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Learning the human anatomy as it pertains to musculature and also where the muscle originates and inserts into the bone will enable you to create a customized workout program and will allow you to get creative with your routines. Being able to visualize exactly which muscle you are working when performing an exercise and focusing on the muscle contraction and flexion is critical. I am personally very meticulous about my form. Remember: The muscle only grows while in a state of rest. Train HARD, but be cautious not to over-train. Your Body is a TEMPLE!
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How’s your booty looking? Need a little “pick-me-up”? Check out these example exercises:Walking LungeKneeling KickbackStep-ups on BenchSumo Squat45-Degree Leg Press3-4 Sets and challenge yourself on the weight. Feel the burn and then push yourself for FIVE MORE REPS. Remember: If you cheat, you are only cheating YOURSELF.
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Strong Bones: Yours to KeepOur bones remain strong throughout young adulthood. As we hit middle age, they slowly begin to thin out. In women, this process accelerates after menopause, but there are ways to put on the brakes. One of the best lines of defense is your diet -- eating the right foods can give you the maximum peak bone mass and boost your bone density at any age.Got Milk?Calcium is the cornerstone of strong bones. Adults up to age 50 need 1,000 milligrams per day. Beginning at age 51, women need 1,200 milligrams every day, and when men hit 71, they need to hit that mark, too. The pop star of calcium sources is undoubtedly milk. A single 8-ounce cup of milk, whether skim, low-fat, or whole, has 300 milligrams of calcium.Yogurt and CheeseNot a milk drinker? A cup of yogurt has at least as much calcium as an 8-ounce cup of milk. And one ounce of Swiss cheese has nearly as much. Even if you're lactose intolerant, there are now plenty of dairy products that are lactose-reduc…