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reps and sets

A Guide to Reps and Sets, Rep Ranges & Rest Between Sets

What are reps and sets? This post explains all you need to know about reps, sets, rep ranges and rest between sets, so that you can improve your training results. Anyone that is learning how to lift weights will come across these two terms quite frequently. Whether your interest is in bodybuilding, powerlifting, physical conditioning …

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Progressive Overload Is the Holy Grail of Building Muscle and Strength

The Principle of Progressive Overload is crucial for building muscle and gaining strength. The concept is simple: you must continually increase the demand placed on your body – over time. If you implement this principle, muscle and strength gains are guaranteed. Period. Whether you are struggling to gain muscle mass, want to increase your bench …

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Why Are Compound Exercises Better Than Isolation Exercises for Beginners? – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: Why are compound exercises better than isolation exercises? I ask, because you often say beginners should rarely do isolation movements, if at all. I want to do preacher curls and triceps pushdowns to build bigger arms. – Tim (Kansas) Answer: Hey Tim, thanks for the question. As a beginner, your time can be spent …

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What Is The Best Ectomorph Training Strategy? – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: I was hoping you could tell me some ectomorph training tips and workout advice. I looked at your article on different body types, and was intrigued to find that the ectomorph somatotype accurately describes both my personality and my body type. In terms of weight lifting, how does this body type affect the way …

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Can I Gain Muscle, Strength and Endurance at the Same Time – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: I’m trying to put together a training program that will allow me to gain muscle, strength and endurance at the same time, but I have some concerns. As it is I’ve divided the month as such: 1st week endurance, 2nd week strength, 3rd week strength, and 4th week mass. It seems as though it …

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Different Body Types: Ectomorph Mesomorph Endomorph

Different Body Types: Are You An Ectomorph, Endomorph, or Mesomorph?

The three different body types (also called somatotypes) include the ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph. On this page, you’ll learn how to determine your body type so that you can make your genetics work for you – not against you. Each of the three body types has its strengths and weaknesses… …And so, you must take …

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Triceps Training Tips & Strategies for Building Bigger Triceps

Find out all you need to know about triceps training, including the best exercises, training tips and strategies for building big, horseshoe-shaped triceps. Building bigger triceps is just a matter of figuring out which exercises to do, when to do them and how to implement them into your program for the best results. And that’s …

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Calf Training Tips & Strategies for Building Huge Calves

This calf training guide covers the best calf exercises, training tips and strategies that will force your calves to grow. The calves can be a stubborn muscle group because of poor genetics and/or bad training. Unfortunately, you can’t improve bad genetics. But you can learn how to train your calves the right way… …So even …

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Leg Training Tips & Strategies for Building Massive Legs

On this page, I’ll discuss the best leg training tips, exercises and strategies for building strong and muscular legs. Leg training is what separates the true alpha males from the pre-pubescant, high voiced and limp wristed girly men! End of story. **Pounds Chest** Okay, okay…maybe that was a bit too harsh and just slightly exaggerated. …

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