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The Winners Of Our 2013 Innovation By Design Awards

1,200 submissions. 54 finalists. 9 winners. It all came down to one night.<p>Winning isn’t everything, but it’s certainly a perk. Today, <i>Fast Company</i> threw its first-ever Innovation By Design Conference, held in downtown New York. It culminated this evening at the Innovation By Design Awards …

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Walter White’s sickness mirrors America

<b>Bryan Cranston as Walter White in "Breaking Bad" (AMC/Frank Ockenfels 3)</b><p>“Breaking Bad” strikes such a nerve because Walt’s ills of body and soul are also those of our country<p>David Sirota<p>September 28, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>It is safe to say that as "Breaking Bad" comes to a close, Vince Gilligan's series …

Mastering The Muscle-Up

For athletes looking to get their first muscle-up—whether on the rings or the bar—who may have tried and failed numerous times; who may have studied …

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Ask The Doc: Achieving Intensity in Training... Without Getting Rhabdo

by KYLE SELA|PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS, NICHOLE BLEUMLE|PT, DPT, MS, OCS, CSCS, & JARED WILLIAMSON|PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS<p><i>A recent</i> article <i>by a</i> …

Why Everything You Know About Lactic Acid Might Be Wrong

<b>Admit it. For years you have blamed high-effort, short-term muscle fatigue on lactic acid accumulation.</b> It’s all over exercise physiology texts and …

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Most Popular Articles of August (Top 5)

Is possible to get bigger while maintaining leanness?<p>I think, yes, but it's not easy.<p>This post assumes you are generally eating right, doing …

Apple’s M7 chip is the Trojan Horse for its wearable computing plans

Could the iPhone 5S’s new M7 chip be something of a trojan horse, leading the way for Apple’s wearable-tech debut?<p>As expected, Apple’s Town Hall …

How my body rejected activity trackers and the 'quantified self'

Earlier this year, I set out on a grand journey. I tested several activity trackers all at once, to decide which was the best in accuracy and in motivating me to lose a few pounds. Today, they sit unused on my desk. And I weigh pretty much the same.<p>What happened? For one, perhaps no one should try …

A Common Misconception About Designing With Data

8 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

The “Other” Interface: Atomic Design With Sass

12 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Great Products Focus On A Motif

7 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

A Week With The Sync Burn, A Battery-Powered Fitness Band

Fitness bands are a dime a dozen these days. Everyone has one, it seems, from audio manufacturers like Jawbone to upstarts like Fitbit and Basis. Now the EB Sports Group, a company that makes fitness devices under a number of brands including Everlast and Men’s Health. I’ve historically been wary …

144lbs: Why Female Athletes Should Toss the Scale and Get a New Perspective

It was the summer of 1987. I was twelve, we had just moved to a new town, and I was about to start eighth grade. <b>I was babysitting for a new neighbor</b> …

MSG, Trans Fat, and Aspartame: 3 Secret Ingredients That Are Killing You and Your Results

<b>Most of the readers of Breaking Muscle are concerned about health and actively do something about it.</b> There is perhaps no single better way to stay …

George Zimmerman and Weaponized Racism

In the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal for slaying Trayvon Martin, America is engaged in another anguished conversation about race. It’s an …

Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece <i>Why mobile web apps are slow</i>. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along.<p>Its upshot: …

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with dead phone batteries. This idea actually isn't too farfetched.<p>A new Kickstarter campaign is focused on getting funding for a power generating shoe insert that lets users charge …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Tale Of A Top-10 App, Part 2: Marketing And Launch

19 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

How To Sketch For Better Mobile Experiences

13 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption: How Important Is It?

<b>For years it seems the usefulness of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, or EPOC, has been exaggerated.</b> In discussions I have regarding …

Here’s how Pinterest keeps track of who’s following whom

Ever wonder how Pinterest keeps track of which users are following which other users, and what your interests are? Well, wonder no more: The company …

The Ultimate Guide to Eating Paleo [Infographic]

To <b>add this infographic to your website/blog</b>, simply copy the code below and paste it into the HTML of your blog or website:<p><a …

Swipp's New Email Insights Widget Helps Gauge Sentiment From The Inbox

Swipp, a social intelligence platform for businesses, today released a new product offering for the inbox. Users can embed a widget right into the body of their email to help gauge reaction and sentiment.<p>Akin to the scale at the bottom of an answer on an FAQ where it asks “<i>Was this answer …

Google just put the market research biz on notice

It’s not so much the statistics from its various mobile industry surveys that make Google’s new Databoard so cool, but the fact that they’re free, …

TomTom's Runner and Multi-Sport watches now available

With all this talk of some prominent companies casting their wrists into the increasingly hot world of wearables, let's not forget the number of folks that have been toiling away in that world for some time now. Companies like TomTom, which is already on the, erm, pulse of the watch world. The …

An Athlete's Guide to Inflammation: What to Eat and What to Avoid

<b>Any athlete who pounds his or her body week in and week out with PRs, 1RMs, triples and doubles, sprints, long weekend runs, and the list goes on, is</b> …

Simple Steps to Holding a Handstand Like a Pro

Page: 1Next »<p>Decorate your box for the Holidays – click any image below to purchase!<p>A handstand is a resting position for gymnasts. It is the point …