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Predicting Male Mortality by Lean Body Mass and Fat Mass

Predicting Male Mortality by Lean Body Mass and Fat Mass

A new U.S. study, recently published in The BMJ, was conducted to investigate the association of predicted fat mass and lean body mass, with all cause and cause specific mortality in men.  The study included over 38,000 men (aged 40-75 years) from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.  The main outcome measures were all cause and specific cause mortality.

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Online Trainer Academy Review

Online Trainer Academy Review

I have been working in the fitness industry for about 5 years now, as a personal trainer and nutritionist.  I love working with people and helping them to improve their health through fitness and nutrition.  After many client successes, I felt like it was time to expand my reach beyond in-person training and nutrition coaching.  I had been following Jon Goodman and the PTDC for several years and was aware of the Online Trainer Academy, so I decided to jump in and take the course.

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Women Stop Fearing Heavy Weights

Women Need to Stop Fearing Heavy Weights

A new study from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research suggests that women need to get over their fear of heavy weights, if they truly care about getting results, and now we have a very recent study to prove it.  Unfortunately, despite myriad science-based articles and practical real-life results, many women still believe that lifting heavy will make them bulky.  It’s time to realize that this fear is nothing but a myth, and get over it.

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Jump for Strength Gains

Jump for Strength Gains

Are you jumping on a regular basis?  Whether you’re an athlete training for performance or you are simply training for your own health and aesthetic goals, performing jumps should be a regular part of your plan.  Jumps are explosive movements that allow your body to create both muscular and neurological adaptations.

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Best Time of Day to Train

Best Time of Day to Train

Most folks exercise when it’s convenient or when they feel like it, letting their life or emotions dictate when they hit the gym. We know through good science, though, that hormone levels fluctuate throughout the day, and this influences muscular performance. So, is it possible to choose a specific time when your hormones and performance are at peak levels?

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