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Alcohol’s Effect on Muscle and Fat Loss

Alcohol effects your fitness goals, but maybe in a different way than you think. Everyone has heard of getting a beer belly from drinking too much, and most people think that it’s because of the high calorie content of alcoholic drinks. While this is part of the reason for the unwanted weight gain, it’s not the only reason. Alcohol affects other bodily processes involved in muscle growth and fat loss as well. Moderation is the key when it comes to drinking. If you feel you have an alcohol problem, you should check out local alcohol and drug rehab centers to help get you on the right track. Read More…

How to Exercise without Expensive Gym Equipment

Just because you may not own or have access to any top-notch fitness equipment doesn’t mean you can’t get an effective workout. Gym memberships can cost upwards of $100 or more per month while buying your own treadmill, elliptical trainer or multigym machine can easily run $1,000+ for a quality product. The best solution when on a tight budget is to use alternative ways to exercise, many of which require no special gym equipment at all. Read More…

Best Protein Powder for Building Muscle

With so many protein powders on the market, it can be tough to determine which powder is the best choice when it comes to building muscles. The fact is that all types of protein powders can help you build muscle when taken as directed by the manufacturer; however, one type of protein powder may be a better choice compared to the rest. Whey protein is superior to other sources of protein in terms of absorption ability, amino acid profile and cost.

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Quick Cheating Your Workouts – You Can’t Fool Your Body

dont-cheat-workoutsDo you ever workout – whether it be on a treadmill, elliptical machine or lifting weights – and focus more on the number of reps, miles or revolutions rather than focusing on proper technique? I admit that I have, so I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who has cheated my body out of a good workout (Or at least I hope I’m not the only one!). Read More…

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