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Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Take off your Fitness Clothes After a workout

The Post-Workout Mistake You're Probably Making<p>And no, it has nothing to do with stretching or refueling<p>Thinkstock<p>If you're like 99.99% of women in America, you probably own an amazingly comfy pair of workout pants. These tights or capris are so wonderful, in fact, that you wish you could wear them …

Facts about getting pregnant

7 Myths About Getting Pregnant<p>Apparently sex ed left a few gaps in our baby-making knowledge<p>We’d like to think that we’ve gained a little expertise about baby-making since our teenage years. After all, we no longer think you can’t get pregnant your first time or that birth control ruins your future …

Health of pregnant women and babies jeopardised by weight, shows study

Analysis of women's pregnancies in Scotland highlights problem of obesity during pregnancy and growing financial costs to NHS<p>The health of pregnant women and their babies is jeopardised when the mothers are obese or underweight, according to a new study that also points to the growing financial …

The Complete 4-Week Beginner's Workout Program

In the realm of fitness, three-month workout programs dominate the landscape. You’ve even seen plenty of them in our magazine over the years. Are …

Workouts

4 Moves to Get Lean and Strong

Exercise 1 Spoon<p>Stand in front of a chair with a towel under both heels. Reach back and grip the front edge of the chair so that your butt hovers over and slightly in front of the seat <b>(A)</b>. Lean forward and pull the towel toward the chair without bending your legs <b>(B)</b>, then slowly push back to start. …

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 …

Losing Fat & Cutting, Without Losing Muscle

Planning<p>In order to lose body fat we have to have a reason as to why we want to achieve this goal, is it (a) Make you look good (b) Health benefits …

Nutrition

Round 7: How Much Protein For Fat Loss? – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

How much protein do you recommend for a fat loss diet?<p>Matt: I think the standard rule of 1 gram per pound of lean body weight is always sufficient …

Nutrition

Eat Great, Lose Weight: Top Ingredients Celeb Chefs Use

Grocery-Cart Do's<p>Silken Tofu<p>"Although it's low-fat, silken tofu has a rich texture. I blend it with Dijon mustard, lemon juice, capers, shallots, and …

The 5 Nutrients You Need for Energy

Chris Gallo<p>Vitamin E<p>Unless you've been living in a cave for 20 years, you know you need calcium, folate, and vitamin C. But there are a few nutrients …

Recipes for Success: 5 Meals to Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

Peter Ardito<p>Sweet Potato and Pork Chili<p><b>Goal: I want to lose weight.</b><p><b>Why This Recipe Works</b><p>A diet that includes plenty of lean protein has been linked …

Jillian Michaels' Bodyshred Circuit Workout

Justin Stephens<p>How This Workout Works<p><b>What You'll Need:</b> 3- to 8-pound dumbbells, a mat (optional)<p><b>How It Works</b><p>Do Jillian's 3-2-1 interval method four …

The Best Yoga DVDs of 2014

Yoga 2.0<p>Tired of traditional tree pose? Try the two half-hour practices from <b>Jillian Michaels' Yoga Inferno</b>. The tough-love trainer incorporates …

Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

Set Your Intention

Experts say intention setting can be a powerful tool in any fitness discipline, not just yoga. "It zeros in on something you can connect to emotionally, and unlike a long-term goal, you can make good on an intention in a single session, which is very satisfying," says celeb trainer Brett Hoebel. In …

How to Build The Perfect Body: A Discussion on Body Image

<i>This is a collective effort article, lead by NF Team Member Staci.</i><p><b>We get a ton of emails from people asking how to change. How they can lose weight,</b> …

Carbs & Fat: Friends After All?

<b>Carbs & Fat: Friends After All? – by Alan Aragon</b><p>Here’s a true story… On a fitness message board, a member cautioned another against having peanut …

Nutrition

Why We Must Squat

Page: 1Next »<p>by Joe Hancuff<p>I don’t know how many times I’ve told non-CrossFitters and non-lifters this old adage:<p>Squat!!!<p>Squats are super important …

Holiday Gains: 4 Reasons To Build Muscle During The Holidays

Oh, joy, the holidays are upon us! Oh, wait, how do I get through the season without packing on 10 unwanted pounds? As if the media senses this …

Burn Fat Faster

<b>How It Works</b><br>After a warmup, select a weight that's 80 to 85 percent of your 1-rep max. Do as many reps as you can—probably 6 or 7. Rest 20 seconds. Pick it up and do as many reps as you can. Let's say you get 3 or 4. Rest another 20 seconds. Now pick it up and do a couple more. In a recent study …