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Resistance Training vs. Bodybuilding: They are very Different

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on August 18, 2010

     Resistance training and bodybuilding are two popular fitness terms, but they are often used incorrectly, leading to confusion or misunderstandings. Resistance training and bodybuilding are definitely not the same thing, even though the terms are frequently used interchangeably.

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Bodyweight Exercises: Misconceptions and Mistakes

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on July 14, 2010

     Bodyweight training has been a popular form of exercise for decades, especially when it comes to group exercise classes and workout videos. It can certainly be an effective form of exercise, but bodyweight training programs are often designed without really considering the many different types of people who perform the workouts. Bodyweight exercises are typically assumed to be appropriate for everyone, but that is not exactly true.

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Fact or Fiction: Lifting Weights Makes you Big and Bulky

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on May 16, 2010

     This is an issue that has been causing confusion for as long as I can remember and while people are certainly more educated about resistance training than ever before, there are still misconceptions about how lifting weights affects your body. There is no question that lifting weights can increase muscle size and the sport of bodybuilding has certainly left images in people’s minds of over muscled individuals with physiques that many find unappealing. Since people often associate lifting weights with bodybuilding, it becomes natural to assume that lifting weights makes you big and bulky.

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Commonly Used and Often Misused Fitness Terms Part 1: Sports and Exercise that Involve Lifting Weights

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on October 26, 2009

     This is the first part of my series dedicated to explaining fitness related terms that are often misunderstood and misused. When discussing fitness related topics, or any topic for that matter, it is important for everyone to use the same terminology. Otherwise, using terms in different ways can easily lead to a miscommunication or misinterpretation of the information. With that in mind, I will discuss various terms that have specific meanings in the health in fitness, but are often misused in all forms of media, even by people who call themselves experts in the field.

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