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The Body Mass Index and Its Significant Role in Weight Loss

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A person’s BMI, or Body Mass Index, is used to determine what percentage of an average person’s body weight is muscle and what percentage is fat. In the majority of cases, this is an accurate calculation. It is used to help a person reach an ideal weight if they are embarking on a weight loss program. Men and women will have different percentages of fat, according to their natural physical makeup. Women tend to carry more fat and will have a somewhat higher BMI. There are times when a person’s BMI can be misleading, however.

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3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Front Squats

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Many people shy away from front squats because they think it’s too difficult or simply too awkward. However, the placement of the bar in front of your body provides a number of benefits compared to regular squats, including reduced shearing and compressive forces on your vertebral discs, more emphasis on the rectus femoris and vastus lateralis heads of the quad, and improved core control and posture

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