How to Stimulate Muscle Growth so That You Never Plateau Again

How to Stimulate Muscle Growth

Have you ever wondered what stimulates a muscle to grow? Lifting weights does, right?

Yes, it does. But there’s a little more to it.

Let’s dig into the science behind stimulating muscle growth so that you never plateau again.

But first, what is a plateau?

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6 Little Known Benefits of Building Muscle

6 Little Known Benefits of Building Muscle

Did you know that chronic diseases account for over 2/3 of deaths in the United States? Furthermore, did you know that these chronic diseases are almost always related to poor lifestyle behaviors?

I bet you never thought about the role that muscle plays in the prevention of these diseases.

If you think the only reason to build muscle is to look good or attract the opposite sex, you’re in for a treat. I would argue that you’re slowly killing yourself by NOT building muscle.

By the end of this post, I think you’ll agree.

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Why High-Intensity Interval Training Almost Always Beats Steady-State Cardio for Fat Loss and Muscle Growth

Why High-Intensity Interval Training Almost Always Beats Steady-State Cardio for Fat Loss and Muscle Growth

Imagine walking into a gym and jumping on an exercise bike to do a session of high-intensity interval training. The person beside you has been cycling on an exercise bike at a steady pace for ten minutes when you start.

You crank out a 20 minute session of high-intensity interval training and call it quits for the day. The steady-state cyclist beside you continues to cycle for another 10 minutes after you finish.

  • Your time spent training: 20 minutes
  • Their time spent training: 40 minutes

Guess who burned more fat?

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How to Count Calories for Weight Loss

How to Count Calories for Weight Loss

Losing weight is not nearly as difficult as you might think. I can summarize weight loss in one line with one equation:

energy in < energy out = weight loss

In its most basic form, weight loss is nothing more than consuming less energy than you burn. When you consume less energy than you burn, you lose weight. Period.

Similarly, if energy in = energy out then you maintain your weight. And if energy in > energy out you gain weight.

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4 Fitness Buffs Speak Out: “The One Thing I Wish I Knew before I Started Working Out”

4 Fitness Buffs Speak Out: "The One Thing I Wish I Knew before I Started Working Out"

Do you remember that rush of enthusiasm you felt when you decided to start working out? Like many others, I’m sure you were anxious to get started and see results.

But most people don’t know where to start when it comes to getting fit. The abundance of fitness information in books, magazines, and the Internet tends to keep people from ever getting started, or leads them to little or no results.

That’s why I reached out to 4 fitness buffs and asked them to answer one simple question:

What is the one thing you wish you knew before you started working out?

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