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Apha Body Language

Vigorous, muscular bodies tend to speak for themselves; they will invariably improve your appearance and stature.  Not only will a well-rounded physique shape your body into a more attractive specimen, but the confidence that it will bring will manifest itself … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments of Weightlifting

#1   Always integrate progressive overload into your routine in some way or another. If you want to make gains you have to consistently place more and more demand on your body, you cannot go to the gym and perform the … Continue reading

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On motivation

The engine that gives you the thrust you need for a successful workout is motivation.  Without motivation, it is doubtful that one can sustain a rigorous workout schedule for long, and the overall success you have in building muscle and … Continue reading

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Progressive Overload: What it is and how to apply it

History has it that the ancient Greek Olympian Milo of Croton trained for the Olympics and gained inhuman amounts strength by carrying a newborn calf on his shoulders every day for years.  The average weight of a newborn calf ranges … Continue reading

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The science of lifting

Proprietors here at this elite fitness blog maintain that human beings’ muscular systems are different, and thus respond differently to different environmental stimuli (read: working out).  The differences at times, however, are exaggerated.  And it is a poor rationalization used … Continue reading

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On Bicep Curls

It is common for weight lifters to make only marginal gains for Bicep curls.  This is primarily due to improper form.   To make the weight easier to lift, lifters end up using their back and shoulders, and thus not isolating … Continue reading

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The benefits of fruit

The Fitness Black Book has an article that documents the compelling benefits of fruit.  He shows that while it is generally known that fruit is healthy, its salutary effects have been significantly underrated, particularly within the pop fitness/health culture.  He … Continue reading

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