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The Perfect Biceps Curl

3 Form Tips for Greater Growth<p>The biceps curl is a basic exercise that everybody is familiar with, but many lifters don't know how to do them as well …

Bodybuilding

Your Guide to Working Out with Resistance Bands

1. Squat with Overhead Press<p>A<p>B<p><b>A.</b><p>Loop a band with handles evenly underneath the middle of your shoes; feet hip-width apart. Lower into a squat and …

Women's Fitness

Why Jumping Rope Is the Best Total-Body Workout You Haven't Tried Yet

Here's a 12-minute circuit to get you started<p>Winter wants you to fail. It’s cold, it’s dark, there are cookies everywhere. And thanks to those well-intentioned resolutions, there are now goals to fall short of. Reports indicate that as many as 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions—many of them being …

Exercise

Injury Prevention and Resilience Through Improper Training

“You will always regret not training the position you got injured.”<p>- Dr. Andreo Spina<p><b>Some injuries are just unavoidable</b>. I do believe a lot of …

Exercise

How to fix all of your sleep problems with science

Strategically placing pillows is a good way to relieve all sorts of pain. If you wake up with a sore shoulder, try hugging your pillow when you're …

Sleep

Tip: Two Surprising Exercises for Shoulder Health

These two moves can help you prevent and even eliminate shoulder pain.<p>Prevent and potentially eliminate shoulder pain by implementing the following …

Bodybuilding

7 Tips for Finding the Perfect Gym

The 7 Best Moves to Carve Out Chiseled Obliques

Are Steel-Cut Oats That Much Healthier Than Rolled Oats?

Rolled oats sound healthier for you than quick oats because they're less processed, right? So if steel-cut oats are even less processed than rolled oats, they're the healthiest of them all, right? If you're not even sure what the different types of oats are, the explanation below should clear …

Breakfast

Tip: Do This First Thing in the AM

Your life may depend on doing one simple thing as soon as you wake up in the morning, especially if you're over 40.<p>Beware of Dehydrated Monday<p>Most …

Wellness

Tip: Cardio for Very Big Lifters

How does one of the world's strongest bodybuilders and powerlifters do cardio? You may be surprised.<p>I Hate Cardio<p>I really do. I hate walking fast on …

Cardiovascular System

Tip: Supersize Your Dumbbells and Barbells

Here's how to make your barbells and dumbbells more effective and build more carryover strength.<p>Have you ever been pissed because you found out that …

Bodybuilding

This Core Ab Workout Is the Secret Weapon to Killer Abs | Reader's Digest

The secret weapon for a killer abs workout program: Gymnast rings<p>Courtesy Fitsquad<p>For your next abs workout program, look no further than the rings. …

Workouts

Should You Do Abs Exercises Every Day If You Want To See Results?

You may be sabotaging your six-pack goals.<p>It's a new year, which means there’s no time like the present to finally tone up your tummy. You found a bunch of quick abs workouts and plan to do them everyday, because that’s the best way to chisel your middle, right?<p>Not quite. When you do the same …

Fitness

The 8 Best Non-Bench Exercises For a Massive Chest

1 of 8<p>Edgar Artiga<p>1. Landmine Press<p>The landmine press is a simple yet innovative movement designed to mainly target the upper portion of the chest …

Should You Use High Volume or Heavy Weight to Build Muscle?

It’s an age old question that encourages a world of debate when answering.<p>The truth of the matter is, there’s no real right answer.<p>Consider a few …

Muscle

Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.<p>The 90/90 Test<p>This test can be used to check for imbalances, …

Yoga

Tip: Master the Hip Clean

Here's a great movement for the beginner Olympic lifter or for anyone who wants to build some impressive traps.<p>If you're starting to get into Olympic …

CrossFit

17 Nutrition Tips That Change Your Life

Easy Hacks for Health, Muscle, Fat Loss and More<p>1 – Use vinegar to get lean and build muscle.<p>Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before you go …

Nutrition

Tip: Drop Sets – Effective for Growth or Not?

Here's what science has to say about drop sets, along with some recommendations.<p>While there's been no weightlifter Gallop poll on this, it's probably …

4 Sprint Workouts That’ll Increase Your Speed

Plus, why picking up the pace is so important to improving your performance.<p>Here’s the thing about running: If you don’t ever run fast, you’re never going to get faster. So if you’re trying to improve your running performance—even if it’s just to get those miles over with more quickly—then you need …

Triathlons

How to do sumo squats—AKA the best butt workout you’re probably not doing

No lower-body workout is complete without <i>at least</i> one series of squats. Like your other toning essentials (read: planks, push-ups, and lunges), these …

Fitness

10 Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn't Going Away

Losing weight—especially around your midsection—is difficult. But here are a slew of research-proven ways to dump it for good.

Weight Loss

Tip: The Best Exercise Order for Triceps

Build your tri's and avoid elbow pain by using this sequence for triceps training.<p>1 – Train your triceps with pushdowns or "flexing" type movements …

Bodybuilding

Tip: The Most Neglected Chest Exercise

For pure size gains, many bodybuilders have forgotten about this pec-building staple.<p>Many bodybuilders struggle to build up their chests, no matter …

Bodybuilding

The Ultimate Bodyweight Move to Master Handstand (and Get Ripped Arms!)

Get ready to learn one exercise that does it all — Handstand Claps. It not only gets your heart rate up and burns calories, but you'll strengthen your upper body and core and improve your balancing skills in order to master Handstand. One more thing — it's insanely fun!<p>Begin in Down Dog position …

Fitness

This Trainer Designed a Beginner Plan to Help You Become a Runner in 2018

With the holidays and all the festivities upon us, it's a good idea to take a minute out of the celebrations and think about which fitness goals to go for in 2018. If you've never been much of a runner but you've always secretly wanted to give it a go, we've got a beginner running plan that will …

Fitness

Why Does Exercise Start Hurting Two Days After a Workout?

If you’ve decided, this year, to start working out, you might have noticed a strange phenomenon: You’ll leave the gym feeling fine, and then two days …

Muscle

Tip: Grip Position and Shoulder Mechanics

Here's a common form mistake that most lifters don't even know they're making.<p>A Common Problem<p>Allowing your grip position or hand placement to …

Bodybuilding