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6 fitness tests you should be able to pass

1. Hold a plank pose for 2 minutes<p>Forget about all the excess movement and back straining that comes with crunches. The plank pose is the real basic …

Exercise

The 5 worst ways to fuel up pre-workout

Mistake #1: The sugar high<p>You’ve come up against an afternoon energy crash and are hoping that chocolate donut—which has been sitting on your desk …

5 Reasons To Drink Coffee Before Your Workout

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>Half of Americans start their day with coffee, and, according to recent study, working out after downing a cup of java may offer a weight loss advantage. The Spanish study, published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, found that trained …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Trainer Q&A: Why Does My Wrist Hurt?

Jay Dicharry, M.P.T, C.S.C.S., is a <b>Men’s Fitness</b> advisory board member, director of biomechanics at Rebound Physical Therapy, a USA Track and Field …

Exercise

How to Prevent CrossFit Injuries: A Guide for Coaches and Athletes

<b>If you’ve ever experienced an injury, you know it can be emotionally devastating</b>. You think the world is ending and you feel claustrophobic in a body …

Exercise

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Five Reasons Everyone Should Deadlift

If you’re reading this, you probably agree that the deadlift is one of the BEST exercises out there.<p>It makes you strong and lean, athletic and …

5 Reasons You Should Do Kettlebell Swings

There’s no question that kettlebells are becoming more and more popular as a workout tool — you can now find kettlebells just about anywhere, from …

CrossFit and Starting Strength

Which is Best for You?<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Before choosing a training program, make sure your goals are in line with what that plan can …

Nutrition

Lowering the Bar Between Reps in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk

Generally snatches, cleans and jerks are dropped to the floor after the completion of successful reps. But when an athlete is doing multiple reps of …

The Push Press: Use Your Legs

An exercise I use very frequently both in training and teaching is the push press. The push press has tremendous utility in a multitude of senses and …

5 Exercise Progressions to Build Strength

Shares 1.6K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>“When the going gets tough, the tough get going,” or so the saying goes. And in the weight room, this mantra is often …

Exercise

10 Steps to Great Deadlifting Technique - Juggernaut

<i>Cover Photo by 9for9 Media</i><p>The deadlift in some ways is the simplest exercise: just pick the bar up off the floor! But in other ways, it the most …