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3 Reasons You Should Try Cross-Training

In the pursuit of strength gains, improved performance and a chiseled midsection, it’s important to utilize every method at your disposal.<p>Too many …

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Build Muscle With This Full-Body Workout Routine

Get stronger, build muscle. It’s why a lot of people work out, lift weights, or hire a personal trainer. Most people have another reason too. Maybe …

If You're Holding a Plank For More Than 30 Seconds, It's Too Long — Here's Why

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Plank<p>How Long Should I Hold Plank?<p>If You're Holding a Plank For More Than 30 Seconds, It's Too Long — Here's …

How young is too young to start lifting weights?

If you want to really rile up some parents, just ask them when they think a kid is old enough to safely start strength training.Talk to someone …

Tip: Attack the Bar Violently

Build strength and set new personal records using compensatory acceleration training. Here's how.<p>"Attacking the bar violently" is not about banging …

Strength Training Can Add Years to Your Life

A study found that adding weights to your workout routine lowers your risk of an early death by 23 percent.<p>You know working out is good for your health. Fitting a long run into your daily routine not only improves your mood and boosts your energy, but lowers your risk of things like heart disease …

Want to Change a Bad Habit Forever? Here Are the 4 Proven Steps to Make the Change Stick.

Everyone has bad habits. Not everyone is successful at getting rid of them. Find out the why and the how to.<p>In a few key ways, our bad habits aren’t too different from our good ones.<p>They are both created to meet our needs, for instance. And these routine behaviors get assigned to a part of the …

Four Practices For Becoming An Incredible Listener

When was the last time you deeply listened to someone?<p>Listening is essential to developing relationships and connecting with others on a deeper level.<p>…

Skipping the Gym Won't Be an Option After Reading These 50 Inspirational Quotes

We all need a little motivation to slip on our sports bras and sneakers every once in a while. For times like those, bookmark this page for instant inspiration.

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Our Favorite Workouts When We’re Traveling

The Fourth of July is upon us and that means it’s time to grab the kids and get the hell out of Dodge. But getting away from it all doesn’t have to …

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13 of the Best Obliques Exercises

When we think about core workouts, most of us fixate on the front of our abs. You know, those muscles that create that six-pack. But the abs include …

5 simple ways to awaken your core

Try these simple workouts for stronger stomach muscles<p>The term 'core' refers to the muscles around your trunk and pelvis, and includes your lower …

How to REALLY do a Kettlebell Swing

A Step-by-Step Guide to KB Swing Mastery<p>The kettlebell swing is a hip hinge movement. The problem is, when strength coaches and fitness buffs talk …

A Checklist to Organize Your Day for Success

This column is authored by Logan Howard, Marketing Intern, HeavyDotsThe post A Checklist to Organize Your Day for Success appeared first on iamwire.

35 Secrets to Avoiding Burnout

Founders share how they stay energized and on track.<p>We all know the feeling when we reach our outer limit.<p>Exhaustion, lack of focus and irritability can turn us into people we don't recognize. And it always seems to creep up at the least opportune moments. But when you start to feel like you're …

MTFU with Gerren Liles

This dynamic, next-level routine combines dumbbells and a suspension trainer<p>Overview<p><b>Exercises:</b> 28• <b><br>Total Sets:</b> 14• <b><br>Total Minutes:</b> 40• <b><br>Best For</b>: Muscle• <b><br>Body Targets</b>: All<p>This hybrid workout combines the strength training of dumbbell work with the attention to posture, core engagement, and stability that a …

3 Easy Moves to Hammer Your Hamstrings

The epidemic of guys forsaking legs training has reached near-catastrophic proportions. Walk through any gym, and, usually near the bench area, …

3 tips to deal with exercise injuries at home

Summer is here — finally! And for a lot of people that means back to the gym, or back to running or biking outdoors. Any form of exercise is great, though it's important to note that if you haven't worked out in a while, you may be more susceptible to injuries.<p>Dr. Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine …

3 Essential Exercises for Your IT Band—and Why You Need to Stop Ignoring It

How to prevent injury in this crucial body part.<p>There are few areas of the body as misunderstood as the IT (iliotibial) band. What is it, anyway? Though some think it’s a muscle, it’s actually fascia (a.k.a. connective tissue) that runs from the outside of your hip to the knee and down to your …

How clean energy is transforming the world, in 5 charts

Take it straight from a major fossil fuel supplier: The world's energy mix is changing, and it's shifting toward lower-carbon fuels.<p>BP, the British …

Getting Things Done, Ten Years In

You don’t hear a lot of people talk about the <i>Getting Things Done</i> productivity system anymore. It’s not as colorful or Insta-friendly as the Bullet …

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Here's Why You Don't Have The Time To Achieve Your Big Goals

If you’re having trouble finding time for your big goals, you’re not alone. We recently asked over 1,500 leaders: “Did you successfully complete your goals for today?” and provided three responses to choose from: “Yes,” “No,” and “I have no idea.” The most common response was “I have no idea.” The …

Giant Sets: The Best Thing You Aren’t Doing to Gain Muscle and Burn Fat

• Grab a pull-up bar with a grip about one fist outside of you normal pull-up grip width.<br>• If you can’t do these with strict form, use a box or a bench …

Giant Sets: The Best Thing You Aren’t Doing to Gain Muscle and Burn Fat

Giant sets are one of the best ways to build size and strength in a short time, but they can also be a great way to get your heart rate up and shed …

7 Tiny Habits That Can Make You Healthier and More Productive

Big and grandiose habits sound enticing and are more popular, but they don't lead to change. Instead, it's the small habits that lead to a better you.<p>Ask most people, "Would you like to be healthier, more productive, and happier?" and you're most likely going to get a resounding yes.<p>But ask those …

28 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

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5 Books That Will Improve Your Communication Skills

Improve Your Communication Skills: Five Books You Need to Read<p>No matter what your profession or passion, for many of us, the way we …

Communication Skills

A relationship expert shares the 4-letter word that can diminish conflict with your partner — and it does not get said enough

Hal Runkel is a family therapist and the author of "Choose Your Own Adulthood." In this video, he shares the one word, it's a four-letter word, that does not get said enough in marriage. The following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>There is one word, it's a four-letter word, that does not get said</i> …