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“Do not look at others’ bodies with envy or with superiority. All people are born with different constitutions. Never compare with others. Each one’s capacities are a function of his or her internal strength. Know your capacities and continually improve upon them.”
(From Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom, by B.K.S. Iyengar)
“Too often, coaches take an unscientific approach to training by literally following training programs of successful athletes or sports programs with complete disregard for the athlete’s training, experience, abilities, and physiological makeup. … Simply mimicking the training plans of elite athletes will not result in high levels of performance.” (from Periodization-5th Edition: Theory and Methodology of Training, by Tudor O. Bompa and G. Gregory Haff)
Check out my latest eHow Fitness article: Strengthening Female Arm Muscles Without Weights. If you’re looking to get stronger arms but have neither the resources nor the desire to lift weights or work out in the gym, this article provides simple and convenient tips on how to gain arm strength sans dumbbells. Enjoy!