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Tip 293: Lift With A Barbell To Get Stronger—Add Modified Kettlebells To Challenge The Strength Curve

by cpoliquin on
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 5:59 AM
Lift with a barbell to get stronger and increase explosive power. New research shows that traditional weightlifting with a barbell will induce greater strength and power adaptations than performing a similar...

Tip 292: Take Vitamin D To Lose Belly Fat

by cpoliquin on
Monday, February 27, 2012 6:06 AM
Take vitamin D to lose belly fat and achieve a better body composition. It’s prime time in the Northern Hemisphere to ensure your vitamin D levels are up to par since we’ve been in the dark days of winter...

Tip 291: Vary Your Training Tempo To Maximize Muscle And Strength Gains

by cpoliquin on
Friday, February 24, 2012 6:12 AM
Train with a variety of training tempos to get the greatest muscle and strength gains. Tempo training or varying the time your muscles spend performing a lift is one of the most important, but commonly...

Tip 290: Maximize Muscle Building: Take BCAAs And Extra Protein Post-Workout

by cpoliquin on
Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:20 AM
Maximize muscle building by taking Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and protein after training and at strategic time points after your workout. Dietary protein and BCAAs are the most important part of...

Tip 289: Perform Heavy Full-Range Squats to Get Faster and Quicker

by cpoliquin on
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:03 AM
Perform a heavy lower body training program to get faster and quicker over short distances. Include near maximal full-range of motion squats in a lower body strength program to increase your power and speed off the ground and blow by opponents on the basketball court or soccer field. ...

Tip 288: Strength Train To Live Longer

by cpoliquin on
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 5:55 AM
Perform a strength training program to live longer and lower your risk of disease. Numerous studies have linked physical activity levels with less risk of developing a serious disease. A new study in the...

Tip 287: Get Numerous Health Benefits from Coffee: More is Better

by cpoliquin on
Monday, February 20, 2012 6:10 AM
Coffee provides numerous health benefits because it is very high in antioxidants, and the caffeine in coffee can improve athletic performance and increase work capacity. New research provides a long list...

Tip 286: The Classic 20-Rep Breathing Squats to Build the Quadriceps

by cpoliquin on
Saturday, February 18, 2012 7:00 PM
The quadriceps are primarily composed of the less powerful Type IIa fibers and as such respond best to higher reps. Just look at the impressive thigh development of speed skaters and cyclers, even in the...

Tip 285: Accelerate Your Gains by Selecting the Most Effective Exercises

by cpoliquin on
Friday, February 17, 2012 1:59 PM
As a loading paramet,  a strength building  exercise is only as good as the time it takes you to adapt to it. For most people, that is 6 workouts or less doing the same exercise. Research and practical...

Tip 284: Prevent Overtraining and Poor Performance: Monitor Mood and Hormones

by cpoliquin on
Friday, February 17, 2012 6:02 AM
Prevent overtraining and poor performance by monitoring mood and hormone levels. Overtraining is a dangerous effect of extreme training to make gains, whether in strength or endurance sports. There’s a...
 
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