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Science-Based Cardio Routine to Lose Fat Efficiently Without Losing Muscle

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Cardio is known to be one of the most efficient ways to lose fat, but what is the correct way to maximize your efforts when you are doing cardio exercises? How do you ensure that your efforts spent on cardio would help keep your muscles instead of losing muscle along with fat? A science-based approach can help nudge you in the right direction and clear up some misconceptions about cardio. For example, cardio is not necessary for fat loss if you’re consistently eating at a calorie deficit but cardio does help speed things up and makes it easier to reach...

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Muscular Cell Repairment in Percussive Massage Therapy: Equine Science

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Research is done by Lily Thorgren from Culver Academies with Honors in Equine Science. The Thumper Equine Pro has been used with remarkable success on racehorses, hunter/jumpers, rodeo and reining horses, dressage horses, eventing, professional cutting horses, polo ponies, draft horses, and chuckwagon teams. It is ideal for horses in training, competition, recovering from an injury, and nervous or sour horses (1). The Thumper Equine Pro can help relieve muscle aches and improve the attitude of physically strained horses while preventing muscle injuries from developing in prone horses. It can also help compensate for the lack of exercise and muscular...

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How CBD Oil Can Help Release the Muscle Before a Massage

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The benefits of CBD oil for a massage depends on the person. For example, if someone has arthritis or chronic pain, they may find relief from using CBD oil. Others might use it to help release muscle tension before a massage session. It is important to note that there are many different ways to use CBD oil with a massage, and all have their unique benefits! You can use hemp CBD oil, which is a natural anti-inflammatory. This will help your body relax and better absorb the massage. You could also apply it to specific sore areas that need extra...

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How to Fix Uneven Muscles (Imbalance Correction)

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Muscle imbalances mean that the strength or the size of the muscle on one side of the body is different when compared to the same muscle on the other side. This issue is common and normal, especially for beginners who are new to bodybuilding. Usually, muscles are bigger and stronger on the same side as your dominant hand as it tends to do more work. To correct this, you would need to practice perfect form when doing exercise. This way, both sides of your body will be putting in the same force in the movement. As well, you would need...

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A Variety of Proteins Works Best to Increase Muscle Mass

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After people turn 30, they start losing between 3% and 5% of muscle mass per decade — something that athletes work hard to combat. It takes hard work to counter the effects of time; the average man can expect to gain between 0.25 and 0.5 pounds of muscle per week (compared to 0.12-0.25 pounds for women). One crucial aspect of achieving your goals is diet. Many weightlifters and everyday fitness buffs take protein shakes to help boost muscle building and recovery, but a recent study by scientists at the University of Sydney indicates that for ultimate gains, it is better...

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