muscle gain

Does Having More Muscle Really Increase Your Metabolism? – Fitness Article

Recently we received the following question from a reader: “I’ve always thought that adding muscle speeds up your metabolism. But then I read this isn’t correct. So what’s the truth: Does increasing your muscle mass really increase your metabolism?” -Phil, Vancouver For as long as I can remember, a lot of people have believed that for every 1 pound of muscle you gain, your body burns an additional 50 calories. On paper, this sounds awesome. But unfortunately, it’s not true.…

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Muscle Confusion EXPLAINED (Everything You Need To Know) – Workout Fitness Article

The idea that you can “confuse” muscles seems stupid… And that’s because it is. Yes, it’s true that you need to vary your training stimulus or you’ll stagnate (more on that later). But it’s not possible to “trick” the muscles by switching from barbells to dumbbells or changing your exercise order. First of all, I’m pretty sure that muscles lack cognitive capabilities… The only thing your muscles ‘understand’ is tension.  If you lift 90 kg for 5 repetitions on the…

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Mind Muscle Connection: How “Focus” Can Make You STRONGER – Workout Fitness Article

Whenever you observe an elite athlete you’ll notice they tend to be incredibly focused. They aren’t browsing on their smartphones between reps or having casual conversations with other people in the gym. It’s almost as if they’re in a bubble that shields them from the outside world and its various distractions.  Not only does it stop them from going through the motions, but it also grounds them and forces them to focus all their energy on the task at hand.…

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What is the Best Way to Track Fitness Progress? – Fitness Article

If you’re actively participating in a program of sport, strength or fitness having reliable markers to track fitness progress may be of importance to you. There are three different types of markers: 1. Physical changes (i.e., body composition). 2. Performance-based progress 3. Mental shifts 4. Health Markers Physical changes are the most common fitness progress marker to track (body weight, body fat, lean muscle, circumference measurements, progress pictures, etc.) but performance-based goals are now gaining popularity too. Maybe you are more concerned with…

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