Safe Bodybuilding Routines

By Jack W. Anderson

Weight lifting is your gateway to the great body you've always wanted. It will allow you to burn off all the excess fat, improve the overall shape of your body and your health, and increase muscle mass. There are just a few things you should keep in mind when planning your routine to ensure you avoid the dangers involved and reach your goals as safety as possible by minimizing the risks involved.

A physical checkup with a licensed health professional is the most important thing you can do before even beginning to plan your workouts. Bodybuilding is a great idea for most who are up to it, but if you have any physical conditions that may require changes to your plan you will need to know ahead of time by discussing this with your physician.

Secondly, you will need to have all the proper training equipment on hand before you begin. The basic comfortable gym clothes and shoes are a must as well as a pair of weight lifting gloves. The gloves are vital to performance as well as safety since the improved grip you will experience will not only prevent slips but also reduce strain on your hands which will minimize soreness and recovery times.

You should wear typical workout clothing when you are doing your weight lifting. You can find these items at sports stores and most apparel stores. For shoes you should opt for a good athletic shoe that will help you not to slip and give you good support.

Starting out with too much weight is the first dangerous mistake everyone makes. Slowly increasing the weight as you progress avoids injury. You can gauge how much is enough at any time if you do not feel the strain until around your tenth repetition.

You should also take care as to not do too many at once. All it does is hinder your next days routine, and frustrate you with sore muscles. You should find yourself increasing the number of times every day to get the best results.

Although it may seem obvious, it always has to be mentioned that remembering to breathe is vitally important. It is very easy to get caught up in the intensity of the lift and actually forget to breath, which can result in various problems as you can imagine.

Finally, be sure to keep your body nourished with the proper supplementation. You will be burning through a lot of carbohydrates, proteins and nutrients that your regular diet will not provide in the proper amounts. Be sure to eat healthy and find the right supplements for your routine. - 31525

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Best Bodybuilding Supplements Build Muscle

By Jack W. Anderson

If what you seek is an intense workout thanks to an increased overall strength and rapid gain in lean muscle mass, then the key to your search can be found in the performance enhancing properties of several bodybuilding supplements available today.

Choosing the wrong bodybuilding supplements can put you at serious risk of illness or injury due to potentially adverse side effects. Most weightlifters and bodybuilders know, however, that the proper choice in strength enhancing muscle building supplements is vital to increased gains from the start.

Creatine monohydrate is the mother of all performance enhancing supplements and no review would be complete without a discussion about it. It is produced naturally in the body from the amino acids glycine, arginine and methionine. As a supplement it dominates all other natural muscle building formulas and is considered by everyone to be the most important.

Creatine is renowned for providing a short energy burst, which makes it beneficial to weight lifters and bodybuilders that are serious about reducing their lactic acid buildup, increasing their strength, providing more energy for your workouts and adding muscle weight gains in a short amount of time.

Another beneficial bodybuilding supplement is whey protein. This is considered to be the highest grade of protein and since protein is the building block for muscles it only makes sense that whey protein can help in this endeavor. Here's a fact that may surprise you. Whey protein actually contains some of the same ingredients that are found in a mother's natural milk.

Finally, it's vital to stress the importance of anyone interested in successful bodybuilding to make sure that they don't miss out on any vitamins, minerals or nutrients due to an insufficient diet or unhealthy eating habits.

These vital minerals, nutrients, carbohydrates and proteins your body will need can be supplemented in a very quick and easy way with meal replacement supplements, or energy bars as they are sometimes called.

With all the hundreds of performance enhancing supplements on the market today the three discussed here will provide the bare essentials needed to reduce recuperation times while increasing the effectiveness of your workouts and muscle gaining speed. - 31525

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5 Tips for Effective Weight Training

By Eric W. Bricker

The key to gaining muscles each week is your weight training. Many individuals fail to gain the weight and build the muscle they desire each week because they aren't training right. They eat the wrong foods and they perform the exercises the wrong way.

A gain of one pound of muscle per week will be easy once you begin applying these 5 simple rules to an effective workout.

1. Get Enough Protein in Your Diet

Your muscles will grow larger as a result of the amount of protein you store. The thing is, your body is rapidly draining the protein it stores for other uses and this leaves less protein available for building muscle. This is why you have to build and store new protein faster than your body breaks down the old protein.

2. Eat More

Caloric intake is another important factor in weight gain. Start with the number of calories you already eat each day and add 500 to that to start. Give it about two weeks and if you don't see any significant gains after that initial period you can increase by another 500 per day. You will also want to be sure you are eating at least 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight every day.

3. Target the Larger Muscles

You will see the most muscle gains the fastest if you place the majority of your focus on the largest muscle groups and do the exercises in 2 to 3 sets of about 8 to 12 reps each, with only a short resting period in between each. Common exercises that target mainly the largest muscle groups are of course squats, dips, bench presses and pull ups. This will maximize your weight gain potential.

4. Rest A Day After Each Training

Muscle growth actually occurs during the healing phase after the damage done to them during the workout. Follow each workout by resting a full day.

5. Eat More Carbs After Training

Increasing your carbohydrate intake with snacks such as peanut butter or bananas will slow the rate at which your body metabolizes protein, making it more available to your recuperating muscles. - 31525

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Lose Abdominal Fat The Easy Way

By Paul Harris

Hello, this article is about how you can lose abdominal fat. I'm sure most people would like to get rid of some excess belly fat, but few people are aware that this belly fat can also be a health risk as well as unsightly.

Is belly fat really a problem?

There is a couple of different types of fat in the abdominal area. The first is the fat that is just under the skin, this is called subcutaneous fat and this is what is stopping your abs from showing. The other is called visceral fat and lies deeper in the abdomen underneath your muscle and surrounding your organs. This is the fat deposit that produces the classic "beer belly".

Both types of fat pose health risks however, studies have shown that viscerial fat deep in your abdomen is far more dangerous than subcutaneous fat. The common health problems associated with excess belly fat include diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes, heart disease, sleep apnea and some forms of cancer. So there are many good reasons for reducing stubborn belly fat

There's just no way around it, you need to do something to reduce your stomach fat. Besides, a side effect of finally getting rid of all of that excessive ugly abdominal fat is that your stomach will flatten out, and soon those abs that you thought disappeared at 17 will be back. Your levels of self confidence will rise, and you need never feel unselfconscious about your tummy again, a total win win situation!

So what gets rid of extra abdominal fat, and What's fastest way to a flat stomach?

Well there is a real solution, but I'm afraid the answer does not lie in a miracle pill, supplement or one of the latest greatest ab machines on the shopping channel, because they just do not work, they are just a waste of your money!

If you wish to achieve your goals to consistantly lose abdominal fat and keep the weight off for good, you need to have a sound nutritional diet combined with a properly designed exercise program. Both your diet and your training regime will trigger a metabolic response within your body which is vital for your success.

If you correctly combine these factors you can send your metabolic rate right up there, and lose that stubborn abdominal fat for good. You will soon get that ripped body you want

What's the Solution

Any old exercise program will not necessarily be effective in the long run. The vast majority of people are not really working out effectivelly enough to really get the stubborn abdominal fat off for good. Most people are enthusiastic at the start, they do a bit of cardio, some stomach exercises, maybe even some cross trainer time. After a couple of weeks of little or no results they give up, lets face it we are all driven by results!

There is a solution

Well, the good news is that I've found a couple of excellent books to help anyone to beat the belly fat, my favourite is called Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, by Tom Venuto, this system just flat out works!! and all without endless cardio sessions! Perfect for anyone having belly fat problems.

The best way to get rid of belly fat is to use a total training plan like Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, you get all of the nutritional strategies, training sequences, exercise combinations, and more.

The main point is that it's a total program designed by professionals to get rid of belly fat for good, both naturally and safely. It's not just an abs program, far from it, follow this program put in the effort and you will see the results. It may change your life.

Time for Action

Tom Venuto has in my opinion produced the best system available today. So many people world wide have used this system and changed their lives, making themselves fitter and heathier. This is not guesswork... it is a proven system that works time and time again for both genders and all ages. It's the fastest way to a flat stomach. - 31525

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Buy The 7 Minute Muscle Guide With A 60 Day Full Money Back Refund Period

By Joshua Randall Stephenson

Jon Benson's 7 Minute Muscle corrects the myths about strength training and that is really a tall task as there are many of those myths around.

Most of the muscle building advice you may have heard before is in reality way off the mark. This includes much of the advice you have heard from a personal trainer at the gym. Yes a lot of those personal trainers look good but that does not mean they achieved those results the most effective way. Most of these guys probably trained for much longer hours than they really had to reach the fitness level they have reached.

You do not have to work out 5 to 15 hours every week to reach your goals, in fact you can get far better results by lifting weights less often with this program. It's all about doing a concentrated workout that gets the job done in as little time as possible so you can continue with your day rather than spending it all at the gym.

While it is natural to be skeptical that it's really possible to build a lot of muscle in just 7 minutes per day, the great thing is that 7 Minute Muscle is 100% guaranteed and it comes with a two month cash back refund period so that you can try it out without any risk. And it can be downloaded in minutes so you don't have to wait to learn what this strength training program is all about.

Yes there are other muscle building guides available online, but I do not think that any of them really has the proven track record that the 7 Minute Muscle program has. 7 Minute Muscle is a guide that has already worked for thousands of men just like you, so why would it not work for you as well?

No matter which muscle building system you order you can use the GoWear Fit by BodyMedia in order to keep track of how many calories you burn while working out. The amount of calories you burn is important to keep track of because you must burn more calories than you consume if you want to burn off excess fat for that really "cut" look. All of the muscle in the world will not do much good as far as looks are concerned unless you cut away the excess fat that covers it up. - 31525

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What Motivates You Defines You

By Terry Lane

Are you defined by your motivation to succeed in whatever you put your mind to? How about getting in shape? Would you be committed to adhere to an exercise program throughout the year or are you one of those who take the short cut with quick two week blasts? I know you have good intentions when starting out, but sometimes along the journey one's motivation may escape or get stuck on idle. If this sounds like you well to be honest you are not alone.

Sometimes life puts up road blocks. Motivation will at times be interrupted. Yet you have to start somewhere. Getting a realistic workout program is a good start. There are too many weight loss diets and plans that toot their horn and may work in a short span but keeping the weight off is another story. The right solution is a lifestyle change. One that emphasis physical fitness down at a realistic pace over time. Slow and steady wins the race. Don't get hooked on those new diet books that may make unrealistic claims. Just remember they may work for the short run but it's the marathon you want to win.

Lifestyle changes are sometimes frightful. Sailing through life as you've always done has given you pause to do something about how your body looks and feels. But you have to do it. Staying fit and healthy is now a priority. You want to look good at your daughter's wedding. You want to show off your new bathing suit. You're tired of wearing sweatpants. You start to subscribe to fitness magazines to pick up new exercises. You pay more attention to food labels at the grocery store. You start to take control of your life. Your motivated to succeed.

But what happens when you don't see the results you wanted? What are you doing wrong? Sometimes you hit a plateau and it seems you're literally swimming up stream. If that happens you need to stay focused on the big picture. Stay motivated because you'll come out of this lull and get back on track for sure. Hey we all get distracted from other things going on in our lives. Work, children, illness just to name a few. Stick to your plan and fight through the distractions and you'll come out of it okay. Maybe it's the time to try something new. If you haven't tried yoga do so. Yoga is great for meditation, breathing and stretching. Opening yourself up to yoga will improve your concentration and moods.

Setting appropriate, attainable goals is necessary for success. You might simply wish to get more physical exercise, or maybe burning more calories every workout is what you're aiming for. Staying in shape doesn't have to be an impossible task, so be clear in what it is you want to achieve and learn what motivates you. Sometimes motivation can result of a short term goal like fitting into your best friend's bridal party dress. Sounds simple enough, but that one event can set you on the path of staying motivated. A lifestyle change for better health.

So does motivation define success? Without it could you have changed the way you look and feel? All things are possible now. You have dealt with an enormous task and succeeded in your goals. You persevered and prospered all at the same time. You didn't use excuses nor did you take shortcuts. You set realistic fitness goals and made them become reality. You made lifestyle changes at a time doing so took you out of your comfort zone. Stay motivated in whatever you choose to do. You've done it now and you can do it again. - 31525

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The Importance of a Good Baseball Weight Training Program

By Ron Wrigley

During the off-season of any sport, everyone talks about who won or lost. History has been made. The true athletes recognize, however, that while everyone is talking about last season, now is their time to be preparing for the next season. The off-season is truly the time when team members prepare to win or to lose. Start finding a baseball weight training program now that will help you develop your skills.

There has been a number of stories in the media lately about famous baseball athletes who performed well and then were found to be using steroids and other harmful substances to increase their performance. If you know how to train properly, there is no need to participate in these illegal practices.

Baseball players mostly use the core muscles in the body: those located in the stomach and the back. Some of the key elements in the sport are power and the ability to be quick. Major league teams have recognized that a players ability to bring these elements into the game relies heavily on their weight training. Most of these teams have incorporated weight training rooms and fitness centers in their stadiums, as well as trainers who are professionals at coaching sports competitors.

The barbell bench press, jumps, and squats are other exercises that ball players should practice which strengthens the entire upper body. The barbell push press is very effective at training the muscles in the shoulder area, allowing a baseball player to achieve a very strong swing with the bat. The front squat will benefit any athlete in increasing shoulder and leg strength as well as balance and stability

Lunges and jumping jacks will help with endurance skills, and practicing jumping hurdles can be another a highly beneficial exercise for athletes to take part in.

Not only is it important to increase your weight lifting skills and stamina, but you should also practice agility drills and sprinting so that you are quick on your feet. Do your best to be in good physical shape for the games before your season begins and you will be well on your way to a winning season. - 31525

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