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Fitness Tip#153 - July 5, 2012

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Avoid Burnout

To see if you're overtraining, check your pulse first thing in the
morning the day after a workout. If it's 10 beats per minute or
more above normal, your body is still recovering.

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Fitness Tip#152 - July 4, 2012

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Improve Your Max

Before you try a maximal lift, load the bar with a weight that's 20 to 30
percent heavier than what you think you can handle. Then simply lift it
off the rack, hold for 1 to 2 seconds, and put it back. Wait 3 to 4 minutes,
then try your true max—the weight will feel noticeably lighter. Never attempt
this without a spotter.

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Fitness Tip#151 - July 3, 2012

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Get a Better Grip

To strengthen your grip, wrap a towel around the bar when
you do arm curls. It makes the bar thicker, which forces your
forearm muscles to work harder.

HMMM, and I have been doing this for a different reason. When my hands are sweaty and if I feel like I don't have a firm grip I can't do as many pull-ups or chin-ups. I didn't know I was making my forearms stronger :)

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Fitness Tip#150 - July 2, 2012

Monday, July 02, 2012

Warm Up the Right Way

Skip the treadmill warmup before lifting weights.
Instead, do a warmup that targets the muscles you'll be
using. For a full-body warmup, grab a bar and do two
sets of 10 repetitions each of the squat, deadlift, bench
press, and bent-over row.

Sounds good to me :)

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Fitness Tip#149 - June 29, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Build Quality Quads

Push from your toes when you do leg presses.
Your quadriceps will work harder.


YOU ARE ALL NO. 1 !!!!!!!!!!!
Have a FaNtAsTiC Weekend!

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