The Top 5 Best Legs Exercises for Your Quads

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Serious fitness enthusiasts and athletes want to be bigger, stronger, and leaner. The number one way to make that happen? Train your legs with complex free weight exercises.

Your legs are the largest group of muscle in your body. They are the foundation of your strength and power. Never will you be able to bench press 315 if you can’t squat 315 first.

By training your legs hard, you will be setting yourself up to gain the most progress compared to every other muscle group.

Arnold loved squatting, and look what happened to him. If you want to be Mr. Olympia, a famous Hollywood actor, and the governor of Alaska, you need to squat!

By training your legs, you will:

  • Lift the most weight of all muscle groups.
  • Burn the most calories of all muscle groups.
  • Form the foundation of your body’s strength chain.
  • Stimulate the highest growth hormone release through training.

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All The Gear And No Idea? Gym Equipment You Actually Need

Gym memberships aren’t for everyone, some people prefer to train at home by themselves. Having made that decision, it can be really difficult to decipher what equipment you actually need to achieve the goals you’ve set. Any good salesman is going to convince you that you need to set up an Olympic grade weightlifting gym in your garage. For most people, this is very unnecessary. Don’t get swindled into buying a bunch of gym equipment you don’t need. Sidestep the noise, and understand what gym equipment you actually need.

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Should You Be a Personal Trainer??

Personal Trainer Push Ups

If you exercise regularly, then congratulations: You’re already doing better than the majority of Americans. One study found that less than one-fourth of us are moving around enough. If you’re already leading an active lifestyle, then there’s a good chance that you’ve at least thought about working as a personal trainer.

If you like to exercise, it’s tempting to think that’s all you need. After all, if you’re good at working out, maybe you should use your talents to help other people become fitness experts. It’s a nice idea, but it’s usually not that simple. Here are three questions you should answer when deciding whether or not being a personal trainer is the right call.

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The Truth About Alcohol Use and Weightlifting

Tired Bodybuilder

There are lots of ways to unwind, socialize, and enjoy yourself. If you are over the age of 21 then you are not only allowed but likely have been encouraged to drink alcohol. On the surface, there is nothing wrong with enjoying a drink or two, particularly with friends over the weekend. The real issue is that drinking any amount of alcohol is a complex issue. And if you are lifting heavy to try and build muscle, you really should know how using alcohol could impact you physically. Here is a complete guide on alcohol use and how it can impact weightlifters.

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Why Golfing Is More of a Workout Than You Might Think

When you think about golfing, you may picture fancy clubs and golfing sweaters — you probably don’t think about breaking a sweat. However, golfing is more of a workout than you might think. Though the cardio and strength training involved with the sport is light to moderate, it still supplies a good workout for a variety of different ages and abilities. Though the cardio isn’t intense, you’ll still get plenty of steps in, even if you use a golf cart. A golf swing involves a lot of muscle, balance, and rotation. Being on the course also provides a lot of mental health benefits that you get from a good workout. Furthermore, it’s a sport that can keep a lot of different types of people active, even those with mobility issues.

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Building Your Muscle Mass After Age 50?

What Happens to Your Muscles As You Age?

Al is a 55-year-old high school science teacher. In his youth, he was fairly active. He enjoyed cycling, hiking, and playing basketball. His frequent physical activity meant that he had significantly defined muscle mass and his heart was in great condition.

However, when he hit middle age, Al began to notice that he couldn’t do the same level of physical activity that he had in the past. He began to lose muscle definition. Additionally, he now notices that he occasionally trips or falls more frequently than he once did. This concerns Al since he continues to stay active, taking walks and cycling on a regular basis.

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Does Yoga Actually Help You Lose Weight?

SUP Yoga

There is a huge debate going on at the moment about whether or not yoga is effective for those looking to lose weight. In fact, this topic has been debated for years now. We see many that say it is impossible for yoga to burn as many calories as needed because it is slow-paced. However, others guarantee that yoga is the most effective way to exercise when you want to lose weight. What is the truth?

No matter what people say, the truth is that yoga is extremely effective when you want to lose weight. This is due to the fact that it helps with three really important aspects of weight loss, as presented below.

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5 Weight Loss Fads That Have Proven Effective

Over the past decades, we have seen so many weight loss fads that it will practically be impossible to enumerate them all. Four critical components of these fads are that:

  1. They are usually not based on any real facts.
  2. The promise of instant results with little effort is usually a major selling point.
  3. They quickly become widely accepted and the “thing” of the moment.
  4. Their popularity is usually short lived.
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Realistic Ways to Gain and Define Muscle

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Everyone has a different body type, but very few people have well developed biceps, chisels thighs, tight glutes, and rock-hard abs without putting in at least a bit of work. Having great genetics absolutely helps if you want to become more muscular, but it truly doesn’t matter what body type you have if you are determined enough. Be realistic about just how ‘swole’ you want to become, but more importantly be patient with yourself. Gaining muscle is much like losing fat – major changes are not noticeable overnight. So, take things day by day, step by step, and discover these realistic ways to gain and develop muscle mass.

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Reasons Why You Should Not Ignore Your Mini Trampoline At Home

trampoline rebounder

You have been slacking most of your adult life and your stomach folds are getting harder to ignore. Then you tell yourself it’s enough as you try to think of ways to lose weight. Little did you know, you have been ignoring the answer to your problem – the rebounder your mother bought you back in your “active” days.

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