Megan Galan

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Five muscle groups that are too often ignored at the gym

After 12 years as a trainer, I know that having a training plan is crucial. A plan keeps you focused, allows you to track your progress and gives you objective data to understand why you are, or are not, reaching your goals.<p>I also know that developing a strength routine can be stressful, …

If You Can’t Lose Fat With This Sprint Workout You Should Probably Just Quit Everything

When people talk about sprinting, they typically discuss their glory days – being part of a high school team or how fast they ran the 40-yard sprint …

High School Sports

Balance Your Blades: 3 Corrective Shoulder Exercises

Healthy shoulder blades are a rarity in our society. The problem is the amount of time we spend sitting in front of computers and steering wheels. …

Biomechanics

Six Back and Bicep Workouts

6 Back and Bicep Workouts<p>Almost every guy that first enters the gym for the first time selects bicep curls as their first exercise. Perhaps because …

Workouts

The Unorthodox Exercise Position that Strengthens Your Core and Improves Your Posture

Many people don't think twice about the position from which they perform an exercise. The difference between, say, a Standing Shoulder Press and a …

Tip: Master the Bridge, Feel Awesome

Sit all day? Have shoulder pain? The movement can help with both. Here's how to do it, step by step.<p>One of the biggest setbacks for any strength …

Hips

The Perfect Warmup Is Just 5 Moves| Men's Health

• It increases your core body temperature. You wouldn’t walk out to your car on a sub-freezing day, turn it on, and then immediately start going 60 miles per hour would you? Over time, your car’s performance would suffer. The same can be said about you.<br>• It increases joint lubrication. Many guys feel …

10 supersizing workouts to do on back day

To supersize your back—build wider proportions, denser, more sizeable muscle mass, and greater functional strength that enables you to lift more—you …

Fixing Common Squat and Deadlift Problems with Bands

I’m the type of guy who, when given the choice and when both options are equally effective, would rather fix something with a sledgehammer than a …

Back Attack

<b>Unleash your inner beast with a smart and technical program that mixes hypertrophy with functionality.</b><b>By Mike Carlson</b> Everyone loves Back Day. When …

Workouts

Tip: The Push-Up That Prevents Injuries

The stronger and more athletic you are, the more you need to add this move into your program. Check it out.<p>Rotation-Focused Push-Ups<p>Strong and …

Exercise

The 20-minute workout to lose weight and torch fat

You may think you’d be better off with an hour-long workout—or at least 45 minutes. But here's the reality: being tight on time can actually make you</i> …

The Best Mobility Drill For Lifters & Athletes

Get Bigger Lifts With Looser Hips<p>Hips Don't Lie<p>Take a look at any lifter from the side and you'll notice something obvious: there's a ton of muscle …

Biomechanics

Tip: One Move For Better Flexibility

Here's a simple drill that'll make your back and lower body feel better and even boost your squat numbers.<p>The main movements people do in the gym are …

Stretching

Are Your Hip Muscles Out Of Balance?

The low lunge. Photo: Sage Rountree<i>One simple pose can tell you a lot about your body.</i>Most runners claim they have tight hamstrings. I see it all the …

Yoga

4 Ways to Break a Running Plateau

Anyone who has run consistently over the course of several months has likely faced the dreaded performance plateau—a natural flat line that leaves …

Marathons

Is this the hardest pose in yoga?

Yoga poses generally fall into one of two camps: the ones that feel straight-up awesome (looking at you, happy baby), and those that make you want to …

Yoga

9 Low-Impact Workout Moves You Can Do At Home

There's no shortage of awesome exercises you can do at home. But a lot of the moves that don't require special equipment do require jumping, and that …

Here's What to Say When Your Kid Doesn't Like School

<i>My 8 year old son is asking me why we have to go to school and get good grades. What would be a smart and good answer? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by George Spiliotopoulos, on Quora:</b><p>My …

The 3 Pillars of Fat Loss

<b>Anyone who ever tells you “this is what you should do one hundred percent of the time” when it comes to your training is trying to sell you …

The 3 Laws of Muscle Activation in Resistance Training

<b>Years and years of research have elapsed in the pursuit to completely understand the intricacies of human skeletal muscle contraction.</b> It has …

Giving The Writing Process Back to Our Students (Part 3): Revision

This is the last part of a three part blog post on how I worked to give the writing process back to my students throughout the course of our fiction …

Creative Writing

Improve Mobility for Overhead Squats With These 2 Drills

<b>Thoracic spine function is critical for successful execution of all overhead squatting movements.</b> But the commonly used mobility techniques are often …

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

Games or Worksheets: Is there really a question about the choice?

I work part time with gifted elementary students at two Title 1 schools where most of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches; and where …

Women's Workout Routine To Get Strong And Toned

Getting to the gym is already a big step for a <b>woman who wants to get in shape.</b> Don't worry you're not the only one skeptical about <b>lifting weights</b>, …

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

The potential that comes from neuroplasticity—the capacity to change the structure and function of the brain through learning—provides the foundation …

Pedagogy

7 Workouts That’ll Give You Buns of Steel

There are lots of reasons to want to strengthen your booty. From making those dance floor moves at your friend’s wedding look extra good to protecting you from running injuries, a strong butt does the body good. You don’t need a gym to get a Beyoncé booty — there are tons of easy exercises to do …

A 7-Day Weight-Loss Workout Plan

If you’re looking for a workout plan that can help you lose weight, adding more sweat sessions to your weekly routine is a great place to start. And …

Your fall fitness workout plan—customized by Emily Skye

Letting go of your normal routine is part of what makes summer blissful. Beach days, travel plans, and backyard barbecues often take precedence over …