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Training Legs for Growth

Ahhhhh, Leg day... The day that every gym-rat dreads. Walking into the gym knowing that you are about to train legs is the worst part of the week for most people. Knowing that you are about to do squats, leg press, or any other movement that requires using your legs for some reason is such... Continue Reading →

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DyeHard Fitness Partner Essential Fitness Products

The products below are the unique products that DyeHard Fitness has chosen to help you reach your health goals. These products help your body track, maintain, and boost results. Fitness Essential Products High-density blue speckled foam roller with molded edges: Extra firm – best for intermediate and above. High density expanded polypropylene (EPP) that is... Continue Reading →

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Is Foam Rolling Good?

Using a foam roller before and after your workout is more than necessary. It is called Self-Myofascial Release because you are literally releasing the tension of the muscle fibers by yourself. Doing this before exercising is a fantastic way to relax the muscle and allow more oxygen and blood flow to a particular muscle group.... Continue Reading →

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5 Ways to Improve Sleep Quality

Over 70% of Americans have trouble falling asleep at night or can't stay asleep. Knowing that the number is that high makes me wonder if those people are taking steps to improve their sleep. Here are 5 ways to improve your overall quality of sleep. #1 - Get on a schedule. Try going to sleep... Continue Reading →

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Set A Habit, Not A Goal

What is the most popular New Year's Resolution every year? Some type of Fitness or Health-related goal. According to Statista, the number 1, 2, and 3 most popular resolutions are related to fitness. The 10 Most Popular New Year's Resolutions of 2019 Why start now? The reason this goal is never followed through is because... Continue Reading →

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Motivation over Limitation

This article is going to be about pushing your limits. A very good example of a person who pushed past all limits and defied the odds is David Goggins, author of "Can't Hurt Me." David spent some of his childhood years in a nice house in a fairly wealthy neighborhood in a nice two-story house.... Continue Reading →

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What You Should Be Consuming After a Workout

A lot of people don't know what to feed their body directly after a workout. It normally depends on your goals and what kind of training you are doing. If you are doing HIIT workouts such as sprints and jump-roping, your goal is probably to tone up or lose a little weight. In that case... Continue Reading →

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The Truth About Training Abs

You always hear, "abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym" well that's not true. Yes, your diet will determine whether or not your abs show without a shirt on, but core training separates amateur competitors from pro competitors period. Look at this picture of Steve Cook. If you can tell me with a... Continue Reading →

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Should you Hire a Personal Trainer?

The answer is yes. Whether you're just starting your fitness journey, or if you have been at it for 5 years without one, a personal trainer can take you to the next level when it comes to reaching your goals. You will begin to do exercises that you've probably never done before. They will look... Continue Reading →

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3 Ways To Increase Muscle Mass

Many people struggle with building muscle mass. If you have been in the gym consistently trying to increase the size of muscle groups, you are probably already at fault. Building muscle is not about how consistent you are in the gym but more about what you are doing in the gym and most importantly what... Continue Reading →

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Training for Strength

Gaining strength in the gym takes an extreme amount of work and can take months to even put an extra 20 lbs on your lift. Adding an extra 20 lbs to your max takes consistency and a high protein diet. When you are training for strength, a high protein diet is essential. You need to... Continue Reading →

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Getting Rid of Low Back Pain

What's worse than getting out of bed in the morning and your back is so tight and sore that it affects your entire day? Having pain in your lower back can affect your mood, your schedule, all physical activities, and even your mental state. You probably wouldn't believe me if I said it can disappear... Continue Reading →

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How To Improve Mental Health During Quarantine

After 5 months of social distancing and being quarantined, the effects in people start to arise. Not knowing what the future looks like can start to take a toll on your mental health as stressors within your brain start to become triggered. Protecting and improving mental health during this time is very important to a... Continue Reading →

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Free Weights Vs. Machine Weights

This is a huge topic today with people who weight train regularly. Although the majority of weightlifters use both, is one better than the other? If so, which one should we be using more frequently and why? First off, training with free weights such as dumbbells or barbells allows the body a much wider range... Continue Reading →

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What are Macros and Why is it Necessary to Track Them?

Counting macros refers to the process of tracking your calories and nutrients throughout the day with every meal. "Macros" is a short term for macronutrients, referring to Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fats. So counting your macros means knowing how much protein, carbs, and fats you should be consuming to meet your goal. The first step in... Continue Reading →

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Meal Prepping for Beginners

Meal prepping is the best way to make sure you are getting the right amount of nutrients and macros for your body goals, and it is also a great way to save money. $50 can buy you solid healthy foods to feed you for a full week. Read that again. A pack of chicken breast,... Continue Reading →

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Cleansing Your Mind With Meditation

Practicing meditation on a daily basis seems like a waste of time and boring to most people. Just sitting there in silence by yourself. When someone says the word "meditate" we automatically picture sitting on the floor in a criss-cross position with our eyes closed and our hands doing that weird shape on our knees.... Continue Reading →

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What Is CBD and What Are The Benefits Of CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, comes from the Cannabid Sativa Plant. This ingredient within the plant causes relaxation as it is not similar to it's counter part, THC. THC causes the psychoactive side effects that you experience from marijuana. CBD does not cause any psychoactive side effects and does not get a person "high". This is a... Continue Reading →

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Cardiovascular Health and Heart Rate Zones

Your cardiovascular system is one of the most important systems in the human body. It keeps your heart beating and delivers nutrients to every single part of your body through veins and blood vessels. Most people fail to keep up with and strengthen the vital system and is a major cause for obesity in the... Continue Reading →

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How To Increase Arm Muscle Growth

Let’s talk about those skin splitting pumps every lifter craves. Yeah, the ones where you can’t tell the difference between a road map and your arm. I personally hit biceps every 48 hours and triceps every 48 hours and occasionally take 2-3 days to rest them. This is the routine that has helped me the... Continue Reading →

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Why You Should Add Boxing Into Your Daily Workout Routine

Are you trying to lose weight, gain muscle, and increase your overall athleticism? Boxing is your answer. Bag training can burn anywhere from 200-400 calories per 30 minutes while also providing endless benefits. Before getting into the benefits of supplementing boxing into your workout routine, let’s talk about myths. A lot of people in the... Continue Reading →

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THC and Weight Training

(Disclaimer: this article is not intended to influence the reader to use any illegal drugs or suggesting to try anything you are not comfortable with. It is only intended to inform)  A lot of people do not know the true effects of marijuana on the body during exercise or training. I’m here to answer some... Continue Reading →

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How Important Is Stretching?

Let’s talk about stretching. The list of benefits is endless and it’s one of the most important parts of any type of physical training or exercise. Why? Because when your muscles are constantly shortened due to daily life, stress, and even sleep, your performance can go downhill very fast. If you talk to any successful... Continue Reading →

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Intermittent Fasting 101

Have you ever struggled with sticking to a consistent diet? Dieting can become a very time-consuming task, from meal prepping to counting calories. The best alternative to dieting is called Intermittent Fasting (IF). This is not considered a diet, but an eating pattern. This eating pattern can allow you to eat all the foods you... Continue Reading →

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Natural Supplemental Muscle Growth

If you are new to an industry, or trying something for the first time, you’re gonna do some research right? If not, the chances are you won’t succeed in that industry. Let’s say you want to start bodybuilding. If you Google search “quickest ways to build muscle for beginners”, 99% of the time you are... Continue Reading →

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