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  • Reasons to Construct a Well-Rounded Home Gym

    Reasons to Construct a Well-Rounded Home Gym If you’re anything like me, you have a laundry list of reasons why you hate going to the gym.  Don’t get me wrong, I love working out, but big-box gyms  attract the worst kinds of people in staggering numbers.  Nothing boils my blood like the following people: 1. “Mr. Advice” – This type of person usually stares at you awkwardly while you’re doing a set, then saunters over (shoulders squared and knuckles dragging, as if to assert his dominance) and tells you why everything you’re doing is wrong.  While I appreciate said person’s excruciatingly ...

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  • Diet Trends that May or May Not Be Incredibly Stupid (Hint: They Are)

    Diet Trends that May or May Not Be Incredibly Stupid (Hint: They Are) This diet seems completely reasonable! Getting in shape is no joke.  It takes a carefully crafted workout routine, diet plan, and supplement regimen.  However, these three things take time, and time is money, and cash is king, and king is… well, I forget where I was going.  At any rate, modern man wants gratification and he wants it NOW.  Hard work produces results, but hard work is just that: hard.  It takes time, and time is something that people do not want to endure to see results.  Because of this need for insta...

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  • The Breakfast Myth: Don't Eat it, Get Fat

    The Breakfast Myth: Don't Eat it, Get Fat The idea that skipping breakfast will result in obesity is not a new one, so why do people do it? Some people skip breakfast because they believe they have no time for it. Others skip breakfast in an attempt to restrict calories to lose weight. While there are many methods to successfully lose weight, science claims skipping breakfast is not one of them and is actually detrimental for weight loss. The Heart of the Myth The breakfast myth is based on the following process: Person A wants to lose weight.  Person A decides to skip breakfast ...

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  • Inject Your Neck and the Double-Chin Gets It!

    Inject Your Neck and the Double-Chin Gets It! (CC BY 2.0) In a battle with your double-chin? Too tired, too lazy, too discouraged to do something about it? How far would you go to melt it away? Surgery, injections, and anything but actual attempts at weight loss litter the health industry these days and it seems this trend is not going anywhere soon. Tuesday, September 17, 2013 could very well mark a turning point in the American health industry.  Consumers constantly see advertisements touting the newest and most-effective weight-loss products, diets, and supplements. But these pro...

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  • Nootropics for Athletes

    Nootropics for Athletes As a runner or athlete, you’ve probably experienced the point in a training session where you have to overcome a mental barrier to keep going. Your body hasn’t necessarily given up, but there’s something inside you telling you that a rest would be nice. You then have a discussion with yourself about why you should keep going and push past this point (you may also have another discussion about how you need to stop talking to yourself). I'm just going to lie down right here and die, mmmkay?(CC BY-SA 3.0) With the right focus and mental tenacity, you’re able to ov...

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  • An Overview of Three Men who Changed the Fitness World Forever

    An Overview of Three Men Who Changed the Fitness World Forever 100 years ago, fitness culture in the United States was a non-entity. Sure, strongmen featured prominently in carnival sideshows alongside the equally awe-inspiring bearded women and conjoined twins, but that’s exactly what strongmen athletes were: sideshows. The general public knew nothing of nutrition and fitness (though working in a factory 12 hours a day at age 12 really built those forearm muscles). This lack of knowledge changed in the mid 1900s with the rise of three individuals: Joe Weider, Jack Lalanne, and Bob Hoff...

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  • Spartan Race vs Tough Mudder: Which Is More Grueling?

    Spartan Race vs Tough Mudder: Which Is More Grueling? Fans of adventure sports, reality shows and, endurance events have all been cheering for some increasingly popular yet unconventional races that have popped up in recent years, two of which include the Spartan Race and the Tough Mudder.  Of course, they both demand qualities like endurance as well as physical and mental strength, but which one is the most grueling? Even better, what does it take to actually finish one of these events? While physical fitness obviously plays a major roll in the ability to compete in one of these events,...

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  • Building Muscle 101: Heavy Weights vs. More Reps

    Building Muscle 101: Heavy Weights vs. More Reps If you are serious about your fitness, then you are serious about lean muscle gains, not just weight loss or the number on the scale. However, there is a lot of debate and misconception behind how to go about doing this. From cardio queens to heavy lifting grunters, there is a vast array of people you will find in the gym. Nevertheless, these two seem to be the most prevalent. Cardio Queens Cardio queens will spend upwards of an hour or more on the bike, the treadmill, the elliptical, etc. If they do lift weights, they wander over to the ...

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  • A Review of Black, White, and Green Tea Powder

    A Review of Black, White, and Green Tea Powder Click to see full size image. When it comes to tea, the health benefits are not just a black and white issue. There are actually a multitude of teas available on the market: black, white, green, oolong, etc. However, this article will be focusing on the main three: black, white, and green. One thing they all share is a common source, the camellia sinensis plant. What truly differentiates them from each other is how they are processed.  Tea powder is merely a powdered form of tea leaves. The powder allows individuals to ingest it in more wa...

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  • Health and Fitness Integrity: Banish "Cheat" From Your Vocabulary

    Health and Fitness Integrity: Banish "Cheat" From Your Vocabulary Cheat reps and cheat meals are pretty common to hear about in the fitness community. While one is lambasted and the other is tolerated, it speaks to a larger issue. When was it decided we could cheat our way into a healthier, stronger body? Of course, one cheat meal is not going to undo an entire week of solid nutrition. One workout with cheat reps isn't going to ruin your body. It doesn't become a problem until the cheating takes over, when cheat meals turn into binges and cheat reps turn into continuous bad form. Of cour...

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