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How to Know If You're Addicted to Exercise

<b>Working out every single day is good for you, right? For some women, it can become an unhealthy obsession.</b><p><i>By Ginny Graves</i>, SELF<p>Tara Fuller got hooked when she joined a gym in her early 20s. "I loved the feeling of pushing myself hard, and I was thrilled with the results," says the 27-year-old New …

Fitness

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

“The single greatest risk factor is, by far, the time that people eat dinner,” says Koufman. She recommends having supper no later than three hours before bed. But even if you manage to do that, be aware that late-night snacking can have the same ruinous effect. If you are going to hit the fridge …

Depression and anxiety: Exercise eases symptoms

When you have depression or anxiety, exercise often seems like the last thing you want to do. But once you get motivated, exercise can make a big …

Busy Schedule? Here Are 6 Great Tips for Weight Loss

<b>1. Learn to Shop</b><p>It takes just as long to go to the grocery store for a bag of chips as it does for an apple! You have to grocery shop anyway, so why …

Nutrition

Lean Muscle Cardio Workout Guidelines

only_kim/Shutterstock<p>By now, if you’ve been listening, you know you need to add some form of cardio to your routine in order to keep shredding fat …

Exercise

WTF Is the Alkaline Diet and Why Should I Care?

Whether you’ve got a cabinet full of pH strips or this is the first you’re hearing of it, the alkaline diet (also called the alkaline ash diet or the …

7 Healthy Habits That Helped Me Lose 170 Pounds in One Year

In 2007 my brother was getting married and asked me to be his best man. I was honored, and excited, until the tuxedo fitting for all the groomsmen. Everyone else fit into their tuxedos just fine, except for me.<p>The kind people at the store did the best they could, but there wasn't a size that would …

The 1000-Rep Arm Workout

Here's what you need to know...<p>Matt Kroc used this program to take his arms over the 21-inch barrier after switching from powerlifting to …

Expert Advice: Bigger Arms

Q: I want bigger arms. How often should I train them and how much volume should I use?<p><b>A:</b> First you need to train like you want to get big. Getting …

Pre-Exhaustion Pec Training

It’s a rule most guys follow religiously on chest day: Pressing movements should be done before flyes. There’s nothing wrong with this bit of …

8 Barbell Moves to Burn Fat and Build Muscle

Joseph Arangio

The 100-Rep Squat Workout

Joseph Arangio

Workouts

4 Ways to Test Your Recovery Rate

Here's what you need to know...<p>There are several methods of knowing how well you're recovering, and consequently, how hard you should be pushing …

The Go Small to Get Big Arms Workout

<b>Duration</b> 1 day<p><b>Exercises</b> 6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Big exercises build big arms. You can isolate your biceps and triceps as often as you’d like with low-weight …

Mass Class Nutrition: The Fundamentals Of Eating For Muscle Growth

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Jacob Wilson <b><br>Education:</b> PhD in Skeletal Muscle Physiology from Florida State <b><br>Occupation:</b> Founder ABCbodybuilding.com <b><br>Website:</b> …

Build Mass With Class: Hunter Labrada's Guide To Adding Muscle

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Hunter Labrada <b><br>Age:</b> 21 <b><br>Height:</b> 5'9" <b><br>Weight:</b> 235 lbs <b><br>Education:</b> Texas A&M University <b><br>Sponsor:</b> Labrada Nutrition Athlete <b><br>Location:</b> College …

Best Ways to Build Bigger Forearms and Calves

I envy those bodybuilders who rarely need to do a calf raise or a wrist curl, and still have thickly developed forearm and calf muscles. However, …

Hypertrophy

7 Strategies to Eliminate Back Pain | Men's Health

<b>Stand Up to the Ache</b><br>Every night, your back is booby-trapped by extra fluid that seeps into your disks, the spongy cushions that separate the 24 vertebrae in your spine. "When you bend over in the morning, that fluid creates more stress on your spine, making your back more vulnerable to pain," says …

The Ultimate Staircase Workout For Serious Fitness Gains

<i>By Nick English</i><p>We're not talking about StairMaster workouts, though they might have their place. We're talking about a good old-fashioned set of steps, be they the zigzagging flights in your office building or the well-trod bleachers at a nearby stadium. A staircase workout is an incredibly …

The Road To Two Plates: You Can Squat And Deadlift 225 Pounds!

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Jon-Erik Kawamoto, CSCS, CEP <b><br>Owner:</b> Personal Trainer & Fitness Writer <b><br>Website:</b> JKConditioning.com<p>The barbell is calling your name. …

Fine-Tune Your Chest in Four Weeks

<b>Duration</b> 4 weeks<p><b>Exercises</b> 23<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Show up early for a symphony orchestra concert that features the most advanced performers and you know what …

Symphony Orchestra

Calories Get Bigger in Proposed Nutrition Label Makeover

The nutrition facts label found on most food products may be up for a makeover for the first time in two decades.<p>Administration health officials and …

The Power of Protein Timing

Three windows to refuel the runner.<p><b>It's critical for runners to keep track of how much protein is in their diets</b>, but it's also important to eat it at the appropriate times to maximize performance benefits. Here's when to chow on this key nutrient for muscle recovery and become a stronger</b> …

7 food swaps that slash calories

When it comes to weight loss, slow and steady wins the race. "While complete diet makeovers can be overwhelming, focusing on small simple changes makes healthy eating more manageable and sustainable over the long term," Kelly Pritchett, RD, PhD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and …

Visual Workout: Five-Minute Plank to Abs of Steel

The abdominal muscle group is the strongest muscle group in the body, and it influences every physical activity you can imagine. From sitting in a chair and walking in the park to running and throwing a ball, all are influenced by the ability of the strength, speed and coordination generated to be …