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  1. Will Curved Treadmills Make You Work Harder?

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    Scientists used a new study which measured the difference in effort runners expended on motorized versus self-powered treadmills. Their conclusion proves that

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  2. How Long Does It Take To Build Muscle?

    How Long Does It Take To Build Muscle?

    For your body to function properly, strong and healthy muscles are important. Additionally, muscle development can enhance physical appearance which some may desire to strive towards.

    To achieve good body strength and function, it is vital to build healthy muscles. Noticing the muscle growth can take a considerable amount of time but results can be maximised with regular workouts which include resistance training, incorporated aerobic activity and a healthy diet fuelled by the appropriate micro and macro nutrients.

    Personal training can provide beneficial insights into proper exercise form and methods in addition to varying intensity and interval of training which is suited best to the individual. However, before starting any new diet or exercise program, it is important to consult a doctor who will advise how to make the right choice in order to achieve personal desired results.

    Movement is made possible through the contraction of muscle fibers within the skeletal muscles. How a person sits and stands – their posture - is also dependent on muscle contraction. Muscles also affect your ability to maintain body temperature, heat production and joint stability.

    Skeletal muscles are organs as well as muscles, containing multiple components of which include; muscle fibers, nerve, connective, vascular or blood tissues.

    In different parts of the body, muscles vary in size from smaller muscles located in the ear to much larger ones in the thigh.

    The Simple Facts About Building Muscle

    The best way to build muscle is unique dependent on the individual’s goals

    Talking about injuries and other health information with a doctor before starting a new exercise programme is essential

    Muscle growth depends on several factors and can take weeks to months in regard to undergoing resistance training exercise

    How Long Does It Take?

    Muscle strength and muscle mass decrease as we age; this is especially significant in men who have been noted to lose muscle mass at a much faster rate in comparison to women of the same age.

    Nonetheless, the more muscle which is present at the beginning of an exercise programme will result in more changes being noticeable when training.

    For many reasons, men and women’s muscle response to resistance training is different as a result of numerous reasons including body composition and size along with different hormones. One study which

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  3. Bigger Running Deck, Smaller Overall Footprint - Technogym Excite Live Run

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    The latest commercial offer from Technogym is a revolution - more running deck, smaller overall footprint! Check out the superb features of the Technogym Excite Live Run below.

    Quite simply, Technogym have looked at all aspects of their treadmills and worked some magic with the Excite Live Run. A more compact, yet ample deck space running machine that has market-leading interactivity and metrics for you to optimise and maximise your running or walking. With a host of great features, there's exercises or workouts for all - along with the cushioned deck to help prevent injuries.

    More Deck, Less Footprint

    As you can see below, the new design that has moved the motor from the front of the treadmill, allows for a larger running deck and a smaller footprint. Perfect!

    size

    The new and improved running deck also provides a large cushioned surface to help with shock absorption. So 13% more space and a whopping 30% less footprint thanks to the motor now being housed beneath

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  4. 8 Benefits Of Taking Part In A Spin Class

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    It’s highly likely you’ve heard a lot about spin classes. It’s also likely that you’ve heard some great things about them too. But you may be left wondering how sit

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  5. How To Choose Between A Power Rack Or Half Rack?

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    Ultimately you want to ensure you're buying the right rack (unless you have the space and money to buy both) before you decide which brand or model. Read through

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  6. The Difference Between Half Rack, Full Power Rack & Squat Racks

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    Knowing your power rack from your squat rack and the difference between a half rack and a full rack is all important when you consider the exercises you want

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  7. How To Choose A Treadmill That Works With Zwift

    How To Choose A Treadmill That Works With Zwift

    One of the hottest topics in the fitness equipment industry right now is how digital technology can be used to help keep users engaged and motivated during workouts.

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  8. Tips On Buying Your Gym Flooring

    Tips On Buying Your Gym Flooring

    An essential part of any exercise space, gym flooring is not always one of the initial factors involved when planning out your gym, especially home gyms! But

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  9. The Key To Home Gym Design

    The Key To Home Gym Design

    If you've always dreamed of having a home gym then why not see how you can make this a reality? Benefits include no more waiting for the piece of equipment you want to use and the opportunity to work out whenever you want wearing whatever you want!

    Why Get A Home Gym?

    Convenience

    One of the main reasons people often opt for a home gym is the sheer convenience of it. If you come home late you can still work out, if you want to, at midnight, or if you can’t sleep you could do some gym work. A home gym gives you the chance to work out when it suits you rather than w

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  10. Why Everyone's Talking About Functional Fitness Training

    Why Everyone's Talking About Functional Fitness Training

    Functional fitness essentially means carrying out exercises that mirror the movements we have to do every day. The aim is to make us more efficient in our everyday movements particularly when our bodies are called upon to be strong or fast, for example-carrying our shopping, climbing the stairs or even running for a bus.

    Why Functional Fitness Matters

    People work out for many different reasons. It may well be to shift some weight, look better or feel fitter. But what about working out because it will improve your

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