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13 truth bombs about the fitness industry EVERYONE should read

"Just because someone posted some food, it doesn't mean they ate it"<p>Carly Rowena is a hugely successful fitness influencer and personal trainer, with over 115k Instagram followers, a Youtube channel with over 300k subscribers, and her own #GetGorgeous fitness transformation guide flying off the …

Once 485 Pounds, Lexi Lost 285 Pounds in 18 Months by Doing These 2 Things

It all started with one choice. Lexi walked into a gym. She committed to pushing herself for 30 minutes on the elliptical, five times a week. She also changed her diet by learning to cook and count calories. Lexi looks back fondly on the left-hand photo saying, "Throwback to the girl who decided to …

Fitness

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, he stood at 5′10′′ and weighed a trim 135 pounds. Today the licensed massage therapist tips the scales at …

Neuroscience

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Streams from Flying Lotus, Disclosure, DJ Snake and more<p>There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing live. Still, …

9 Incredible Ways To Get A Cardio Workout That Aren't All Running

The cure for the common cardio.

Workouts

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Business School

Glute Strengthening Workout

Put injuries behind you by working this key—but often neglected—muscle group.<p>For the past decade, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists like me have told runners to “work your core”—the muscles of your torso that support your every move. And so many runners have added crunches and planks that …

Workouts

Maximizing Power for Runners and Lifters: Maintaining and Increasing Flexibility in the Hip Flexors

Page: 1Next »<p>When we talk about the role of the hip flexors in squatting technique and running power, we can begin the conversation in terms of …

Understanding Basic Running Biomechanics

One of the key themes of Running Technique is to explain <b>how the body moves during running</b>. The images and video on this page are provided as an …

Understanding and training for good running technique and form

Thank you for visiting the website and <b>multimedia resources</b> that support my book <b>Running Technique.</b> If you haven’t already purchased a copy of the book …

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

Learning

3 Simple Tricks To Improve Running Form (And Have The Best Run Ever)

<i>By Jason Fitzgerald</i><p>Do a quick Internet search for "proper running form" and you'll get lost in scientific jargon: swing phase, stance time, loading rate, stretch reflex. But if you're like me, you don't need (or want) to know the nitty gritty science behind good form. You just want to know how to …

A New Way To Train: Interview With Brian MacKenzie

<i>The founder of CrossFit Endurance tears down traditional training methods to reveal the new rules for fast, powerful running.</i><p>For years, CrossFit …

How Much Should I Care about My Posture?

<i>A:</i><p>The athlete with great running or lifting form but a terrible slouch is all too common. And it's a problem. Practicing good posture can strengthen your core, protect against injuries, and make you a more powerful and efficient athlete. But first, you need to know what to look for and how to fix …

Yoga

Strength Training for Trail Runners

Exercises to boost your stability.<p>Many runners are eager for the change of scenery that trail running provides. But sidestepping rocks and roots and navigating twists and turns doesn’t just make for an exciting workout—it also puts your balance and strength to the test. These moves from Charlie …

Workouts

Living the Good Life: 35 Profound Quotes From the "Seven Sages of Greece"

Image Credit: Pixabay.<p>There are many things for which we owe the Greeks: democracy, geometry, the marathon. Not to mention souvlaki, moussaka and baklava. But arguably the most valuable asset to any person: wisdom.<p>Indeed wisdom is synonymous with Greece -- the cradle of Western thought is traced to …

Spirituality

5 Steps to Sustainable Weight Loss Success

<i>by guest blogger Pam Peeke,</i> <i>MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition</i><p>Don't believe the naysayers who tell you that it's all but impossible to drop that excess weight and keep it off. I'll tell you what to believe: the real science stemming from The National …

5 of the Biggest Facebook Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

The world’s biggest social network turned 10 this year. With 57% of the American population — and 73% of teenagers — among its user base, Facebook …

Social Media

6 Vegetables That Might Save Your Life

<i>By Timothy Gower for Men's Journal</i><p>If there's one food that no one -- not your doctor, your nutritionist or even your mother -- will tell you to eat less of, it's leafy greens. Calorie for calorie, chard, collards, kale and other leafy greens may just be the most nutritious food you can eat. They're …

10 Apps You Probably Never Heard Of That Employees Are Sneaking Into Work

With our tablets, smartphones and cloud services, if we need an app, we get it ourselves.<p>This is drastically different than the way work tech used to be: bought by IT, set up by IT, issued by IT and controlled by IT. You didn't like what you were given? Oh well.<p>Interestingly, this has created …

Apps

FINALLY Gluten Explained For All You People Pretending You Already Know What It Is (VIDEO)

This "gluten-free" trend is getting a little out of control. Everyone seems to be jumping onto the bandwagon, but many have forgotten to do some research first.<p>Like, say, maybe learn what gluten actually is?<p>Fortunately, ASAP Science is here to give us a quick lesson about gluten and put the …

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

Product Design

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Workouts

How to Beat Side Stitches

Avoid getting this common pain in your side.<p>We run through sleet and snow, heat and haze, with blisters and black toenails, headaches and knee aches. But a side stitch? That sharp, stabbing pain that hits below the ribs can stop us in our tracks. Although the exact cause of side stitches has yet to …

Yoga

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

Workouts

Triathlon Advice For Beginners From Jesse Thomas | Triathlete.com

<i>Honest advice for avoiding common mistakes in your first triathlon from Jesse Thomas.</i><p>“WAA. WAA. WAA. WAA. WAA. WAA,” exclaimed my alarm. <i>4:30 a.m.,</i> …

Avoid Injury This Spring

Spring in my office means it’s time to “Batten down the hatches!” The two busiest times of year for triathlon injuries are spring and fall. That’s …

The Benefits Of The Group Ride For Triathletes

<i>A group ride can benefit your training and make you faster.</i><p>Though triathlon is generally a non-drafting sport, ironically some of the most fun and …