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Effective Weight Training for Beginners

Effective Weight Training for Beginners

Tips for Starting a Weight Training Routine

Weight training must be approached with care and caution. It's important to start with exercises that are intended for beginners in order to avoid strain or injury. Jumping right in to a weightlifting regime designed for intermediate or advanced lifters can do serious damage and possibly end your weight training before it even gets started. Following these 7 tips will help you achieve your goals.

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Deadlifting Workout

Deadlifting Workout

To Deadlift or Not To Deadlift – Is Deadlifting Right For You?

Deadlifting looks really difficult and requires great strength and technique. Most of us dismiss it as an exercise for bodybuilders or serious fitness addicts only, but here’s the secret: it’s not. With the right knowledge, regular practice and most importantly, patience, dedication, and the proper technique, anyone can do it!

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Develop Grip Strength

Develop Grip Strength

A Few Tips to Help You Develop Your Grip Strength

Making sure that you develop grip strength is almost as important to your strength training as lifting all those weights. As you begin to move up in weight and make your way to more advanced exercises, such as pull ups and deadlifts, you’ll find that the strength of your hands becomes more important than you may have realized. You can’t afford to be slipping and sliding because your grip isn’t practiced enough to keep you in the game. Plus, there's the added benefit that everyone respects a firm handshake. Here are some tips to help you build your grip strength over time.

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Free Weights – A Few Basics

Free Weights – A Few Basics

How to Get Started With Free Weights

Free weights can be one of the greatest single investments you make in your home gym. With a variety of uses across a huge spectrum of exercises, free weights can help you achieve that toned look you’re after. What are free weights? Essentially, they’re weights not attached to a machine. Think dumbbells, barbells and kettlebells.

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A Good Weightlifting Routine

A Good Weightlifting Routine

Keys to Creating a Good Weightlifting Routine

A good weightlifting routine is the result of thought and patience. Beginners often make the mistake of expecting too much too quickly. We can all gain 5 pounds with little effort, but adding 5 pounds of lean muscle is far from easy. In order to build muscle, you need to progressively increase the number of repetitions in your weightlifting workout. Your initial goal should be to take the number of repetitions beyond 12. Once you cross that mark, you should then look at periodically increasing your reps by 5% or more.

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Celebrities Who Love Kettlebells

Celebrities Who Love Kettlebells

Kettlebell Workouts and Celebrities Who Love Them While kettlebells are not new, they have become the hot "new" way to get those toned arms and sexy abs. No, they're not your typical barbells or dumbbells. Anyone who has tried both has felt the difference. The off centered weight of a kettlebell is more effective in…
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