No Days Off? by Carmen Grange   You hear it all the time now.  It’s all over social media.  That motivational phrase “No days off!” that seems to captivate various samples of the population into thinking that not taking a day off is the best way to achieve goals.  The fact of the matter […]

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Everyone wants those killer biceps that everyone stares at when you walk around.  Nothing feels better than feeling the stretch of your shirt as you slide it over your jack hammers.  Unfortunately, the bicep seems to be completely dominated by one dimensional routines that give lack luster results. The real mass monsters use a very […]

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Aerobic exercise is a large component of cardiovascular fitness: individuals who engage in aerobic exercise may be doing it for the sole purpose of weight loss, or they may have other motivations, such as increasing VO2, becoming more efficient, lowering blood pressure, decreasing resting heart rate, or they may not know why except to become […]

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    DOMS : Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness | MindandMuscle.com Too often I hear fitness enthusiasts talk about the soreness they experience after a workout and that they should’ve stretched to prevent it.  While stretching is beneficial in procuring maximal benefits in resistance training, while simultaneously decreasing the risk for injury, it has nothing to […]

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New Year, New Me by Carmen Grange   So, it’s nearing the end of the first week in January and you’re already beginning to struggle with your New Year’s weight loss resolution, or maybe you’ve already quit, but don’t give up just yet.  There’s plenty of time left in the new year to get started […]

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  The 3 Most Intense Muscle Building Techniques! by Carmen Grange        There is no standard way to resistance train.  Some studies, trainers, coaches, etc. will tell you that you should start with core exercises.  These are the big power movements that require the incorporation of multiple muscle groups, like squats.  Others will […]

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How To Train For Power by Carmen Grange        I’ll start by saying that all workouts are not created equally, and what I mean by that is training for various sports and/or purposes requires a specific type of workout and exercises.  For example, the majority of people you see in your average, everyday […]

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Training for Endurance By Carmen Grange        Training for endurance is much different than training for muscular hypertrophy, strength, and power.  Endurance athletes have to structure their workouts differently in order to achieve the best possible results.  Not only is the training different, but the physiological adaptations to exercise are different, so too […]

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by Carmen Grange           Since the beginning of my pregnancy, I’ve received all sorts of comments regarding working out while pregnant.  Most of the comments have been positive with people saying things like “You’re an inspiration, even to women who aren’t pregnant” or “Your baby is going to come out doing push-ups” […]

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By Carmen Grange Using Periodization To Increase The Effectiveness Of One’s Workouts. Find out what periodization is and what you need to do to keep your workouts interesting and the results coming!   TOPIC: How Can Periodization Be Used To Increase The Effectiveness Of Your Workouts? Just about everyone has experienced a training plateau in the […]

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