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Do girls get bulky from lifting weights?

Getting bulky is a common concern when it comes to females and weight lifting. We’re here to debunk that myth- weight lifting is equally as important for women as for men!

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Why should you do a fitness test before you start working out?

 

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Sit-ups versus Crunches: Which one is better?

The classic sit-up and crunch tend to come off as interchangeable abdominal exercises, due to their similar starting positions and the impression that they both work the same core muscles. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth; sit-ups and crunches target different muscles and involve a different range of motion.

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Feeling sore after working out? Here's why

Feeling sore after what you thought was a great workout? You may be experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).

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How to plan the optimal workout

New research has shown that the sequence of movements in your workout can affect you significantly.

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What is the correct way to stretch?

It's no secret that stretching is important in preventing injuries and increasing flexibility. Although stretching is especially important as part of a workout routine, we should aim to stretch on a regular basis to maximize our range of motion.

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Is BMI accurate?

BMI was once the popular measurement tool deemed to be a perfect measure of health. The calculation accounts for one's height and weight and uses that information to determine whether they are healthy. However, researchers and health specialists have claimed that BMI isn't totally accurate. A study done at UCLA proved that many people who had an overweight BMI measurement, were in fact, completely healthy. Why is this so?

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Gaining weight but exercising? Fat vs Muscles

If you are seeing the number on the scale creep up after countless gym sessions, don't fret. Much too often, people assume that an increase in weight equates to higher body fat, though this can't be further from the truth - not all pounds are created equally.

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Recovery 101

Something people tend to forget is the fact that muscles aren't built in the gym but during the recovery phase.

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What is Kinesio tape?

Invented in the 1970s by a Japanese Chiropractor, Kinesio tape is a therapeutic tape that has been said to reduce pain and inflammation of muscles. Kinesio tape is unique in that it protects the skin while allowing a wide range of movements, unlike other non-elastic tapes. The tape is made of cotton, making it as elastic and pliable as human skin, as well as breathable.

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