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Why leaving your comfort zone can be so rewarding

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

“Anything you to do to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone will ultimately enable you to take larger risks and grow.”

I’m sure we’ve all read plenty of quotes and articles about the importance of escaping your comfort zone. I know I have. But for …


The 7 Sneakiest Rest Strategies in CrossFit

It’s not often that most of us can get through our metcon without taking a break at some point. But what are the best ways to get that rest, yet make


Eat Healthier This Weekend

How to Eat Healthier on the Weekend

The Problem: Alcohol. The extra glass of wine at dinner or a cocktail at a party can pack a calorie punch. A …

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3 Tricks to Fire Up Your Cutting Season

You’ve spent the past winter months in hibernation — as we like to call it bulking season. Time is ticking and spring has sprung, you’re starting to …


Positively Powerful Arms With Slow Negative Reps

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Name: Jim Vaglica
Boston, MA
Strength and conditioning specialist, police sergeant, cast member of Mark Burnett's …


Get Creative with Your Cardio to Burn Fat

Most people’s definition of cardio is the long jog on the treadmill or stepping it out on the Stairmaster. The key to constant progress and renewed …


Rev up your workout with interval training

Are you ready to shake up your workout? Do you wish you could burn more calories without spending more time at the gym? Consider aerobic interval …


How to Get Over Your Fear of the Gym, For Good

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It took a layoff and breakup on the same day last summer to motivate 28-year-old Meghan Ragni to take control of her health. In the bleak …


The Best Foods To Eat When You're Feeling Bloated


How Safe Are Your Electronic Medical Records?

Corbis ImagesThere are plenty of perks to going digital when it comes to your health. In fact, 56 percent of physicians who used electronic medical …


4 Combo Routines to Knock Out Plateaus

Lifitng heavy objects are what most gym-goers are a big fan of because it means more muscle. Traditional bodybuilding, powerlfiting, and Olympic …


30 Healthy Breakfast Snacks for Mornings on the Run

When it comes to breakfast, the options are endless. Pancakes or waffles? Bacon and eggs? Muffin, followed by a pastry? So why limit chowing down on delicious breakfast foods to the morning hours? Here are 30 healthier snack options to keep filling those breakfast food cravings all day long.

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The Healthiest Cereal Choices to Help You Live Longer

The Healthiest Cereal Choices to Help You Live Longer Good news for cereal eaters: eating enough whole grains and cereal fibers may reduce your risk …


3 Breathing Techniques For A More Effective Workout

You’ve been doing it about 20,000 times a day since the moment you were born. In fact, you’re doing it right now. More importantly, experts are saying you’re doing it all wrong.

We’re referring to breathing, which seems like such a natural act that we only think of it when we’re huffing and puffing …


Rev Up: 7 Simple Ways To Increase Your Metabolism!

Feel like your weight loss is moving at a snail's pace? It's possible that your metabolism has slowed, or in some extreme cases, stalled. Metabolic …


How Much Weight Should You Lift?

As a gym veteran, I frequently receive two types of questions from beginners. The question that does not relate to what protein powder they should …


How To Deadlift: A Beginner's Guide

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Name: Todd Bumgardner, MS, CSCS
Co-founder of Beyond Strength Performance. Strength and conditioning coach and manual therapist …


5 Beastly Arm Routines

Who knows arm training better than the experts in the forums? Five posters have shared biceps and triceps regimens that can make …

Exercise Is Not a Final Destination: How to Enjoy the Journey

What if a magic pill could replicate the effects of exercise? A way to get a healthy and toned physique without all of the blood, sweat, and tears. …


How Gut Bacteria Affects Basically Every Aspect of Your Health

You want to hear about a messed up study? Of course you do.

Here’s how scientists measure the will to live: Separate a young rat from his mother, throw him in a pool of water with no exit, and see how long it takes him to stop optimistically swimming in circles and start sadly treading water as he …


Training Frequency For Maximum Muscle Mass

Good muscle mass morning my friends, and welcome to a brand new week. I like the first day of the week more than most people I’m guessing, as I hear …


The Best Yoga Workout for Your Abs

Flexibility, relaxation, less stress—even if you've never stepped foot in a yoga studio, you've probably heard all about the mind-body benefits of a regular yoga practice. But before any of you type-A personalities go straight for the sweaty strength workout, we have one more surprising perk to add …


Sexy Sports Bras to Spice Up Your Workouts

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10 Habits Of People Who Love To Work Out

You know these people: they bound out of bed in the morning ready to tackle their sunrise bike rides. They leave the office during lunch to sneak in a quick run. Or they head out of work, gym bag in hand -- and they're going to use it (not just bring it back home). They're the ones who look like …


Bench Big, Get Big with the Spoto Press

“Breathe in, breathe out” might be a cute mantra for the general fitness instructor at the local Planet Fitness. But if you want to bench press …


3 Huge Diet Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to diet and nutrition it can get very confusing, one study says one thing, the other study says someting else, how are we supposed to …


Warmup for Weightlifting Success

Warming up is a necessary evil. It’s like filing your taxes, it sucks, but unless you want the IRS knocking at your door, you have to do it. A proper …


Functional Running Gear for the Track and Beyond

Functional Running Gear for the Track and Beyond For us, spring flowers mean the return of outdoor running season. And after this tough winter, we’re …


5 Squat Variations for Strength, Mobility, and Better Movement

What I love about squats is their versatility. There's a squat for every almost occasion and purpose.Squat. It's like a magic word. Add the word …


20 Incredible Feats of Strength

I love watching incredible feats of strength, whether they’re performed by men or women. This blogpost is a tribute to all of the hardworking women …

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