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Tip: Two Tips for Perfect Deadlifts

These simple cues will make your deadlift feel awesome, keep you safer, and help you pull more weight.<p>1 – Protect Your Armpits<p>The next time you …

How to win at calisthenics

In a fitness world dominated by gym memberships and ultra-marathons, a refreshingly stripped back approach to exercise has been taking the world by storm: calisthenics.<p>Sitting somewhere between gymnastics, parkour and weight training, the approach sees people use minimal or no equipment to lunge, …

Pesto, salad dressing and cous cous: the unhealthiest 'healthy' foods in your kitchen cupboard

Feeding children pesto pasta could be worse for their health than letting them eat McDonald's hamburgers, a salt action group has warned.<p>As reported today in The Telegraph, the amount of salt in shop-bought pesto is rising, with the average serving now containing 1.5g of salt, overtaking McDonalds …

Nutrition

These 5 Spices Will Make Every Dinner You Cook Way More Flavorful | Women's Health

While we've determined that salt is not as bad for you as previously believed, it's still something that people are eating way too much of. Excess salt consumption can cause bloat and water retention, potentially leading to a spike in blood pressure. And from a food standpoint, there are A LOT of …

Tip: The 100 Rep Pyramid

A new twist on a classic muscle-building method. Check it out.<p>The Pyramid Method, With a Twist<p>The pyramid method of organizing sets and reps is a …

6 Plyometric Exercises for a No-Running Cardio Workout

No running, no problem. Try these full-body exercises that challenge your stamina and core strength so you can fit in cardio without putting in major …

Tip: How to Stop Sucking At Pistol Squats

From basic to advanced progressions, here's how to finally nail this move without falling down.<p>Although you don't need to be able to squat a house to …

Workouts

Can You Foam Roll Your Back Pain Away?

If you follow the trends in the fitness industry in any way, you’ve probably heard of foam rolling. These days, releasing tight, limited tissues with …

Timing Carb Intake to Maximize Body Composition and Performance

There is a right time to eat—not only for general activities of daily life, but specifically for pre, mid, and post-workout nutrition. Eating at the …

Tip: Slow Motion Pull-Ups

These increase tension and build a strong mind-muscle connection. Shoot for no more than 5 reps per set. If you can get more, go slower.<p>Slow motion …

9 foods that may help fight the ageing process

<b>Growing older should be welcomed rather than feared – after all, it means you’re still here.</b><p>With age comes wisdom (sort of), but also a whole host of …

Nutrition

8 grains that prove wheat is overrated

These ancient grains pack nutrition that blows away modern flour.<p>If the gluten-free craze has taught us anything, it's that not all grains can mimic …

Foods That Fight Inflammation

Get your body back on track by stocking up on these nine anti-inflammatory foods.<p>Fight Inflammation with Food<p>Inflammation can wreak havoc throughout …

10 tips to cut body fat — for good

Plateaus suck, especially when you’re working hard in the gym and in the kitchen to make sure you’re doing all the right things to lose fat. You work …

Tip: Reverse Lunge With a Hold

This variation hits the glutes and hams hard, and it's more knee-friendly than the forward lunge. Add an isometric hold on the last rep.<p>If you're …

What is fibromyalgia? Chronic pain forces Lady Gaga to pull out of concert

The "severe pain" that made Lady Gaga cancel a performance at the Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil Friday is caused by a difficult to diagnose and treat condition that affects mostly women and, until recent years, was often dismissed by doctors.<p>The singer has been very open about her struggle …

Tip: Fine Tune Your Glute Training

You need more than squats and deadlifts. Add a couple of these glute-focused exercises into your program.<p>Squats & Deads Aren't Enough<p>Stop relying on …