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Where to Find the Bluegrass State's Best Sips on a Kentucky Bourbon Trail Road Trip

Take a journey along Kentucky’s famed Bourbon Trail and experience the best of the state’s distilleries. (All Photos: Kristin Luna)<p>Bourbon has become …

Road Trips

Feeling sore? Add antioxidants to your protein shake to recover faster.

Tearing up a new workout routine guarantees you’ll be sore tomorrow. But add a few antioxidants to your post-workout drink and you may be back in the …

Muscle

This 9-minute journal routine helps you seize the day

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”<p>- Ben Franklin<p>Now that you have everything spelled out, cross things off as you finish them. …

How I Started Strength Training Five Days a Week — Forming a Habit 💪

How I Started Strength Training Five Days a Week — Forming a Habit 💪<p>ME FIVE MONTHS AGO<p>✔I’m not a morning person<br>✔ I don’t like the gym<br>✔ I don’t have …

How to Be a Zen Street Photographer

I’m a big fan of Zen/Taoist, Eastern philosophy.<p>Even though I am very pro-American at heart (in terms of our love for risk-taking, for individuality, …

Street Photography

How Bodybuilders Lose Weight Fast

The art, Science and Sport Of bodybuilding entails strategic approaches to become lean for contest day. On the external world, it might look like …

Strength not just about muscles, say scientists

Scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln say new research shows that physical strength might come as much from exercising the nervous …

Muscle

Change your attitude toward working out, and it can seem easier

Sometimes, hitting up the gym week after week can result in feeling like a slog—the weights feel heavier, the treadmill moves slower, and the sweat …

Fitness

10 things no one tells you before you join a gym

Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains everything that no one bothers to explain before you sign up for gym membership, from sauna etiquette to dealing with over-zealous muscle men<p>1. It's not just about the gym<p>When you first sign up for a gym membership, the normal intention is to head …

Fitness

How to workout at home when you can’t get to a gym

There’s something amazing about going for a brisk walk to the promenade by the sea or a refreshing run early in the morning before cars start to …

Exercise

How to Pack for an Overnight Business Trip

These nine menswear essentials will take you from the plane to the office to a way-too-long steak dinner with clients in style—and all according to your company’s dress code.<p>Photographs by<p>Business trips are good for three things:<p>Expensing wildly overpriced room-service club sandwiches.<br>• Eating wildly …

Clothing

Do You Really Need A Personal Trainer?

No matter whether you're new to the gym or have been a regular gym-bunny for years, at some point you'll ask yourself, "Do I need a personal trainer"? Having your own trainer will consume some of your hard-earned cash, so you'll want to ensure you maximise your efforts to get the most out of your …

Fitness

New rules for exercising if you’re over 50

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>A funny thing happens on the way to 50 and beyond: Your body doesn’t respond to exercise as it did earlier in your life. Fatigue, muscle and joint aches and increased injuries seem to happen with greater frequency.<p>Unfortunately, it’s not …

Exercise

David Kingsbury: Calories are key to losing weight

Celebrity personal trainer David Kingsbury said calories help people lose weight, not just exercise. He tells his clients to balance their calorie …

Yoga for Strength Athletes: Mobilize Your IT Band and Posterior Chain

<b>One of the most common range of motion issues I come across as a trainer is a poorly-mobilized posterior chain.</b> Many athletes say they have “tight …

This New Spin On Planking Will Completely Carve Up Your Core

Tweak the tried-and-true plank to get your summer six-pack<p>There are tons of abs exercises out there, but one of the best and most natural ways to build the six-pack of your dreams is still the plank.<p>Planks succeed where many other ab exercises fail: They train your entire core, from rectus …

Workouts

The 3 Biggest Workout Mistakes You're Making in Class

As a trainer, I've taught hundreds of classes. And I've attended several times that amount. After all those hours logged in studios, gyms, and rooms of all shapes and sizes, I've seen a lot of good working out. And a lot of mistakes. Many times, these mistakes aren't conscious ones. And many are …

Fitness

The Gym Machine You're Using Wrong (and How to Get It Right)

When you picture the number of things that could go horribly wrong at the gym, you might think of flying off a treadmill, dropping a weight on your foot, or getting crushed under a barbell.<p>While you’re probably safe from these gym snafus, there's a solid chance of goofing up when using complicated …

Workouts

Women getting pumped up about weightlifting

Laurel Walzak felt calm as she waited backstage among her fellow competitors at the GNC Live Well Fouad Abiad Championships, a regional bodybuilding contest in Ontario that qualifies winners for provincial-level competitions.<p>“But when the emcee called the name of the first woman in my group and she …

Fitness

Superfit 70-year-olds reveal their exercise routines

Rather than slowing down in the inevitable shuffle to our graves, from our seventh decade onwards we should be ramping life up a gear, say medical …

Ace Marks Handcrafted Italian Dress Shoes

When you have an ace in the hole with footwear handmade by Italian craftsmen who also create shoes for luxury brands, and an X marking the spot that …

Two24 Highlands

• Built in the USA by skilled craftsmen<br>• Deluxe, layered Poron® and cork insole for exceptional comfort<br>• Premium, hand-finished leathers<br>• Butyl-treated …

How To Build The Ultimate Special Forces Body

Special Forces Selection is the toughest testing platform in the Military – a twelve-month process that 85 percent of candidates fail. It’s designed …

Mumpreneur relaunches her personal training business

Prue Houston, 40, first launched Pretty Fit from her Melbourne garage and it quickly took off. She turned it into a boutique gym with a storefront …

Adjustable Dumbbell Sets

For fitness enthusiasts who are serious about their weight training an adjustable dumbbell set is the way to go. These weight sets take up much less …

4 Secrets to Real Core Strength

Believe it or not, six-pack abs aren't a dead giveaway that you've got a super strong core. “The truth is, if you get lean enough, you will have a …

Coconut oil isn't healthy. It's never been healthy.

<i>Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated Marie-Pierre St-Onge’s title.</i><p>The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil.<p>The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, …

The Food Lover’s Guide to Weight Loss

How are you supposed to lose weight when the best part of life is food?<p>This question resonates with me because I REALLY love food.<p>In fact, I only …

The social barriers to an active society are being ignored

Warmer weather and longer days can herald feelings of renewed energy and a sense of new beginnings. This year the seasonal change in Britain was …

Exercise