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    New training frequency study: 5x beats 2x

    "In conclusion, training a muscle 5x per week led to substantially greater muscle growth than training a muscle once or twice per week. Training a muscle at least twice per week is probably also beneficial for strength development."...
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    FS Muscle Motion Commercial Power Rack plus loads more

    SOLD Hi All, I have the following for sale for $2,499 ONO. PM for more details. Located on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. 1 X Muscle Motion Commercial Power Rack 1000kg J Hooks / 1500kg Safety bars rating Frame is made of 100mm x 50mm x 3mm steel Net weight 200kg Includes a multigrip chip...
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    bowflex rods

    I got a bowflex xtreme 2se used pretty cheap. Thought it might be nice to add to my power rack etc... Anyone know where to source extra rods in Australia?
  4. WoodyAllen

    Dietry fat. "New" discovery.

    You can just hear big pharma squirming in their money chambers. All pretty obvious and not new but at least it's slowly coming out at last. http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/25/health/saturated-fat-arteries-study/index.html
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    What does your typical week at the gym look like?

    What does your gym schedule look like on an average week?
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    You Don't Need To Lift Heavy Weights To Build Muscle

    In a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Canadian researchers took 49 men who’d been weight training for the past two years. Already there are two key contributions by this study: It involves a larger sample size than most similar studies and subjects who would not just...
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    Does Sex Count As Exercise?

    Sex isn’t only a pleasurable experience, with some reports claiming the act also has health benefits that can be compared to those of exercise. But can bonking really be considered a form of exercise? Let’s find out. Kiss picture from Shutterstock In fact, the physiological response to sex...
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    Use The RPE Scale To Rate How Hard You Should Work Out

    The RPE scale challenges you to gauge how hard you think you’re pushing yourself, based on a numeric scale. The American College of Sports Medicine defines RPE as “feelings of effort, strain, discomfort, and/or fatigue experienced during both aerobic and resistance training“, but uses a scale of...
  9. Fadi

    Forced reps, a misnomer?

    The first time I wrote on forced reps was here The “F” word! back in 2009. I see myself writing about this method yet again today. Has anyone ever pondered over the name of this method? "Forced reps", are they really forced reps, or are they more a reduced reps of sort. I say that assistance...
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    January 2016 Newsletter - our latest updates

    Welcome to 2016, Bulk fans! We’re back after our short Christmas break and although we’re a bit biased, we've got a massive year planned. We'll be continuing to support events around Australia, provide amazing value for money and while we don’t have release dates yet you can look forward to...
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    🔥 **boxing day sales - 30% off - 3 days only!** 🔥

    The Boxing Day Sales Begin! Hello AUSBB! Before we begin, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and safe New Year! We really thank you for your continued support throughout 2015. The feedback we received this year was stellar, and we will back it up just as much in 2016! On top of our...
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    Can resistance bands 'replace' cables for side delt cable raises ?

    Hi All - am looking at getting a power rack with the cable cross over add-on ....am thinking ...if i were just to get a rack ...could i use band pegs and bands to 'substitute' the need for the extra $ on the cable cross over addition ? what are your thoughts ? Cheers Paul
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    Purchasing a power rack / half rack - anyone got Rogue?

    Hey guys I've got a home gym ready minus a power rack that I am still shopping for... my total area is 4x4m I have full dumbell rack full barbell racks (will probably sell most of these barbells) and a bench. I'm almost inclined to go a half rack like Rogue HR-2 because I think it has no...
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    Evidence-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding contest preparation: nutritio

    Evidence-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding contest preparation: nutrition and supplementation The popularity of natural bodybuilding is increasing; however, evidence-based recommendations for it are lacking. This paper reviewed the scientific literature relevant to competition...
  15. spartacus

    high intensity or high volume, which is best?

    I have always thought that training heavy, too often, is not necessary. Thoughts? Here is a recent ergolog article. http://www.ergo-log.com/muscle-growth-is-the-same-whether-you-do-high-intensity-or-high-volume-resistance-training.html
  16. Repacked


    Anyone got some good ideas for neck exercises without requiring a head strap? Bands?
  17. Shrek

    Reverse grip tricep pushsdown?

    Who does them? Good tricep builder? Good or bad for elbows? Single or both arm sets?
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    Easy flexible dieting

    This is what I use with my clients and myself Tracking macros and eating to them is near enough impossible to get exactly right. There is an easier way. Let's take a quick breakdown of what nutrients do. Protein - Stays static, 1g/lb or 2g/kg is fine. Eating more fills you up, eating less...
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    [Article] The mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training

    Worth taking the time to read... http://www.ucam.edu/sites/default/files/Oct_13/mechanisms_of_muscle_hypertrophy.pdf Extract: Current research suggests that maximum gains in musclehypertrophy are achieved by training regimens that producesignificant metabolic stress while maintaining a...
  20. White_Lie


    So i'm looking to add some band work to my training, I was going to just get one of the 6 packs from gymdirect. Is this the best option considering i've never used them before and will get a range of sizes, plus works out cheaper than getting 3 or so individual pairs. What colours/resistance do...