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Body Building for Males

When you start a body building program, be aware that this has generally always been a male sport. That doesn’t mean that females can’t be body builders, but male body building has always been the norm. The reasons are far reaching actually. Males naturally produce a large amount of testosterone in their bodies. Testosterone lends itself to longer, more intense workouts. It’s a natural part of male body building. Testosterone makes men more aggressive, and as a result, they are able to work out more intensely. That […]

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Body Building for Fitness

People undertake the sport of body building for all sorts of reasons, but fitness is probably the biggest one of all. There’s no doubt that people who take the time to focus on the muscles in their body and honing them to a chiseled state are probably among the most fit of athletes. We can easily use the terms body building and fitness interchangeably with each other. We are a fitness conscious society, and body building fits in nicely with that concept. Fitness means more than just […]

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Body Building for a Woman

Men aren’t the only ones who can build a great body. Body building for a woman is a great way to lose weight, get fit, and look great. An effective body building program won’t make a woman look muscular necessarily. This is one reason why many women hesitate to start lifting weights and exercise intently. What a good body building program for a woman will do is sculpt a beautiful body that you can be proud of. Body building in general started gaining popularity in the 1970’s […]

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Body Building Exercises

In a body building program, the exercises that you do can make all the difference between an effective program and one that won’t do much good. The good thing is that there are many, many body building exercises you can incorporate into your workout that will help grow your muscles and keep you fit and trim. For big legs, you’ll want to do a lot of barbell squats and dead lifts. The resistance you are putting on your legs when you perform these types of exercises will […]

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Body Building Equipment

Generally, people think of body building equipment as weight machines. While weight machines are some of the best ways to work specific muscle groups, there is still a lot of other body building equipment you can use to help tone and work your muscles to their fullest potential. Of course, you will want to have some type of weights to help you with your body building goals. A stable weight bench and some barbells as well as dumbbells will help you workout at home. If you’re not […]

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Body Building Contests

Many people who are big into body building get interested in entering body building contests to show off their physiques. These are great places to build confidence and motivate you to continue with your body building program. When you decide to start competing in body building contests, there are some things you should know first. To begin with, attend a few contests before you enter one. Watch how the participants put together their program and what the winners do that the others don’t. See how they carry […]

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Body Building Competitions

When you are serious about body building, the next logical step is to enter a body building competition. You’ve worked hard to sculpt the perfect body, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t want to stand up next to others who have worked just as hard and have an impartial third party decide who has the best body. Keep in mind that body building competitions can be very intense events and the competition can be just as difficult. You have worked to make sure your muscles are as […]

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Body Building Anatomy

The anatomy of body building includes knowing what muscles are located where and how they are grown most effectively. It can be confusing, so as you read this article, find a mirror and locate the muscles on your own body. When you are body building, knowing the anatomy of your body can be very, very helpful. Of course, you know where your neck is. There are two basic neck muscles that you can focus on in your body building. The upper trapezius runs down the back of […]

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Use the right equipment

If you were digging a hole, and the spade you were using had a shaky handle and a broken blade, you would take a lot longer to dig that hole than a guy with a well-made, new spade. If you were trying to play a guitar and it only had five strings, then you would not get such a great sound out of it as a guy with a new Fender. So when it comes to body building, there is something to be said for using new, […]

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If You’re Injured, Find Something Else

Training to gain the shape that you have always wanted makes for an intensive regime of hard work and effort. You can never be in too good of a shape, so it is important to maintain a quality training regime, and it’s the word “quality” that is important. Quality wins out over quantity, every time. The key here is that if you get injured, you do not dwell on how it is keeping you from training. You have to accept that training must wait for a time […]

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