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Shin Splints, Severe Muscle Pain

A friend of mine told me that, after running for a while his shins started to hurt pretty bad with a combination of tightness,ache and numbness all together. He even stopped running due to the shin hurting so bad. He asked me: Is there anything I can do to reduce the pain from those shin splints (stretching, massage, etc)? Will running with smaller steps decrease the shin splints from hurting this much? Well.. it depends on the severity of that "ouchhh my shin hurts!!", although you shou...

How to Bench Tips and Common Mistakes

If you don`t know how to bench properly and in order to correct your eventual common mistakes to improve muscle growth please read carefully this "How to bench tips and Common Mistakes" post. Lack of over-all body tightness is one of the mistakes Keep the bar in line with the wrist and elbows (tip) Don’t push the bar off you. Push yourself away from the bar to bench better and grow muscle faster Tighten your back (good how to bench tip, isn`t it? :D) Get your upper back and core stren...

Ups `n Downs in Bodybuilding Part 4

Today i will talk about how i started taking steroids. I have been researching a lot on the net about steroids, benefits and side effects and after 3 weeks i had to choose between testosterone and dianabol (naposim).The fact that testosterone is injectable didn`t scare me but, because it was illegal i couldn`t just go to a doctor and put him to inject it to me and i didn`t knew how to make a proper injection on my own.I was afraid of touching a blood vessel or my sciatic nerve.. so i decided to ...

Free Weights Or Weight Machine?

You have made the decision to finally get your body in shape.You want the convenience of a home gym. Now you need to decide which is going to be best for you, free weights or a weight machine. Which will give you the best muscle gain? Free weights(dumbbells, barbells) seem to have a slight edge over machines and here's why:Because you use different muscle groups with free weights, research seems to indicate you may get stronger with free weights over a machine. Working out with free weights also...

Weight Training for Women

Diet "The more muscle you have, the more fat you burn!". Quick weight loss from dieting can cause a quick loss in muscle tissue. This is not the best way to receive the best proportions. Since women have less muscle mass then men, extreme dieting is more damaging to the female physique then to the males. When you cut back a lot on food intake, it deprives the female body of energy, and the body usually becomes weak. A loss of two pounds or more a week, means you are loosing muscle mass as you a...

Hardgainers

What is a "hardgainer"?A Hardgainer is a genetically-typical person (if there is such a thing).He/she is born with no special genetic 'gifts' which enable them to pack on muscle mass quickly. Such people cannot gain lots of strength using VOLUME training, but a hardgainer can make impressive gains using less frequent workouts with considerably less volume (see topic Supersets).Estimates of the percentage of the population who are "hardgainers" range from 60% to 95% (Steve Holman "The Home Gym Ha...

5 Tips for building Abs

1. Focus on the diet.Your diet is the main factor in how your abs will look. "Abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym!"2. Minimize rest time in between sets.Try to only take 1 minute of rest [or less] time in between abdominal exercises. The goal is to keep rest to 30 - 40 seconds in between sets. Keep those abdominals burning!3. Contract and flex your abs in between sets.This technique helps to build abdominal definition. Bodybuilders have been known to stretch and flex in between sets to i...