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Why am I not getting stronger? 7 possible reasons why

We all have periods where it seems that whatever we do, we just can’t seem to get stronger. We grow frustrated and think, “Why am I not getting stronger? Is there something wrong with me?”. Often, it’s not because there’s something wrong with us. More likely, however, is it that we’re doing something wrong, somethingContinue reading “Why am I not getting stronger? 7 possible reasons why”

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The beginners’ guide to strength training – Everything you need to know

As a strength training beginner, stepping into the gym for the first time can feel overwhelming. There seem to be a million different exercises and pieces of weird equipment. Finding the right combinations of these exercises can seem almost impossible. Sure, weight training looks complicated from the outside. Once you start, however, it isn’t thatContinue reading “The beginners’ guide to strength training – Everything you need to know”

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Fasted cardio – Is a workout on empty stomach effective?

It’s believed that fasted cardio is an effective way to boost fat burning. That doing a workout on an empty stomach, instead of having eaten before, provides the optimal conditions for weight loss. But is that true? Let’s have a look at fasted cardio and whether it’s more effective for fat loss. What is fastedContinue reading “Fasted cardio – Is a workout on empty stomach effective?”

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Should you lift weights before or after cardio?

Cardio is a crucial part of living a healthy lifestyle, and being in a decent cardiovascular shape, can help you become better at weight lifting. But, there seems to be some confusion about whether you should lift weights before or after cardio. Let’s have a look at whether you should lift weights before or afterContinue reading “Should you lift weights before or after cardio?”

A woman is sitting on a weight attached to a barbell. She's in-between sets and her mind drifts." What is water retention, really?" She wonders while waiting for her next set.

What’s water retention? – Everything you need to know

Want to know more about what water retention is, causes, remedies, and much more? What is water retention? Water usually makes up around 50-60% of an adult’s weight. When the body starts to store more fluids than that, we call it water retention. You might have experienced being swollen after a long flight or feelingContinue reading “What’s water retention? – Everything you need to know”

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How to reduce water retention – 5 easy tips

Before we get to discuss how to reduce water retention, we should understand what it is. Water retention also called edema or fluid retention occurs when excess fluids build up inside our body. It may happen in many different ways. Most aren’t serious. Maybe, you ate fast food for dinner, spent all day sitting onContinue reading “How to reduce water retention – 5 easy tips”

A man with abs are standing, holding a cable in each hand.

How to get abs – The real way

You’ve probably heard a million ways of how to get abs. Just a quick search on Google or YouTube will give you an endless stream of different and often misleading answers. They’ll claim that in only 2 weeks, you’ll have abs if only you follow their particular program. But is it really that easy? Nope,Continue reading “How to get abs – The real way”

A fit man without a shirt is holding a healthy meal in his hands. He shredded down without cardio by focusing on lifting heavy and eating in a deficit.

Can you do weight training to lose weight?

Is it possible to do weight training to lose weight? If you’re a bit like me, you’d prefer to spend your hours in the gym lifting weights instead of going out for a run when you’re trying to lose weight. But is it possible to do weight training to lose weight? Is it possible toContinue reading “Can you do weight training to lose weight?”

A fit woman in the middle of working out is standing with a weight in her right arm.

The benefits of working out

Ever wondered what the benefits of working out are? Wonder no more. You probably had some exceptions before you started going to the gym. Maybe you expected to get in better shape, feel happier, or maybe, something completely else. Working out and living an active lifestyle, holds many key benefits to living a healthy andContinue reading “The benefits of working out”

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Best workout split for mass – How do you pick the right split?

We all want to spend our time in the gym as efficiently as possible. We want to do the right exercises with the right amount of sets and reps. Before we can figure out what exercises we should be doing, we have to decide on how to share our muscle groups into different workouts. WeContinue reading “Best workout split for mass – How do you pick the right split?”

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