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FAQ: Can Muscle Turn Into Fat If You Stop Working Out?

Missing planned workouts happens to the best of us. In addition to the tremendous guilt deep inside your conscience, you notice that certain areas of our body that were once muscular are now […]

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Fitness eBook- The Exercise Blueprint: Building the Foundation of Fitness!

I’m happy to be able to offer my first fitness eBook, The Exercise Blueprint: Building the Foundation of Fitness — it’s a series of my best fitness articles on making your workouts simpler, efficient and […]

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Overtraining Fatigue Syndrome Signs and Symptoms

Q: What are signs and symptoms of overtraining fatigue syndrome?

A: Overtaining fatigue syndrome is a recognized medical condition in which exercising too much can actually do your body more harm than good. It’s great that […]

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Beginning an Exercise Program and When To See Your Doctor

Beginning an Exercise Program

If you have reached this post, clearly you are interested in beginning an exercise program and are aware the many […]

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Exercise Terms: What are Reps and Sets and How to Combine Them?

Exercise Terms

Q: What are Reps and Sets? How should they be changed up?

A: A “rep” or repetition is a single “up and down” movement, or a complete muscle contraction and relaxation. For example, when doing […]

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Spot Reduction: Can Crunches Burn Belly Subcutaneous Fat?

Q: How many crunches does it take to burn one pound of subcutaneous fat? Is spot reduction possible?

A: It’s a question like the old commercial “How many licks does it take to get to the […]

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Does Lifting Tempo, or Eccentric Movement, Matter in Resistance Training?

Q: Does lifting tempo or eccentric movement matter in resistance training?

Your lifting tempo matters to the extent that you should vary your lifting tempo often. The body is great at adapting, not only to the […]

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How Long Does it Take to “Detrain?”

Q: I haven’t worked out in a few weeks. How long does it take to detrain, or lose the gains that I made from regular exercise?

A: Many of us are guilty of being roller coaster […]

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