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How to gain 15 pounds of muscle in six months--naturally

How to gain 15 pounds of muscle in six months--naturally

Building muscle is never as simple as emulating the training methods of popular bodybuilders. The superhuman physiques of professional bodybuilders are often not achieved through innovative training, says leading strength and fitness expert Brad Schoenfeld, but through a combination of superior genetics and a great deal of chemical enhancement. read more
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Can pregnant athletes compete?

Can pregnant athletes compete?

On June 26, 2014, Alysia Montaño, defending champion in the 800-meter event who had won a total of five national titles, joined a field of top runners on the track at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California, during the U.S. National Track and Field Championship. What a difference a year had made in her performance, however. read more
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Choosing Exercises and Progressions

Choosing Exercises and Progressions

When starting any new fitness program, begin at a level that will reinforce proper technique and movement patterns. This is especially important with strength ball training, which also challenges stability. read more
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Basic and Advanced Doubles Strategies

Basic and Advanced Doubles Strategies

While the best players may use the strategies of the doubles game automatically now, they, too, were beginners at one time. Select one or two strategies to work on; when they become automatic to you and your partner, work on two more. read more
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Three Questions to Define Functional Training

Three Questions to Define Functional Training

To better understand the concept of functional training, ask yourself a few simple questions. 1. How many sports are played sitting down? As far as I can tell, only a few sports, such as rowing, are performed from a seated position. If we accept this premise, we can see that training muscles from a seated position would not be functional for most sports. read more
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Protect yourself and your players

Protect yourself and your players

Your biggest administrative duty is dealing with the medical side of sports. read more
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How plyometrics will benefit the next generation of athletes

How plyometrics will benefit the next generation of athletes

Over the past two decades, plyometric training has become a staple of informed sport conditioning programs everywhere. Now Dr. Donald Chu, one of the pioneers of research-supported plyometric training, says plyometrics can also prepare the athletes of tomorrow for success. read more
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Brief workout trains all major muscle groups

Brief workout trains all major muscle groups

Program 9.3 is an abbreviated workout that uses four basic free-weight exercises and two body-weight exercises to train the most important major muscle groups. read more
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Guidelines for Total-Body Conditioning

Guidelines for Total-Body Conditioning

No approach to training is perfect, and this caution is certainly true when using maximum interval training as your workout program. This section gives you some things to keep in mind when putting together your program. read more
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The Importance of Varying Exercises

The Importance of Varying Exercises

Most lifters have a limited number of favorite exercises that are staples in their routines. That’s human nature. However, although it’s OK to have your old standbys, they shouldn’t be performed at the exclusion of other movements. read more
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