The Toughest Competitor I Have To Face…

When I’m preparing for a bodybuilding competition I like to compare myself to the toughest and fiercest competitor that I’m going to have to face and see how well I stack up to him. Now my toughest competition is a seasoned bodybuilding competitor who knows how to get in top shape. He’s going to be…

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Lee Hayward got a make over…

Well, I didn’t get a make over myself… but the Total Fitness Bodybuilding website did… www.LeeHayward.com has been online since January 1999 and during that time we’ve changed A LOT. From the simple cheesy HTML pages of the 1990’s, to the not so cheesy HTML pages of the 2000’s, and now we’re moving right along…

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How Strict Should Your Exercise Form Be?

When it comes to weight training there are generally 2 schools of thought when it comes to exercise form. First you have the typical personal trainer “fitness experts” who say you should perform all lifts with light to moderate weights and use very slow and controlled movements. Then you have the power and strength athletes…

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Dumbbell Pullovers – A Forgotten Chest Exercise

Dumbbell Pullovers (A Forgotten Exercise That Can Add Inches Of Solid Mass To Your Chest) The pullover is an exercise you seldom see done in the gym anymore. Yet back in the “Pumping Iron” days of bodybuilding it was a staple in almost everyone’s routine. In fact, way back in the old days before the…

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Bodybuilding for Beginners

I’m a complete beginner to weight training. I’d like to make gains as fast as possible, but when I ask people how I should go about it all I keep getting different answers. Please help me, I need advice on all areas: diet, routine, exercises, supplements, etc. This is one of the most common questions…

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Supplements To Help Relieve Joint Pain Naturally

Do you have problems with sore joints? Do you sometimes find your elbows, knees, shoulders, hips, etc. hurt? Do these aches and pains limit your strength and mobility? Overtime weight training can put a lot of stress on your joints, tendons, and ligaments. This can really slow down your workouts and progress in the gym.…

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Bodybuilding Terms & Definitions Explained

AEROBIC EXERCISE Prolonged, moderate-intensity work that uses up oxygen at or below the level at which your cardiorespiratory (heart-lung) system can replenish oxygen in the working muscles. Aerobic literally means with oxygen, and it is the only type of exercise which burns body fat to meet its energy needs. Bodybuilders engage in aerobic workouts to…

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The Best Bodybuilding Nutritional Supplements

I’m often asked what are the best bodybuilding supplements to take. Let’s face it supplements can be a very confusing topic because there is so much crap being pushed at you. You see every single magazine out there is owned by, or affiliated with, a supplement company. That’s why virtually everything they publish is geared…

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