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Choosing Gym Wear For Winter Training

Cooler weather is upon us and that means that you need to take caution of how to dress. Gym goers may find that the cold weather offers a tricky problem. How do you dress for the gym while take precautions against the cold weather? Do you wear your gym t-shirts and other gym clothing, or do you need to change your workout wardrobe? Here is what you need to know about how to dress in the gym for winter.
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Is High End Gym Clothing Worth the Money?

These days, we are all working to look better and feel better about our bodies. It is not uncommon to find yourself taking a break from your daily routine to look for some new gym clothes. Even if you have yet to make it back to the gym, home workouts are essential, so you need the right gear. With gym clothing, it is easy to consider a cheaper option in the clearance section of some bargain basement website, but is that really going to help you out?
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Always Wash Your Gym Wear!

We have all done it. You go to the gym and forget to place your gym clothing in the washer. It is not uncommon to wear gym clothes more than once. Many of us do not realize there is anything wrong with wearing our sweaty clothing more than once. You are going to sweat in them again, so what is the harm? Actually, this tactic is more dangerous than you might think.
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How to create 2020 fitness goals that you'll stick to

It’s often said that just 8% of people stick to their New Year’s resolutions. Sure, you might feel super motivated right now in the first flush of January. You’re certain that this WILL be the year you’ll hit the treadmill daily, fit in a 30 minute yoga session every morning and kick the carbs for good. But what about in February when reality dawns, you remember you hate getting up early to go for a run and you’d rather have a side of chips than yet another portion of brown rice or quinoa? The key to being successful and sticking to your fitness goals is to be realistic.
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Top 50 Best Gym Quotes - Motivation for Bodybuilding

1. "The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent." Arnold

2. "The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds." Rollins

3. "It's hard to be humble when you are as great as I am" - Muhammad Ali

4. "It's a lifestyle - train like there's no finish line."

5. "If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse."

6. "It's not the size of the dog

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Chalk or training gloves ? which is best?

In strength training, your grip is of paramount importance. After all, if you lose your grip, you won’t be able to lift the weight. Some people turn to lifting straps to help them grip more securely which is an effective solution but one that doesn’t address the problem of having weak hands. There are, however, two more solutions: chalk and gloves.

Chalk

Weightlifters, gymnasts, rock climbers, and other athletes use chalk (specifically magnesium carbonate) to help soak up sweat for a better grip. Chalk comes in solid blocks or powder form although there are some “liquid” chalk preparations that you paint on to your hands for the same purpose.

Chalk is cheap and allows you to maintain close contact with the weights you are lifting – something that some lifters value.

Depending on how sweaty your hands are, you’ll probably need to apply a later of chalk at the start of each set. For many, this is a ritual that helps them

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Don't believe the hype? five fitness myths that might be holding you back

Don’t believe the hype – five fitness myths that might be holding you back

The fitness world is peppered with myths that sound like they should be true but are actually the opposite. Believing and then acting on these myths can severely undermine your progress – even if you exercise frequently and diligently.

If you stop falling foul of these myths, you will find that you can reach your fitness goals more quickly and easily than ever before.

1. You need to do a ton of cardio to lose fat

Look around any gym and you’ll see this myth in action; row upon row of exercisers doing hour after hour of cardio to lose weight and burn fat. Come back in a year and guess what? They’ll still be doing it, and they’ll still look the same despite working in the so-called fat burning zone.

Why is this the case? Because most of those exercisers are attempting the impossible – to out-exercise a bad diet.

Cardio

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Injury prevention

Take it from one who knows; being injured sucks! If you train hard enough or long enough you are almost guaranteed to suffer at least a few minor niggles but it’s also quite likely that, at some point, you suffer a more serious injury. In this article you’ll learn how to keep your injury risk to a minimum.

1) Always warm up

If you have ever been short of time, you have probably been tempted to skip your warm up. While on the surface this seems to make sense, it’s important to realize that those ten-minutes saved could cost you literally months of progress if you end up injured.

Warming up transitions your body from sedentary to active and not only gets your body ready for exercise; it also prepares your mind.

A good warm up will increase your core temperature, increase joint mobility and muscular flexibility, increase nervous function and generally ensure you are as ready as possible for the workout to come.

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Five Fitness Truths

After working in the fitness industry for more almost 30-years and having spent a lot of that time training for and competing in a variety of sports, I reckon I have learnt a few things about exercise and nutrition worth passing on. Some of the things I have learnt have come from research – I love reading about training methods both new and old and have an extensive collection of exercise and nutrition books – and some of it has come from observation but the majority has come from self experimentation.

You see, whenever I learn about a new exercise, training system or dietary approach, I always try in out on myself before I recommend it to anyone else. Like a chef always tastes the food he makes before serving I always test out my recommendations before passing them on. That way, I am confident I only pass on useful, accurate and effective information to my personal training clients and my readers.

So, to that end, I’d like to share my top five fitness

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GASP Clothing Breakdown

GASP Clothing.. Bodybuilding.. Sweden? Ring any bells?

The first two you are probably thinking "Yeah, I've seen GASP Clothing on Athletes. Come to think of it... Bodybuilding athletes from the USA". What you may not know is that originally GASP Clothing was developed in Sweden, In Stockholm, Over 20 years ago. Now the surprise is that such a big name brand in bodybuilding has come from somewhere that has never had a successful bodybuilding tale to tell. How did they do it? How did they learn? Who did they market there clothes for? The Answer is the original, The original bodybuilders of the 90's. The staple names like Dorian Yates, Lee Haney, Flex Wheeler, Lee Priest. These guys where the level setters, Hardcore wasn't Hardcore until names like this arrived and training wasn't balls to the wall or blood and guts.

So GASP Clothing took the initiative and

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The Best Motivational Quotes

Don’t count the days; make the days count — Muhammad Ali

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self. — Aristotle

Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise. — Kobe Bryant

It never gets easier, you just get stronger.

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on nd just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

The only limitations one has, are the ones they place on themselves — Muhammad Ali

You’ve only got three choices in life — give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got.

The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience

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That Irritating Runner's Chafe

Besides helping you to firm up and shed those last pounds that have outstayed their welcome, running is such a universally-favoured activity because of how simple it is. Being able to slip off into your own world while pushing your body’s physical boundaries is a prospect many people appreciate, although it has to be said that one downside to a runner’s utopia is the irritation of chafing.

Working your way through a few miles on the treadmill or outdoors is enough of a challenge without feeling as if your nipples or other sensitive areas are bleeding. Chafing comes from the friction of your clothes and moisture rubbing against your skin so the first thing you can do is swap that cotton t-shirt for something synthetic. Running long distances while wearing cotton is like carrying an added weight due to the way the material absorbs sweat and allows it to rub on you.</span>

Petroleum jelly will help hugely in protecting you from chafing but it is a good idea

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