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Standing Calf Raise Machine


The Standing Calf Raise is one of the most commonly used exercises for the development of the Gastrocnemius (calf) muscles in most gyms across the world. The Standing Calf Raises is so popular because the exercise is not only easy to do, but it provides great benefit with low risk of injury. The standing calf raise ...

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Tips to Love Your Body and Bring Out Your Inner Beauty


Tips to Love Your Body and Bring Out Your Inner Beauty Written by Kelly J. DiLauro    Unlike men, many women aren’t happy with their appearance and are always seeking a better body.  Research indicates that typically women have lower self esteem than men. retailers. Research indicates that typically women have lower self esteem than ...

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Barbell Upright Row


The Upright Barbell Row is an exercise for the development of the shoulders and trapezius muscles. It is basically a weight lifting shoulder exercise performed while standing, holding a weight hanging down in the hands and lifting it straight up to the collarbone. Barbell Upright Row Overview Main Muscle(s) Worked: Deltoid, lateral (shoulder), upper trapezius ...

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Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press


The Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press develop the entire shoulder muscle group. The dumbbells allow for a greater freedom of movement than the Barbell Shoulder Press. This greater freedom of movement also increases shoulder muscle activation and can also be very useful for people with shoulder injuries since the dumbells are far less stressful to the shoulder joint. Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press ...

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Seated Cable Concentration Curls


Cable Concentration Curls The Cable Concentration Curl is an isolation exercise that works primarily  the long head (lateral head) of the biceps brachii that is activated significantly more than the short head (medial head). Muscles Worked when Performing the Cable Concentration Curl  Target Muscles Brachialis – Note: The long head (lateral head) of the biceps brachii ...

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Using High Voltage High Intensity Training (HIT) for Maximum Gains


Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing muscle hypertrophy through the combination of weight training, sufficient caloric intake, and rest. One important factor of this “bodybuilding triangle:” weight training is not as simple as it seems. To make the best gains in the shortest amount of time, it is important to understand a basic principle: intensity. In ...

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Explosive Strength Building Exercise


The squat has long been known to increase not only your lower body strength, but to stimulate your entire body for increases in muscular development and overall sterngth. A simple variation of this exercise (the Jump Squat) while adding another compound movement (the Romanian deadlift) can turbo charge your workout and add dramatic growth and power as well! ...

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Hyperextensions for a Strong Lower Back


Hyperextensions are a great core strengthening exercise. Hyperextensions strengthen and builds the lower back (erector spinae). A strong lower back is essential in stabilizing the torso and in preventing lower back injuries.   Complete hyperextension exercises after your deadlifts for complete exhaustion of the lower back muscles. Main Muscle(s) Worked: Erector Spinae (lower back) ...

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Video: Nikki Bascome Presents Gyms With Gifts


Following the success of the recently held ‘Take Over Fight Night’, professional boxer Nikki Bascome made a presentation to representatives of the local gyms that were involved in the event. Addressing the representatives Bascome said, “I just want to say thank you for participating at the ‘Take Over’ event. It was a success and I couldn’t do it without the ...

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