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Know your muscles

Muscle building explained: In this section the basic principles and techniques relating to muscle development will be explained. This elementary knowledge is important and deserves to be studied before you take up weight training. Putting together a workout on the basis of the Workout manager requires a reasonable knowledge of


Carbohydrates are the main suppliers of body energy.  They also add volume to a meal filling the stomach and giving you a sated feeling. Subsequently during the digestive processes the most important kinds of carbohydrates – better known as starch and sugar – are broken down to form glucose or

How much weight?

How much weight should I use while lifting? There is a short answer to this most frequently asked question: Every human body differs in strength when compared to others. Therefore you should find out for yourself by trial and error where the limits of your own strength when lifting lie.

Various methods of exercising

Yet another principle is the distinction between various methods of exercising. Exercises can be divided up into 4 categories: 1) Dumbbells and barbells 2) Fitness machines 3) Cables 4) Body weight. You will understand that for the proper development of your body it is necessary that all of the above


Minerals and trace elements do not produce energy. They are scattered in various quantities throughout the body. They are indispensable for the build-up and maintenance of the body. Iron, for instance, plays a role in the formation of blood and calcium plays a role in the construction of the skeleton.

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