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37 Protein-Packed Recipes

Delicious ways to get your muscle-building fix<p><b>Overview</b><p>Protein builds muscle, yes, but it also helps you burn fat. You burn more calories digesting protein than you do breaking down carbs, and protein triggers your natural hunger-taming hormones. In a recent study, subjects who overate by 1,000 …

The Best Way to Build Your Biceps

Get instant flex appeal with this arm-blasting fitness challenge<p>Your biceps are relatively small as muscles go, but that doesn't stop you from cranking out rep after rep of biceps curls in hopes of bigger guns. "However, the classic dumbbell curl only targets the biceps brachii, one of the two …

The Crunch That Works Every Muscle

Try this fast, ferocious full-body exercise<p>If you’ve been hibernating like a grizzly all season, the bear crunch will wake up nearly every muscle in your body—and attack your abs!Here’s how to do it: Start on all fours, and raise your knees one inch off the ground. The next part is tricky—and what …

The New Rules of Stretching

Forget high-school-gym wisdom. Use this myth-busting plan for breakthroughs in flexibility, performance, and injury prevention<p>Unless you need to build your tolerance for boredom, most stretching is a waste of time. After all, when you review the research, it's clear that the most widely held …

How to Decode the Ingredients On the Back Of Your Protein Powder

Translate the jargon and avoid the hype<p>Don’t be overwhelmed by the endless options in the protein powder aisle. Here’s what all of the jargon means for you.<p><b>Whey:</b> A type of protein in milk. Considered a “fast” protein because it’s quickly broken down into amino acids and absorbed into your …

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