Michael R. Johnson

93 Flips | 2 Magazines | 444 Likes | 6 Followers | @MRJ2di | 43 yrs. old. Dad. Husband. Once more than 300 lbs, worked down to 6'3", 220. Still working.

4 Breakfast Foods You Can Eat Non-Stop Without Gaining Weight, According To Experts

In order to lose weight you need to take in fewer calories then you burn off during exercise. Even people who never count calories are often aware of …

The Magnificent 7 Yoga Poses for Lower Back Relief

<b>You may already know this, and you probably certainly feel it, lower back pain seems to impact 8 out of every 10 people.</b><p><b>If you have lower back pain</b> …

Yoga

10 Best Carbs For Weight Loss, According to a Dietitian

Trying to lose weight, and you think you have to ditch all carbs? No way! It's painful to live without bread and pasta and fruit, and the best news is you don't have to! Certified dietitian Leslie Langevin, MS, RD, CD, of Whole Health Nutrition recommends eating carbs to give you energy and fill …

Protein-Packed Vegetarian Recipes

Anyone who eats a vegetarian diet knows that one of the most common questions asked is “Where do you get your protein?” But this gallery of recipes …

Healthy Eating

Press These 2 Points near Your Hips to Eliminate Lower Back Pain, Hip Pain, Leg Pain, Sciatica, and More

Some of the most common causes of lower back pain are strained back muscle, twisting the wrong way, lifting a heavy object, or simply genetics. The …

Pain

How to Eat All Day to Lose Weight

A healthy diet does your body good, but it's not just what you eat that counts—it's when you eat it too. Follow these by-the-clock rules to stave off …

The Most Effective Abs Exercise You're Not Doing

There’s no shortage of talk about what to do for strong abs. Crunches are a hotly debated move, planks (in all their forms) generally receive an …

A 10-Minute Workout For Your Abs That Doesn’t Involve A Single Crunch Or Plank

If you're looking for a workout for abs that'll actually make a difference, your form plays a big role. See, crunches and planks—the standard abs …

Avoid Static Stretching, Especially Before Weight Training or Sports Practice | Poliquin Article

There’s an abundance of evidence showing that static stretching weakens muscles, making it the last thing you want to do as part of your warm-up.<p>A …

Exercise

The 20-Minute Cardio Workout That Is All About Those Abs

This circuit features four double-duty moves—they raise your heart rate and they help strengthen your abs. Check and check. "This is a difficult …

Why ‘21s’ Are One Of the Best Ways to Add Inches to Your Biceps

Add this classic bodybuilding technique to your arm-building arsenal<p>When bodybuilders want an incredible biceps workout, they do 21s.<p>The technique uses various ranges-of-motion during a curl to stimulate new muscle growth and build strength at the hardest parts of the exercise—the bottom and the …

Food To Avoid After Workout

Are you one of those, who slog their butt off in the gym, but still not managing to lose those extra kilos? While you must be thinking that there is …

15 Ways to Cut Hundreds Of (Empty) Calories a Day

Because when you’re trying to get lean, every calorie counts<p>Five hundred calories from Little Debbie Swiss Rolls affect your body much differently than the same number in the form of roasted chicken with a side of kale.<p>In fact, when people added 500 calories of peanuts a day to their diet for 8 …

How to Row on The Rowing Machine

Most people gravitate toward familiar activities such as running and biking for cardiovascular activity. But if you’re discounting rowing because …

How Much Do You Really Know About Calories?

Take the guesswork out of these important—and sometimes confusing—nutritional numbers<p>You count calories, cut calories, burn calories, and most of all consume calories.<p>But how much do you really know about the units that power your day—and your workout?<p>We address some common calorie questions here …

The 7-Minute HIIT Workout Challenge

In the past, we’ve challenged you to do a lot of good-for-you things, like eating clean dinners and shaking up your fitness routine. This time, the …

3 Kettlebell Complexes for Faster Fat Loss

A kettlebell complex is a series of movements performed back-to-back with little to no rest in between. Their primary function is to serve as a form …

The Ridiculous-Looking Exercise That Shreds Your Core

Planks are boring. This dynamic stability exercise kicks up the entertainment factor while challenging your midsection the entire time<p>Try this movement at the gym, and you may get some side eyes from other patrons. But their looks will be worth it when they can’t stop staring at your abs.<p><i>Men’s</i> …

Tips on how to consume rice with other foods and beverages to reduce its sugar impact

SINGAPORE - Eating white rice on its own is bad, as it can push up blood sugar or glucose significantly. But how much of it is eaten, what it is …

Nutrition

The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time

Incorporating these healthy, slimming foods into your diet can help your body burn more calories, feel full for longer, and avoid weight gain.

Single Leg Bridge Exercise for Butt and Core

The single leg bridge exercise is a great way to isolate and strengthen the gluteus (butt) muscles and hamstrings (back of the upper leg). If you do …

25 Worst Ingredients for Your Health

We’ll admit it: Making your own meals is a well-intentioned effort that many people don’t get enough credit for doing. Whether you have a crazy-busy …

The 30-Minute Rowing Workout That'll Crank Up Your Cardio

It's a major calorie blaster.<p>What cardio machine gives you the ability to burn more than 500 calories in an hour—and isn’t the treadmill? If you guessed the rowing machine, gold star for you. That's why this fat-blaster has made a major comeback in the cardio world, says Deirdre Clute, an …

What You Need to Know Before Blending Another Smoothie

From green smoothies to layered smoothies, pretty much everyone is blending up their favorite fruits and veggies. Praised as nutritious meals that …

The 7-Move Upper-Body Upgrade

Target your shoulders and upper chest with this V-shape workout<p>The V-shaped torso is a magical thing.<p>Put two guys with the same amount of muscle and fat on their frames next to one another, and the one with the broader shoulders and slimmer waist will <i>always</i> look more athletic.<p>And the wider your …

The EMOM Workout That Pumps Up Your Arms and Hikes Up Your Heart Rate

Here’s how to get your cardio and arm workouts done at the same time<p>Enter the “cardio gun show.” This EMOM (every minute on the minute) will hike up your heart rate and pump up your arms.<p>You’ll alternate between two movement: jumping rope and the curl to overhead press.<p><b>Related:</b> Build Your Best Body …

How Running and Lifting Make Your Bones Stronger

Research suggests that you can slow skeletal aging with exercise<p>You’re probably not worried about your bones. Osteoperosis and broken hips only affect men decades older than you, right?<p>But you should be concerned, because it’s what you do now that could determine whether you’ll become an old guy …

10 Great Breakfasts for Building Easy Muscle

Following on from last Thursday's column, which was all about developing muscle to get toned up for both summer and life. In keeping with my core …