muscle memory and bodybuilding

Returning to BodyBuilding: Muscle Memory

After years and years of trying to perfect your muscular physique, countless hours at the gym, vitamins and supplements, and eating healthy you finally achieve what you have been working for. However, in the blink of an eye anything can happen including accidents, injuries, or even just getting a new job that permits you less gym time. These are just some examples of things that can throw you off the fitness wagon. Do not lose hope though, your amazing body may be closer than you think. Returning to bodybuilding may seem scary, but muscle memory will be there to help.

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How to Develop Your Upper Body Physique

develop your upper body physique

When you are working on developing your muscle mass or bulking there are two main things to get you there and a number of smaller factors. The first main influence is food. Typically speaking, if you’re hoping to grow muscles on any part of your body, you want high protein, moderate calorie, and high carb.

The second thing is your workout.  After all, if you want to bulk up your muscles, you need to use them, and a great upper body workout is going to be key. What if you want to bulk, or develop your upper body physique but you are on a budget? Building your upper body does not have to be expensive.

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why you can look thinner but weigh more

Why Gaining Muscle Can Make You Look Thinner But Weigh More

Muscles are a bundle of fibrous tissue that have the ability to contract, producing movement or maintaining a certain position. Muscle is heavy but lean, it can make you bigger or smaller depending on what your body looked like before. If you are overweight and you jump right into it building muscle and trying to sculpt, chances are you will look fatter. However, if you lose weight and get into building and sculpting after that, then you will start to appear thinner but weigh more.

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dangerous bodybuilding products

Dangerous Bodybuilding Products to Avoid

There are so many products on the market – some that work, some that don’t, and some that are just dangerous bodybuilding supplements in sheep’s clothing. First and foremost, if it sounds too good to be true, IT IS. There is no such thing as a “miracle” supplement, and nothing gives you the results of steroids without the side effects. A lot of times when it comes to supplement dangers the products themselves are fine, it’s user error that makes them dangerous.
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music for working out

Amp Up Your Playlist with Motivational Music

Music has an uncanny ability to change our mood. It can fill us with energy, calm us down and, for some people, move us to tears. This can be used to our benefit when we are trying to calm down at night to go to sleep or to supercharge a party that would otherwise move pretty slowly. The same thing can be said about music’s ability to boost your motivation levels when you’re working out.
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Beat eating after workout

Beat the Urge to Binge After Your Workout

Has eating after working out become a serious problem?  Do you find that you burn a ton of calories, only to consume even more of them than you’d burned away?  Is it starting to feel as though you’re working against your own goals?

We all mean well by pouring everything we have into our gym sessions.  However, many of us struggle with a powerful hunger once we’re done.  Eating after working out can be a serious issue.  That said, it can also be avoided.  You just need to know what to do and take the right steps. […]

daily micro workouts

Micro Workouts for a Busy Schedule

When it comes to getting your workouts in, it isn’t always a matter of determination. Even those of us who are the most dedicated to our routines have times when life takes over and we’re just too busy.

Though you can’t use that as an excuse every day if you really want to keep up your form, every now and again, there are some ways to slip in a bit of a workout here and there, even when 24 hours just doesn’t seem like enough for each day.
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Juice from watermelon for muscle pain

Reduce Muscle Pain After Workouts with Watermelon

If you find that your bodybuilding workouts are leaving your body sore and tender, then you might find that the secret to overcoming that problem is in something as simple as watermelon juice.

Research into Muscle Pain and Watermelon

The results of a recently conducted study have now been published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. What it determined was that certain substances that occur naturally within watermelon can actually help to relieve the aches that bodybuilders. The same benefits can extend to other athletes feel after they have finished exercising, too.

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Too Sore to Move After a Workout

Why You May Get Too Sore to Move After a Workout

Have you ever woken up only to feel as though you’re too sore to move after a workout the day before?  Do you feel like your muscles are lashing out at you? It’s not uncommon to feel too sore to move after a workout when you take on a very challenging program. That said, have Read more about Why You May Get Too Sore to Move After a Workout[…]

Best Bodybuilding Tips for Beginners

Bodybuilding Tips for Beginners Who Don’t Know Where to Start

When you’re only just getting started, bodybuilding tips for beginners can be very helpful. Many of the articles you read are geared toward people who are already on their way, and who are looking to improve their existing strategy. However, when you don’t have an existing strategy, this doesn’t exactly do you a lot of Read more about Bodybuilding Tips for Beginners Who Don’t Know Where to Start[…]