Coffee & Bodybuilding: What’s the Verdict?

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There is so much conflicting information regarding coffee & bodybuilding on the internet. Some would promote it as the answer to accelerated fat loss while some would say that it will make you fatter. There are also others stating that it can increase your performance while others contradict this by saying it increases your chance for heart disease. So, what should you believe? This article will get the facts straight and look at how caffeine can help you in bodybuilding.

Blood Flow Restriction Training: What You Need to Know

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There was a time when getting a good pump meant lifting really heavy weights, which are at least 80% of your one-rep-max. That was until blood flow restriction training or BFR training came into the limelight. In order to put an end to all those doubts against BFR, let’s dig deeper into the research studies that have been done to prove that when done right, this technique is potent and safe. The plan is to safely apply BFR into your personal physical goals.

HIIT & Testosterone: The Intensity Factor for Building Serious Muscle

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I had a coworker at the last job, with whom I used to chat during our lunch break. He seemed like a true gym bro; always talking about his training split and ͚meal-prep Saturdays͛. The peculiar thing was, he never changed much; all year round. He had the same skinny-fat look with some muscularity. I saw his gym bag daily with his branded apparel; wrist wraps, knee wraps, compression shorts and what not. So, he did hit the gym daily and according to him, his sessions are at least two hours long.

Compound Lifts or Isolation Exercises: What Movements Builds Muscle?

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If the gym is a country then compound movements are its king! They rule the country. They demand respect! If training is like a jungle then compound movements are the Mufasa (or Simba)! If compound movements are Simba then Isolation movements are like Pumba or Timon! They support compound movements but are in no way superior than Simba! Not making any sense, am I? Let me start over:

8 Benefits of Pull-Ups: Definitely Worth the Challenge

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The pull-up is often seen as an intimidating exercise by beginners in resistance training. But, with the numerous benefits of pull-ups, any difficulty or embarrassment you might experience at the beginning shouldn’t really matter. Here’s why you should add the pull-up to your strength training program.

6 Workout Supplements That Seriously Increase Training Intensity

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Intense workout sessions and a clean diet are vital for a serious strength athlete. However, if you aspire to be the best you must add workout supplements to that formula. Supplements enhance an athlete’s diet and give them the extra fuel that they need to excel in the gym or on the field. Nutritional supplements are as diverse as the bodybuilders who take them. Some are well worth the money and others are useless.