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5 Easy Steps to Reveal More Muscle

Show off your hard work with these tips<p>You love lifting. You love the plain challenge and the simple rewards—beating your previous best and feeling a great pump afterward. And maybe you hate cardio. Devoting gym time to cardiovascular exercise feels as if you're burning away hard-earned muscle. But …

The Only ALS Ice Bucket Challenge You Ever Need to Watch

Here's the real reason why we're dumping ice over our heads<p>The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has dominated our Newsfeeds for weeks now. For most of us, it's a lighthearted way to raise money and awareness for a good cause. But for 26-year-old Anthony Carbajal, the challenge is a long-overdue spotlight …

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Rhode Island Little League coach gives team post-loss pep talk, gives us sports feelings

The kids were crying, and WE TOTALLY WEREN'T CRYING.<p>The team from Cumberland, Rhode Island lost to a team from Illinois 8-7 Monday night, ending their trip to the Little League World Series. This left coach David Belisle with the unenviable position of having to talk to a group of despondent kids, …

Run Faster without Running More

Want to increase your pace without logging more time on the road? Supplement your runs with this strength training plan and speed to the finish line<p>Runners are often wary of lifting weights for building speed. But in a recent study in <i>The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>, runners who …

The 6 Most Brutal CrossFit WODs

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The Body-Weight Workout That Burns an Insane Amount of Fat

Transform your physique and send your fitness levels soaring with this fast and furious routine<p>During your next workout, draw maximum benefit from minimum time investment with this fast-paced bodyweight cardio routine.<p>It's simple, but effective: You'll perform an exercise for 20 seconds, rest 10 …

The Fat-Frying Muscle Tool That Sculpts a Leaner Body

Master kettlebells with these three expert training rules<p>Fifteen years ago, very few people outside Eastern Europe had ever heard of kettlebells. Today these weights are in almost every gym in America, and "kettlebell workouts" is the sixth most googled exercise term on the planet. No wonder: …

Workouts

A Beginner's Guide to Battling Ropes

When you want to pack on lean mass, pick up a rugged rope.<p>Most of the tried and true equipment you use at the gym is made of iron—but if you want a more dynamic, fat busting full-body workout, ditch the weights and pick up some ropes.<p>Ropes aren't just for sailing and and Boy Scouts. Battle ropes …

6 Muscle-Building Snacks You Can Make With Protein Powder

Ignite muscle growth all day and stay lean with these flavorful, protein-packed snacks<p>Protein is superfuel for your body. It repairs your muscle fibers after a lifting session, providing the raw material that helps them grow bigger when you’re trying to gain size.<p>But besides building muscle, …

The Best Age for Sex: Have You Peaked?

Your sexiest years don't have to be behind you<p>If you’re past your 30th birthday, the following might be some bad news: Men have the most sex between the ages of 25 and 29, says a new study in the <i>Journal of Sexual Medicine</i>.<p>Even worse: The frequency of sex drops off sharply at age 50, to an average …

Prime Your Body for Peak Performance

Unleash your potential with this new core move<p>A great warmup leads to a great workout. It elevates your heart rate, enhances the communication between your mind and body, and activates your muscle fibers, so you can go full steam ahead into your routine.<p>But doing arm circles won't cut it, says …

A Super Fast Workout You Can Do Right Now

Sweat with us in real time with this simple total body routine<p>Got five minutes? That's all you need to tackle this total body workout created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the new book <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i>.<p>You'll do five moves in five minutes with ten seconds of …

The 5-Minute No-Crunches Workout for Incredible Abs

No crunches required!<p>In this week's fabulous five-minute workout video, <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, takes you through a speedy yet totally grueling abs workout—without making you do one single crunch! Follow along with Jen, Nicki, …

The 5-Move Circuit Workout That'll Rev Your Metabolism

The Head Coach of Fitwall Ventures shares a five-move circuit workout<p>In a previous post, we told you all about Fitwall, an innovative and ultra-efficient new fitness technology. But Fitwall isn't available nationwide yet, so until that happens you can get a Fitwall-inspired killer workout at …

Poor Sleep Linked With Metabolic Disease

Not getting enough sleep, as well as disturbed sleep, are associated with metabolic health problems, including Type 2 diabetes, according to a new review of studies in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.<p>The review, conducted by researchers from the University of Lubeck, the University of Tubingen …

5 Easy Nutrition Tips for Healthy Living

National Nutrition Month is finally here! While many of us may have adjusted our diets at the start of the New Year, after a few months the determination to stay on track with nutrition begins to fade. Rather than allowing for old habits to creep back in, try to focus your nutrition on the health …

Meditation Is the Best High Ever

"You don't need a special place to meditate. You can transcend anywhere in the world. The unified field is here, and there, and everywhere." -- David Lynch<p>I'm all for taking it higher. The natural way, that is. Feeling uplifted, elated, ecstatic, exalted, or simply giddy with joy is something each …

As Life Ends -- Forever Begins

What happens when we pass? Where do our souls go when our bodies die? Is there life after "death?" Is our time here on Earth all there is? Allow me to discuss my personal experience... then you be the judge.<p>In October 2011, October 9, 2011 to be exact, my youngest daughter, Cait Chivonne, just 28 …

10 Steps to 'Living in the Moment'

"Living in the Moment" has been a pop-culture catchphrase since the spiritual revolution of the 1960s. It's a phrase originally borrowed from Eastern traditions that became trendy through media attention and popular courses on transcendental meditation and other spiritual practice. Now of course, …

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Meet the Guy Who Owns Only 15 Things (Not Counting Undies or Socks)

If you’re thinking of adopting a more minimalist lifestyle for 2012, take a page from the playbook of Andrew Hyde, an itinerant blogger-cum-interface …

11 Reasons Why I Take My Shirt Off When I CrossFit

Page: 1Next »<p>1. My Shirt Chokes Me During Tiring Met-cons<p>When I’m in the 5th minute of a WOD and I’m kipping and snatching my brains out, the last …

3 Reasons You Aren’t Getting Any Stronger

We all have our weaknesses. You know, those things you skip out on or (not-so) silently protest when you see them programmed into your workout. Come …

Physiotherapy

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Shoulder Opening: Stretches for Tight Shoulders

Continued progression toward getting stronger and improving performance requires a body that is “open” to the challenge. One of the biggest …

New Riddell SpeedFlex football helmet pits technology vs. concussions

As the concussion issue looms over all of football, a handful of college programs across the country are trying out a new helmet system this spring.<p>Football's brain injury problem has become one of several threats to the future of the college sport, and all other levels as well. The NCAA and …