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Body weight workout for skinny guys

A body weight workout is using your own body weight as the main resistance when working out. It’s probably one of the oldest and most versatile of workout concepts. You can target many muscle groups and achieve incredible results with exercises using just your body weight. It doesn't cost anything and you can practice it at home.
Weight training program: 4 day lifting plan for beginners

Weight training program: 4 day lifting plan for beginners

The 4 Day Lifting Plan for Beginners is the second in the Weight Training Program for skinny guys. The plan is based on Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 training system and developed by Chris Heskett. The exercises in the plan require access to a fully equipped gym with free weights.
How to get a six pack

How to get a six pack

A well defined abdominal muscle is a sign of a person’s dedication to fitness and keeping their body in good shape. Skinny or not, most of us want to have washboard abs. It is not a surprise that most of us want to know how to get a six pack.
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How body fat affects your six pack abs

Even though it’s normally associated with unhealthy living, body fat also has a role. It acts as shock absorber and energy storage site. Getting rid of it completely is just as dangerous as leaving it to take over your body. Find out how body fat affects your six pack abs.
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Build Muscles – Workout basics for skinny guys

Exercise is the most important part of muscle building. You don’t need me to tell you how important and obvious working out is. Your muscles need to be worked out if you want them to grow and get ripped (or toned, or defined if you prefer). Why?
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5 arm workouts by 5 fitness models

There are a lot of reasons why guys want bigger arms. For a start, they make you look strong and attract (the right) attention from the ladies. You can have the best six pack...
Post-workout: What to do after a workout

Post-workout: What to do after a workout

Having a sound post-workout routine is as important as the workout itself. It kick starts the recovery process and helps bring your body to its normal state. To find out what to do after a workout and the benefits of a post-workout routine, read on.
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Six myths about your six pack abs

If you are in the process of changing your body or even thinking about it, the chances are that you are looking at ways to achieve that perfect set of abs (preferably a six pack). There is a lot of information and videos you can use to help you achieve your goal. But before you take it all on board, you should also be aware of the myths about your ix pack abs.
Take a break from the gym: 5 reasons you need some time off

Take a break from the gym: 5 reasons you need some time off

Do you feel you need a holiday (vacation)? Do you struggle to find time to socialise? Are you tired? Do you find it difficult to notice any progress in your fitness regime? Do you feel like you want to give the workout a miss today? If you answer “yes” to any (or all) of these questions, then you need to take a break from the gym.
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How to lower your body fat

Even if you are a skinny guy (or a girl), you need to think about your body fat. There are two types of fat your body carries: visceral and subcutaneous. The first type is the one that wraps around your internal organs. The second type is the fat layer beneath your skin. This is the fat we all notice and worry about. Here are a few basics on how to lower your body fat.

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5 back workouts by 5 fitness models

The 80s is my favourite decade and that’s when the notion of having dedicated days to train separate body parts lifted off. If your...