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25 Tips for Better Front Squats

<b>When in doubt, do front squats.</b><p>This is one of my favorite strength training mottos (along with "perfect practice makes perfect" and "fast sh*t is …

3 Functional Reasons to Do Isolation Movements

<b>Ian King once said to me, “When a new training paradigm comes along people will overreact in the short term and underreact in the long term.”</b><p>I’ve …

4 Simple Gymnastics Drills for Strength and Mobility

<b>Gymnastics strength training provides countless benefits to those willing to commit to the process</b>. By focusing on bodyweight progressions, athletes …

Healthy Eating Tips for Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

If eating healthier is one of your top new year priorities, that's great. But "I'm going to eat healthier this year" is one of those well …

Forget Your Weight In 2017. Get Fit For Your Life.

We love to demonize the time we take for ourselves and call it selfish, a luxury and classify it as anything but necessary. I’m here to debunk that misconception and tell you all the reasons you need to make fitness a priority in the New Year. Guess what? Not one of my reasons has to do with your …

Happiness

5 Killer Pushup Variations for Greater Gains

<b>The poor old push up is a miserable exercise. It doesn't get a lot of love and generally just sits there by itself in the corner.</b> Other more macho …

Fatty Liver Is More Dangerous Than You Might Realize. Here's How to Heal It

"My doctor says I have a fatty liver and I should stay away from fat," writes this week's house call. "Are high-fat foods the culprit here? Any tips to help with a fatty liver?"<p>Indeed, your doctor is right to feel concern: Fatty liver is a dangerous yet misunderstood disease. In America, it affects …

17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017

Being a stressed out mess is so last year.<p>These past 52 weeks weren’t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person <i>not</i> live in a perpetual state of stress?<p>If you’re still looking for a …

Mental Health

No Excuses: 9 Exercises You Can Do in Your Office | Inc.com

You already know this, but sitting all day long is seriously not good for you. Sedentary behavior is correlated to poor health and can increase your risk of developing everything from heart disease to diabetes and even cancer. As badly as we might want to avoid these outcomes, the reality is that a …

Workouts

The Abs Workout That'll Make You A Better Runner

An abs workout for runners? Believe it. While the best way to become a better runner is to—you guessed it—actually <i>run</i>, the workouts you do when …

Workouts

Mobility and Movement, Session 1: Yoga and Self-Massage for Squats

<b>The CrossFit box where I teach mobility here in Pasadena, CrossFit 626, recently opened up enrollment into a free-for-members "Mobility Movement"</b> …

Optimize Your Lunch Break With This Muscle-Toning Workout

You'll return to your desk ready to conquer your to-do list.<p>If you’re looking for a full-body, midday workout, we’ve got a present for you.<p>In the video above, Barry’s Bootcamp trainer Matt Nolan shows you how to nail a blood-pumping routine in just 30 minutes. Nolan talks through each particular …

Self-confidence

10 Habits to Quit in 2018 If You Want to Live a Long, Healthy, Happy Life

If you’re jonesing to give your life a major upgrade in 2018—and beyond—setting a few doable goals is the first step. That means nixing bad habits …

Kick Pain in the Face With Natural Movement

<b>I’m going to go out on a limb and guess you’ve dealt with pain.</b> Possibly, you’re stuck with it even now. Pain has a way of hindering our athletic …

Aspirin could help boost cancer treatment, experts find

'Exciting' study results show anti-inflammatory pain killer suppresses cancer molecule that allows tumours to evade body's immune defences<p>Cancer treatment could be more effective when it is combined with aspirin, new research suggests.<p>The anti-inflammatory pain killer suppresses a cancer molecule …

Cancer

Optimistic women are less likely to die prematurely of cancer or heart disease, study says

Having an optimistic outlook on life could help you live longer, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at<p>Harvard Universityfound that among a group of 70,000 female nurses, the 25% who were most optimistic had a 31% reduced risk of mortality while they were being tracked compared with the 25% who …

Happiness

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

6 Elements That Belong in Every Athlete's Training Program

<b>I work as a college strength coach for over 500 student-athletes from 21 different sports</b>. Below I have listed my top six training elements for these …

Tai Chi

3 Ways Hot Yoga Might Benefit You

CrossFit, running, gymnastics, martial arts, and Olympic lifting all have amazing benefits, but each also has its hazards. <b>Life would be boring if we</b> …

Why you might want to think twice before shaving your pubic hair

Those who prefer their nether regions smooth and hairless may want to rethink their grooming habits.<p>People who regularly trim or remove their pubic hair may be more at risk for sexually transmitted infections, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Sexually Transmitted Infections</i> on …

Research

5 Fundamental Core and Abdominal Exercises for Beginners

<b>If you’re newer to training or getting back into shape, I’m sure you’ve heard about core training.</b> Perhaps you’ve heard about it in magazines or …

If You're Using These Excuses Not to Exercise, Just Stop

While you may think that becoming an adult means taking on adult responsibilities and avoiding the obviously fake "dog ate my homework" excuses of …

Lifting Heavier Isn't Always Better

When we think of lifting for strength and power gains, most of us immediately think about lifting barbells loaded with all the weight we can handle. …

How Victoria's Secret Model Jasmine Tookes Stays Motivated To Work Out

Jasmine Tookes is no stranger to working out. The Victoria’s Secret model regularly posts videos and photos of her fitness routines alongside fellow …

I Went on the Whole30 Diet and Here’s What I Learned

I’m not totally comfortable with my body. There—I said it. I used to be <i>that</i> girl who’d down a large pizza without gaining a pound. But my habits soon …

6 Moves To Master A Pull-Up In 8 Weeks

There are two exercises that, together, will target and tone every muscle in your upper body: push-ups and pull-ups. Push-ups strengthen the chest, shoulders, triceps, abs, and lower back, while pull-ups strengthen the lats, traps, rhomboids, abs, and biceps. This plan strengthens each muscle group …

The Rules of Strength Training (Part 1): 25 Things I Have Learned

I love learning. <b>I think it’s part of the reason I love lifting - the fact that it is a lifetime journey of learning and strength.</b> I love learning …

Respect the Rower: An Argument for the Ergometer

Part of a training I went through last year included instruction on the Indo-Row WaterRower. <b>“You gotta respect the rower,” the instructor said to me</b> …

6 Exercises For Rebuilding Your Core After Pregnancy

<b>You’re sitting at home, holding that adorable little bundle of joy, and so glad the hard part is over.</b> Then you look down at that big squishy blob …

Fasting Gives Us Longer Life, But It Goes Against Everything We Think of as Healthy

New health revolution or dangerous nonsense?<p>For his breakfast on 11 July 1966, 27-year-old Scotsman Angus Barbieri ate a boiled egg, a slice of bread …