What Are Compound Muscle Exercises?

If you want to build muscle and increase strength in the shortest amount of time, compound muscle exercises are the ones best to spend your time doing. With compound muscle exercises, you are using multiple joints throughout the range of the exercise. Consequently you are also using multiple muscle groups associated with each joint exercised.…

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A Quick Guide to the Science of Muscle Growth

How and why do muscles grow? Scientifically, the process is very simple. Your body responds in certain unpredictable ways to things you do. If you consistently weight train, add cardio, enjoy a healthy diet and drink lots of water, you will burn fat and gain muscle. Practice the following 4 steps and you will harness…

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What Are Muscle Fiber Ratios?

The muscles in our bodies are comprised of several different types of fibers. They are generally lumped into two broad categories – slow twitch and fast twitch. The number of slow to fast in a particular muscle is referred to as a muscle’s fiber ratio. The number before the slash refers to the percentage of…

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A Guide to Good Form for Muscle Building Exercises

A Guide to Good Form for Muscle Building Exercises - Carlsbad Boot Camp

We’ve all seen it while working out at the gym: some guy swinging a barbell or dumbbell loaded with weights way heavier than he should be lifting, in order to get it to the top of each repetition. Not only is he endangering himself, but others around him. When it comes to weightlifting, it isn’t…

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7 Tips for Injury-Free Strength Training

Staying free from injuries when you are strength training can be difficult. Since you are stressing your body, injury risks abound. Practice the following 7 tips for injury-free strength training and you will receive the maximum physical benefits without any painful downtime.   Get a checkup or at least a physical fitness test before you…

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3 Things You Should Know About Building Muscle Mass

3 Things You Should Know About Building Muscle Mass - Carlsbad Boot Camp

Building muscle mass is a process requiring determination, patience and the desire to succeed. But to be successful, you should know these three things before embarking on your bodybuilding journey: You have to eat more calories to gain muscle Overloading your muscles builds mass In the process of building muscle, you’ll also gain some fat.…

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Is Caffeine A Useful Bodybuilding Supplement?

Multiple studies have shown that caffeine is indeed useful as a bodybuilding supplement, but only if taken in the proper form, dosage and at the right time. Not only does it help athletes workout longer in the gym, but it also increases alertness, sharpens focus, improves mood, boosts pain tolerance and helps burn fat. And…

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What Is Whey Protein and How Does It Help You Build Muscle?

Whey is a by-product from the production of cheese and consists of four proteins: Beta-lactoglobulin Alpha-lactalbumin Bovine serum albumin Immunoglobins   Because it contains all nine amino acids, it is considered a complete protein.   If you go to buy whey protein, you’ll find it comes in three different types. From the least to the…

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Can You Build Muscle as a Vegetarian or Vegan?

When it comes building muscle, diet is key – especially eating enough protein and carbohydrates, and keeping food in your stomach throughout the day. However many bodybuilders get their protein from animal sources – in particular eggs, dairy and meat. So can you get enough protein and carbs from a primarily plant-based diet to build…

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8 Best Sources of Protein for Muscle Building

While there are hundreds of foods containing protein that you can eat to build muscle, these 8 are the best and will give you the fastest results:   A muscle building favorite of bodybuilders. When consumed before and after workouts, this complete protein digests fast and is absorbed quickly by muscles thus helping them recover…

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