The Muscle Times

A new study looked at how being overweight – namely, having high body fat percentages or being obese – affected recovery time from knee injuries, something bodybuilders get frequently. It found that fatter people recovered much more slowly than their leaner counterparts.
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Researchers had 12 adults follow a low-calorie diet for three weeks while consuming a fatty acid supplement. The study examined the effects of these fatty acids on low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad” cholesterol) formation. The researchers found that using a fatty acid supplement dramatically reduced the conversion of LDL precursors into LDL, and therefore dramatically reduced the LDL cholesterol that can cause heart disease and heart attacks.
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We’ve all heard the phrase “mind over matter,” and we’ve all had moments when our mental powers were the only thing that got us to the end of a tough set. But in these desperate spots under a heavy bar, we have to ask: Was it really “mind over matter” that got us through – or something else?
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It’s been known for years that lifting heavy is the best way to build big, strong muscles that make you look great with clothes on and even better with them off. Research consistently shows that lifting heavy can help you drop fat by burning a ton of calories.

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To get bloody huge, you know you need to respect the trifecta: eat, rest and train. But with so much available information and so many conflicting opinions, it can be confusing. And it’s no different at the gym. You hear that you need to do the big lifts first. So you plan to do squats, deads and the bench press at the start of your session. Then you also hear that if you want to grow, you need to pre-exhaust your muscles before hitting them with the big compounds. So what’s the correct way to do it?

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