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Best Calisthenics Workout

This is the best calisthenics workout I have ever seen:

With these calisthenic exercises he’s working almost all of his upper body quite intensely. His abdominals, grip, arm muscles such as the triceps and biceps, and several back and chest muscles are worked. And we can see how effective the training is by looking at his ripped physique and his abnormal strength. Here’s another video of him:

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The 3 Best Ways to Increase Punching Power

Mike Tyson, George Foreman, David Tua, Rocky Marciano… love them or hate them, there’s one thing you have to admire about them, and that’s their punching power. Some boxing and fighting experts say punching power is determined by genetics and cannot be significantly increased. I disagree. Yes, as with any other skill and ability, genetics certainly do play a role in punching power but the notion that power can’t be increased is a myth and I will show you how to punch harder.

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Punching power depends on the strength of the body and speed (the snap) with which to throw your punches. It’s not uncommon to see muscular and strong people with weak punching power. A clear example of this is Mariusz Pudzianowski, the polish strongman who competed in a few MMA matches. He’s a very strong man but if you watch his matches you will see that his punches weren’t that strong for his size and strength. Brock Lesnar wasn’t a strong puncher either, even though he’s a very strong man. Like I said you need that speed and not just strength to punch hard. Nonetheless a strong physique certainly does help and the stronger you are the more capable you will be of throwing hard punches. You’re probably asking right now, “which muscle do I need to train most to increase punching power?” which brings us to:

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The Easiest Way To Lose Weight and Stay Slim Forever

No it’s not exercise and it is not food restriction either. You can live a sedentary lifestyle, eat till you’re full daily and still lose that excess fat quite quickly. All you need to do is replace or limit food made with flour (particularly white flour) such as pasta, pizza, bread, doughnuts etc… with other food such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, nuts, fruit and vegetables.

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NOTE: All of this food above is acceptable and there’s a lot more. In the past some tribes and civilizations literally lived off without grain, and in paleolithic times it is thought that humanity subsisted on leafy vegetables, fruit, nuts and insects, meat, fish, and shellfish. No grain either, so it can be done.

Restricting your food intake as recommended by several dieticians is foolish and doesn’t work in the long run because people get tired of following a restricted diet and feeling hungry all the time. Losing weight by frequent exercise isn’t practical either because people will normally get bored, stop performing said exercise and gain weight once again. My solution is much more simple and practical. Keep eating the same amount of food but change some of it. Products made of grains, especially refined grains are very fattening so instead of things made of white flour like pasta or bread, eat things like meat, ham, fish, eggs, cheese, vegetables, nuts, fruit etc… Most fruit and vegetables don’t fill you up much but meat, eggs, fish & dairy products do, so eat them when you feel really hungry. There are also several confectionary products in which white flour is used such as cakes and doughnuts. If you’re going to eat sweets it’d be better if you eat chocolate instead. Contrary to popular belief, normal chocolate isn’t that fattening. It is fattening to a degree but not as much as a doughnut of the same size made with white flour.

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Strength Training Guide For Tennis Players

Skill and technique are more important than anything in Tennis but by strengthening your body you will be able to run and shoot faster, so strength training is definitely important for this sport. Even a sprinting increase of a few milliseconds can make a difference and the harder your shots are the harder it will be for your opponents to keep up with you.

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Upper Body Training

Probably the best strengthening exercises for tennis players are the ones which utilize a kettlebell. These exercises are a mix between a strength building exercise and a cardiovascular exercise.

The Single Arm Swing: This exercise will grant you more power and improve your serve. To execute this lift simply pick the bell up off of the ground with one arm. Next, rotate your fist so that your knuckles are pointing right at the sphere of the bell. From here on simply swing the bell between your legs and up to chest level. Make sure to properly utilize your hips in order to build the momentum to swing the kettlebell.

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3 Great Benefits of Strength Training

Strength training is exercise that uses resistance to strengthen and condition the musculoskeletal system, improving endurance and muscle tone. Physiologically, the benefits of consistent strength training include an increase in muscle size and tone, increased muscular strength, and increases in bone, tendon and ligament strength. Lifting weights has also been shown to improve psychological health as well, by increasing confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.

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Improved Performance & Physical Appearance

One important result of strength training is increased physical performance. Muscles utilize energy to produce movement, functioning as the engine or powerhouse of the body and strength training increases the muscles’ strength, size and endurance, which contribute to improvements in our work, sports and our general day-to-day activities.

Another benefit of a good strength-training program is its effect on our overall appearance and body composition, which can directly influence self-esteem and your confidence. Take, for example, a 160-pound man who has 20 percent body fat; 32 pounds of fat weight and 128 pounds of lean body weight (muscle, organs, bones, water, etc). By beginning an effective strength training program, he replaces five pounds of fat with five pounds of muscle. He still weighs 160 pounds, but he is now 17 percent fat with 27 pounds of fat weight and 133 pounds of lean body weight. Although his body weight remains the same, his strength, muscle tone, and metabolism have improved, giving him a fit and more attractive appearance.

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How to Jump Higher for Basketball

Being able to jump high is a very important skill in basketball. The ability to slam dunk or get up above your opponent for that crucial rebound is extremely important in this sport and if you are performing slightly below your potential than you can expect to lose out on the court, miss out on teams and bow out earlier than you’d hoped.

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If you’re really tall you might be able to dunk without any training whatsoever but for shorter men it can be quite difficult so here’s what you should do:

  1. Improve your technique. By concentrating on putting your body into the most efficient position during the jumping movement you can get the most out of the existing output of your body. This will give you an immediate gain and is the easiest to develop. You just need to practice.
  2. Another way is to perform plyometric exercises to produce more dynamism from your muscles and to train your nervous system to react quickly.
  3. The third and most important method is strength training. This is going to give you consistent long term improvement and it will protect you from injury as well. Ensuring you are strong enough for your body to handle jumping high is vital to success.

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Weight Training Guide for Cyclists

Weight training for cyclists provides four main benefits:

1 – On fast descents, you will use a lot of upper body strength whilst cornering. Having stronger arm and core muscles will stop your muscles from tiring, allowing you to keep control over your bicycle during the descent.

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2 – Crashes are all part of cycling and having a stronger upper body will provide extra protection during those crashes, and help you avoid having to take recovery time off the bike.

3 – Having stronger hamstrings and quadriceps means you will be stronger during climbs, and you will also be able to sprint faster.

4 – Having a rigid upper body means that more power gets through to the pedals, so your overall performance and efficiency will definitely increase.

There are two main ways of undergoing weight training for cyclists: with equipment and without equipment.

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