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Are You Using the Right Weight for Every Exercise?

Use the Goldilock’s method to determine if the amount of weight for an exercise is too light, too heavy, or just right.<p>When it comes to lifting, the universal number for strength, power, and muscle growth is between 15 and 25 total reps per exercises. (That could men 8 sets of 3, 5 sets of 5, or 3 …

Put your health first and get into shape with the best iPhone fitness apps

If you’re trying to lose weight, work on your fitness, or eat better, your iPhone can be a helpful tool — but only if you have the right app. …

Jamie Cullum - What A Difference A Day Made

The 100 Laws of Muscle

There is no perfect training program. In fact, very intelligent, very successful coaches often disagree with one another. That means you're going to …

An Evolution Outreach: How Species Evolve Like Languages

Understanding how languages change provides a lot of insight into biological evolution, writes Dennis Venema in a new series of posts for BioLogos.<p>I’ve written before about Venema, a young professor of biology at Trinity Western University in British Columbia, who devotes a lot of energy to the …

Pyramid Method For Strength & Muscle

Here's what you need to know...<p>Pyramids involve picking a number of reps and working down from there on each subsequent set.<br>• There are different …

8 Incredible GIFs that Explore the Human Body

The human body is a complex biological machine, where each part of the system works in tandem, from cells to whole organs, to keep us alive. When …

How to Eat Before and After You Lift

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Half-life: 25 years after the Chernobyl meltdown, a scientific debate rages on

<i>This article was taken from the June 2011 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Inside The American Natural History Museum’s Plan To Double Down On Exploration

The globe might already be mapped. But in the midst of an extinction crisis, there’s still untold wildlife to discover. Can scientists catalog life on Earth before it’s too late?<p>The American Museum of Natural History that I and a large group of other explorers call home was established in a …

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Make Your Arms Burn with This 6-Exercise Circuit

Broil your shoulders, chest, biceps, and triceps without lifting a single weight<p>The pushup is the consummate bodyweight exercise: You need stability from head to toe to hold the position, and “you have to rely on every muscle in your chest, back, and arms to work in unison—which is why it starts to …

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