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What Is The Benefit of Doing The Leg Press With One Leg?


It is a good way to shock your muscles into new growth, as it forces each leg to adjust to tackling the weight on its own, resulting in slightly different neural response. You will also get a better stretch in each leg, and that extra stress on the muscle can result in additional growth.


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Increasing Weight Lifted and Stuggling With Chest Growth?


My chest growth has stalled. I’m puzzled because I always add weight from workout to workout. Isn’t consistently adding weight the key to new size?

Gains in size usually accompany gains in strength, but not always. You have to consider the amount of stress placed on the muscle. Powerlifters are incredibly strong, but they do not have the muscle size of a bodybuilder. This is because a powerlifter’s goal is to move weight from point A to B, while a bodybuilder’s goal should be to place a significant amount of stress on the muscle to make it grow in size. Perhaps the problem is not how much weight your lift, but how you lift it. Are you really connecting your mind to the muscle and feeling it through a range of motion? The difficulty could also be a matter of volume or stagnation in your current exercise selection. Sometime changing the tempo of the reps, the angle of the exercises, or the overall volume of the workout can aid growth better than simply moving more weight.


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Diet Aids Reduce Stress


Adding walnuts and walnut oil to your daily diet can help your body deal with stress. Researchers found that the poly-unsaturated fats in walnuts influence blood pressure, at rest and during stressful situations. Several studies showed omega-3 fatty acids (eg alpha linolenic acid found in walnuts and flaxseed) can reduce LDL cholesterol level. For people suffering from hypertension and high cholesterol, getting lots of exercise and making some adjustments in your diet can significantly change your cardiovascular health. You can easily add walnut oil and flaxseed to many meals or use them as substitutes for other types of oils in many recipes.