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Stop Going Heavy on These 3 Exercises

March 16, 2017

You will break up the wrong tree if you have been chasing 1RM strength in these movements. Stay pain-free and get better results by switching to these three exercises! Training with near-maximal loads can be one of the best ways to get big, gain strength, and protect your body against injury—but only if you load […]

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4 Things You Never Learned About Muscle Growth

4 Things You Never Learned About Muscle Growth

March 11, 2017

Always wonder how heavy should you lift, don’t know how to gain doomed after a few weeks away from the gym? Get answers from muscle-building expert Brad Schoenfeld! If you think that researchers—or research-savvy lifters—have figured out everything important there is to know about muscle growth over the years, you’re giving us way too much […]

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83-Year-Old Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Workout Is Super Hard

March 1, 2017

If you need any more proof that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a total badass, just take a look at her workout. In a new video from Politico, one unsuspecting reporter attempted to give the justice’s regular routine a go. His verdict: “It nearly broke me.” Twice a week at a gym inside the Supreme Court, Ginsburg, who turns […]

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13 Not-So-Obvious Things to Know About Your Tracker

March 1, 2017

If you were fortunate enough to activate a new Fitbit tracker over the holidays, welcome! Chances are you’re still getting to know your device, and that’s ok. Creating a Fitbit account opens you up to such a wealth of healthy things to do, track, and share that it can take a bit to get yourself […]

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The Workout Pause Function Was Made for These Exercise Interruptions

March 1, 2017

The only thing worse than completing a workout and not capturing any data is having your summaries skewed by unexpected downtime. Thankfully, if you use a Fitbit Charge 2, Blaze, or Surge, you can pause and restart your workout anytime you’d like. With the Charge 2, just press the button on the left side of […]

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The Simple Fitbit Fitness Check That Can Help You Understand Your Heart

March 1, 2017

Some sobering news to take to heart: Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the number one and two killers worldwide, according to the American Heart Association’s 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update. In fact, in the U.S., one in three deaths is from heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases. With numbers like that, chances are […]

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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?”

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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Protect Your Back With This Daily Routine

Protect Your Back With This Daily Routine

January 21, 2017

When we doing exercise, we just want to keep getting stronger, packing on more muscle, and progressing toward our goals in and out of the gym. But let’s be real: Most of us are dealing with the same chronic daily sedentary positions as the rest of the Western population, and as much as we might […]

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A New Year’s Meditation for Each Dosha

A New Year’s Meditation for Each Dosha

January 4, 2017

It is a fresh start for meditation in the new year, and it can help, no matter what your dosha is, says Larissa Hall Carlson, former dean of Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda and co-leader of Yoga Journal’s new course, Ayurveda 101. “Meditation is important for all the doshas, all year long, but it’s especially important this […]

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