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How to maintain your six pack abs

There is no point in working out and dieting to achieve a six pack and then just stop, convinced that you have done enough. If you are lucky, you may get away with it for a few weeks. In most cases, you won’t and will need to know how to maintain your six pack abs in order to keep them in shape and on show (if you so chose) for years to come.
Weight training program: 3 Day Lifting Plan for beginners

Weight training program: 3 Day Lifting Plan for beginners

Our 3 Day Lifting Plan for beginners is the first in the Weight Training Program series for skinny guys. It’s developed by fitness model and strength coach Chris Heskett and suitable for anyone who has access to a fully equipped gym with free weights.
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.
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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.
Tania Ziesman

Six pack abs workout for women

Today’s six pack abs workout is inspired by the beautiful Tania Ziesman - health, wellness and beauty blogger from Toronto, Canada. Miss Tania Z turned to fitness modelling after a successful career as a...
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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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Six (indirect) exercises for six pack abs

Crunches may be the most popular exercise to directly exercise your abs. Revealing a ripped washboard stomach involves much more than endless reps of crunches. You need to think of the bigger picture and exercise not just your abs but the other muscles in your midsection as well as your whole body. Here are some indirect exercises that help you reveal your six packs abs.
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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...
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Can you smoke and still build muscles?

Building muscles isn’t just about working out and downing protein shakes. There are many other factors that have a direct effect on how your body develops. Some of these factors are down to lifestyle choices and/or bad habits, like alcohol and cigarettes for example. Let’s see how smoking affects your routine and can you smoke and still build muscles.
Six facts about your six pack abs

Six facts about your six pack abs

Six pack abs are on the top of everyone’s body transformation list. For whatever reason (and I am not going to elaborate on that) both men and women are obsessed with a well defined set of abs. Even though “perfect six pack abs” feature in almost every edition of the popular (and not so popular) fitness and lifestyle magazines, they can be difficult to achieve.

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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...