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Bulking vs. Leaning Season, Which is Right for You?

Which is right for me and what is the difference? One of the most important things to do when you begin the next phase in your fitness journey is to write down goals, such as wearing your favorite pair of posing trunks on the next NPC show. This will help determine if you should follow a leaning program or a bulking program. For our clients that are looking to achieve the following goals, one of our 30, 60, or 90-day bulking programs will be the right fit.             *Increase overall strength             *Decrease body fat             *Increasing lean body mass             *Overall development and size Our bulking programs are aimed toward over all muscle growth...

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Avoid Dangerous Physique Crash Dieting

It is not uncommon for those preparing for a physique or bodybuilding competition to crash diet for lower body fat. However, there are health and training risks associated with this that can place the athlete in serious danger. While many people in society use crash diets, which are typically dangerous, the dangers are compounded for those that crash diet while maintaining a large amount of exercise. For the average person weight loss means reaching a desirable healthy weight. Bodybuilders and physique competitors have a different relationship with weight loss, and their desired goal is typically an unhealthy level of bodyfat.   Crash Dieting Hits Us Hardest   Crash dieting while rigorously exercising can actually damage muscles. Your body becomes accustomed...

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Top 5 Reasons Women Lose Weight Different Then Men

Why does it seem like men’s weight loss journey is so much easier then women’s? There are many factors that contribute to someone’s weight loss journey. When working with our female Classic Physique clients, we often hear “My husband is losing weight so much faster than me.”, or “Why can my boyfriend reach his goals quicker than me?” Here are the top 5 reasons why this happens: Men tend to have more muscle. The more muscle mass one has, the more calories they will burn during a rest state. This is why it’s so important that women also incorporate weight lifting into their fitness journey. Sustaining lean muscle mass requires more calories. Men generally start their fitness journey at a...

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