Articles Section Of Building Muscle 101
On this page you will find articles designed to help you build muscle and power.
You will find useful articles on nutrition, supplements, weight loss, routines and other interesting information.
This resource section in constantly updated and new articles are added weekly.
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Trey "3" Armstrong
Static Contraction Training
Here's a great article by a student of contraction training and how he uses this powerful technique to add massive muscle mass and strength.
Muscle Soreness After Exercise
Let's face it, we all hate it and it's something we don't look forward to. Muscle soreness after a weight training workout is not a very pleasant experience because your in a state of body breakdown. What can you do to help allieviate the effects of muscle soreness? I've outline my personal experience with muscle soreness and what you can do to help with the pain.
Weight training 40 and over
For those of you who are over 40, or nearing it, this article is a must read.
The Benefits of Strength Training For Seniors
Your never too old to start benefiting from exercise and weight training. In this article, special guest, Tony Rovere takes you through the benefits of weight training and what it can do for you.
Are You Making This Mistake?
This is one of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to weight training. Read this article on how you can avoid this mistake and get on the road to muscle growth.
The Difference Between Strength And Power
This is a guest article by David "Boh" Bohmiller who was good enough to provide building muscle 101 with this unique and interesting article. Is there a difference between strength and power? Find out here.
Is This One Of The Best Ways To Build Muscle And Lose Fat?
In this article, I will explain to you, one of the many ways to build hard, lean muscle mass, using weight training movements that increase both, naturally occuring growth hormone and testosterone levels. This type of training greatly enhances strength levels while burning maximum amounts of fat.
I'm sure your going to love this article about building muscle and burning fat. Can it be done? Find out here as I look at my personal experience.
Staying Focussed For Weight Training
If you want to get the most from your weight training routine, you need to stay focussed on what it is your trying to accomplish. However, that's easier said than done because we all experience a lack of motivation at some point in time with our routines. Let me give you some pointers on how you can keep focussed with you weight training routine.
How To Get Back Into Shape
I'd like to pass on a very important lesson I've learned while sitting on my ass doing nothing because of a shoulder injury. The lesson is about how to get back into shape and one that you must understand if you ever want to be in top shape again.
Techniques To Building Bigger Biceps
If you want to get some impressive biceps, you need to train them in the right fashion. In this article, I'm going to show you how to properly go about building bigger biceps.
Tendonitis Of The Rotator Cuff
This injury sucks because you can't don anything. I mean, I have a hard time sleeping because I can't roll onto my shoulder. For those of you who are into heavy weight training, you have to read this article. It may save your from months, or even years of shoulder pain.
Find out how you can learn from my experience in this article.
Overcoming Shoulder Tendinitis
Tedonitis is a lagging injury that never really goes away. There are only levels of aggravation in which performing the wrong movements can cause tendon flare ups. In this article, I discuss this injury and how to keep flare ups to a minimum.
How Often Should I Work Out?
If there is one question that most beginners and intermediate weight trainers ask. it's how often should
one train for optimal results. Find out how you can find out what your optimal workout times are in
Weight Training Periodization
If you can learn how to incorporate weight training periodization into your training, you will uncover the true gem in weight training success. Unlock all of your muscle building potential with this technique!
Alcohol and weight lifting
Booze and the weights...Not a very complimentary combination! Does consuming alcohol affect weight room performance? Find out in this article.
Benefits of circuit training
If you ask me, circuit training is one of the most effective ways at building muscle, burning fat, and gettting into top shape. The only problem is that is is very tough to do. Well, in case you don't know it, noboby said getting into the best shape of your life was easy. However, if you are dead set on burning fat, building sexy muscle, getting into top shape, and getting there in half the time, circuit training is for you.
Are you interested in building muscle but don't know where to begin? Read this article to find out how you can start planning
your perfect training program.
Benefits of weight training
Weight training is fast becoming an accepted means to achieving high fitness levels. Whether you want to lose a few pounds, tone muscle, or build bone density, weight training is a highly effective means to reaching your physical goals.
What can weight training really do for you? Is is all that it's cracked up to be? Find out here.
Pregnancy and lifting weights
Can you still lift weights while you are pregnant? Find out what you should be aware of in this article.
Stretching for weight training
I think stretching is a very misunderstood topic when it comes to weight training. When should you do it? How long should you do it? What types of stretches are necessary?
Stretching for your weight training sessions is very important. Don't underestimate the importance of a proper stretching session for your workout.
Weight lifting for woman
Here's a mini guide for female weight trainers. It includes workout routines, diet information as well as a menu to follow.
How to use this classic exercise for max results
There are certain exercises that, when used properly, can build a tremendous amount of power and muscle. The only problem with these types of exercises is that they take a super amount of effort to do. Nobody said it was easy, and if you can put the effort into these types of exercises, it will pay off - Big Time.
Here's an classic exercise which can help pack on the beef and power.
Neck strengthening exericse
Although you don't hear about building up your neck muscles very often, doing exercises to beef up your neck can be well worth it. However, caution must be adhered to when it comes to training the neck. Find out here how you can build and strengthening your neck while practicing safety.
How to get rid of stretch marks
I have 'em, my training buddies have 'em, and Arnold has them. Yep, stretch marks. These things, were, at one time, a badge of honour for me. Now, there just plain ugly and an eye sore.
Are you an active body builder or weight trainer with alot of stretch marks? Stretch marks that you want to get rid of? Find out how you can do it here.
Weight lifting and bone health
Weight training can actually improve bone density and strength. Find out in this article how strength training can actually improve the strength and density of your bones.
Should you weight train when you are sick?
I see it every winter. People coughing, sneezing and weezing at the weight room. Is it bad to workout when you have a cold, or worse, the flu?
Here's a bit of information about being sick and hitting the weight room.
Quick tip for training biceps
Here's a quick tip for you to try the next time your in the gym doing the seated alternate dumbbell curl. Trust me, this is how the pro's do it and how it can make all the difference in the world to your results.
Try this simple little trick to the seated biceps curl and double your results!
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Arginine Alpha Ketoglurarate
AAKG is one of the most popular fitness supplement ever. It is sold world wide in just about every health and fitness stores, including all Walmart's and Zellers. What makes this supplement so special? What is it and what exactly does it do?
Find out here.
Herbal weight lifting supplements
Can herbal weight lifting supplements help you gain strength and build muscle? Or is it just a bunch of croc? Find out here.
Medium chain triglycerides
Medium chain triglycerides or MCT's is a perfect supplement for adding extra calories to your diet. Since it's a medium chained fat, it is burned up in the body very quickly acting as a short term energy source. I have put together a short article explaining what this supplement can do for your fitness needs, in particular, adding quality calories to your diet.
The health benefits of coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 has been around and it's quite an interesting supplement. I feel that it may be of benefit for those of you who are looking for a little more energy.
Find out what this little muscle energizer can do for you here.
The health benefit of flax seed oil
I'm sure most of you have heard of flax seed oil. How many of you know what it does? Find out what this supplement can do for you here.
Is there a "best muscle building supplement" on the market?
Let's face it, we are all on the lookout for that one "super" supplement that will change the way we look and train. I'm not sure when the next wonder supplement will come out but I know what works and what doesn't.
Find out here what I think are the best building muscle supplements on the market today and one you cannot train without!
Sports Nutrition Supplements
Weight trainers are always looking for the latest breakthroughs in sport supplements. However, where do you look? Well, you'll find some interesting, cutting edge supplements here. Take a look.
Fat blasting foods
Did you know there are foods that actually "negative" calories? You can actually eat as much of these foods as you want and not gain an ounce of weight! There are certain foods that are strictly for fat burnin.
Have a look in this article, just some of these amazing, fat burning foods.
Weight lifting and weight loss
I've been saying it for a long time...If you want to build a sleek, muscular body while losing body fat, you need to lift weights.
Not only that, you need to incorporate the right exercises in order to burn the maximum amount of fat. Find out here what I'm talking about.
How to get rid of love handles
Have you put on a few extra pounds over this past season? Want to look good for the summer? Try this mini program that will show you how to get rid of those love handles.
Health benefit of apple cider vinegar
Can apple cider vinegar really help you lose weight? Or is it just a waste of time and money? Find out here.
What exactly is the recommended daily fat intake?
We really don't know how much fat we should be consuming on a daily basis.
Don't know how much fat to consume on a daily basis?
Some more meal plans here
Looking for some great weight training meal plans to go along with your weight lifting routine? I've put together 2 days worth of sample meals. These meal plans are healthy and packed with nutrition. Enjoy!
Whey protein? What's so great about it?
Whey protein is now the number one source for protein supplementation. However, What makes this supplement so great? Why is it so popular? Find out here.
Olive oil health benefits
Ok, what does olive oil have to do with building muscle and strength? Well, it can actually play a big part in the muscle growth process. This oil contains plenty of polyunsaturated fats which are considered "good" fats that have numeous health benefits, including building muscle.
Find out more in this article.
High protein foods
As active weight trainers, we are bombarded with different views and advertisements as to the kinds of protein we need
and how much protein we need to consume. Find out here what types of foods are high in quality protein.
Do You Know How Many Calories You Need To Lose Weight? Build Muscle?
Do you know how much calories you need to lose weight? How about building muscle? Before you start your nutritional program, find out how much calories you need to reach your goals here.
The benefit of whey protein
Over the past 10 years, whey protein has gained alot of popularity. Just what is it about this protein source that makes it so good? What are the advantages and benefits of whey protein? Find out here.
Fish Oil? Really? What's The Benefit?
I'm not a huge fan but I got to come clean, I use fish oil supplements each and every day. Why? It's super packed with vitamins and omega fats. This oil is nutritionally dense and I recommend it to everyone.
What is it that makes fish oil such a valuable supplement? Find out here.
Coconut oil for health?
Did you know coconut oil is packed with dense, quality calories? It's been given a bad rap these last few years but coconut oil can be considered a very valuable food source. Find out here what coconut oil can do for your health.
Adidas weight lifting shoes
Beleive me, once you try these shoes for lifting weights, you will never go back to your cross trainers! These shoes are especially made for weight training, and more specifically, weight lifting.
Improving strength for golf
Do you really, really want to smack that golf ball 300 yards? If you do, than you must read this article on how weight training can improve your swing and game.
Weight lifting to improve speed
I'm a firm beleiver that a big, strong muscle will always be a faster muscle. This includes sprinting. Have you ever noticed the monstrous size of a 100 yard olympic calibre athlete? Their legs are HUGE! Compare that to a long distance runner and you can see that larger muscles are meant for quick, bursts of power.
Want to increase your speed? Read this article.
How To Beat Tendinitis
There is nothing worse than the nagging pain of tendinitis. I've been a sufferer for about 4 years and it's been an uphill battle. I've become very familiar with this injury and what you can do to prevent it. Trust me, if your an athlete or weight trainer, do yourself a favour and read this article.