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What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

The 5 Phases of How to Quit Sugar for Good

Thinking about entering sugar rehab? Good thought. Here's how to tackle the seemingly impossible task.<p>Suspect you're hooked on the sweet stuff? It's time to restore your brain to its pre-sugar-fiend state. Resetting your palate and eradicating cravings isn't easy, but it is possible. Instead of …

The 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Eat Anything

If you've heard terms like "mindful eating" or "conscious eating" before, you may wonder what they actually mean, or, more importantly, how to practice them.<p>As a certified health coach, people often ask me how to slow down and practice mindful eating, so I have devised the following four questions …

10 Reasons You're Holding onto Body Fat

1 of 11<p>Cut the Fat<p>With many other factors that could be playing a role in why you aren't losing bodyfat, these 10 reasons are usually behind the slow …

5 Delicious, Healthy Greens You Should Be Eating That AREN'T Kale

It's time to turn over a new leaf.<p>Kale has reached celebrity status in the world of leafy greens, but don't dismiss these kindred bunches, which are power-packed with beautifying and good-for-you nutrients. <b>Collard Greens</b>Descendants of wild cabbage, collards are part of the brassica family (aka …

The Truth About Metabolic Damage

Here's what you need to know...<p>Struggling with lack of motivation, low libido, or just feel you've done all the right things but can no longer …

Barbell Hack Squat Workouts For Bigger Quads

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Single Muscle Group<p>Training Level<p>Beginner<p>Program Duration6 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>2<p>Time Per Workout60-75 …

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Are You Lifting the Right Amount of Weight?

Follow this system to figure out how much iron to hoist for the optimum results<p>The amount of weight you should be lifting depends on the result you want—size, strength, or endurance. However, a good general benchmark is 90 percent of your 1-rep max. At that percentage, the participants in a …

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Weird Workouts That Really Work

Here's what you need to know...<p>Just because nobody else is doing it doesn't mean an exercise isn't effective.<br>• Tabata protocols work biceps, too.<br>• Forget …

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Strong In 7: 7 Strongman Lifts For The Non-strongman

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Colton Leonard <b><br>Age:</b> 24 <b><br>Weight:</b> 300 pounds <b><br>Height:</b> 6-foot-0 <b><br>From:</b> Houston, Texas <b><br>Occupation:</b> Cellucor Director of Customer Service …

From Here To Weightlifter: Muscle Gain For Beginners

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Ray Klerck <b><br>From:</b> Ballina, Australia <b><br>Occupation:</b> Trainer, fitness model, former fitness editor of Men's Health UK, author of Body …

7 Fat Loss Superfoods That Live Up to Their Hype

I honestly can't remember what food, but this woman was waxing poetic about its numerous benefits. I was at a dinner party having a conversation with another nutritionist, trying to tune her out, but this woman became so impassionate about this "miracle food" she was practically shouting.<p>Seems that …

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Identify Weak Points and Destroy Them

Here's what you need to know...<p>A kingpin is what loggers call the one log that slows all other logs from advancing down the river. You have kingpins …

Round 29: The Best Quad Building Exercises – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness News

<b>What are the best quad building/shaping exercises?</b><p>Matt: The most valuable quad building exercises in my opinion are front squats, leg press with the …

Why You Can't Stop Snacking

Hint: Lack of willpower has nothing to do with it<p>Do you open a bag of chips, only to find yourself clawing at the bottom minutes later? Your mistake might be stashing the bag within arm’s reach: Seeing nearby foods actually triggers neurological impulses to dig in, according to a new study in <i>PLoS</i> …

Take The Lunge: Build Your Lower Body With This Overlooked Move!

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Lee Boyce <b><br>Occupation:</b> Owner of Boyce Training Systems. <b><br>Website:</b> leeboycetraining.com<p>It seems like every strength trainer has a …

6 Squat Variations For Total-Body Strength

<i>By Joe Vennare for Life By DailyBurn</i><p>Love them or love to hate them, squats are one of the best exercises for increasing strength and size, while simultaneously burning fat. It's no wonder they're often referred to as the king of all strength training exercises. Still, some gym-goers opt out of …

Not Just What You Eat, When You Eat Matters

When it Comes to Weight Gain, When You Eat is Important<p>There is reason to think our eating patterns and nutrition have changed in recent years. …

Holistic Medicine

How To Approach Cardio While Building Muscle

There is much debate and controversy on the subject of doing cardio while building muscle. Once and for all I am going to set the record straight. So …

3 Old School Squats

If you're tired of doing traditional squats and are looking for a way to increase your power and poundage, drop your leg routine in favor of this …

Strategic Circuit Training for Maximum Calorie Burn

Back in the early 1960s, Chuck Coker wanted to improve training efficiency and maximize strength and muscle gains [1] all while improving health and …

How To Improve Your Pull-ups In 8 Weeks

One of the best (if not THE best) all-around muscle builders of the upper body is the pull-up and its abundance of variations. Arguably considered …

18 easy Paleo diet recipes

Does the Paleo Diet work? Some men will answer that quesiton with a “Hell, yes!” Others? They’re more skeptical.<p>But whether you’ve gone full Paleo, …

Paleo Diet

It's In Your Head

When you’re in the gym and you’re exhausted—a hard day, a harder workout—simply telling yourself you’re <i>not</i> tired could actually make it so. A recent …

5 muscle-shocking methods you forgot all about

Dogs May Cause the Next Big Flu Pandemic. Here's How to Protect Yourself and Your Pup.<p>The 10 Healthiest, All-natural Nut and Seed Butters<p>Detraining: …

Fat Loss: Greg Plitt's 12 Laws Of Lean

I hear the same questions over and over: "How can I look like you? What do I need to do to get abs like yours?" I could spit tips to you all day …

Isometric Training: What It Is and How to Do It Correctly

<b>Famed strongman Alexander Zass credited much of his great strength to his isometric training as a prisoner during World War I.</b> He would push on the …

Violent Jump Squats for Dense Muscle Growth

Here's what you need to know...<p>Training for performance is the key to building a lean, strong, muscular, aesthetic physique.<br>• The jump squat will make …

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