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Without a doubt, for those of us that are all about the iron game, there are those “staple” exercises that we just cannot do without. For damn good reason, too – cause they are awesome and effective!!

Though there are tons and tons of these staple exercises that we all utilize, we wanted to touch on a few important ones that we picked up from this article called The Top 4 Gym Mistakes Causing Back Pain (and How to Fix Them), found on CriticalBench.com

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Proper planning and precautionary measures are to be taken when beginning weight training for advaned age lifters!

Proper planning and precautionary measures are to be taken when beginning weight training for advaned age lifters!

Too many people are apprehensive with the idea of beginning a weight lifting regime as they get older. Don’t let this be you!

You can be quite successful at beginning weight training at ANY age. Weightlifting has many benefits, at any adult age. If you’re just beginning to train, you should definitely take some precautionary measures. That’s what this article is about. It’s a different set of rules if you’ve been lifting for years and just getting older by nature.

Just because your body is older and recovery takes longer, it’s no excuse to not undertake weight training, and to not do it right!

When proper planning and cautions are utilized, you have little to fear. In fact, you have a lot to look forward to! Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to drastically change your physique and your lifestyle, at ANY age. Lucky for you guys, Gone Liftin’ is going to discuss some of the major benefits, as well the do’s and dont’s of weight lifting for the advanced age athlete. Continue Reading…

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Female Weight Training
Men and women alike should train with weights to better their body composition goals.

Men and women alike should train with weights to better their body composition goals.

There are more schools of thoughts on weight training for men and women that I, or anyone of us, could possibly count. One trainer will say one thing, and another trainer will swear by something on the complete opposite side of the spectrum.

Men know they should train with weights to add muscle mass and look good naked. Women, however, have somehow created this self-fulfilling prophecy and negative stigma towards training with weights. Why? No freakin’ idea!

Attention Women – Lift Weights!

Contrary to popular belief, women SHOULD train with weights. BodyBuilding.com has a very well written article on gender-specific weight training.

Venus Factor - Weight loss for women videoIn a nutshell, the article states very clearly that women should in fact train with weights. Women tend to avoid weights like the plague because they continue to think they will get “too bulky.” That’s a bunch of bullshit. An old wive’s tale, if you will.

Getting bulky or getting skinny or getting toned or changing your body composition in general is all based on your diet and the training methods that one incorporates. Continue Reading…