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Bro-Split vs Full-Body — 31 Oct, 2018

Bro-Split vs Full-Body

Why is there never a free bench on Mondays? That’s right— it’s Chest Monday. Most lifters in the world train using a method called “the bro-split”. This way of training has the individual focus on a single muscle group per session, with daily workouts: and this is where Chest Monday comes from. The bro-split received its’ popularity during the golden era of bodybuilding, with greats such as Schwarzenegger promoting it through books and magazines. This approach is not suited for everyone, and there are multiple reasons as to why you may need a different alternative if you want to keep progressing. Enter full body training. The method is as it sounds: its’ workout sessions are composed of full body exercise rather than selecting and isolating only one muscle group. Why would this be better than concentrating on a single muscle group? Here is why training full-body is better than any split:

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George Hackenschmidt — 15 Oct, 2018

George Hackenschmidt

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“The Russian Lion”— as they called him—was a strongman and a wrestler during the traditional phase of the former sport. He was born in the year of 1877, in what was then part of the Russian Empire and of Estonia today. His nickname was ideal as his physique and sheer frame size would be intimidating even for the bodybuilders of today. While his parents were ordinary in terms of strength and size, Hackenschmidt claimed that his maternal grandfather was not. Supposedly, he was a massive, strong man. The United States President Theodore Roosevelt found him so impressive that he once said, “If I wasn’t president of the United States, I would like to be George Hackenschmidt.”.

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Caffeine — 3 Oct, 2018

Caffeine

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  • What is Caffeine and How Does It Work?
On average, almost every third person in the world drinks a cup of coffee every day[1]. If 100 mg of caffeine per dosage is the average, this would result in over 225 metric tons of it (caffeine) consumed daily, worldwide. It is completely needless to state that caffeine, and coffee in general, are seen as a necessities by millions, if not billions. The drink itself is said to have originated in Yemen, during the 15th century[2]. According to the legend, a sheikh called Omar was in exile and starving when he came across the coffee plant. In the most common version of the story, he found the fruit bitter and decided to throw them into a fire to soften the taste. As the beans have gone solid as an effect, he decided to boil them in order to soften them. The resulting potion bearing resemblance of today’s coffee got him his exile order revoked[3].

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Omega-3 —

Omega-3

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  • What is omega-3?
Omega-3 usually refer to fish oil derived from oily fish like salmon, tuna and swordfish. The fish contain two different fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The oil is found in the tissue and around the gut of the fish. For supplementation, omega-3 is found in the form of capsules, either as fish oil or as alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA). Given that the oil has been available for purchase for centuries, it has become a billion dollar market. Besides fish, omega-3 fatty acids are found in flax, chia and hemp seeds.

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Mouthguard —

Mouthguard

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  • What is a mouthguard?
A mouthguard is an apparatus most often used for injury prevention and reduction of the gums, teeth and lips. The other purposes are medical in nature, e.g. as an aid for sleep apnea. It is used by placing it on top of the teeth, so that they are covered. The fit is important as it needs to be large enough for the teeth to fit in, but not large enough for it to fall off with the first gape.

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