Training

More Repetitions for Muscle Growth

It’s all about the repetitions for muscle growth!     There are two camps when it comes to increasing muscle mass based on repetitions performed. One group believes that big, thick muscles can only be built by lifting an extremely heavy weight with very few repetitions for muscle growth. The...

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Isometric Contractions

Training Articles

Emphasize isometric contractions for muscle size.     There are three different muscle contractions that take place during a normal repetition: concentric, isometric, and eccentric contraction. Concentric or muscle shortening involves lifting the weight, whereas eccentric contractions, or muscle lengthening, involves lowering the weight. Isometric contractions, or static contractions,...

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Cell Swell

Training Articles

Cell Swell: A New Mechanism for Muscle Growth     In the past few years, the science of muscle growth has changed the way people train in the gym.  Initially, research suggested that the primary mechanism for muscle hypertrophy was the release of anabolic hormones, such as growth hormone...

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Towel Pull-Ups

Training Articles

Towel pull-ups: hardcore, or waste of time?     Towel pull ups involve grasping a towel in each hand while performing the pull-up. But why do people choose to use a towel instead of just grabbing the bar? The addition of the towels increases the intensity of the exercise by...

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Do More Sets Build Muscle?

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Everyone wants to build muscle fast, right?     The average bodybuilder will spend at least an hour and a half in the gym and typically do more than 20 sets per body part for arm training. The legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger would spend all day in the gym, with...

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