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Secret to massive pecs – Scooby sets bench press record!

Ask any powerlifter what is their favorite chest exercise and most will say the bench press. Its such a common exercise that even non-athletic people know what it is just from watching the movies. Their is a lot of mystique built up around the bench press and almost a cult-like worship of the exercise. Don't get me wrong, bench press is a great exercise but most people overuse it - its just one little tool in your toolbox. One of the most common questions I get is: "How much can Scooby bench press?" Many claim that bench press increases mass...

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How to tell good fitness advice from bad fitness advice

There are so many fitness videos on YouTube and blogs out there and they all have conflicting advice, how can you possibly figure out which ones know their stuff and which ones are worthless?Follow the Money!Its that easy!!! Before you even watch that YouTube video, click on the username to view their profile. What are they selling? Supplements? An eBook? A newsletter? Exercise equipment? If they are selling something, keep that in mind when you are watching their videos! Often these people are just using their videos as very well disguised infomercials to sell their product. Next fitness video you...

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What does Scooby say at the end of his videos?

People often wonder what I say at the end of my videos and why. What I say is in German"Alles Klar? Auf Wiedersehen!""Alles Klar?" Means, do you get it? Do you understand? "Auf Wiedersehen" Means goodbye, until we see each other againSo why do I speak German at the end? I worked in Germany for two years and loved it. Some German phrases are just more compact than their English equivalents so I like using them. In one video, I got a comment from a viewer saying "Who is Peter Zane?" I puzzled and puzzled and died laughing when it...

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Bike Commuting Safety

I am a pretty experienced cyclist, not in terms of races, but in terms of urban commuting. In addition to be an avid cyclist and triathlete, I bike commuted 30 miles a day thru dense and hostile urban traffic for 30 years. In my experience 99% of bike accidents are the cyclists fault, by the way, I have never had a bike accident in 40 years of cycling :)Cyclists are too quick to blame their accidents on everything other than themselves. Yes, perhaps the car DID hit them but a prepared cyclist could have easily taken evasive action to avoid...

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Random Urban HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Workout

This is a form of interval training which will forever change the way you view stop signs and stop lights. For most people, they are obstacles and objects of frustration but they will soon become your only friend!Most types of cardio are periodic, especially HIIT programs like Tabata. This adds a twist to HIIT to make it more exciting and challenging - random HIIT.First, this Random Urban HIIT is for advanced athletes in tip-top shape only - this is not for beginners, nor is it a way to lose fat. This is for performance. Here is what you need:you need...

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Bikes are transportation too!

Today I was presented with the dilema that hundreds of thousands of people face every day. The car needs service and I had to figure out how to get back to home or work after dropping off the car. I could call in a favor with a friend to come pick me up at the car dealer but that often results in drama and its a big favor to ask. I could have used the car dealers courtesy van but those often take forever. I could have rented a car or get a loaner, but again, its a hassle. What...

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How fast will you lose muscle mass and strength when you stop working out?

This is a question I get ALL the time from people! When many people get into fitness, they are paranoid about losing their hard gained progress. Many people who ask this are worried about losing muscle mass and strength while on summer vacation, relax! If you are worried about this, you are most likely on the verge of overtraining anyway and 1-3 weeks away from the weights is probably the best thing you could possible do. Vacation is a great time to let your joints heal and any overuse injuries subside. So, taking a week or two off from the...

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Abs of Steel with Windshield Wipers

Windshield Wipers The windshield wiper is an amazing core exercise, and its fun too, but its not for beginners. This exercise gets its name from its motion that is very much like a windshield wiper on your car, flopping left and right like a metronome. Doing these before your core is already strong will result in a very, very painful pulled muscle.Many people find these difficult so let me show you how to work up to them. First, you need to have done bicycles for several months so your obliques are pretty strong. Next, you need to be really strong...

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How to use skinfold calipers to measure bodyfat

The skinfold caliper is the most accurate and cheapest way to measure your bodyfat but if you need to do it right to get meaningful results. I've been getting lots of requests for this because people have been having trouble figuring out how to use skinfold calipers properly.The reason its so important to know bodyfat accurately its the only way to know if that 10 pound increase on the scale is because of added fat or added muscle. The skinfold caliper lets you figure your lean body mass (LBM) and bodyfat accurately so you can guage your progress in losing...

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