Alcohol, Hormones, and Health: Is Drinking MANLY? Or just STUPID?

Let’s talk about alcohol. Or to be more precise, ethyl alcohol, or ethanol. If you can remember the first time you drank an alcoholic beverage, you probably remember how you didn’t like it. Beer is bitter. Vodka tastes like Listerine (or vice versa, and for obvious reasons). You can acquire a taste for alcohol, but chances […]

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Want to be Lazy?

Stop. Ask yourself this question: why shouldn’t I get in shape? Laziness, obviously. However, do you want to be lazy? Physical fitness is not something that some people have and some people don’t – it’s not something that some people should decide to do and some people should decide not to do. It’s something that […]

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The Human Machine

The human body never ceases to amaze. What other machine or system actually gets stronger when coordinated stress is applied to it? Think about it: a CPU just gets extremely hot when overtaxed… The human body gets extremely hot and adapts. Likewise, a program only “learns” in so far as what it has been programmed to […]

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Remain Inspired to Workout – 5 Tips

It happens to the best of us. You’ve set up your training routine, and you’ve been following it closely for weeks, even months. But lately you just aren’t feeling the motivation to continue it. Luckily, there are many methods to try to help keep you inspired to workout. 1. MUSIC! Seriously, if it were not […]

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5 Tips to Help You Succeed

Succeeding in fitness is all about consistency. NEVER QUIT. It is a life-long journey. If you stray off the path, just get back on it. It is as simple as that. Here are five tips to help keep you on that track, and to help you get back on it if you lose your way… […]

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Proper Push-up Technique / Form and Variations

You probably think you already know how to do push-ups correctly. You might be right about that, or you might be very wrong. I go over proper technique / form, which muscles are targeted, and how to perform regular push-ups, close position push-ups, wide position push-ups, elevated push-ups, knee push-ups, and “Perfect Push-ups.”

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Stretch Every Day

Way too many people seem to go through their entire day in a half-asleep daze, without even fully waking up. Some people don’t even stretch in the morning – much less do an organized routine of dynamic stretches – and yet they wonder where all of their childhood energy and flexibility has gone. They follow their […]

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Endurance Running vs. Sprinting HIIT

This is a common debate in the fitness world. When it comes to cardio, is it better to engage in long-distance, endurance running or high-intensity interval training (HIIT), like sprinting? The current “studies” seem to lean in favor of HIIT. Some new studies even say that too much long-distance cardio (such as marathon running) can […]

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