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The Importance of Intra-Workout Carbs

The Importance of Intra-Workout Carbs

Muscle glycogen is our main source of energy during exercise. The harder you train, the faster you deplete your glycogen stores. Once a certain amount of muscle glycogen has been used up, your body stops trying to obtain energy from glycogen in order to try and conserve your remaining glycogen stores. This will lead to a decrease in performance and focus in the gym. By consuming carbohydrates during your workout routine, you are supplying your muscles with a constant supply of glycogen. This will prevent your body from conserving energy and will help you maintain a higher level of performance...

Sep 03, 2019

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Exercise Progression for Muscle Growth

Exercise Progression for Muscle Growth

Let's say you have been exercising long enough that it is now a habit. You are faithful to lifting weights three to five days per week, anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour at a time. But, like many people, you've reached a plateau. You aren't building muscle as quickly as you did at the outset. You are bored with your current lifting routine, but do it anyway because it's better than sitting at your desk during lunch.   If you find yourself putting in the time, but are seeing little to no results from your exercise efforts, perhaps a...

Aug 12, 2019

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Muscle Building Workout Plan #2

At the bottom of this article you will find the download link to our latest workout plan. If you missed our previous article (6 week workout program) then click here. The previous article goes over important points regarding the duration of a workout, frequency, rest periods between sets, and nutrition. If you haven't already read our previous article, I suggest you do before starting this new workout plan. Here is a quick recap from our 6-week workout article: Each workout should last a maximum of 60 minutes. Try keeping rest periods to 2 minutes or less between sets. Take a...

Aug 05, 2019

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Faster Muscle Growth with Supersets

If you have been lifting weights for some time or have been reading bodybuilding magazines and journals, you have probably heard of super-setting. What Are Supersets? A superset is when you perform two or more exercises back to back with no rest in between the exercises. There are a few variations of supersets such as antagonistic muscle supersets, pre-exhaustion supersets, and post-exhaustion supersets. Antagonistic Muscle Superset An antagonistic superset is when you exercise opposite muscle groups. Although they are different muscles, they support each muscle during your movements. For example, when you do dumbbell curls for your biceps, when you...

Jul 09, 2019

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Eating for Muscle Growth

If you go to the gym and train hard every week but are not seeing decent results, then chances are you are not consuming enough food. No matter how hard you train or what supplements you use, without consuming enough calories and protein, your body will not be able to build muscle. To build muscle, you need to consume more calories than what you burn in a day. Just as with weight loss you need to consume less calories than what you burn in a day. Total Daily Energy Expenditure Your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) is an estimate of...

Apr 29, 2019

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