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Guest Post: Practical Tips on How to Increase Longevity

 

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The dream of immortality is a common one and is evident in the human culture as seen in books, movies, and products being sold to make us look young. From the Ancient Greeks, Chinese and Romans we still see the hope of immortality in several pieces of evidence. Although humans might not be gods, science has found ways to promote longevity.

Here are some of the practical tips you can follow on how to increase your lifespan:

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Bradley J. Steiner’s 1988 Hardgainer Diet

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Discussed previously on this website, Bradley Steiner was once the go to man for hardgainers seeking to gain weight and muscle mass. Focused on both exercise and correct nutrition, Steiner’s advice in the 1980s is as timely now as it was back then. For all those muscle fanatics struggling to expand their chest size, the below advice will no doubt be of interest.

Why Crossfit Is Here To Stay

We’re not going to be starting a war on which system is better and why it is. The simple fact is that CrossFit has made a big impact and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere too soon. There are a lot of people who have been getting into exercise through this particularly high-intensity system and that’s only a good thing, so long as they’re responsible about it. So instead, we’re going to look here at why CrossFit has made such an impact and why it won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

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‘Put the Slant in Your Abdominal Training’ – 1968 Chuck Sipes Article

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One of the lesser known figures from the golden age of bodybuilding, Chuck Sipes was nevertheless one of the most influential men in the iron game during the 1960s and ’70s. Known for his chiseled physique and intense training methods, Chuck would regularly engage in seemingly tortuous activities in the pursuit of muscle. Thankfully for us however, his advice on abdominal training was relatively mild by his standards, though no less effective. Written circa 1968, the below ab routine will undoubtedly be of use to novice and veteran alike.

Weight Just A Second: Mastering Your Weight Game

Weight training, not only does this type of strength training grant you a boost to your physical work capacity, it can help you complete activities in your daily life. With weight training, you’ll be able to work harder and longer. Weights help our bone density, promote a fat-free body mass that will turn fat into muscle and prevent muscle mass from transforming into fat. It will increase the strength of your body, muscles, tissues and tendons. This will help your body’s motor abilities and will decrease your risk of injury. Confidence and quality of life can be gained thanks to strength training.

Guest Post: Winter Fitness: Why Staying Active Is a Must

When it’s cold and blustery outside, it can be easy to persuade yourself to stay indoors. Why go outside when it’s warm and cozy in front of the fire? While it always feels nice to snuggle up for a day to relax and recharge, it’s very important that you continue to stay active and get outside into that fresh air.

If you’re not sold on giving up your cozy spot on the couch for a walk around the windy block, you should know that there are a lot of benefits to regular exercise and getting outside in the winter. Even if you just head out for a brisk walk, your body will thank you; there are a lot of benefits to being outside that being indoors simply cannot provide.

If you’ve been enjoying the indoors for a little too long, check out the information below to learn about the top reasons staying active is a must in the winter:

Gains, Gains, Gains! Simple Ways To Increase Your Muscle Mass

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For a lot of guys, the main goal of their workout it to increase their muscle mass. Sure, there are plenty of people out there looking to lose weight, or simply become more active, but for the vast majority of men, the final goal of their routine is to get some serious gains. The issue is that there are far too many guys out there who simply don’t know how to achieve that result. They have a vague idea of what they want, but they don’t actually know how to most effectively go about making it happen. A lot of the time this then leads to them getting discouraged and giving up altogether. To help make sure that this doesn’t happen to you, here are some incredibly simple things that you can do to help increase your muscle mass.

Peary Rader’s Magic Circle

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Loved and despised in equal measure, the squat has long been the iron game’s go to exercise for maximum leg development. A cornerstone of most trainee’s leg routines, there is certainly no doubting the exercise’s popularity.

Yet despite the fact that the back squat in particular has enjoyed a decades long dominance amongst gym rats, this does not mean that it’s position has not been challenged. Indeed for every man and woman who swear by the traditional squat, chances are you’ll find many more who curse it.

Owing to individual body mechanics, many individuals have found it difficult to perform the back squat with the form necessary to produce maximum development. This is not a new problem either as today’s post attests.