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How to Measure Your Energy Expenditure and Fitness in Detail

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Just how fit are you? Most of us probably think we have a pretty good idea of our health based on how out of breath we are when we’re climbing the stairs or how we look in front of the mirror when our clothes come off. But while these measures might give you a good hint as to your general strength and fitness, they won’t necessarily be particular accurate. If you’re a serious athlete and you want...

Calculating Your Fluid Loss and Maintaining Hydration

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If you want to know how your body is going to react to exercise, then you need to look at your AMR. This is your ‘Active Metabolic Rate’, which tells you just how many calories you burn during the day when you are engaging in what would be your ‘average’ level of activity. Your BMR meanwhile, tells you how many calories you burn even when stationary. But it’s not just energy we burn during...

Bruce Lee’s Unique Training for Building Massive Power

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Bruce Lee managed to achieve the pinnacle of human performance. Bruce had a physique that impressed even bodybuilders for its incredible definition but went well beyond simple aesthetics. When commenting on two large-looking individuals coming out of a bar, Bruce mused ‘but can they use that muscle’? Bruce really could use his muscle and was quite possibly one of the most powerful men alive at...

What Is Your Training Philosophy?

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When you first start working out, you will probably be faced with a lot of questions. What is the best training program for you? Should you use a trainer? Should you train at home or in a gym? But something you may not have asked yourself is what your ‘training philosophy’ is. In fact, this might well be the most important question you can ask yourself… Essentially, a training philosophy is the...

How to Measure Grip Strength and Recovery Using a Hand Dynamometer

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Fitness tracking doesn’t have to mean wearing a fitness watch. In fact, you can track your fitness in a number of different ways and there are sorts of metrics you can collect if you know how. One is grip strength, which also has another use in helping you to identify your recovery level following a workout. And all you need to do this is a relatively inexpensive device for around $30 called a...

How to Track Your Health Without an Expensive Fitness Tracker

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With devices like the Jawbone UP, the Microsoft Band and the Fitbit grabbing headlines, it seems that health and fitness tracking are currently all the rage. But if you think that this is a new trend or a new concept, then you’ve got another thing coming. Fitness tracking goes back as far as fitness in general and there are actually countless ways you can track your health and collect data from...

How to Measure Recovery When You’re Training

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When it comes to working out, one of the most important things to be sure of is that you are not ‘overtraining’. Overtraining is what happens when you work out too hard, too regularly. Over time, this causes the body to become exhausted by the constant production of adrenaline (known as adrenal fatigue) and by the constant strain on the central nervous system. If you’ve ever experienced...

What Is the Best Time of Day to Work Out?

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There are tons of different factors that can end up influencing the effectiveness of any given training program. Your metabolism makes a big impact for example, as does the amount of effort you put into the program and what your diet looks like while you’re training. Even the quality of your sleep can influence your muscle growth and fat loss. But something that often gets overlooked is the time...

How to Work Out With a Sledgehammer

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Here’s a novel, yet highly effective training method that you probably haven’t tried before: working out with a sledgehammer! All you’ll need to do this is a sledgehammer (duh) and a tire, old log, dead tree stump, loose earth or something else you can use for target practice. It’s also super satisfying, even if it does make you look a bit like a maniac! The Benefits Training with a hammer is...

How to Train Instinctively for Maximum Muscle

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Back in the golden age of bodybuilding, promoter and media mogul Joe Weider put together a list of ‘training principles’ and called them ‘The Weider Principles’. These were not Weider’s own training methods but rather those he learned by observing and interviewing some of the best bodybuilders at that time: including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, Frank Zane and Lou Ferrigno. Joe’s list...

Adam Sinicki

Adam Sinicki

Adam Sinicki is a full time writer who spends most of his time in the coffee shops of London. Adam has a BSc in psychology and is an amateur bodybuilder with a couple of competition wins to his name. His other interests are self improvement, general health, transhumanism and brain training. As well as writing for websites and magazines, he also runs his own sites and has published several books and apps on these topics.

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