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9 Things I Never Knew About Fitness Until I Became a Certified Personal Trainer

Somewhere around the beginning of 2016, I made a half-baked goal for the year ahead: I’d become a certified trainer. I had just found my groove in …

working knowledge

Tip: Get Ripped on the Rower

The erg is the best fat burning machine in the gym, period. Here's how to use it right, plus three killer workouts to try.<p>The Erg is the G.O.A.T.<p>One …

Body Fat

2017's best of MMA: The 10 most destructive knockouts

<i>As the year in cage fighting reaches its end, theScore's Themistoklis Alexis looks back at a time of chaos, carnage, and lots of people getting</i> …

Martial Arts

Tip: The Worst Time to Stretch

Here's when to stretch for best results, plus an overview of the targeted dynamic warm-up method.<p>The Problem With Traditional Stretching<p>The main …

Exercise

Val Riazanov - The Ballistic Strike

The Forgotten Joint: Wrist Mobility and Strength

<b>The wrist, like any joint, requires a certain amount of motion in order to properly function.</b> A lack of mobility and strength in it can increase your …

Yoga

8 Common Workout Injuries and How to Heal Them

1 of 9<p>Cecilie_Arcurs / Getty Images<p>On the Mend<p>Injuries suck, but don’t let them keep you from training for too long. Some athletes find that injuries …

Exercise

One Exercise for Total Shoulder Health

Get Your Delts Healthy to Get Them Huge<p>Nagging front-sided shoulder pain: you've probably felt it before. If so, you know it can be a death sentence …

Health

Grip, Wrist, and Forearm Strength Made Simple

Unless you’re an avid golfer or a diehard bodybuilder, you probably don’t spend too much time cranking out wrist curls when you hit the gym. The good …

Tip: Prepare for Big Presses with Front Push-Aways

This exercise teaches you to hold the shoulder girdle rigid to avoid strength leaks in pressing lifts. It strengthens the front delts, rotator cuff, …

The Very Best Push-Up For Pecs and Power

The Hand Release Push-Up<p>Regular Push-Ups Are For the Weak<p>The standard push-up is an effective movement, if you're weak. The structure of the …

The Positive Side Effects of Creatine (Besides Building Muscle)

Photo: Thinkstock<p>I would like to preface this article by stating that I support the whole food approach to fueling and do not advocate for …

Nutrition

Here's Everything Coming To Netflix In May

April showers bring May flowers — and new Netflix releases. Hurray! Although the weather is finally getting nicer, we all still deserve a good ol' …

Increase Your Flexibility Without Stretching

If you watch people perform lifts, you'll notice that many of them move through short and abbreviated motions. One of two things is happening: …

Workouts

Why the Kettlebell Roller Is Great For Core Strength and Spinal Health | Men's Health

(For more unique and effective exercises and workouts from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, check out THE 21-DAY METASHRED. One guy lost 25 pounds of fat in 6 weeks!)<p>Your spine should be flexible enough to bend and extend without pain. However, most men have stiff backs from sitting or …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain. Here Are 7 Ways To Reverse This Effect.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University …

Emotional Intelligence

How Much Weight Should I Lift?

“How much weight should I lift?”<p>It’s one of the questions trainers (and we) hear most from those looking to shape and strengthen their bodies via …

Exercise

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Use This Simple Daily Habit to Practice Gratitude in Your Life

I have a simple gratitude habit that I have been following nearly every day for three years. I want to share it with you here.<p>First, let me set the …

Fo ti Root, He Shou Wu Benefits as a Tonic Herb

Fo-ti Root,<br>He Shou Wu Benefits as a Tonic Herb<p>Fo-ti root (<i>Polygonum multiflorum</i>), also called he shou wu (or ho shou wu), is one of the most …

The Science of Building a Better Six-Pack | Men's Health

<i>1. The too-easy-to-work method.</i><br>You know this better as "5-minute abs!" or some such hype. But if this approach were really effective, even Chris Christie would have a washboard.<p><i>2. The so-hard-it-has-to-work method.</i><br>Think 60 to 90 minutes of exercise, 6 days a week. Now if you have the time and …

The Worst Fitness Advice Personal Trainers Give Clients

Fitness experts spill on the worst tips they’ve heard fitness pros dish out. See what tips you should just ignore for a safer, more effective …

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