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15 Reasons to Wake Up 15 Minutes Early

I'm not naturally a morning person. My love of SoulCycle got me out of bed for months, but since I cut back on this workout out of necessity, I've …

Fitness

Glute Training for Men

Guys, I know it’s not yet cool to say to your buddy, “hey bro, I’m gonna go train glutes, I’ll see you in a couple of hours.” In the bodybuilding …

Hypertrophy

6 Tough Challenges to Test Your Strength and Athleticism

Some of these goals might take years to accomplish. But using them as long-term aims can be great for training motivation. In your quest to be the

Fitness

The 7 Best Mobility Exercises You Haven’t Tried Yet

[caption id="attachment_37825" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: Pond5[/caption] Years ago, having “flexibility” meant you did a few toe touches …

Exercise

13 Ways To Stop Drinking Soda For Good

You know soda's not exactly good for you -- but at the same time, it can be hard to resist. Its sweet taste, pleasant fizz and energizing jolt often seems like just what you need to wash down your dinner, get you through an afternoon slump or quench your thirst at the movies.

But the more soda you …

Food

Milk Isn't the Only Way! Dairy-Free Sources of Calcium

Food

5 Ways Reverse Dieting Can Take Your Body to the Next Level

When you think of losing body fat you usually think of low calories and avoiding the stuff you really want to eat. The problem with losing body fat …

Body Fat

Healthy Foods That Ruin Your Diet

Watch out for these healthy foods that might ruin your diet.

Supermarkets are filled with foods with health halos that may have little nutritional …

Food

Barbells Don't Hurt People: How Not to Crash in the Gym

Ultimate responsibility for your body falls on you. If you got injured, it is because you did something you weren’t ready for.About ten years ago, I

Race Track

6 Reasons You Don't Have A Six-Pack

If you’ve tried and failed to get a six-pack in the past, this post is for you.

It shouldn’t be so puzzling. Once you really get these 6 points, …

Body Fat

9 Delish Gluten-Free Pizzas That Aren’t a Crumbly Mess

Oh, pizza. Your crispy-yet-soft crust exterior, melted cheese foundation, and ability to taste amazing topped with everything from barbeque chicken to arugula and Brussels sprouts is enough to win over the hearts (and taste buds) of almost anyone. But what’s a gluten-free eater to do?

Classically …

Recipes

Bodybuilding Ain't Dead: Five Moves to Massive Biceps

Some say bodybuilding is dead. I say, f-that noise. I can't argue that multi-joint exercises don't pile on slabs of muscle fast, and CrossFit …

Bodybuilding

The Nut That Could Help You Live Longer

Photo: Pond5

Almonds, almond butter and almond milk have become the darlings of the health and nutrition world in recent years. But could we be …

Food

The complete guide to productivity

Let’s face it.

We all want more time in our lives.

It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.

If you would like to make more effective use of your time, maintain your energy levels throughout …

Productivity

Down and Dirty with the Clean for More Muscle and Power

People tend to think that the Clean is a lift meant only for power athletes or competing weightlifters. I’m here to say that the Clean can and should …

Fitness

Should You Detox Your Diet?

Should You Detox Your Diet?Thinking about a “detox diet?” As a dietitian, I get questions all the time about the potential benefits of “detoxing” or …

Diets

Tips and Tricks for Healthy Shopping on a Budget

Here are a few simple tips for savvy shopping, while upholding convenience, tastiness, and simplicity in the meals you eat. “Eating healthy is

Food

Have a Ball

It's always meaningful when one tells you to have a ball. Well, for this workout, that's all you literally need -- a ball. It's called a stability ball and it can work every muscle group in your body without the help of any weights. Most people will need a 65 cm ball, but at 5'9, I use 75 cm. Once …

Exercise

Get the Best Results for Your Body Type

Are you a dude who even so much as sniffs a piece of cake and gains weight? Or maybe you’re the polar opposite, and just can't add more size to your …

Obesity

New Study Reveals Most Common Causes Of Food Poisoning

If you're one of the 50 million Americans who have suffered from food poisoning each year, chances are you're not entirely sure what caused it. Perhaps it was last night's sushi or maybe the milk you weren't sure had gone bad? Well, new research may make it easier for you to trace the culprit.

This …

Food

Here’s How You Should Be Sitting at Your Desk (According to Ergonomics)

Don't let this infographic fool you—we know sitting can be bad for our health. It’s been linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even cancer 123. Not to mention, sitting for long periods of time can cause your muscles to become inactive, and has you burning one calorie …

Ergonomics

Never Squat Again: Single-Leg Training for Serious Strength

JAMES MICHELFELDERNever Squat AgainBuild stronger legs, one at a time.In lifting circles, the barbell back squat has always been considered the king …

Exercise

Train the Lateral Plane for Maximum Athleticism

There is a lot of talk about the posterior chain of strength and stability, but for most people, weakness begins in the lateral chain.No one would

Heresy

Hate Crunches? 6 Better Core Exercises for Beginners

[caption id="attachment_37699" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: Pond5[/caption]So maybe you aren’t in good enough shape to get down and give us …

Workouts

8 Mistakes You're Probably Making When You Brush Your Teeth

It's not exactly a newsflash that one of the most important reasons to brush your teeth is to fight off cavities (not to mention prevent bad breath). But what if the way you brush your teeth actually makes you more susceptible to cavities, tooth decay and gum disease? Scary.

Turns out, there are a …

Tooth Decay

The Clean Bulk: A New Approach To Adding Offseason Muscle

Getting big offseason used to mean eating as much as possible. Today, bodybuilders use a more measured approach to adding mass, with the benefit of …

Nutrition

The Truth About Bananas

The Truth About BananasBananas often get a bad rap, for being a supposed “diet-wrecker” from being too sweet, but here is the real truth about one of …

Bananas

10 Short Daily Drills to Combat Back Pain

Stabilization of the lumbar spine and pelvis is necessary for any athletic endeavor or even just being healthy.The discs that make up our spine are

Pain