Month: February 2017

Fitness Freaks: Know Thy Protein!

Fitness Freaks: Know Thy Protein!

February 27, 2017

Protein plays an important role in maximizing muscle building and minimizing fat gain. But not every protein is created equal.  Such as salmon and tilapia, which are both good protein sources, but salmon has more healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Advantage, salmon. Also, calories are necessary for muscle building, and fried foods and fatty cuts of […]

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Stuffed Flank Steak Rolls With Chimichurri Sauce

Stuffed Flank Steak Rolls With Chimichurri Sauce

February 23, 2017

It is already February. The weather is geting warmer. And outdoor cooking weather is just around the corner! Just doing this mix of a standard American beef cut and a sauce developed by Argentinian cowboys, which can get your your taste buds in gear. Grilled flank steak stuffed with veggies and covered in a fragrant […]

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the 4 essential bodyweight core exercises

The 4 Essential Bodyweight Core Exercises

February 21, 2017

Fitness trends change fast. It wasn’t long ago that there wasn’t really “core” training. There were just “abs,” and you attacked them with the specific goal of making them stand out in crystal clarity. The muscles of the rectus abdominis, which runs vertically from the pubic bone all the way up to the chest, allowed […]

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The 4 Best Biceps Machine Exercises

The 4 Best Biceps Machine Exercises

February 15, 2017

Let’s set aside for the moment that whole “machines versus free weights” argument. Regardless of which one is “best,” they both have their place in a well-rounded workout. Since it’s arm day, let’s talk about the best machine movements for the biggest mirror muscle of them all: the biceps. 1. Preacher-curl machine About the Move: […]

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The 10-minute cycling workout that’s just as effective as a 50-minute routine

The 10-minute cycling workout that’s just as effective as a 50-minute routine

February 9, 2017

You may feel bad when you are plodding through a run (that is more like a sad jog) in your neighborhood and thinking I really want this to stop, do it. Stop. McMaster University’s researchers published online in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests a single minute of very intense exercise produces the same health benefits as […]

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pump quiz are you doing the romanian frankenlift graphic

Pump Quiz: Are You Doing The Romanian “Frankenlift?”

February 6, 2017

There are many differences between Romanian and stiff-legged deadlifts. Here’s a quick quiz to see if you’re doing them correctly or mixing them up. Arguably, the Romanian deadlift is performed incorrectly more often than any other exercise. People confuse it with the stiff-legged deadlift or the conventional deadlift, or mix them together to make a […]

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