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Can Imagining Your Muscles Grow, Make It Happen?

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Can Imagining Your Muscles Grow, Make It Happen?

The mind is a powerful thing, just look at the placebo effect for example. A simple sugar pill can cure headaches and make people less depressed. Part of being a great athlete is a strong mental game, and this extends to a whole host of disciplines such as bodybuilding, figure, strongman, powerlifting, Olympic lifting and CrossFit. The list goes on.     For example, the rarely disputed greatest bodybuilder of all time Arnold Schwarzenegger was and is known to have an amazingly strong mental game. He often spoke of the visualisation process he used to achieve his success, especially in bodybuilding. For...

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These 3 Innovative Websites Will Help You In The Gym, Use Them!

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These 3 Innovative Websites Will Help You In The Gym, Use Them!

In 2016 I wrote an article on 3 of the greatest fitness a Apps I would recommend. The apps mentioned in are still fantastic recommendations, and I use them every day, especially the App Strong, which ensures consistent progression with the volume tracking feature.  Today I thought I would have a look at what websites are useful. There are a lot of fitness based websites out there that just spew out garbage and aren't useful - but what exists today that is innovative that adds value and helps in the gym and life? Let us take at 3 sites that I have found value in....

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HIIT Vs. LISS Cardio: Which Should You Do?

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HIIT Vs. LISS Cardio: Which Should You Do?

Cardio has long been excluded from people's training regimes. Bodybuilders for the most part only chuck it into their routines when it's time to cut. Aside from that, it is usually reserved for, sporting people, athletes or Crossfiters.One of the main reasons cardio gets such a bad rap is because it has a reputation for killing gains. When you want to gain muscle or strength, there seems no real point doing a type of exercise that takes up time and undoes the hard work you have put in, in the gym gaining strength and muscle. Does there? But let us take...

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How To Bulk The Right Way

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How To Bulk The Right Way

The warmth goes pretty quickly here in Canberra and winter is just a few weeks away. In the fitness world, a lot of people use the colder months for bulking. In saying that, so many people get this fundamental process that should be about growing muscle wrong. With the unofficial bulking season just around the corner, we thought we'd take a look at what some of the most common mistakes are, how to avoid them and how to do it right.     What Is Bulking?  I am sure everyone knows's what bulking is, but let's just quickly define what we are...

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Interview With Gym Meal's Athlete - Lauren Ashleigh

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Interview With Gym Meal's Athlete - Lauren Ashleigh

 Gym meals would like to welcome our newest athlete to the team, Lauren Ashleigh. Lauren has many achievements in the sports of powerlifting, strongman (well, strong woman) and figure which include things like pulling trucks and setting deadlift records, to name a few. Below we discuss what drives her, her passion and her mindset. Let's take a look.    Q - So, tell us a bit about yourself?   As an athlete being extremely driven and motivated is something I embrace.  Discipline and a passion for being the best I can be in my chosen sports keep me hungry, and...

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