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Apr
10

Why Would You Use Mirrors In The Gym?

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Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the strongest of them all? Why would you use mirrors in the gym? There are quite a few good reasons to have some mirrors installed where you workout. No, it isn’t just to admire your great physique. Read on to see why gyms and health clubs have walls […]

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Sep
25

Simple Yet Essential Core Strength Training Exercises And Tips

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As the word would suggest, your “core” muscles are central to your body’s ability to move effectively, and to be adequately protected. Your core muscles protect your lower back, allow you to run faster, make you stronger, more flexible, and will provide you with better posture and balance. Weak core muscles can result from a […]

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Sep
16

Strength Training Exercises – How Much Weight Do I Need To Lift?

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When starting out with strength training it can be a little confusing and daunting. One of the simplest ways to determine how much weight you need to be using is to identify your goals. Are you performing strength training exercises to battle the bulge, to increase your muscle bulk, or to increase your strength? Each […]

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Jul
30

The Benefits Of Strength Training Increase Enormously With Age

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Lifting wights, or strength training, is no longer just the domain of body builders. More and more research is showing that the benefits of strength training are enormous for everybody. Interestingly enough, the elderly and those in poor health may well benefit the most. Lifting weights 2-3 times per week increases the density of bones […]

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Jul
09

Benefits Of Strength Training With Hydraulic Fitness Equipment

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Hydraulic fitness equipment has some great advantages for strength training. But firstly, what are the main differences between hydraulic and free weight systems? Hydraulic systems use oil filled cylinders (much like the shock absorbers in a car) to provide the resistance in your training. Free weights use the weights themselves as the resistance. While it […]

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