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How to Effectively Warm Up Before a Weight Session – The Ultimate Guide

This excellent guide is a guest post from Ben of Gram Fitness. This guide is designed for lifters short on time, who want to know how they should be warming up before a lifting session. This guide busts some common myths, provides a simple routine you can follow and links you to examples so you…
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Cardio or Weights for Fat Loss?

This post is a guest post by Ben Leeder, online coach. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram (links below). About the Author: “My name is Ben Leeder, and I’m an Online Coach, trying to help people achieve goals they didn’t think they even could. Health and Fitness can be a very overwhelming place to be.…
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Crossgrips Review: Way Better Than a Regular Doorway Pullup Bar!

Somewhere to do pullups is an absolute must if you’re looking to develop an impressive back, at home. For years, I’ve been using standard doorway pullup bars. They’ve been pretty good. I was able to pull myself up on them, and they held my weight PLUS some, even when I weighed 100kg and was adding…
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Pso-Rite and Pso-Spine Review

I recently received a Pso-Spine for Christmas, and loved it so much that I sought out the Pso-Rite as well! What follows is a completely unbiased review of both. What are Pso-Spine and Pso-Rite? Quite simply, they are recovery tools. They’re kind of similar to a foam roller, or a lacrosse ball, but also completely…
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7 Common Mistakes People Make with Fat Loss

Fat loss is a bit of a minefield with all of the conflicting information, some of it trustworthy (and much of it not!). Here’s 7 common mistakes people make regarding fat loss. This post has been spawned by a recent series of posts I did on Instagram (follow me here!). I thought all of the…
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How to Prevent Muscle Loss in a Calorie Deficit

A calorie deficit is required to lose fat. There’s an abundance of information on this website about fat loss and getting into a calorie deficit, but here’s the very brief summary: If you want to lose fat, you need to provide your body less energy than what it requires to maintain your weight. You can use…
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Will Eating Carbs at Night Make You Gain Fat?

Eating carbs late at night, after dinner, and close to bedtime… That will make you gain fat, right? Your body loves to use carbs for energy, particularly for high intensity activity, but while you’re asleep it can’t. So those carbs will just get stored as fat because you weren’t awake and active to burn them…
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Are You Training Upper Body Too Much?

It’s a common problem. People massively over train the muscles they’re so desperate to grow. They think more is better. More sessions. More exercises. More sets. You want your chest and shoulders to grow, so you train upper body three times per week, with a focus on those areas and EVERY SINGLE EXERCISE thrown in.…
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How To Minimise the Impact of Cheat Days

Cheat days just happen sometimes, even when you’ve got the best intentions of sticking to your fat loss plan. Some people have them as planned and scheduled events. That’s fine. I agree with that approach when it’s used SPARINGLY. Cheat days don’t speed up fat loss. But they can give you a nice mental break…
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How to Return to the Gym After A Long Break

At the time of writing, the world is just coming through the Coronavirus. Gyms have been closed in most countries for about 3 months. This is a plan to return to the gym intelligently, without rushing, so you can get back to a normal routine as soon as possible, without injuring yourself. You can use…
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