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Your Perfect Half Marathon

10 Things Every Lifter Should Try

Here's what you need to know...<p>Compete in anything and train with professionals for increased growth and training discipline.<br>• Master resistance …

Muscle

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Master the fine art of managing (sexy) expectations.<p>By Sophia Benoit3 days agoView More<p>Ask a Bartender<p>Bartenders tell us what to do with …

Lifestyle

Does Greater Fitness Increase or Decrease Longevity?

Not a trick question, just a reality check.<p>Here's a new study that, a few years ago, I would have completely ignored. After all, its findings – greater aerobic fitness predicts longer life – are right up there with "water is wet" as a surprising discovery. However, in light of all the recent debate …

Research

The Great Tendinopathy Debate

How do five potential treatments stack up?<p>The most entertaining session at last month's Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine conference was the closing debate on tendinopathy treatments. Six eminent doctors and therapists took the podium to argue in favor of six different treatments--and …

McGill University

Fast Twin, Slow Twin

Twin studies show that fitness doesn't just depend on your genes.<p>I got an email from a reader yesterday about an article I wrote a few months ago on the benefits of exercise for preventing or delaying the progression of Alzheimer's disease. He was wondering, essentially, about the problem of cause …

Exercise

Stabilizing Your "Foot Core"

The small muscles in your feet play a big role.<p>We've all heard lots (perhaps too much) about the importance of core stability, provided by the network of muscles around the hips, pelvis and back. An interesting paper in this month's <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i>, from a group of researchers …

How Many People Get Enough (Or Too Much) Exercise?

Measuring the size of the "epidemic."<p>A reader just forwarded me the latest "too much exercise" paper by James O'Keefe and his colleagues, published in the March/April issue of <i>Current Sports Medicine Reports</i>. Another one, you ask? Yes, another one. Out of curiosity, I plugged O'Keefe's name into …

The Fighter Pilot Fitness Program

5BX was a fitness sensation in the 1960s, and still makes sense today.<p>You may remember the "Scientific 7-Minute Workout," a circuit exercise routine that became a major sensation following a 2013 article by Gretchen Reynolds in the <i>New York Times</i>. The workout involved 12 simple bodyweight exercises, …

Fear Not, Marathoners: Too Much Running Won't Kill You

Researchers studied 661,000 adults, including 4,000 who exercised the equivalent of about 50 miles a week.<p>A new and very large analysis of exercise levels and mortality outcomes has reinforced a universal conclusion: A modest amount of weekly exercise can produce big benefits. It's also shown that …

Beyond Fitness

Exercise has health benefits that can't be measured by VO2max.<p>Being physically <b>fit</b> is good for your health. Being physically <b>active</b> is good for your health. Those two sentences sound the same, but they're not. Physical activity is how much exercise you get, while physical fitness (more specifically …

Lift Weights to Lose Your Gut

<b></b>Lift Weights to Lose Your GutThe most effective way to blast those extra inches off your middle? Hit the weights, says a new study in the journal …

Exercise

Skinny-Guy Rules to Gaining Muscle

<b></b>Skinny-Guy Rules to Gaining MuscleHard-gainers, skinny bastards, or (to use the technical term) ectomorphs tend to think their inability to gain …

Workouts

The New Running 101

<b></b>The New Running 101“Do you hear that?” asks Pasquale Manocchia, his face contorting into an ugly wince. It’s as if he’s just heard fingernails …

Manhattan

4 Healthy, Delicious Pizza Recipes

<b>The Classic</b>A cheese-and-sauce-covered pie can be healthy? Damn straight it can—and we’ve proved it with these four cleaner, leaner versions that will …

Food

Diet Soda Adds Inches to Your Gut

<b></b>Diet Soda Adds Inches to Your GutYou may think you're being virtuous by choosing diet over sugar-packed regular soda, but you may just be better off …

Diet Soda