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The best food for recovery after exercise

Recovery is a fundamental element of training and racing, but is underestimated by many athletes. It is particularly important for those who train multiple times per day, six days a week, as inadequate recovery can reduce the body's capacity to maintain high-volume and high-intensity training …

5 YouTube Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

YouTube Core Strengthening Workouts<p>1. Athletics<p>2. Yoga<p>3. Mixed Martial Arts<p>4. Planks<p>5. Hardwood Abs<p>Whether you're training for a triathlon, looking …

What to Do the Night Before So You Exercise in the Morning

Exercise: You know you should do it. You even want to do it. Despite good intentions, it can be all too easy to skip this healthy activity for "more important" commitments. The reality is, exercise is one of <i>the most</i> important things you can do for physical and personal balance. The below routine is …

Strength Training Exercises With a Medicine Ball

1<p>Medicine Ball Exchange<p>The medicine ball exchange is a great way to warm up the arms and shoulders and get the heart rate up. You can do this from a …

Leg Strengthening Exercises For Hikers and Backpackers

Building leg strength and muscular endurance is a must for hiking and backpacking. Not only will it make your adventures much more enjoyable, but it …

The Exercise That Kills Cravings

The next time you feel a craving coming on, grab a jump rope. Skipping rope can help suppress hunger, according to new research from Japan.<p>Men who jumped rope for three 10-minute sets showed greater suppression of their appetites than those who burned a similar number of calories cycling. What's …

Fasted training: should you eat before exercise?

You need energy to fuel you on a run, right? Not always. Fasted training, in certain circumstances, can help boost your performance. It has been a highly researched topic by many top sports science institutions around the world over the past few years, with my colleague, fellow nutritionist Dr …

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5 Yoga Poses for Amazing Arms

Do these moves for arms you can’t WAIT to show off<p>Yoga helps to calm the mind and spirit, but it also creates absolutely gorgeous arms! These 5 moves from the <i>Women’s Health</i> Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig will help build strength in your upper back and shoulders without adding bulk. The result: …

3 Steps to Become a Runner

Running is one of the most efficient, accessible workouts—and hitting the road could be your key to scoring a healthy heart and lean body. Here's how to get started<p>If you're thinking you want to start running, just know you'll be in good company—and a lot of it. It's arguably the most popular form …

The Secret to Staying Motivated

Forget simply losing weight! Here, five much better reasons to get moving<p>When it comes to managing a hectic schedule, daily to-dos that don't have tangible and immediate payoffs usually find themselves falling off your checklist. That includes exercise. "The reality is that physical activity …

How the Gym Can Make You GAIN Weight

Yeah, you read that right<p>You’ve been working out for months—so why is the number on the scale going in the wrong direction? Many people actually gain weight despite going to the gym, according to a recent survey by Forza Supplements.<p>The U.K.-based company polled 1,000 people on their diet and …

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5 Ways to Avoid an Injury While Training

An IRONMAN champion explains how to stay healthy while increasing your endurance<p>Paula Newby-Fraser is known as the Queen of Kona—as in, the queen of the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, which she's won a record <i>eight</i> times. So you might say that Newby-Fraser knows a thing or two …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

How Interval Training Is Different for Women

Plus, how to get the best bang for your interval-training buck<p>Here’s some ammo for the next time you hit the gym with your guy: Women work harder from a cardiovascular standpoint than men do during high-intensity interval training, according to a new study out of Bowling Green State University, the …

REVENGE Post-Mortem: Executive Producer Sunil Nayar Teases What's Next Following Sunday's Shocker!

In the ABC drama series REVENGE, even the best laid plans of Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) are sure to go haywire once in a while and, unfortunately, …

Tea Party Facebook group begins posting Bioshock Infinite propaganda

Right-wing group The National Liberty Foundation, a Florida-based political collective associated with the conservative Tea Party, is posting anti-immigration propaganda from <i>Bioshock Infinite</i>, originally designed to satirize real-world conservative politics.<p>According to the group's official …

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Mandela Memorial Signer Allegedly Burned Two Men to Death

The fake sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service last week was among a group of people accused of assaulting two men found …

The Hobbit Dominates Weekend Box Office, With One Frame Rate To Rule Them All

With a dragon sitting on a giant pile of coins, one of the most dynamic action sequences of the year, and even skeptics like <i>Vanity Fair</i>'s Richard Lawson sorta-kinda embracing it, <i>The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug</i> had everything going for it in its first weekend at the box office. And though it was …

College Presidents Make a Lot of Money—and That's Okay

A new report from The Chronicle of Higher Education shows that 42 presidents made more than a million dollars in 2011.<p>In the face of the student-loan crisis and the rising cost of college tuition, a recent report on the compensation of 550 private college presidents in 2011 can be hard to swallow. …

Beyoncé's surprise new release is the fastest-selling album on iTunes ever

Beyoncé's surprise album release on iTunes this past Friday has, unsurprisingly, been a huge hit. Apple just announced that the self-titled video and song collection sold a whopping 828,773 copies in only three days, making it the fastest-selling album on iTunes ever. 617,213 copies were sold in …

Google acquires company known for animal robots

Google is scooping up robotics firms like nobody's business, buying eight in six months. The tech giant confirmed Friday its latest acquisition with Boston Dynamics, an engineering company known for developing battlefield bots for the U.S. military.<p>It's unknown how much Google paid for Boston …

Bread, Beef and Other Foods That Will Cost Way More Next Year

Got milk? You probably will next year — reports of $8-a-gallon milk are overblown, but there are some food items that will have you digging deeper in …