Rod Sumrall

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How Many Calories Do You Actually Have to Burn to Lose One Pound?

Now that all that's settled, if you want to determine roughly how many calories your body burns a day, check out the Mayo Clinic's calorie calculator. Aim to take in 300 to 500 fewer calories per day to lose weight.<p><i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for GQ.</i><p>(Getty Images)<p>Years ago, scientists played around with …

Mayo Clinic

Why You Should Stop Worrying About Carbs, and Just Eat More Of Them

Carbohydrates may not be as evil as everyone thinks—as long as you eat the right kind<p>Many diets from the past two decades cast carbohydrates as hell spawn sent to fatten you up and destroy you with diabetes. These diets demonized all carbs, from whole grains to fruit, and urged you to exorcise them …

How to Do the Tate Press or Elbows-Out-Triceps Extension

It’s called the Tate press, and it’ll transform your bench<p>One thing every great bench presser knows: Work your triceps.<p>Your triceps are instrumental in pressing up the weight in the middle of the lift, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. If these muscles are weak, you’ll struggle when the …

You’re Probably Not Resting Enough Between Sets For Maximum Gains

Doing absolutely nothing for three minutes could help your muscles grow, according to new research<p>Resting longer between sets could help you build bigger, stronger muscles, according to recent research in <i>The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>.<p>In the study, two groups of experienced …

The Spring Trim-up workout program to get as lean as possible

spring-trim-kettlebell-workout-video.jpg<p><b>Duration</b> 45–60<p><b>Exercises</b> 10–12<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Everyone gains weight in the winter. And that's totally fine. It's …

Exercise

3 ways you're working out wrong

There were two lat-pulldown stations positioned next to each other in this gym I belonged to many years ago. On one of them was an older woman who was lifting, if memory serves, 10 pounds. I can only assume that she misread the name of the exercise and thought it was a lap pulldown, because that’s …

Natural Happiness: The Truth About Exercise and Depression

Whatever you choose, pick it now, start small, and begin proving to yourself that you can become the type of person you want to become. Tiny habits, when repeated consistently, can be the difference success or failure, confidence or doubt, and even happiness or depression.<p>We all <i>want</i> to be happy.<p>But …

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Gym bunnies are wasting their time, study suggests

Hitting the gym in the hope of burning up calories to lose weight can backfire as the body adapts to higher activity levels, according to new research<p>Gym bunnies who spend hours working out in an attempt to shed unwanted flab are wasting their time, research suggests.<p>The body adapts to higher …

The Treadmill Trick We Can't Believe We Didn't Know About

Turns out, you don't have to hit the speed arrow keys again (and again...and again) every time you want to go faster or slower when you're running …

Exercise

Are You Picking the Right Exercise Tempos to Burn Fat and Build Muscle?

Here’s how to mix up your speed to speed up results<p>Most gym goers have one exercise speed: FAST!<p>While performing explosive reps has benefits, doing every exercise as fast as possible may lead to decreasing stability in your muscle and joints, and deteriorating form and technique.<p>As a result, your …

5 common weak spots in men—and how to fix them

Tiffany GagnonSpending time at the gym performing strength-training exercises is important to build muscle and strength, but, unfortunately, tackling …

You Might Need To Rethink How Many Calories Are in a Pound

You’ve probably heard the number-one “rule” of weight loss: It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned to produce a one-pound drop in body weight. This old chestnut is more than 50 years old. Problem is, it’s wrong.<p>Physiologists, nutritionists, and unsuccessful …

How to Build Your "Show-Off" Muscles

The 20-minute Functional Abs Workout for Busy Guys<p>Why This Former MLB Star Thinks All Men Should Take Spin Class<p>The Kayaker's Core Workout: How a Pro …

Good Food For Building Muscle - What Foods to Eat to Build Lean Cut Muscles Bodybuilding

You need to compute what percent of your diet should contain protein, carbohydrates and fats; all divided into 6 meals. There are grams of food to be …

Keep The Beer, Lose The Belly

Alcohol is more than liquid calories—it's a saboteur that zaps your metabolism. Our guy changed up his drinking habits and lost 10 pounds. We'll drink to that!<p>Moderation. It's one of those loaded words that Puritans threw around and that we all still shake, stir, and muddle to make more palatable. …

Why Do Low Carb Diets Work? the Mechanism Explained

That is pretty much a scientific fact at this point.<p>At least 23 high quality studies in humans have shown this to be true.<p>In many cases, a low-carb …

Gain Muscle And Get Ripped

Sometimes the fitness media industry can throw us some inconsistent information. One month your reading the magazines and they're telling you that …

The Truth About Abdominal Training and Body Fat

<b>Abdominal training is one of the most misunderstood endeavors of all time.</b> Out of all the muscle groups (sans the buttocks), read any Internet or …

Fix Your Tight Hamstrings without Stretching

Loosen up fast with this cutting-edge technique<p>Sometimes it can be extra hard to get your muscles to loosen—particularly the hamstrings—no matter how much you work to foam roll or stretch them out. Why? Because the problem is actually in your torso, says James Cerbie, C.S.C.S., founder of Rebel …

Abs Series Part 3 – Obliques – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness News

Let’s venture into the thick and thin of oblique training…. literally.<p>Today, we continue to break down the anatomy of comprehensive core training. …

Where America's Racist Tweets Come From

<i>Warning: The tweets are really, really racist.</i><p>So, per the team's model, a score of 1.0 indicates that the state's proportion of racist tweets to non-racist tweets is the same as the overall national proportion. A score above 1.0 indicates that the proportion of racist tweets to non-racist tweets is …

Things You Will Never Hear Republicans Say

"We have a mandate since we won the mid-term election: to work with the Democrats in order to help the middle-class and grow the economy for all."<p>"John Boehner should work with all House members regardless of their party affiliation to get as much done as possible this year."<p>"We need to fill all …