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Do you find trips to the gym and membership fees discouraging? Getting your own home gym essentials makes exercising easier and often cheaper. What excuses can you make when your gym is a few steps away? Image from PixabayIf you’ve felt self-conscious around other people at the gym or have gotten frustrated at having to wait in line for a machine, it’s easy to see why a home gym is appealing. And what about people leaving equipment messy and sweaty or leaving weights all over the place? You’d never have to

If you've tried learning how to bulk up, you'll know it's a lot harder than it looks. At first, you think it just takes lifting weights a lot. Then you realize you have to eat a lot too. After that, you realize that eating a lot is its own challenge.And one thing leads to another until you realize you're clueless about the whole process. What's crazy about the entire process is that even those that have gained upwards of 50 pounds still say they have a lot to learn. If

When was the last time you got in your car and had no idea where you were going, no destination in mind? Unless it was just a leisurely drive on a weekend with your significant other, the answer is probably never. Yet this is exactly what countless numbers of people who train do every single day in thousands of gyms and health clubs throughout the country. Whether you’re a bodybuilder, fitness competitor or anyone trying to get into better shape, not setting specific goals related to your training makes about

If you read the training articles of your favorite bodybuilding and fitness athletes you’re bound to be a bit confused. Some train each body part once a week, others twice a week and every possible variation between those two extremes. Then, just to drive you a bit nutty, you read that an Olympia competitor with amazing delts only trains them once a month! Does that mean that you should? Not likely. In this article, we’ll explore some of the issues that you should consider when formulating your training split. We

Ok, let me start out by saying that if you’re a competitor, this piece is probably going to upset you a bit. Maybe even bruise your ego a tad. But, be that as it may, I’m going to write it anyway. Call it a rant, call it whatever you want to call it, but the time to tell you some of the inner workings of an NPC National judging panel has come. Why? Because after years of listening to competitors bitch and moan about all the reasons that they don’t