Are you lifting heavy enough to reach your weight-training goals? How do you know? One way to find out is to determine your one-rep max and work at a percentage of that value. Here’s how.
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Sleep – are you getting enough? Even if you consume enough protein and train hard, sleep can limit muscle growth and development. Find out why and what you can do about it.
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