James Andrews

Hi I'm James and I'm a self confessed fitness fanatic. When I'm not personal training I enjoy multi discipline endurance events, mma and hitting the gym. I also love to write about my passion and I'm a firm believer in healthy body healthy mind.

How Many Sets and Reps per Exercise for Power and Strength

How Many Sets and Reps per Exercise – The Most Common Question in the Gym Answered

This is probably the most frequently asked question in the gym and not only by beginners, but by experienced bodybuilders and athletes as well. However, the answer is different in each case, the number of sets and reps that best promote the development of the individual’s muscles and endurance depending on the individual’s experience, his or her goals and level …

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How to Lose Face Fat – Is it Really Possible?

How to Lose Face Fat – Is it Really Possible?

Losing face fat can be a problem sometimes. Just like, for some people, the predominant amount of fat tends to find its way to their abdomen, hips or thighs, some people tend to have fuller cheeks and an overall rounder face, due to increased fat deposits in that area. While reducing fat in specific areas of the body is not really …

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Pull Ups vs Chin Ups – Muscles Worked and Comparison

Pull Ups vs. Chin Ups

Pull ups and chin ups are notorious for being among the most difficult of all strength training exercises, regardless of the strength levels you are currently at. Similar in execution, but catering to different muscle groups, the two exercises can help you boost the size, strength and definition of a number of upper body muscles, including back, chest and biceps.What's The …

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Exercise Frequency – How Many Times Per Week

Exercise Frequency - How Often You Should Work Out

The right exercise frequency is essential if you want to get slim fast, retain your energy and muscle mass, and avoid any health issues that may come along the way. With these purposes in mind, it is important to understand how cardio and weight lifting work, and why you need to gauge both types of workouts to the best of your …

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Lying Skull Crusher Exercise With Dumbbells Performed Correct

Skull Crushers – How to Do them and How to Alternate Them with Other Exercises

Skull crushers have a scary name, but they are not at all dangerous. Behind the scary name is in fact one of the most efficient triceps exercise ever, so here is what you should know about skull crushers.How to Perform Dumbell Skull Crushers The skull crusher is performed lying down on your back. You hold the weight - usually a …

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The Best Weight Lifting Straps Reviewed

The Best Weight Lifting Straps

Sometimes lifting more weight and pushing forward with your workouts seems to lead you to a dead end. Your limitations, however, are not always due to improper dieting, cycles, or workout routines. Instead, it may simply be a matter of getting a secure grip on the bar bell. That is what weight lifting straps are for. The best weight lifting straps …

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EZ Curl Bars vs. Straight Barbell Curls – Which is Better?

EZ Bar Curls vs. Straight Barbell Curls

There are many different exercises you can include into your training regimen to work on your biceps and triceps. You can choose to do chest presses, pull-ups and pull-downs, shoulder presses, exercises that use the weight of your own body and exercises that are performed using equipment. If you have a look at the gear most frequently used by those …

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What is An EMS System?

Ems Ab Belts

You may have heard a lot of people talking about EMS systems but not full understand what it does or how it could benefit your workout routine. EMS stands for Electrical muscle stimulation and essentially what it does is pass small electrical signals to the muscles to stimulate the muscle in to a contraction. This contraction mimics what happens when …

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The Best Body Weight Back Exercises

The Best Body Weight Back Exercises

If you are a person who thinks you need to spend money in order to strengthen and condition your body, then think again. Believe it or not, you were born with the ultimate piece of workout equipment: Your body. It goes with you everywhere, doesn’t cost you a dime and is the only resistance you need to work any major …

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Exercises that Target and Build the Inner Chest Muscles

Exercises that Target and Build the Inner Chest Muscles

A strong chest looks good, promotes burns calories and improves your athletic performance in sports such as tennis and baseball. If you want to be able to target your inner chest then you need to understand a few principles first when it comes to chest workouts. You see, there is actually no such thing, anatomically, as an “inner chest”. Your pecs …

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