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Best Stretches Before a Lower Body Workout

Best Stretches Before a Lower Body Workout

As colder weather approaches, many individuals take the opportunity to bulk up in the gym. With this comes a multitude of heavy lower body workouts such as squats, deadlifts, lunges, and more. While these workouts are undoubtedly effective, it’s important to stay safe...

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What are the benefits of a protein-rich diet?

What are the benefits of a protein-rich diet?

Throughout the entire food plate, protein is perhaps the most important nutrient to our health. As children, we grew up in a world where adults told us to eat protein to make us big and strong, and now we live in a world where the marketplace is full of protein-based...

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Three Basic Exercises to Strengthen your Lower Body

Three Basic Exercises to Strengthen your Lower Body

If you’re new to exercising, many popular lower body exercises can be slightly intimidating to beginners. And while squatting and deadlifting heavy weights are effective in building lower body strength, there are several simpler bodyweight exercises that can be done...

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Why is drinking water so important?

Why is drinking water so important?

If you asked basically anybody on what basic steps you should take to improve your health, they’d tell you to get quality sleep, exercise, eat healthy, and of course, drink water. So, to say that drinking water is perhaps the most important aspect of your health isn’t...

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Midsection Myths Part Two

Midsection Myths Part Two

When picturing what perfect health looks like, our minds oftentimes immediately think of the core. Whether that be a ripped 6-pack, or the elimination of one's gut, the notion of a flat stomach is frequently associated with the image of pristine physical condition....

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3 Tips on Core-Glute Connection

3 Tips on Core-Glute Connection

Everyone wants a nice washboard stomach and high and tight glutes, but the reality is when it comes to health, safety and powerful performance - that pelvic structure and the way it moves and operates is one of the most critical things for us to nail down. It is...

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How to Maintain a Healthy Work From Home Lifestyle

How to Maintain a Healthy Work From Home Lifestyle

More people than ever started working from home this past year, and it seems remote work is here to stay. While remote work has many benefits, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle being at home so often. Luckily, there are several ways to stay healthy...

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4 Pool Workouts to Shape up and Cool Down

4 Pool Workouts to Shape up and Cool Down

With summer coming, and the weather warming up, households across the United States are beginning to open up pools. Of course pools are a great tool for cooling off and relaxing during hot summer days, but the benefits they have on one’s physical fitness are immense...

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3 Easy Ways to Increase Your Protein Intake

3 Easy Ways to Increase Your Protein Intake

For those trying to lose or gain weight this summer, finding new and creative ways to insert protein into your diet can be difficult. Protein is an essential nutrient to both weight gain and weight loss as explained by healthline.com, but it can be especially...

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Pump It Up: Boost Heart Health with Weight Training

Pump It Up: Boost Heart Health with Weight Training

One of the longtime detractions of weightlifting is that it does not improve cardiovascular health. Naysayers will claim that lifting weights will only help to increase muscle mass, and is not the proper form of training for individuals looking to strengthen their...

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Why Men Should Strengthen Their Pelvic Floor Too!

Why Men Should Strengthen Their Pelvic Floor Too!

Yes, you heard it right. Men should strengthen their pelvic floor muscles too! Don’t let the common misconception that only women can have weak muscles in that area stop you from exercising them yourself. It can actually be very beneficial for men when done right. If...

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Are all Smoothies Healthy?

Are all Smoothies Healthy?

There’s no denying that there is a large variety of fruits and juices out there that can provide an extreme boost of nutrients to one's diet. Many smoothies are loaded with fruits and vegetables that give individuals a major boost of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and...

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Does Weight Lifting Reduce Flexibility?

Does Weight Lifting Reduce Flexibility?

We’ve all heard the rumors that weightlifting counteracts the flexibility in one's body. It’s been said that when muscles get bigger and bulkier, that the body decreases in flexibility, and there is no way to be flexible with such big muscles. This is false, and in...

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The Myth About Breakfast

The Myth About Breakfast

You know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Is it? The old wives tale claims that breakfast gives you the essential nutrients, calories, and energy to get through the day, but is breakfast actually more important than every other meal? In...

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Importance of Strength Training

Importance of Strength Training

With the summer quickly approaching, it’s time for both men and women to start getting their beach bodies into shape. There’s no better way to do this than getting in the gym and doing some strength training. Not only is strength training one of the best ways to get...

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What is Eating in a Calorie Deficit? 

What is Eating in a Calorie Deficit? 

With beach and swimsuit season just around the corner, we are in the midst of one of the most popular weight loss times on the calendar. With this comes a lot of exercise, dieting, and ensuring that one is operating in a calorie deficit. We frequently hear this term...

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The X3S Bench vs The Traditional Sissy Squat

The X3S Bench vs The Traditional Sissy Squat

The sissy squat is a popular exercise in which individuals lock their feet in place, lean back on a support behind their thighs, and bring themselves back up again. This is a tremendous exercise for strengthening the hip flexor muscles and core simultaneously but many...

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