Intensity Is Everything: Part 1 – Building New Muscle With Intensity Techniques

All my life I have always wanted a cool nickname. In high school I even went so far as to try to give myself the nickname C-Dub. This was definitely not a proud moment for me. But recently, after speaking with a friend at my gym I was informed that the majority of the people at my gym already had a nickname for me.

Initially I was excited, but that changed when I found out what my nickname was. My great new nickname is now “That Crazy Guy”. As in, “Be careful not step in front of That Crazy Guy while he’s doing walking lunges.” Apparently, some people at my gym feel that I am crazy because of the level of intensity that I train with. This is not exactly the awesome nickname I had in mind, but I’ll take it.

Written by Cliff Wilson

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For Women: Getting Started With Lifting

Stepping on a lifting floor for the first time can be quite intimidating for most women.  You look around and see huge dudes grunting and throwing around more weight than you possess in your entire body and you seriously consider turning around and b-lining to the cardio equipment. Stop!  Don’t join the herds of people camping out for hours on end on the elliptical machines.  In my opinion, they resemble gerbils running in a wheel – mindlessly moving, but not really getting anywhere.  Whatever your fitness goals may be – to lose weight, tone up, get healthier, etc. lifting can help you achieve those goals more efficiently.

Written by Kim Brenton

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Weight Gain And Muscle Building For Women

Everyone wants to lose weight; for females this is even more so.  There is so much information available regarding weight loss, but what if you are at the other end of the spectrum? What if you are a woman who wants to gain some weight and build muscle? Yes, you heard that right!  Some of us actually want to gain weight and bulk up.  Where do you turn? I have been on that end of the spectrum in search of a plan to help me gain weight and get ‘bigger.’   I found so much information on fat loss for women and muscle building for men, but not much for women who wanted to get bigger.

Written by Lisa Hostetter

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