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Weight Lifting Reduces Risk Of Heart Disease And Diabetes

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A brand new study has found that weight lifting can seriously cut your chances of getting heart disease or diabetes!

Researches studied over 5,000 people and found who lifted weights.

Then they measured for metabolic syndrome, which is several risk factors including a large waist circumference, high triglyceride levels, low HDL (good) cholesterol levels, elevated blood pressure and high glucose.

All of those are risk factors for both heart disease and diabetes.

Well guess what they found…

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Eric Dane Is Looking 'Steamy' Leaving The Gym

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McSteamy Eric Dane was spotted strutting his big muscly arms around El Lay yesterday.

He was leaving a gym and we're sure he got in a great workout.

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Ryan Lochte's Olympic Trainer On Fitness

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Matt DeLancey is Ryan Lochte's trainer who got his body in gold medal shape!

He's a strong powerlifter, an Olympic athlete trainer and an avid runner.

So it's safe to say he knows a lot about everything fitness.

He recently sat down for an interview, where he gave some great advice:

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Try this move to target those glutes! Step down - Standing alongside a bench or step, step up with your left leg, so that your right leg is still on the ground. Squeeze your glutes and push through your left heel, driving your right leg up. Lower right leg down so the ball of the foot touches the floor and immediately lift again. Complete for 15 reps then change sides!

- Fitness & Lifestyle Expert Courtney Barber

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The Benefits Of Quicker Repetitions In The Weight Room

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As we've heard from other fitness experts, lifting weights with a combination of cardio is a great way to lose weight, while getting your body in better shape.

FitPerez reader Jodie wants to know if lifting weights at different speeds will yield different results and wrote our favorite boxer Alex Brenes for some help! She asked:

Hi Alex!

Love that you are a new contributor on FitPerez & I am happy to say that I am going to come down and try your class at DeLaBBc.

My question is - I am an average size 27 year old who frequently lifts weights at the gym. Should I lift weights as fast as possible? Or should I slow them down in certain parts of the lifting?

According to Alex:

Hey Jodie!

Thanks!

I can tell you fast reps with low weight will help you with definition and speed. Use heavier weights for strengthening and muscle gain. (Muscle is heavier than fat).

I hope to see you at DeLaBBC some time and keep your hands up…

Got more questions? Tweet Alex @ABrenesBoxing for more answers!

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Is Cardio Or Lifting Weights More Important For Fitness?

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Drum roll please!

FitPerez contributor and celebrity trainer Adam Ernster gets this question all the time!

What is more import — cardio or lifting weights?

It's time to set the record straight! Watch the video above to find out which exercise a fitness expert thinks is the MOST important. His answer may surprise you!

Got a fitness question? Tweet them @AdamErnster or email it to us at tips@fitperez.com!

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How Chris Hemsworth Became A Fitness God For Thor

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You'd never be able to tell, but the deliciously jacked actorChris Hemsworth had never lifted weights in his life before getting his star-making role as Thor!

So how did he pack on 20 pounds of muscle onto his 6 foot 3 inch frame? Lot of eating! In a Men's Health interview, the actor said:

"I feel as if I've been busy, but all I've been doing is eating all day. Eating when you're not hungry and taking in that amount of food is exhausting."

There was lots of food, but lots of exercise too!

The actor had mostly kept in shape with his active lifestyle by surfing, boxing, and playing Australian Rules Football, but after snagging the title role in Marvel's upcoming film he had to hit the gym, explaining:

"Rest and exercise were equally as important. It wasn't until Thor that I started lifting weights. It was all pretty new to me."

The real key to Hemsworth's new buff bod was constantly challenging his muscles. His trainers constantly forced him to vary weight, reps, and speed so his muscles never adjusted to workouts.

Then, after all that heavy lifting and eating, the actor grew too big for his superhero costume! He slimmed down by eating less and did metabolic circuits to burn calories without sacrificing muscle.

Sounds like A LOT of work, but by the looks of it, totally worth it!

So there you have it! The secrets of Thor's thundering biceps have been revealed!

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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