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How to Build Your Own Workout Routines – Advice from a Two-time Olympian

Why Should You Listen To Me? After almost a decade as a full time, elite athlete, it’s safe to say that I have built up a pretty good bank of knowledge when it comes to training. Whether it be aerobic conditioning, circuits, sprint or strength training, a career as an international hockey player has, at […]

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How To Build Muscle Fast: The Ultimate Guide

Unfortunately, when it comes to building muscle, there are no shortcuts to success. Muscle hypertrophy, or more simply put, the growth and increase in the size of muscle cells can only be achieved with a proper resistance training programme, but results I’m afraid are not instant. In fact, research suggests that meaningful changes in muscle size […]

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50 Best Bodyweight Exercises For Every Part Of The Body (+5 Bodyweight Workout Routines)

Bodyweight exercises and workout routines are an excellent vehicle to help you reach your health and fitness goals; and all, without a single barbell, dumbbell or kettlebell in sight. You can complete the majority of these exercises and sessions without ever crossing the threshold of your front door. Whether you want to improve your strength, […]

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How to Improve Your Grip Strength

There can be a number of physical benefits to improved grip strength. Whether it be making certain day to day tasks like opening jars or carrying your food shopping less problematic or increasing overall strength gains in the gym, a strong grip is an often overlooked factor. Research has even suggested that hand grip strength […]

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How To Squat Properly

Before we get into the how, let’s talk briefly about why you should be incorporating some kind of squat variation into your gym routine if you’re not already doing so. The squat is a compound exercise, which means it involves movement at multiple joints in the body, requiring a number of different muscle groups to […]

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How To Lose Weight Fast

Whatever the latest diet or exercise trend, whatever bullshit lines the personal trainer at the gym is feeding you, and whatever the latest scientific research is telling us, losing weight revolves around one factor and only one… CALORIES. Consume more than your body burns in day, whether through your natural basal metabolic rate, your day […]

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From the Ideal Weight to Body Positivity – The Journey to a Healthy Body and Body Image

What is your ideal weight? What does body positive mean? We’ll support you on the road to health and a healthy body image.
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The World’s Strongest 70-Year Old

The word legend is thrown around too often, but in this episode, we are genuinely joined by a legend of strength sports – Odd Haugen.  Odd was America’s Strongest Man in 1999, has broken multiple world records, competed, and won national titles in bodybuilding, weightlifting, and powerlifting, and helped organize and judge numerous events worldwide. He coached Martins Licis to the […]

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The Mindful Athlete

How to bring mindfulness into your workout
Mindfulness not only benefits your mental health—it can also help improve your fitness. Learn why athletes use mindfulness exercises to improve performance.
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Are You the One Sabotaging Your Gains?

A common misconception in strength training is that every set must be taken to muscular failure to yield a positive adaption. When it comes to high-rep hypertrophy and endurance training, the body will ultimately discontinue work due to your intolerance to bear the high level of hydrogen accumulation or the accumulation of lactic acid. This […]

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Understanding Supercompensation to Avoid Overtraining

An effective supercompensation strategy can help you maximize fitness gains and avoid overtraining.
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DO YOU WANT TO GAIN HEALTHY WEIGHT? 7 TIPS IF YOU’RE UNDERWEIGHT

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I gain weight?” If you are underweight, it’s important to gain it in a healthy way. ᐅ Best tips and foods to gain weight.
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Top 3 Flat Belly Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do at Home

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Try these 3 abs exercises if you’re serious about getting a flat belly and showing off your sexy abs!
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Winter training: why you should exercise in the cold

Get motivated for winter workouts! Beat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and prevent winter weight gain with these cold weather workouts.
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Consider Change in 2020: New Year, New Role?

New year, new you? How about; New year, new position! Read how change can have a positive impact in 2020!
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-75 kg • How Christian Changed his Life Running for Weight Loss

Just a few years ago, Christian weighed 180 kg. But then his 4-year-old son made him reflect on his health. “I wanted to be a role model for my son, so I declared war on my weight.”
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Why Can’t I Lose Weight? 6 Surprising Reasons Why it’s Not Happening

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Ever ask yourself, “Why aren’t I losing weight, even though I diet and exercise?” Check out 6 surprising ways you might be sabotaging your weight loss.
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To Eat or Not to Eat? An Overview of Intermittent Fasting

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Intermittent fasting or interval eating: these diets focus on when you eat, more than what you eat. But can they help you lose weight?
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Staying On During Your Off-Season

The off-season is the time period between post-competition and the next event. For bodybuilding and physique enthusiasts it is often termed as the bulking period, a time when you eat and lift heavy with little regard for toning or definition. For people who are not competing or are just looking to meet goals, the off-season […]

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Osteoporosis: How to Prevent Bone Loss through Sports

Osteoporosis reduces bone density and increases the risk of fractures. Find out how you can prevent bone loss through sports and nutrition.
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Working Out in the Morning: Should I Exercise on an Empty Stomach?

Working out on an empty stomach: is exercising in the fasted state the best way to burn fat and improve fitness? We have the answers.
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Right & Wrong: Most Common Bodyweight Exercise Mistakes

Are you working out at home? Fix your form and avoid the common bodyweight exercise mistakes for Planks, Push-ups, Squats, Lunges…
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Should You Do Cardio or Weights First: How to Train for Your Goal

Running before weight lifting, or is it the other way around? Find out what is best advice for your goal – do you want to lose weight, build muscle or get fitter? We have the answers.
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Finally, A Yoga Emoji!

Here’s some fun and silly…uh, we mean VERY serious news. Apple debuted new emojis and guess what? We’re finally getting a yogi! For when the prayer hands and om symbol just won’t cut it. World Emoji Day was July 17th (you knew that, right?) and the iPhone overlords at Apple celebrated by announcing some fun […]

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More People Are Doing Yoga To Survive In Trump’s America—Let Us Not Retreat

While our national healthcare hangs in the balance, some people are taking wellness into their own hands—a lot of them out of sheer necessity, and for some, maybe even a little desperation? (Serenity NOW.) But it doesn’t go unwarranted. We are living in a brand new era, one the likes of which we have never […]

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Want To Be An Expert Yoga Teacher? 

Here it is, the video you’ve been waiting for! Phew…we could use a laugh, huh? While the world’s kundalini is coiled tighter than a handbasket to hell, JP Sears is here to bring us what we can only describe as…wait, are those skin-tight yoga pants or is this man just half cheetah? JP Sears, well-known […]

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The Link Between Chronic Pain, Anxiety And Depression

Chronic pain takes a huge toll on the body, and it’s a widespread problem with sometimes unexpected emotional repercussions.
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The Fruitarian Diet: What You Need To Know

There’s no one-size-fits-all plan: People interpret fruitarianism to suit their needs. So what can you expect if you’d like to try out this buzzy diet plan?
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How To Handle September Stress

Ease into the colder months and conquer the winter blues with these tips and tricks.
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A Training Plan For Masters 50+ Rowers

This training plan is designed for the adult rower looking to hold on to aerobic endurance and strength.

 
Exercise is such an important part of life, but can get overlooked when life takes priority. And staying truly fit is even harder with age. Although your body holds on to aerobic endurance a little longer as you age, your power output can drop dramatically if it is not properly maintained.
 
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Outsmart Summertime Insomnia With These Genius Hacks

If you have trouble falling asleep when summer rolls around, you’re not alone. Try these ideas to outsmart warm weather insomnia.
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Stop Neck Pain Overnight

Bad posture in bed can lead to a whole host of issues. Here’s some tips on how to sleep better, so that you wake up without that crick in your neck.
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