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How Can I Increase My Bench?

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 by

How Can I Increase My Bench? One of the most common questions asked in the bodybuilding world: How can I increase my bench? The answer is actually quite simple, yet complex at the same time. There are many minute variables that can mean the difference between an “OK” set and a record breaking PR. We’re going

The 3 Body Types Explained: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph So you want to know what the three body types are and how you can find out which one applies to you. We’ll explain each type and some common attributes that make up each body type. Each body type will also be explained in terms of

7 Reasons You Fail To Put On Lean Mass

Thursday, 20 December 2012 by

7 Reasons You Fail To Put On Lean Mass Putting on weight isn’t the easiest objective for some. Putting on lean weight is even harder. This article will discuss why you still fail  putting on lean, quality mass. 1. Cheating Means Nothing To You How many of you out there have gotten all excited to

Will NPC Men’s Physique Contests Take Over Bodybuilding? Author: Alex Borja SPT, HFS The world of bodybuilding is undoubtedly adored by millions of  fans and will always be in this authors opinion. The point of this article is to take a look into the mainstream shift that bodybuilding seems to be involved in with the relatively

The Thanksgiving Diet: Eat This Not That

Monday, 19 November 2012 by

The Thanksgiving Diet: Eat This Not That Author: Alex Borja B.S. SPT, HFS Thanksgiving is fast approaching and many of us dread the holiday due to our healthy lifestyle choices.  We know we have to eat clean and always feel a bit guilty of stuffing ourselves with not-so-healthy thanksgiving food! For this reason, we will cover

Cracking Knuckles: What is That Sound and is it Harmful? Author: Alex Borja B.S. SPT, HFS You all have done it. You yank on your fingers and hear that nice satisfying…crrack! Cracking knuckles even has a fancy scientific name that most are unaware of  called, “cavitation”. But we’ll get into that shortly. Some of you might

Arm Secrets: 3 Things You Probably Aren’t Doing Author: Alex Borja B.S. SPT, HFS 1. Truly Using a Mind to Muscle Connection There is a such thing as a mind to muscle connection that exists when performing any exercise. For arm exercises, this can easily be forgotten because you don’t typically have huge barbell you must press up

The Tanning Debate: Are The Dangers Really Great Enough to Stop? Author: Alex Borja B.S. SPT, HFS The dangers of tanning have been widely debated entering the era artificial tanning. There has been research pointing one way, only to be rebuttled with research pointing the other way. So which side is true? Are there ethical implications involved with

5 Techniques to Get A Bigger Chest for the Ectomorph [Guaranteed] Author: Alex Borja B.S. SPT, HFS Let’s start off by discussing who and why this article was developed. Many individuals find themselves to be taller with less muscle mass than their shorter, musclebound friends. We call these people, “ectomorphs”. Ectomorphs are those individuals that seem

P.H.A.T. Training: A Look At Layne Norton’s Workout System Author: Alex Borja B.S. SPT, HFS The P.H.A.T. program or “Power Hypertrophy Adaptive Training” program is unique in that it involves the combination of powerlifting and bodybuilding training. If you are new to the scene, powerlifters are often regarded as using lower reps and higher weight in

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