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The #1 Reason You Should Be Adding Beans to Smoothies

If you're addicted to smoothies in the morning because they're quick and a delicious way to get a ton of healthy foods into your body, you'll definitely want to get on board with adding this nutrient-dense ingredient to your blender. Beans!<p>I know it sounds weird, but because they're virtually …

Take Your Deadlift From Suck to Sick

It's no secret that I love deadlifts. I try to write about other things that inspire me – squatting, pull-ups, seeing Nadine Velazquez naked in the …

The 11 Worst Squat Mistakes

...And How to Fix Them<p>The King of Messed-Up Exercises<p>Whether or not the squat is the "king of all exercises" can be debated, but one thing is …

8 Laws of Strength Training

The Essential Rules Every Successful Lifter Follows<p>1 – Train Consistently<p>Consistency is the name of the game, and the lifter who trains week in and …

Hypertrophy

Break Up Those Hips and Fix That Squat

Ever hear a trainer try to explain why their client can't get below parallel on a squat? Once you get past the token explanations about bad knees, …

Workouts

Cooking for one: 15 healthy recipe ideas for people who enjoy eating alone

Cooking for one can be complicated. So many recipes are designed for pairs or groups, and they can be hard to adjust if you really just want a single …

How Orgasmic Meditation Finally Made Sex Good for Me

My journey into sexual healing, group clitoral stroking, and going to third base with a bisexual R&B singer.<p>I'm walking around a yoga studio Donald Duck-style: just a T-shirt with no pants or undies, chach fully in the breeze. About eight other women are also hanging out...literally. The men in the …

Clean eating basics: It's surprisingly easier than you think

You might be surprised to learn that before the term "clean eating" became a buzzword, we used to call it simply "healthy eating."<p>Cleaning eating means choosing real foods in their whole, natural state.<p>Despite many popular interpretations — from Martha Stewart to Gwyneth Paltrow to "Eat Clean Live …

Saturated Fats

Best Back Exercises For Bodybuilding

Have you ever wondered how to develop the perfect back? With some many different exercises to choose from, it's important to know which ones are the …

The Best Damn Push-Ups Article, Period!

Here's what you need to know...<p>Push-ups are underrated in the strength and conditioning world. Why? Because too many people do it wrong.<br>• Women face …

3 Morning Workout Hacks If You Hate Getting Up Early

Some people are just <i>not</i> morning people. While working out in the a.m. is an awesome productivity hack, even all the coffee in the world can’t motivate some people to get themselves out of bed before a certain hour. If this sounds like you, good news: If you put your mind to it, you totally can …

How to Build 50 Pounds of Muscle in 12 Months

I tossed my cell phone onto the couch, stood up, and exhaled loudly. Instant relief. I had just finished an hour-long phone interview with SM, the …

Muscle

Best Grips for Faster Gains

Manipulating your hand position or grip can make a big difference in the training effect you get from your workouts. And some of the chronic pain …

Biomechanics

This App Is Conquering Insomnia And Depression At The Same Time

Ever since he was a child, Dan Roberts had rarely been able to get a good night’s sleep. He was born with cerebral palsy that left his entire left arm and leg tight and painful, forcing him to walk with a pronounced limp. He was often in severe pain and there were many nights where he didn’t sleep …

Health Care

21 scientific facts that will motivate you to exercise when you really don't want to

It may encourage you to hear that exercise really is super good for you. There's a mountain of research backing up its many benefits.<p>The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend at least 2.5 hours of moderate cardio activity or 1.25 hours of vigorous cardio activity every week, plus …

American Cancer Society

9 healthy snacks you can find at CVS, Walgreens and more

The checkout line at your local CVS might look a lot different this month: Instead of typical sugary candy bars, you might see a KIND or Kashi bar.<p>Last summer, CVS Pharmacy launched a new healthy initiative to offer better-for-you snacks and food to its customers. Today, they're taking it one step …

Nutrition

20 Boss Ramen Recipes

And when we say upgrade, we mean completely ditch them. Each package (often billed as two servings, but who only eats half?) has nearly a day's worth …

Nutrition

15 Simple Ways to Clean Up Your Kitchen

If you’re concerned about toxins in your food, protect yourself with some simple steps.<p>We hear so much about toxic compounds that reach our …

The Ultimate Green Smoothie Recipe

Chef Marco Canora might be most famous for igniting America’s bone-broth craze by selling it by the gallon at Manhattan’s Brodo, but he’s also …