional base in check. Nutrition is essential for any athlete to live a healthy life and reach their full potential. Even the best training plan, coach or training facility will not help much if they are not combined with a balanced nutrition plan.

We apply a great deal of stress on our bodies when we train. This makes our body react to meet the demands of the stress and prevent damage. In the time between training, your body will try to reverse the effects and damage caused by training. Your body will then try to reset the level of homeostasis higher than it was before. By doing this adaptation, your body improves its ability to perform during training. in other words, It makes us fitter and stronger.

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training to failure

There is a lot of controversy around the topic of training to failure. Like almost anything on the face of this earth, there is a good and a bad side to training to failure. The question you should be asking yourself is,”What can I benefit from it, and how can I do it correctly and safely?” I am going to take you through the guidelines of training to failure, what it is, how to do it, and help you to decide if you are ready for it.

What is Training to Failure?

Training to failure means doing so many reps that you physically can’t complete anything more. The objective is to induce the most muscle growth by pumping the maximum amount of blood to the targeted muscles, causing you to get the ultimate “PUMP“.

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Heart Rate Zones Training

Training in the right heart rate zones benefits everyone, from the beginner through to the highly conditioned athlete. Heart rate zones training is an essential method that you need to know if you want to effectively reach your goals.

What is the goal that you are trying to achieve? Do you want to lose weight, or improve your cardiovascular fitness, or maybe you are preparing for your next competition? You need to be training in the perfect heart rate zone suited for your goal!

The key to making progress is to elevate your heart rate into the correct heart rate zones, so your effort matches your goals.

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Metabolic Conditioning

Metabolic conditioning is the latest hype and a great sales pitch for newcomers at the gym. I must admit, metabolic conditioning does sound all fancy and high tech, but what is it really?

What is Metabolic Conditioning?

Everyone thinks that metabolic conditioning is some new way to burn fat and tone up, but it has always been there inside your body. It only seems new because science has only recently been able to conduct proper research on it. The basic principle of metabolic conditioning is that you do a certain workout routine in a certain way. This will make you burn more calories for up to 48 hours after your workout. Let’s dive deeper into this topic and let’s explore how, and when to do which metabolic conditioning workout.

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Fitness Myths

Are you working out regularly but not seeing results? Then there is a good chance that you have fallen into the trap of fitness myths. Don’t beat yourself up about it. If you are following someone’s advice, maybe even your gym instructor’s advice, rather do some research on it yourself before you dive into it blindly. Here are some of the most popular myths circulating out there that you really should not be believing in.

Myth: You Need To Do Crunches To Get Flat Abs.

Crunches may be the most popular abdominal exercise around, but doing them is not the best way to trim your waistline. They don’t burn a lot of calories so they don’t really with fat loss. They do, however, tone a small area of your abs. You will get better results by doing planks or bridges. If you are doing crunches, make sure you are doing crunches, make sure you have proper form to avoid getting injuries.

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Visceral Fat

You may look like you have a normal size and shape body, but the scales don’t tell the whole story… Imagine having a huge store of fat you can’t even see or feel, that’s putting you at risk of developing things like diabetes and heart disease. And even being skinny won’t exclude you from this. This silent killer, know as Visceral Fat, is the internal fatty tissue that wraps itself around the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas, and streaks through muscles.

Who is fat on the inside?

‘Overweight people are more likely to have excess internal fat, but research suggests it’s probably because they are inactive, not because of their size itself. There is a group of people who are overweight but have little internal fat because they exercise regularly.

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weight gain

Yes…. I know…. We have all heard or read something about losing weight. Unfortunately, most of what we hear or read are that we are not eating right. But there are a lot more factors involved with sneaky weight gain.

What is Sneaky Weight Gain

Sneaky weight gain is gaining weight and you don’t know why you are gaining weight, It is when you are training hard and eating healthy and you still keep on putting on the pounds.

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