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Hammer Curls - a variation of dumbell curls except you keep your thumbs facing up, this works the bicep as well as the forearms.

Hard Set - Perform a prescribed number of repetitions of an exercise using maximum effort.

HDL - This stands for "high-density lipoprotein." It's one of the subcate-gories of cholesterol--typically thought of as the "good" cholesterol. You may be able to raise your HDL cholesterol levels by ingesting qual-ity unsaturated fats like flaxseed oil. Exercise has ~so been shown to increase HDL levels.

HGH (Human growth hormone) - It is the "master hormone" controlling many organs and body functions and is directly responsible for stimulating tissue repair, cell replacement, brain functions, and enzyme function Risks associated with taking extra human growth hormone include acromegaly (abnormal bone thickening), glucose intolerance, diabetes, high blood pressure, and pathological changes in heart muscle.

HIT High Intensity Training - Doing only a few sets per bodypart but taking them all to the point of total muscle failure.

HMB - Is a metabolite of the amino acid leucine, (B-hydroxy B-methylbutyrate). Animal studies have shown HMB can stimulate muscle growth by 20 to 30%. Scientist arenít quite sure how HMB works, but one theory is that it helps to minimize protein breakdown and damage to muscle cells subsequent to intense weight training. Scientist theorize that it minimizes protein breakdown thereby tipping the scales of protein balance in favor of muscle growth.

Hormone - A naturally occurring substance secreted by specialized cells that affects the metabolism or behavior of other cells possessing functional receptors for the hormone.

Hydroxycitric Acid (Citrimax Garcinia Cambogia ) - A natural citric acid which may help curb the appetite according to the studies.

Hypertrophy - The scientific term denoting an increase in muscle mass and an improvement in relative muscular strength. Hypertrophy is induced by placing an "over-load" on the working muscles with various training tech-niques during a bodybuilding workout.

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