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How to track your sleep using your iPhone and Apple Watch

You don’t have to be a scientist to know that a good night’s sleep is conducive to your overall wellbeing and health. On that note, a while ago we …

Apple Watch

‘How I Got These Abs In 30 Minutes, 3 Times a Week’

James Leib, 48, had almost no time to exercise—but this workout whipped him into shape fast<p>James Leib has always taken care of his body: He was the kind of guy who ran Spartan races and pumped iron daily with a personal trainer. But two years ago, the 48-year-old New Yorker took a job as the …

Franchising's Million-Dollar Question: How Much Money Can I Make?

Like most worthwhile career ventures, the answer lies in due diligence and conversations with people already in the business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a franchise coach, I get a lot of questions from people who want to become business owners. Understandably, …

Small Business

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

Tip: Fix This Tiny Muscle and Lift Heavier

Does your butt hurt on long car rides? Need frequent trips to the chiropractor? Have pain down your leg? Here's the problem and how to fix it.<p>Do You …

Organize Your Garage with This Six-Zone System

The garage is one of those areas that can easily become a cluttered, disorganized mess. To make your garage more usable and maximize storage space, …

How to get ripped with Apple Watch weightlifting apps

Fitness is not just about walking, running and cycling, despite what your Apple Watch may have you believe. Strength training is also important. Without it, your fitness routine is like a one-hand clap. Whether you are aiming for a ripped beach body or just to improve your overall health, you need …

Comparably Compares Your Salary with Other People In Your Field, Anonymously

The first step to making sure you’re being paid fairly is knowing how much your peers make, and while many sites provide some information on the …

5 Best eCommerce Platforms For Budding Entrepreneurs

Choosing your ecommerce platform is one of the most important parts of starting an online business. The look, feel and functionality of your store …

Conditioning for Muscle Mass

Jack Up the Heart Rate, Jack Up the Gains<p>Does Conditioning Really Matter?<p>If your sole purpose is to get jacked and strong as hell, does conditioning …

WATCH: How to Set Up Bands Correctly for the Squat, Bench, and Deadlift

<i>“HRV is great...but, what about rack height???”</i><p><i>—Mark Watts, Robert Morris University Speed and Strength Seminar</i><p>The above statement about heart rate …

3 Superset Workouts That Will Melt Away the Fat Covering Your Abs

Kick your spare tire to the curb with these calorie-torching exercise combos<p>You’ve probably done supersets before.<p>A superset is when you pair together two exercises, and do them back-to-back with little to no rest. They’re typically classified as competitive or non-competitive.<p>Competitive supersets …

5-Week Program for Progressive Overload

Today's fitness world can be confusing with a multitude of tools being thrown at you. The list is endless: supersests, drop sets, slow negatives, …

Muscle

Pre Raw Meet Cycle: going from equipped to raw lifting

<b>Get your shoulders ready for the beating to come.</b><p>All the full range work is going to beat you up at first. You will need a separate delt day. This …

WATCH: 8 Good Morning Variations That Belong in Your Program

The Good Morning exercise has direct applications for the powerlifter looking to increase poundage. This exercise efficiently recruits posterior …

16-Week Powerlifting/Bodybuilding Hybrid Program

Let me make this absolutely clear. I'm not trying to butcher any of the programs that I reference in this article. But also know that this was the …

Get a Harder Core with These 4 Midsection Moves

When people refer to “core stabilization,” this collection of exercises is exactly what they’re talking about. You can’t successfully perform any of …

Workouts

9 Best Deadlift Tips

Here's what you need to know...<p>To build the deadlift, prioritize the squat for 6 weeks while not pulling heavy at all.<br>• Powerlifter Dan Green's number …

The Strong Bodybuilder Program

Here's what you need to know...<p>Bodybuilders often concentrate on hypertrophy at the expense of strength. The program allows you to make enormous …

Workouts

Plyometrics: Box Jump to a Better Body

Shutterstock<p>Execution<p>To perform box jumps, you will need a stable surface—preferably a plyometric box between 12-36 inches, depending on your …

4 Bench Press Lies

Here's what you need to know...<p>Big triceps won't help you if you can't break through the sticking point off the chest. So stop it with the board …

10 Reasons Bodybuilders Are Bigger Than Powerlifters

Here's what you need to know...<p>The most jacked powerlifters aren't nearly as jacked as most bodybuilders. As muscular as they may be, they don't …

7 Rules of Conditioning

Here's what you need to know...<p>Loaded exercises can be used as part of a conditioning session to not only lose fat and build endurance, but also …

Westside Wisdom

Here's what you need to know...<p>If you want to reach Elite status, you need to combine Max Effort, Dynamic Effort, and explosiveness.<br>• You have to be …