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Monthly Archives: August 2009

For More Muscle, use a Dumbbell

Muscle is very important. I’m not talking about the kind of show muscles that bodybuilders carry around. I’m talking about, good, functional muscle that helps you lose weight and improve your daily life. If you didn’t know that every thing that we do in our daily lives requires some form of muscle activation, than I’d say you’ve been sleeping under a rock.

In order to build lean muscle mass, you need to train it at a high frequency. I personally prefer high frequency training as opposed to lower frequency training simply because lower frequency training requires more work than high frequency training.

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Three Steps to Getting Huge with Dumbbell and Bodyweight Training

Imagine workouts that are so intense that you feel like you’ve been hit by a storm after completing them. You feel like your insides are about to land on the ground beneath you. No matter how much water you drink, it’s just doesn’t seem be enough. And the scariest part – your heart rate just won’t return to normal!

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4 Simple Steps to Help You Get In Shape at Home with Dumbbells and Bodyweight Training

Dumbbells are one of the most versatile tools out there for mass gain, fat loss, and strength training. On the flip side, bodyweight training is one of the most portable andholistic forms of training. When you combine the two, you get incredible high intensity workouts you can adapt to any goal.

Home fitness training with dumbbells and bodyweight training is an emerging trend in the fitness industry. In fact, I just saw a program in a mainstream fitness magazine that featured a back workout you can complete at home with dumbbells.
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5 Ways to Get Faster Results with your Dumbbell and Bodyweight Training Routines

Two of my favorite methods of training include Dumbbells and Bodyweight Exercises. Dumbbells are great because I can lift weights through a full range of motion – the kind of natural movement I can not achieve with machines. Bodyweight training is great for the same exact reason – all the exercises can be performed through a full, natural range of motion.

Now that you know why I love bodyweight and dumbbell movements, it’s time lean how to be successful with them:

Get Faster Results by Lifting Heavier Weights

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The 15 Minute Home Dumbbell Workout

People always ask me – “How the hell do you finish up a workout in less then 15 minutes?” The answer is really simple – I go as hard as I can. I have a very simple rule that I use with my workouts, my business, and all other aspects in life:

You can either go HARD, or you can go LONG, but you can’t do BOTH

What does this mean? This means that first you much choose whether you want to spend a lot of time working out, or a little time working out. For busy people, the answer is very simple – try an get the most work done in as little time possible.

So, we know that we want to finish as quickly as possible. Now, think about it for a second – a typical bodybuilding program usually involves 4-5 exercises per

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Weight Lifting at Home: Choose Dumbbells

When it comes to external resistance, we have a lot of options available to us – barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine ball, and resistance bands. Each of these implements offers a unique advantage to the other pieces of equipment. Lets take a look at each implement to see which is right for us:


  • Best Uses – Great for overall maximal strength training. If you were to just perform a handful of compound lifts using barbells, you’d get big and strong fast. In fact, some of the best strength training programs out there such asStronglifts 5×5 and Starting Strength rely on the primary use of a barbell.
  • Drawback – Barbells are big and bulky. If you don’t have space for them, you shouldn’t grab them. In addition, if you do not have a power rack or
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How to Construct the Perfect High Intensity Training Workout at Home

High Intensity Training allows you to burn fat, build lean muscle mass, and improve your athletic conditioning – all in one simple, 20 to 30 minute workout. In this post, I will give you a basic blueprint on how to develop the best high intensity workouts at home.

6 Reasons why High Intensity Training at Home May be the Best Option for You:

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Maximum Calories Burned: The Workout to Boost your Metabolic Rate

People go about weight loss the wrong way – it’s not about how many calories you burn off while working out, it’s about how many calories you burn after you’ve finished working out. I’m talking about your metabolic rate. There’s a reason why some people can eat all the food they want and not gain an ounce of fat. It’s because they have an extremely high metabolic rate.

So, if you’re really serious about dropping a lot of fat, then you want to do workouts that boost your metabolic rate. In the following workout, you’ll be performing 3 supersets. A superset is when you alternate between two exercises with limited to no rest in between each exercise.

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