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How To Eat Like A Bodybuilder

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Bodybuilding | 0 comments

How To Eat Like A Bodybuilder

Follow the meal plan detailed below. Spices can be used but not in extremes. Avoid thick or creamy salad dressings. Use salt sparingly. Avoid sugar at all costs; if you like sugar and cream in your morning coffee, try using skim milk and stevia as healthier alternatives. Eat a meal every 2 to 3 hours. Body-builders emphasize proteins matched with carbs; however, incorporating vegetables and fiber into your diet will also help sustain your health and keep you feeling full. If you miss a meal, you don’t get to make up for it at the next meal. Incorporate flaxseeds and flaxseed oil into your diet. Flaxseeds and flaxseed oils are available in many stores; you can also...

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Back Muscles and Low Back Pain

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Bodybuilding | 0 comments

Back Muscles and Low Back Pain

Soft tissues around the spine also play a key role in lower back pain. There is a large and complex group of muscles that work together to support the spine, help hold the body upright and allow the trunk of the body to move, twist and bend in many directions. Extensor, Flexor and Oblique Muscles and Back Pain Three types of back muscles that help the spine function are extensors, flexors and obliques. The extensor muscles are attached to the posterior (back) of the spine and enable standing and lifting objects. These muscles include the large paired muscles in the lower back (erector spinae), which help hold up the spine, and gluteal muscles. The flexor muscles are...

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Loosening Tight Hamstrings

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Bodybuilding | 0 comments

Loosening Tight Hamstrings

Tight hamstrings can limit your freedom of movement and increase your risk of injury. Here’s how to loosen ‘em up. Begin with a simple test. Stand up, bend forward at the waist, and try to touch your fingertips to your toes without bending your knees. If you can’t, then your hamstrings — the three muscles that originate at the glutes, run along the backs of your thighs and attach to your tibia — are probably tighter than they should be. Consequently, you have an elevated risk for low-back pain and knee injuries, and your performance in sports and exercise may be compromised. The good news? By incorporating a few simple techniques into your exercise...

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Body Measurement Log

Posted by on Apr 28, 2012 in Bodybuilding | 0 comments

Body Measurement Log

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Increasing Your Muscle & Cell Volume

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in Bodybuilding | 0 comments

Increasing Your Muscle & Cell Volume

Strip away the layers of striated muscle draped over massive IFBB pros and what you’ll notice is that the size of his actual muscle fibers due to protein content really aren’t that much larger than your own. Muscle fiber size has been investigated in research studies that compared the muscle composition of elite bodybuilders and athletes with that of regular, healthy individuals. Despite having larger muscle circumference measurements, the actual size of the bodybuilders and athlete’s individual muscle fibers were not significantly different than that of the regular groups. This and other research suggests that the freaky muscle size witnessed in...

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Obtaining Protien From Natural Sources

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in Bodybuilding | 0 comments

Obtaining Protien From Natural Sources

Protein: Natural Sources Protein is essential in your diet for muscle growth, repair and many basic bodily functions. For strength trainers and exercisers it is even more important. Without the correct protein intake, you are significantly harming your chance at getting the most gains out of your workout. Nutrition is a big part of your success when exercising and on a body-changing plan; protein is essential to those goals. You know why, how much, and when you should eat protein, but do you know where to get it…naturally? The Low-down on Protein Sources Protein sources are classified into two groups. Complete proteins contain all the essential amino acids. Incomplete...

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