Background

Shannon Clark holds a degree in Exercise Science and Sport Performance from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She has been working in the health and fitness field for over 10 years. She started her love for physical activity as a competitive figure skater at the tender age of six. At age 16, she finished her skating career at the Western Canadian Championships. Upon hanging up her blades, she got hooked on fitness and it's been that way ever since.

Shannon went on to become a personal trainer and then made the decision to pursue education in the field, eventually finding her love of health and fitness writing. When she's not writing about fitness or working out herself, she loves training clients on the side, baking up the latest high-protein desserts (some of which turn out great, some which we won't speak of), and spending time with a good book or movie.

Learning more about nutrition has always been a huge personal interest, and staying on top of the latest diet trends proves to be an ongoing experience. If you'd like to learn more about her, you can visit her website at www.ShannonClarkFitness.com.

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She can be contacted at ShannonC_77@yahoo.ca.

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Flat butts are out, and muscular curves are in! Put some bump in that pencil skirt with Ashley Hoffmann's bootylicious tips and workout.
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Green leafy vegetables rule the nutrition world, but the benefits of kale make it king of the hill. Try these 7 delicious recipes to make this nutritional powerhouse a part of your meal plan!
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Ready to rev up your workouts and make ordinary results extraordinary? Transform your progress from good to great with these 10 pro fitness tips!
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Vacations and business trips don't have to derail your fitness goals! Learn how to stay on track on the road from pro fitness model Jen Jewell!
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Fallen off the fitness bandwagon? Learn what happens to your body when you reject the iron.
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Squats and lunges are great, but they're not enough. Your butt needs this all-around workout from Figure Olympia champ Nicole Wilkins in order to reach its full muscular potential!
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Learn how to carve killer arms for summer with these pro tips.
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Ready to take your results to the next level? These 7 fundamental fitness tips from the athletes of Team Grenade could be exactly what you need!
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Fitness isn't some passing fad or short-term pursuit. Take these 8 rules to heart and you can make your fit lifestyle last a lifetime!
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If you want awesome-looking abs this summer, you'll have to make training them a priority! Implement these 6 effective workouts into your split to carve a hi-def core.
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With warm weather just around the corner, it's time to kick your lean-mass gains into high gear. Learn how to build your beach body with these tips from fitness model Jen Jewell!
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Strong, shapely shoulders are the key to filling out any summer outfit. Ashley Hoffmann's workout will help you build them!
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Leap over weight-loss hurdles and rev up your metabolism with these 9 simple, surefire tips! You'll be ready for the beach in no time.
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Can't spend an hour in the gym? No problem! Use these 5 time-saving tips and follow this complete 30-minute workout plan to cut your training time without sacrificing results!
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If you're thinking about packing on some size or have recently embarked on a muscle-building journey, heed these 9 simple tips from the athletes of Team Dymatize!
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Getting ready to kick off your summer shred? Get ripped with these 10 tips from the elite fitness athletes of Team Cellucor!
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Suffering from sickly shoulders? We've got your cure. Start heavy but utilize multiple speeds to work your delts for strength, size, and an incredible muscle burn!
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Tired of mind-numbing cardio sessions? Trade in the treadmill for one of these fun?extremely effective?workouts!
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Burn fat, boost your speed, increase your power, and get conditioned with these fun plyometric workouts from Jessie Hilgenberg and Lais DeLeon!
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Your metabolic rate determines how many calories you burn throughout the day. Fire up your fat loss and increase your metabolism with these 7 simple tips!
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Wage war against your tiny biceps and baby triceps. These 8 arm-training tips and extreme muscle-building workout are just what you need for extreme growth!
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With summer just around the corner, cut abs are likely on your must-have list. Start training for that washboard with these tips from The Fitness Jewell.
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Do your legs need some extra focus? Ashley Hoffmann trains hers 3 days per week for insane results!
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Lean mass isn't easy to build, but with the right tips in your arsenal and a sound plan of attack, you'll be on your way to making gains.
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If you committed to a transformation or fitness resolution in 2015, this article is for you! Learn how to stay on track with 6 simple tips from Team Cellucor.
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Hey ladies! Want to build strong, well- defined, athletic legs? Here are 5 of the best BodySpace leg workouts for women!
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No time to hit the gym? No worries. Check out these 4 killer at-home workouts for every fitness level!
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Don't let your diet ruin your transformation goals. Follow these 7 tips from successful BodySpace athletes and build a rock-solid nutrition program!
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Bring up your back and round out your physique with these killer tips and extremely effective workout from Neon athlete Ashley Hoffmann!
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Kick the year off right with these 9 fat-loss tips that will help you transform and stay lean year round!
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The new year often comes with clean-eating resolutions. Make this year's healthy habits stick with these 6 essential tips!
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You know you need protein, but what are the best sources? Try these options from Team Cellucor for optimal flavor, variety, and nutrition.
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Looking to take your chest training up a notch? Try one of these 5 chest workouts from the athletes of BodySpace to power up your pecs!
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Move over, hour-long treadmill runs! Make room for some fun, high-intensity fat-burning workouts from 3 inspiring Cellucor athletes. Burn extra body fat without burning tons of time in the gym!
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You don't always have to hop on the treadmill to fit in a good sweat session. Learn how to challenge your body, burn fat, and get fit with this killer HIIT routine!
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Don't let holidays sap your strength. Use strongman Colton Leonard's training program and tips to build some serious winter strength!
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Don't wait until next year to start achieving your fitness goals. Get the drop on your New Year's Resolution now with these 10 pro tips!
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Hey ladies! It's time to put some solid muscle on your body and get stronger. Here's how Ashley Hoffmann trains to build muscle and strength for a fantastic physique!
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Don't let the holidays derail your gains. Make time for friends, family, AND fitness with these tips!
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Take a peek into how the two-time Olympia Bikini winner preps to take home the win on the international stage.
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Making your muscles grow takes proper training and nutrition, and often some sound advice. Ensure you're getting big and strong the right way with these 16 pro tips.
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Train, eat, sleep, repeat. With that philosophy and these 6 pro tips, you'll be well on your way toward astronomical muscle growth!
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Change up your training and push through plateaus with these 5 high-intensity alternatives to your standard set and rep scheme.
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Make your first meal of the day count with these four healthy breakfast recipes from the shredded athletes of Cellucor!
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Cardio may be boring, but at least you'll burn far more calories when you follow these 5 rules for making HIIT workouts vastly more effective.
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Everybody deals with sticking points in their muscle growth, but not everybody knows how to overcome them. Here are 5 ways to push past stalled progress and get back to gains!
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It\'s possible to eat well and fuel muscle growth even as a college student. Follow these 7 simple steps to supercharge your gains.
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Fitness doesn't have to be a solo journey. Introduce your whole family to a healthier lifestyle with these 9 tips!
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Make the most of your training sessions by perfecting your on- and off-season workout nutrition with these tips from some of BodySpace's best athletes!
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For anyone who is looking to pack on some serious mass, one of their top priorities will be to determine what the best training method is. Here are 5 workout set-ups to pack on serious muscle. Learn more.
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Let\'s have a quick look at some of the most beneficial supplements that endurance athletes can be using. Learn more.
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Reigning Bikini Olympia queen Ashley Kaltwasser has some booty-shaping secrets to share! Learn how you can improve your glute workouts for a firmer, rounder behind.
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Ashley Hoffmann is the proud owner of great-looking six-pack. Here are six of her training and nutrition tips to help you carve your own awesome abdominals!
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BodySpace is the world's largest fitness community. These 7 inspiring members are here to share their best back workouts so you can build your best self!
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If building buns of steel is your aim, you've come to the right place! Get behind the best backside-building workouts BodySpace has to offer.
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Here are the 5 best exercises that focus on the biceps to add after your rows and pull-downs. Use these and build eye popping mass that gets noticed.
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Don't let snack time derail your diet. Skip the vending machine and try these easy, healthy recipes instead.
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Walking out of the gym feeling anything but triumphant? The solution could be as simple as switching up a few minor details in how you prepare for and plan your workout. Don't dump your program until you try these tips first!
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The problem with most resolutions however is that many times they're based on superficial reasons that don't truly affect the individual and mean something to them. Learn why...
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Studies show that delicious protein recipes make hungry muscles happy. Try these 5 protein goodies on for size!
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One particular type of protein powder that does get mentioned quite frequently is casein protein powder. This form comes in many different flavors... Learn more.
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Starting your fitness journey with a little bit of education can go a long way toward your future success. Here are 10 tips that every beginner needs to read!
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If you're in the market for round, shapely shoulders, let Ashley Hoffman show you how to build them. Here are five of her favorite shoulder-building techniques. Apply them to your own training or follow Ashley's super shoulder workout!
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Ashley Hoffman has one of the best physiques in the biz. Here are 5 of her favorite arm-building tips you can use in your workouts or in Ashley's own arms blitz!
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An exceptional training session doesn't happen by accident. Prep your mind and body with well-timed nutrition and supplementation, and you'll exceed your expectations again and again!
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Looking to shred for summer with a quick fix can backfire. Learn how to lean out the healthy way and avoid these 5 metabolism-halting habits!
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Taking the next step in muscular development is partially about training better, but it's just as much about removing the roadblocks to anabolism that hold you back. Are you committing any of these crimes?
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Carb up the right way with these sweet potato recipes.
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Tip the scales in your favor! Learn different ways to burn calories in your everyday life. Little changes make big goals a reality.
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Don't get caught with your shirt on this summer. Look your best when you're wearing the least with these shred tips from elite BodySpace members!
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The heat is on, which means your clothes will be coming off. Are you looking your best? Here are 16 ways to burn fat faster this summer.
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Every workout can get better. Use these pro tips to modify your intensity, timing, pre-workout strategy, and, especially, the nutrients you use to crush each workout.
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Small, sustainable changes can help you lead a fitter, better life. Use these tips to help guide you.
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Has your fat loss stalled? Burn more calories and lose more weight by trying one of these 10 techniques!
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Looking for ways to maximize your muscle pump and garner the best results from your workouts? Here are 8 tips to get you pumped!
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Training and nutrition alone may not be enough to maximize growth within a shortened timeframe. Here are smarter strategies to help you out.
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Not all fish is white, bland, and tasteless. Turn that fillet into something fantastic with these five recipes.
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How much protein should you eat? Is it safe? What?s the best source? Get the answers to your burning questions right here!
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Hardgainers aren't the only ones who struggle to add muscle to their frames. If you lift and eat for growth but it doesn't seem to make a difference, here's your new roadmap to mass!
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Think you get results from working yourself to death in the gym? It's time to focus your efforts on what you do outside of it.
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When your motivation begins to wane, small changes can make a massive difference. Learn how to refuel your drive when you feel yourself falling off the bandwagon.
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It's all about the butt! Here are 6 ways to make yours rounder, fuller, and stronger so you can rock the heck out of those new jeans.
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Holding a funeral for your fat takes more than just wearing black to the service. Follow these tips from Team MuscleTech and burn fat fast!
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When it comes to nutrition, separating fact from fiction can be a tricky task. Clear up any confusion and make the most of your meals.
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Warm weather is just around the corner, but does that mean you should start cutting now? No, it just means you should start planning now! Here's how.
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Looking to turn the heat up on your squat regimen? You've come to the right place. Step away from the norm and address the weaknesses that hold you back!
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Nic Troupe is an NPC Men's Physique competitor. Find out how he put his lifetime love of strength and conditioning into building his best ever body. Here's how he trains, eats, and supps to compete!
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Want to know how cover models build such perfect bodies? Here are 6 secret weapons they use to set themselves apart!
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If you're no longer psyched to set foot in the gym with your routine, it's time to include these high-reward exercises to reenergize your workout.
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Protein is an essential component of the muscle-building process. Yet, many women stray away from consuming enough protein for maximum results. Let go of fear, bust through myths, and learn about the power of protein!
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Try some of the following tips to insert unobtrusive methods to burn extra calories in your work day—and not feel like they're a chore.
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These five strategies can help you triage your resolution-making and redirect your focus on the things that matter most!
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Small changes add up. Take a step in the right direction with these easy-to-follow tips.
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Whether you're a gym greenhorn or iron veteran, you can always increase your training knowledge. Check out these 30 tips and put your favorites to use!
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Marinades are the simplest, healthiest way to take a bland diet and make it brilliant. Don't wait another day to start using these recipes!
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Tired of being stuck in neutral? Rev up your workout and see new results with this selection of six training tips.
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Transformations can be tricky. Obstacles are inevitable, but not insurmountable. Learn how to bypass potential pitfalls and achieve your goals with these 7 tips!
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Push past fitness plateaus, ramp up your weight loss, and achieve your New Year's resolutions with these 50 fat-torching tips!
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Are you sick of lifting with limited results? Break through your gym rut and get the most out of your sweat session with these workout tips.
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Working out but have yet to see gains? It could be your meal plan. Clean up your diet and learn how to pack on the muscle and pass on the pounds with these nutrition tips.
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For the next few weeks, switch your goal from fat-loss to muscle-building. You'll effectively utilize those extra calories and feel less stressed about having a few bites of pie!
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Back-to-back sessions of strength training and HIIT can leave you running ragged. Learn why there should always be a place for steady-state cardio in your fitness program.
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When it comes to running, not all terrain’s the same. Take the time to plan so you don't get caught in the elements unprepared!
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Summer's a great fitness motivator, but it's only one season. Keep going hard all months of the year with these workout tips.
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Summer's gone and fall's here, but that's no excuse to fall behind on your diet. Try these healthy seasonal foods.
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Dropping a diet plan doesn't have to mean ditching results. Learn how to successfully transition from a strict eating regimen to a post-dieting life.
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Stress is inevitable, but overwhelming, crippling stress shouldn't be. If you feel like you're spread too thin, fight back with these proven stress-fighting tools!
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Monotony can be a workout buzzkill. Maintain a high level of exercise enthusiasm with these five tips to help you power towards progress.
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Machines, barbells, and bodyweight exercises all play a role in staying fit, but, sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the gym. Work up a sweat and embrace the outdoors with these three workouts!
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Follow these nine essential workout tips to re-learn the basics, carve out your fitness goals, and feel confident you're headed in the right direction.
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When it comes to barbecue, not everything has to be slathered in sauce. Try these simple meal substitutes to soak in summer while staying trim.
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Everything you eat leads to eventual potential energy. Sometimes you need that energy in a hurry. Carbohydrates can help, and whole grains are the best way to go.
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Trying to overcome PMS can be a challenge, especially when you don't feel like yourself. Many women face the uncomfortable reality of their menstrual cycle. Try these tips to conquer your symptoms and feel better every month.
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Cooking on the barbecue is one of the best ways to prepare meat, but it's also a great way to cook your breakfast! Don't believe me? Try these 5 recipes and your mornings will never be the same.
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No need to dive right into the nutrition deep end. These 25 tips will provide simple suggestions so you can ease into those big lifestyle changes!
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We hold these truths to be self-evident that all people may enjoy better abs. Declare independence from your soft stomach this summer. Abide by these nine abdominal axioms!
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Don't give in to your foam mat phobia! Adding yoga to your workout regimen can help increase your flexibility and overall health. Learn the yoga jargon, choose a style, and you'll be ready for the studio.
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Tired of being the skinny girl? We've got your fix. Use these four tips to put some lean muscle on your ectomorph body. Get rid of your chicken legs and T-Rex arms for good!
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You don't have to kick burgers from your summer menu to live fit. You have to get creative and build a burger that supports your goals! These five recipes bring back that broiling feeling.
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With the right combination of meat, spices, and care, you can make meatballs that will actually fit into your clean diet. Here are five recipes that taste great and provide muscle-building macros.
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It’s probably safe to say you’re not getting enough fiber. Almost nobody is. The answer could be as simple as integrating a few of these tasty and fiber-packed foods into your diet!
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Training? Check. Nutrition? Dialed in. Now it’s time for supplements to complete the package.
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Most people don't eat enough vegetables, and they hate it when they do. These simple recipes can rip you free from winter doldrums with spring salad mixes!
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You need to eat clean to conquer your goals, but clean doesn’t have to mean boring. Try these 8 chicken recipes to keep your taste buds clucking!
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You may dislike cardio, but don't treat it as an afterthought! Make a good plan of attack and win the war on fat.
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Many people would like to see ripped abs in the mirror, but not everybody knows how to get them. Learn what changes to make in your diet so you can finally achieve that 6-pack!
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Are your glutes locked in neutral? Get them in gear with these intense supersets and achieve the round, athletic curves you crave.
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Traditional cardio can be boring, unproductive cardio. Stop walking the treadmill like a zombie and try these alternative workouts that scorch fat and build strength!
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The power rack is the single most important piece of equipment in any home gym. It doesn’t matter if you’re training to gain muscle or lose fat, that big hunk of steel is going to help you get there.
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Spring isn't far away! Get started on your bikini body now so you're not stuck with too much winter flab and not enough time to shed it.
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Don’t let fitness fall victim to a demanding job. Learn six ways to make your workplace healthier!
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You may think that an aphrodisiac is in the eye of the beholder, but modern science has identified a few foods with bedroom bona fides. Read on and reap the rewards!
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Are you ready to lose some weight or try a clean bulk? Then you’re going to need a kitchen overhaul. Don’t start your diet without first making sure these items are in your kitchen!
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Full body workouts have produced complete results. Get Shannon Clark's full training program here!
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Fact: Humans need protein to grow and thrive. Falsehood: That protein has to come from dead critters. Meet your new muscle-building diet. No animals were harmed in making it!
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For Shannon Clark, healthy eating is all about balance. Get her full meal plan here!
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If your New Year's resolution is in danger of crashing into bits, read this! These six tips will help you find your way back to safe waters and on your way toward reaching your goals.
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Looking for a more principled way to eat? Here's your road map to better health and improved fitness.
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Don’t be deceived by smart marketing techniques. Learn how labels hide the truth and which products to avoid!
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Is that empty gym bag staring you in the face? Fill it with these gym bag fundamentals, and carry the basics of fitness with you wherever you go!
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Your motivation level may be low because you have bad habits left over from your unhealthy lifestyle. Don’t live with a bad attitude! Identify bad habits and beat them forever!
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When Shannon Clark hung up her ice skates, she found a new passion for the gym. Find out more about this popular writer’s training regimen, diet plan, and supplement routine.
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When the relatives leave and the garland droops, only the turkey remains. Here's how to make the most of your leftover Christmas bird.
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If you train after work, timing your meals and carbs can be confusing. Find out what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat if you're planning an evening workout!
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Tired of choking down the same old bland foods? Avoid dietary boredom by adding seasonings that offer more than just good taste.
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What do you get the yoga instructor or nutritionist on your holiday gift list? If you're struggling to come up with fitness-friendly ideas, we've got ten ideas to help!
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Don't go into hiding this holiday season. Use the extra food, vacations, and winter weather to your advantage! Here's how.
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The 'season to be jolly' is definitely not happy for everybody. Those who have Seasonal Affective Disorder must endure, rather than enjoy, the winter months. Until now, that is.
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Thinking of making the switch to low carb? Here's the lowdown on eight low-carb diet side effects. The good news? They're temporary.
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The holidays can be busy, but don't let your fitness fade! These four workouts are quick, tough, and effective!
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Don’t leave your child's nutrition up to vending machines and playground trades. Send him or her to school with a lunch that's tasty and healthy!
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Add some new food to your table. These great pumpkin recipes are a great way to get your flavor fix and muscle-building nutrition!
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Try any of these healthy, versatile fat sources, and you'll feel like you struck it rich.
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Hit your peak and boost your game with these 10 pro tips designed to help you maximize your athletic performance!
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If you're scrambling to find the strength you need to make it through the day, a nutritional deficiency could be to blame. Stay ahead of the game by getting to know the usual suspects.
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The Glycemic Impact Diet isn't a 'fad' or 'crash' method of losing weight. It’s based on firm scientific principles and can help stabilize blood sugar and aid in fat loss. Read this before you try it!
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In a training rut? Add these tweaks to your existing workout scheme and revitalize your results!
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If your biceps and behind aren't blooming fast enough, it might be time for you to take a look at your training routine. Check out these 8 training tips for added size and shape!
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It's great that you work out before you get to work. But don't sell yourself short by ignoring your nutrition. Recover your muscles while you make your living!
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No need for brown rice to be boring and basic. Any of these choice recipes will give you the complex carbs you need and the flavor you want.
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No healthful food repertoire is complete without great salmon recipes! Give these meals a try for some added flavor and variety with your protein.
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We all need an extra boost of mental power now and then. For firefighters and police officers who work long, difficult hours, the right supplements can make a big difference.
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While taking care of your community, you need to do the same for your body. Drinking coffee might be a great way to keep your body healthy and ready for anything!
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Strength training centers around the basic desire to get stronger, and stronger. If you aren't getting stronger, then alter your regimen with these tips.
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Public service requires the support of good nutrition! Stop hitting fast food joints and try these easy, take-with-you meals!
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Don’t run away from the weight room while preparing for the big race. Instead, lift weights to maintain muscular strength and conditioning. Hit the gym and the road!
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Your workout provides benefits you can't see in the weight room mirror: a healthier brain, better mood, and the tools to thrive for a lifetime.
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Weight room technology is constantly advancing to help people achieve their goals. The machines are here to stay, so get to know them before they take over!
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It's time to give nuts their due. These top five have been through the grinder and earned their place in the nutritional hall of fame.
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Your diet leaves you feeling empty and you can’t figure out why. Here are five possible culprits to assign to your fix list.
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Boys use supplements as motivation to step up to the plate and buy a gym membership. Men use supplements to forge their already powerful bodies into a fortress of impenetrable iron.
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Just like your muscular system, your central nervous system can be overworked. If you feel tired, weak, and unmotivated in the gym, your sleepy CNS may be the cause.
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Swimming is a survival skill, but it is also a high-end full-body workout that increases your aerobic potential and also offers resistance. It’s a win win win.
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Dumbbells and barbells will only get you so far in your quest for a gorilla chest. You need a solid nutrition profile to build powerful pecs. Here's how!
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A great upper body is incomplete without chest training. Find out why you shouldn't be copping out of your chest workout!
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Struggling to get past your skinny-kid genes? Man up and grow! Follow these training and nutrition tips for some hope.
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As Canada celebrates its independence from England, celebrate your independence from fat with these great recipes!
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If you’re not planning on grilling this Independence Day, you should be! Find out why grilling is a superior way to cook, and try new recipes that will wow your fellow partiers.
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Sometimes you just need sunshine more than iron plates. Get out of the gym and try these fun, calorie-burning workouts!
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It's not easy to stay healthy when you're surrounded by chips, beer and beach chairs. These 15 tips can help you get through the summer with your fitness unscathed.
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Life never has to get in the way of your cardio training. These four tricks will help you fit in those necessary sweat sessions!
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When the warm weather hits, your summer 6-pack will want to come out of hibernation. Get rid of the extra fat layer and make room for hard muscle!
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The choices for supplements are seemingly endless. But before you go crazy looking for the right additions to your diet, take a look at the basics, like protein powder.
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A great pair of calves goes with any spring outfit! Give your legs a face-lift with this calf-carving workout.
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Thinking about adding a fat burner to your stack? Make a good decision about your fat burning products by understanding what’s in them!
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Some meals offer value but fall short of physique-building completeness. Add a protein shake to give those yummy meals some extra nutrition.
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Your metabolism never takes a break, even while you sleep. Give it the energy it craves with easy-to-make snacks that fuel muscle growth without flipping on the fat switch.
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Painful days of office chair-itis are over. Use these at-work tips and 23 exercises to get off your buns and out of your seat.
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A hot bikini won't hide a flat butt. Bikini season exposes saggy bottoms! Build a beach-ready behind with this workout.
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Tweaks aren't for the weak. In fact, small improvements can sometimes yield big results. Incorporate these tips into your workout today!
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Even if you feel ready to begin a body transformation, you may not know where to start. This guide will help you get going and ensure that you're set for success.
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If your regular breakfast food is starting to lose its lustre, try these non-breakfast recipes. Not only are they rich in nutrients, but they'll fuel the fire for the day ahead.
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Raspberry Ketone is on trial for the murder of your excess fat. Should it be sentenced to your training and nutrition program? You be the judge!
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Certain ingredients deserve to be scrutinized more closely than others – and then sent packing, in most cases.
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Mexican fare as ordered in restaurants can wreak havoc with your physique. Here's what to avoid.
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Don't steer clear of big bad ground beef. Choose a lean variety and start experimenting!
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Not sure what to do with those lumpy, white curds? These recipes will have you enjoying cottage cheese so much you’ll forget that you’re eating it.
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Looking to avoid the calorie rush that comes with traditional Super Bowl snack-a-thons? Stick to your fitness goals without sacrificing taste by trying these healthful snacks!
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Feeling stressed? Try these nutrition strategies and revel in your relaxation. Let your diet take you on a date to the spa!
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Stronger bodies can better fend off the vicious blows of influenza and the incurable common cold. Add these healthy foods to your diet to help stay healthy.
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Different chest exercises provide particular power for particular muscles. Learn which exercises work best to build biceps and triceps.
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Take these 5 tests to learn important information about your health and build a solid foundation for your 2012 resolution revolution.
Section: Mind ::


You need a hero? Find one hidden in your everyday diet! Follow these recipes and join the superfoods alliance!
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Free weights are great, but machines have their place too – especially for newbies. Learn how to make the machines your friends in the gym.
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Pour yourself three fingers of white water on the rocks and give us your undivided attention. Not sure what kind of milk to pour? Listen up!
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Pain is part of life, especially if you are active in the gym. How do you know if it's serious? Learn the differences between pain that requires stretching and pain that requires hospitalization.
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Just like dating, finding the correct diet can be challenging – these tips will help you find 'the one.'
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The right fitness video game can help you have fun and get fit from the comfort of your living room! Turn up the holiday heat with this workout game review roundup.
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Fitness is not attained with a single lifestyle change. If you really want to create a fit physique, you may require wholesale lifestyle changes. Use these 10 tricks to start getting fit now!
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If you think winter is the time to hibernate like a bear, we're going to do more than jingle some bells your way – we're going to sound alarms to get you up and moving.
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We won’t always give the perfect gift (you honestly thought Uncle Jim liked ballet?), but we can come pretty dang close. Give the gift of a lifetime; make this a Fitness Christmas!
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Cavemen were smart enough to eat properly without a college degree so you should be able to figure this diet thing out, right? Here's your handy guide to eating healthfully.
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These four simple concoctions can help you build muscle, lose fat and hit your nutritional goals through the hectic holiday season and beyond!
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Low-fat replacements for traditional extras can dramatically lower your caloric intake. You can still eat your favourite foods. Just swap unhealthy key ingredients for healthy alternatives.
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We love squats. Really, we do. But maybe you don't? In that case, here's your leg workout.
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Eggs pack protein, convenience and taste. But if you’re scrambling to find new preparation methods, look no farther.
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Creative twists on common recipes maintain taste values, while dramatically boosting health quotients.
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There's a barrage of ways to add fiber to your most crucial meal of the day.
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If your gym mission hasn't produced results, your parameters were probably disrupted by diet sabotage. Learn how to sidestep these 7 fat-trap doors.
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An injury is the biggest wrench anyone throw into their diet and training machine. Learn how to recover fast and make your machinery run smooth again!
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Is your diet all work and no play? With these easy fat loss diet tips & simple nutrition changes, you can enjoy what you eat and still shed fat!
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Convinced that the low-carb life is the only way to lose fat? Think again!
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There’s no need to fear moving into your menopause years. Make them your best with this essential info!
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Boring diet got you cold? Crank up the heat – and your results – with these spicy suggestions!
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Four too-good-to-be-true contraptions you don't need, and a workout and meal plan you shouldn't live without!
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Being on the diet train for too long can take its toll, so keep an eye out for these red flags and know when to get off.
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Carry this pack of techniques, and plateaus will be visible only when you look over your shoulder, down at the valley below.
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Hormones and diet make the sexes different, but women can still build muscle and gain strength. You don't want to look like a man, but you need to become a stronger woman!
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A few simple exercises can give you this sleek and sculpted physique.
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Clingy fat can’t fight the nutritious might of the right diet. Take these slimming solutions to your stomach – loosen fat’s grip and expose your better body!
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CrossFit is an intense blend of fitness formulas that will leave you stronger, leaner, and fitter – that is, if you can handle it.
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Before you wheel into a fast-food lane and ruin your diet in the name of convenience, try any of these 5 delicious, healthy and convenient meals that are a breeze to prepare!
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Going against the grain never felt so good, and some diet rules were meant to be broken!
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Most American Chinese cuisine is a guilty pleasure, but you can follow these rules and indulge without the bulge in any restaurant!
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Whether you're trying to build muscle or blast fat, cast these simple spells to make meal planning a cinch. It might seem like magic, but there's no hocus-pocus!
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After-dinner specials that your fitness and stomach can't refuse!
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Are you and your workout losing your stickiness? Stay stuck with these tips that are guaranteed to keep your workouts interesting and doable!
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When your short-term workout adherence wanes, so does your long-term success. Use these tips to make sure your workout is something you can’t wait to start!
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Here's your step-by-step, go-to guide for making a trainer/client match made in heaven!
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Any shape-up plan that produces consistent results requires the body to respond to the hormone insulin. Learn how to connect the dots!
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Want to build muscle? Lose fat? Improve at a sport? With one meal plan for each goal, you can share your new "personal online chef" with friends and get instant accountability for staying on track with your nutrition.
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Three moves equal one PEC-tacular chest with this super-efficient program for women.
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Be yoked and gone before the gym even knows what hit it!
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There are, like, a billion exercises out there. So learn my top-five must-have lifts—and the one exercise you should never do again.
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What a ripped-to-shreds, super-toned bod really needs is PROTEIN!
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The diet game is both mental and physical. Find out where your head's at and adjust your diet to keep you sane and slimming.
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4 fantastic fat-loss factors that will take your program from a bust to a sure bet!
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Slash your gym time while improving your results!
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You’re probably eating more often than anyone you know, often on the go. Read this article to make sure you’re keeping your food—-and your body—-safe
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Tired of drinking the lion's share of your protein? Try these creative ways of feeding your muscles the same nutrients.
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'Tis the season to fire up the barbie, Grill Master. Learn everything you need to know to make the results as fit and healthy as possible!
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Switch up your muscle-building protein with crustaceans.
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Fat burners can be an effective weight-loss aid when used properly. The first step is learning to avoid these 5 potential pitfalls.
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Tuna ... again ... ugh! With these 8 mouth-watering recipes at your disposal, never again will you utter those words.
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Fat burners can be a godsend for achieving out-of-this-world leanness, but only if used correctly. Answer these 5 questions before you go shopping. Ready to burn?
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Ready to maximize your fat burner's effectiveness? Transform from carb-depleted zombie to super-cut superhero with this 'insider' knowledge.
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Don't let PMS ruin your workouts and undercut your physique gains. Use your head to outsmart your body each month.
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By understanding the 6 top factors you should be looking for in a protein bar, you will help make the best decision possible. Here's what you need to know.
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Searching for ways to lose fat and avoid the fads? Here's a quick look at 7 universal fat loss truths that apply to just about any weight loss program you choose to use. Find out more.
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Eating on the run doesn’t need to sabotage your physique. These protein-packed snacks are easy, convenient, and perfect for adding lean mass.
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Grab one of these variations on the run in the morning, and your physique gains will slow.
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If you want an eye-popping physique, you’re going to be eating this food … a lot. Here’s how to get the most great-tasting cluck for your buck.
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Your dreams should be sweet; your before-bed diet shouldn’t. Here’s what to avoid before hitting the sack, and what to snack on instead.
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Are you ready to reveal your best body this Valentine's Day? If you've been following your New Year's resolutions, you've probably turned into a major gym rat. And your diet has probably taken over your life.
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With Valentine's Day right around the corner, many of you are going to be planning out a surprise for the special person in your life.
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With Valentine's Day right around the corner, chances are that you're planning a romantic, luxurious evening with your significant other. Or you're single and using Valentine's Day as an excuse to self-indulge with some well-deserved pampering.
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The HCG Diet doesn't include enough protein for muscle growth. And that's only the first reason bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts should steer clear of this weight-loss fad. Dieters beware!
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Regardless of whether your goal is to melt fat off your body or build up higher amounts of muscle mass and gain definition, you've likely done your research and realize that diet is a key element necessary for success.
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As the new year draw's closer, most of you will be making plans for what you'll be doing with your New Year's Resolutions. Perhaps this is the year you finally obtain that ripped physique that you've always dreamed.
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The holiday season is upon us and soon those festive treats that only come out this time of year will be everywhere you look. Find out how you can maintain control so your January doesn't bring an extreme fat loss plan.
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There are a number of ways you can set up a full body workout that's aimed at gaining size. Find out which of the following 3 options would help you most.
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Getting all geared up for the holiday season? If you're already starting to feel that festive spirit, you may have also taken to notice that many of the holiday goodies have also started to appear.
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Do you feel like you aren't burning the amount of calories that you would like? There are a few factors that could be effecting your results at the gym. Read on to see what you can do to get back on track!
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If you feel like your current diet is a little stale why not try these nutritious often forgotten substitutions. What do you have to lose besides inches, right?
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While HIIT training really works for some of us it isn't always the best method if your diet and current training program don't support it. Read on to see if HIIT training is really for you.
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Have you been considering incorporating fasted cardio into your daily training? Read over this article first to see if this is the right method for you.
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If you feel that your motivation may be a little lacking when it comes to the gym then you may just need a goal to boost your morale. Read on for other causes and solutions to your motivational troubles.
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It's hard to resist the lure of traditional Thanksgiving desserts, however with these recipes you won't have to miss out. See how a few substitutions can make your dessert both delicious and nutritious!
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Having Thanksgiving dinner doesn't mean that you have to ditch your training routine. Read on for a few ways to enjoy your dinner and keep your metabolism running.
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Holiday eating doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice your diet. Try these excellent Thanksgiving recipes that will allow you to indulge without losing track of your goals!
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Take a look at these recipes and shave off the fat - your waistline will thank you. Here are 5 low calorie recipes for a healthy Thanksgiving meal. Try them out!
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A quick workout you can do anywhere and still keep fit. Try the following these 6 exercises and sample workout if you are away for the holidays.
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Whether you're just getting started with your very own fitness transformation or you're a seasoned veteran who has been feeling as though their program could use a jump start in the right direction, Body by Design will have something to offer you.
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Fat loss is primarily a struggle with keeping your diet clean and nutritious at the same time. To get your 6-pack abs to really pop, you are going to need a diet that gets results! Read more about the perfect diet strategy for your ripped abs below!
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Halloween only comes around once per year. But if you're serious about sticking with your health and fitness goals, you need to get serious about finding a way to move quickly past the temptations.
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Squats are incredibly effective, but what about deadlifts. Here are a few deadlift exercises and their benefits. Try them and watch the muscle grow!
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In today's fat loss diet arena, carb cycling is becoming more popular! Before you jump ahead with this superior nutrition plan, make sure you know the top 5 facts about carb cycling for fat loss.
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Understanding the requirements of muscle-building workouts and which principles are going to give you optimal results will be important for putting your best foot forward. Here are some tricks you can start using today!
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The problem is that many people don't have access to calipers - fancy equipment that will spit out their body fat percentage in a matter of minutes. Here are various categories to help you gauge where you are at and more. Read on.
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There are advantages to using weightlifting shoes as you go about your regular workout. Here's what you should know. Try them out and see!
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You thought making that decision to get started was hard, now you're faced with an overwhelming number of workout programs. Here are 6 factors to help you find the workout plan that's right for you!
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One of the major goals that bring people into the gym is that they've finally decided to take control over their body and work towards losing the body fat... Follow these 6 weight loss tips and feel better today!
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Sports that require you to be both strong and quick will require you to adjust your training for the greatest success. Here are the five best exercises to perform to boost your leg power. Try them now.
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With our busy schedules sometimes it's hard to find the motivation to get to the gym. With this circuit program you can shorten your workout time and reach your goals!
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A new semester at school is the perfect opportunity to make a fresh start with your training and nutrition goals. Read on and say hello to a brand new you!
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Many people don't feel like they're getting the results they want form their ab exercise routines. If you fall into that category read on to see what you can do get more from your ab workout!
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Need a way to break through that plateau in your workout program? Use these 5 intensity boosting methods today and see better results!
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You have your own specific goals that you're working toward, and your pre-workout can help! Here are some of the biggest things to know about Jack3d so you can see if this pre-workout is for you!
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Make sure you're on the right type of fat loss program to meet your goal. See what body fat category you fall under and get an idea of what training program would be best for you. Here are some guidelines to use.
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If you aren't choosing the best foods to boost your calorie intake, you're muscle-building progress will stall. Try the following smart food swaps and see.
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Does gaining muscle seem incredibly difficult, despite your best efforts? Hardgainers need to keep a few extra points in mind to ensure their time in the gym is well spent and showing results. Here's what you need to know.
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To fully take advantage of your hour in the gym, make sure you are building a strong foundation in your training program. Follow these 8 workout laws to strengthen your body and give you better results. Check it out!
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If you're going to get in the best workouts possible, one thing that will be important is that you stay focused. Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid in the body that is the precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine. Find out more below!
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An article recently published in Readers Digest attacked the use of a daily multivitamin-mineral supplement. Find out what Shannon Clark has to say in her defense for vitamin truths!
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Summer is finally here! Take a good look at your lean-down diet and find out where you are getting off-course. To face off in the summer 6-pack abs showdown, you're going to need these 5 diet secrets. Check it out!
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One of the hottest trends in fitness right now is the kettlebell! Integrate some kettlebell exercises into your workout to challenge your body, save time by doing compound movements, and watch your results skyrocket!
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Vegetarian eating is catching on with more people every day. Saying no to meat doesn't mean you have to say no to your fitness or muscle building goals! These 20 tips on training and nutrition will get you on the path to success!
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An article published in the July 2010 issue of Consumer Reports Magazine attacks protein powders and meal replacement shakes as unsafe and ineffective for consumers. Read on to find out what Shannon Clark has to say in her rebuttal!
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If you want to put on a great 'Gun' show for your friends and loved ones, you need great biceps! Get the most out of your biceps workouts by following these training principles. Learn more about form, focus, and new exercises that will boost your results!
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When you commit to a fat loss diet, you may think you have to cut bread out completely! Time to rethink your options! These 2 bread recipes are tasty and super-healthy, and they won't ruin your diet! Check 'em out!
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You want the tummy of a fitness model or bodybuilder? Here are 5 things you need to do right now to start your fitness journey to a flat stomach and 6 pack abs! Make your dream a reality with knowledge and dedication!
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If you really want to take your results to the next level, it's important to expand your horizons and look at new supplements that may lead you down the right path to getting good results. ZMA is one of those supplements. More below...!
Section: Supplements ::


Setting a goal for your workout or nutrition program is vital to your success! But don't forget these 5 goals that everyone should set no matter what your program! Learn more below.
Section: Mind ::


If you're getting ready to shed some body fat, a full body workout is a great choice to start with. Here are 3 great workouts to choose from! Check it out!
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Massive cleavage may have been hot back in the day, but today most women want a firm and shapely backside. The Brazilian butt is yours to achieve with the right type of training and nutrition plan - find out more below!
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If you watch any late night infomercials, you've probably run across the very popular P90X program. What's the real deal behind this workout program? Read on to see some of the main points to consider about this system.
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If you are looking to put on some serious muscle mass, you need to revamp your diet to see the best results. Good carbs are a must! Check out these 4 forgotten carb sources that will fuel your lean muscle gains and add variety to your diet!
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Getting started into teen bodybuilding at a young age is one of the best things you could possibly do. Read on to see the 5 expert tips you need to start off right!
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If you've made the commitment to start a weight lifting workout program, the next step that you must take is getting your nutrition and supplement protocol in line so that you are able to maximize your results ...find out more below!
Section: Supplements ::


By doing some careful planning it's more than possible to choose good choices and maintain a healthy diet, whether they are muscle building or fat loss. Here are some of the big things to consider this summer while barbequing.
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Ever wonder if your sex life has to come at the expense of your ability to build muscle mass in the gym? Find out the answers here!
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If you're performing numerous workouts a week, it's vital you're on top of workout fueling before and after. What about during the workout? Here's what you need to assess for intra-workout shakes. Learn more.
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Yo-yo dieting is a major cause of weight gain in many people. Read on to find out if you are the kind of person who needs to toss the strict diet and get back in touch with your biological nutrition needs. You may lose more body fat and keep it off!
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Here are the main vitamins you should be concerned with and what to add to your diet to make sure you're getting enough. Learn more.
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Does lunch time make or break your diet? Well it doesn't have to! These 7 quick-n-easy lunch recipes will delight your taste-buds and keep your nutrition plan on track! Find out more below.
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Are you clueless to the causes of bloating? Is your flat six-pack ruined by it? Read more to discover the culprits of bloating and the top tips to cure it.
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Low calorie diets will let you see some of the muscle, but it won't be enough. Here’s how carb cycling could get you six-pack abs. Find out how.
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When you feel fatigued in the gym, do you think of taking a Nitric Oxide supplement? Learn why you should make the investment to help blaze through your workout and beyond!
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If you're not seeing the fat loss results from your diet and workouts, think of sleeping! Find out how more quality sleep can help you succeed.
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Have you been there and done that with almost every tip to boost your motivation? Try these 4 strategies that target your deeper thoughts and strengths to reignite that fighting spirit!
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You've cleaned up your diet, but you're not seeing results. Discover 5 sneaky foods that you shouldn't let slip under your diet radar.
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If your diet isn't up to par and you aren't doing what you can to maximize growth hormone and testosterone, your efforts will not be fully realized. Learn more.
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Is your fat loss diet practically killing you because of cravings? Learn 3 tips that will motivate you to stay on track!
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Taking some time to devote some of your gym sessions towards preparing for this training is a smart move as it'll help get your body ready... Here are some great exercises geared toward tennis. Don't delay. Learn more.
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Getting your children on a good whey protein is safe and simple... Here are some simple tricks you can use to get your kids taking their whey. See what they are.
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Looking at what goes on in the body during this form of cardio can help clear this matter up in your mind so you can decide whether empty stomach cardio is right for you. Here are some things to consider.
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Having problems in the gym? Here are 5 training problems you might be having and the most effective supplements to help overcome each. Learn more.
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Would full body workouts help you? Here are the top 10 reasons to use them. Read on to see if these would help with your muscle-building or fat loss goals.
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Not only will bodybuilding help to prevent the onset of adult diabetes, which is one of the most prevalent diseases today, but it will also really play an important role. Here is why bodybuilding is a must...
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If you find that when your food cravings strike and you're in the mood for something sweet, you're in luck. Find out how FitFreeze fights back with protein.
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Let's assess some of the main advantages to including whey protein powder in your diet so you can get the full picture of what this supplement is all about. Learn more.
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Will P90X really deliver you the results? Or is it just another quick weight loss scam? You may be surprised. Let's have a look at this fat burning program.
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There are few supplements on the market that offer as many benefits as fish oil does, so regardless of who you are, it's almost certain you will benefit from it. Learn more.
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One supplement to take that often tops the list of many people, is creatine. Let's have a quick look at the top 5 reasons why you should consider taking creatine.
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You've likely heard of glutamine before and questioned if this was a supplement you should invest in. Let's have a closer peek at the benefits that glutamine powder can offer you.
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If you want to gain weight and muscle then you may want to try a weight gainer powder. Use these 6 tips when considering these calorie dense products.
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Luckily, with a smart teen bodybuilding workout program, changes can successfully be made. Here are the top 5 things every teen should know before starting. Learn more.
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Looking to maintain a favorable body composition? You may want to put more thought into the types of protein. Here are some of the top meat choices (good & bad) and a quiz to test you. Learn more.
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Here are 6 quick bodybuilding tips that you should live by. Pay heed to these and you are going to be on the way to success... Use these for faster results!
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If you're new to supplements, all the options can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some of the most common bodybuilding supplements... Learn more.
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By taking steps towards battling childhood obesity early on in their life and taking a pro-active role yourself, you can help prevent this... Learn more.
Section: Mind ::


After having a look through the top ten fast food restaurant nutritional reviews, you can clearly see that you're entering a battlefield of choices. Here are 6 smart strategies to use so you can find healthy fast food.
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Teenagers need to take into account these tips when aiming for fat loss to remain safe and healthy. Use the following 7 tips, workout and nutrition plan...
Section: Training ::


Muscular imbalances are an issue that some people deal with in their training. Here are 4 techniques to help reduce your imbalances. Try them today.
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Many people are curious about intermittent fasting protocols. Can you still effectively build muscle? Here are 3 things you need to try. Learn more.
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As a beginner you are in a lucky position because it is likely that just a few small changes will spark some initial fat loss... Just getting started? Here are the perfect tips & plans you need to succeed.
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While biceps training is important also, it's vital to have a good balance in your upper body workouts. Here are 4 free training methods to really bring out the total size of your triceps.
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Building muscle encompasses three main phases: training stimulus, rest, and nutrition. If any are off you're going to be hindered. Here's what you should know.
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Our kids are faced with a world of choices and most of these choices rank in very low on the protein scale. Here are some easy tips to get you started. Learn more.
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Getting your kids eating their fiber is important. Here are a few suggestions to sneak fiber into your kid's diet. Try these tips and avoid the struggle!
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If you're at the point in your life where you've had enough of being unhappy with your body and have finally decided to take control of the situation, you're in a great position to start off... Learn more.
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Many individuals over 50 abandon the idea of getting started on a muscle-building program... Use the following 3 ideas and sample workout for strength and health.
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How long is it going to take to get to my goal weight? A question asked by many... Use the following 8 quick and simple tips to ramp up your fat loss.
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More women are getting involved with weight training, however many are still scared of the activity. Here are 5 facts that shouldn't be neglected to look and feel better.
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Having a quality protein powder is a smart move if you want to make positive changes. Here are some questions you should ask yourself. Find out more.
Section: Supplements ::


If you're a beginner just getting started on a muscle-building plan, you're likely feeling slightly intimidated. Luckily, as a beginner, you are in the perfect position to start. Here are the main points you should know.
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When putting together a triceps workout you'll want to make sure that you are using compound lifts to start with. Here are 5 exercises to build bigger arms. Try them today!
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Getting started on a proper weight training program at a young age offers many benefits and will set you up for optimal progress. Use the following 6 tips if you are a teen looking to build muscle. Learn more.
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With college underway, many of you may be stuck in a dorm room... Here's what you can do to maintain your muscle-building goals. Learn more.
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If there's one meal during the year that poses the most serious threat to your waistline, Thanksgiving would be it. Try these 5 strategies to stay lean and positive.
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In order to prevent unwanted weight gain this season you should take preventative measures. Try the following tips to combat Christmas weight gain.
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In order to see best results from your training, it will be essential to have a solid muscle-building diet... Use the following checklist for success!
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Males do have some advantages when it comes to fat loss, which is why they tend to get leaner faster than you do. With the following tips you can make adjustments to your approach and realize fat loss success.
Section: Training ::


Halloween will be filled with sweet treats all around, both gooey sugar-filled varieties as well as rich, creamy chocolate morsels... Here's what you should know.
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Here's a quick run-down of popular Halloween candy choices, so you can see which are diet-friendly and which should scare you away. Find out more.
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In order to maximize progress in the gym, you need to maximize your sleep. Eating the right food is a great way to do so. Here are types of foods and other tips you should know to create a sleep-friendly diet.
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AM/PM training is one type of training setup coming up more frequently. Here are the pros and cons for each type so you make an educated decision on whether it is right for you. Find out more.
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Training for athletics and training for size have some important differences that you should understand. If you plan to train for either, you need to use the best methods that will get you the best results. Learn more.
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Right along with making sure you're getting a good vitamin intake, you also need to make sure you're looking at the mineral status of your diet. Here are the 6 main minerals that you should be thinking about.
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One of the biggest issues facing dieters is the impact of very strict diets on the body. Find out more about metabolism and calorie adaptation right here.
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The following snack options are quick to make and usually can be taken right into class with you. Try these 4 healthy snacks during your busy schedule!
Section: Nutrition ::


Are you searching for a healthy hamburger alternative? In this hunt, many turn to Arby's, thinking it will be a healthier option. But is it really? Let's take a closer look at their menu so you know what you're getting.
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Let's have a look at the menu options available at Chick-Fil-A so you can make smarter choices, nutritionally speaking, next time you decide to pay a visit. Learn more.
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If you're looking to take your fat loss to the next level, calculate out your diet. Take a planned approach with the following diet tips for lower body fat and a perfect six-pack Learn more.
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One critical supplement that you don't want to overlook is that of joint formulas. Joint formulas are designed to help protect the joints when they are experiencing a great deal of stress every day... Learn more.
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When it comes to making smart meal decisions, there is plenty of variety at Panda Express if you make your selections wisely. Here's a closer look at their menu to help you decide. Learn more.
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Luckily, there are proven strategies that you can use to slow down the aging process, helping ensure you look your absolute best for the years to come. Here are some of the main ones you should know about... Learn more.
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When you first hear the words 'Dairy Queen', otherwise known as DQ, the first thought that might come to mind is ice cream. Let's have a closer look at their menu so that you can dine smart next time you're at DQ. Learn more.
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Subway is one of the fast food franchises that is known for being a healthier option for those looking to maintain a lower fat diet. Here's a look at the menu to determine which will help you... or hurt you.
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Losing belly fat is a goal that you're going to have to approach from a few angles however, as it's not as simple as just adding one exercise or making one change to your diet. Here are some of the best foods...
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Physical activity has always been a major part of life for Chris Wells; now he is taking the steps to push his boundaries. Here's a glimpse into what it's like training for a bodybuilding show and more. Read on.
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When it comes to fast food many people would rather stop off for a taco... Taco Bell is one of the most frequented Mexican food chains, so let's have a look at their menu so you can be more prepared to order next time around.
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There are a wide variety of fat loss supplements to choose from, so making sure you select ones that will work with your body is important. Here's a list of supplements you'll want to consider for a great set of abs. Learn more.
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During the warmer months, you may find your motivation levels to continue on with your workouts inside the gym waning. Here is a simple, effective workout you can perform outside with your own bodyweight and a set of dumbbells.
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While there is no clear right or wrong way to get six-pack abs, there are ways of doing it that prove to be much more productive. Here are the truths and myths about six-pack abs to make yourself aware of. Learn more.
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Finding a healthy option in a fast food restaurant can sometimes become a daunting task. I?ll go over some of the more popular establishments and outline the healthiest options to choose from, as well as some you should stay away from. Learn more...
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Possibly the most well-known fast food establishment, McDonald's has been known for it's less than healthy fare. New changes are bringing about healthier options. Let's dig a little deeper to make your selection easier.
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Coming in neck and neck with McDonald's for the top hamburger fast food restaurant is Burger King. If you don't choose carefully, you could really put a dent in your diet progress. Here's a closer look at their menu.
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McDonald's often holds the position in many people's minds as the unhealthiest food chain but this isn't even close. Many fast food chains rank just as badly - Wendy's being no exception. Let's dig a little further...
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Not only are there things you can do in the gym to help with your cycling, but understanding proper nutrition and supplementation will also help. Here are three key things to keep in mind. Learn more.
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Many individuals fear they are too old to get into weight training, but this is not the case. Making the decision to start weight training is the smartest thing you could do. Here's what you need to know for training success over 40.
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If you figure that you'll give yourself four weeks from summer to strip the fat from winter, chances are you're going to be pushing it. Here are some quick tips on improving your appearance with little time. Learn more.
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With all the fresh seasonal produce available now and the option to barbeque outdoors if you'd like, there are plenty of ways to incorporate fresh ideas into your menu. Here are ten fresh summer recipes to get you started. Try them anytime!
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Eating healthy doesn't have to require a complete overhaul. Here are some examples to get started. Each face off shows a typical food you may already be eating and a better alternative that's easy to make... Try them out!
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While it's not hard to find information on the process of becoming a successful bodybuilder or fitness competitor, one type of competitive event that doesn't is that of competitive eating. Here's some great feedback from a champion.
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Instead of stopping at the local drive-thru and grabbing a hot-dog or burger that the event's BBQ is grilling up, consider packing your own picnic basket... Here are some appetizing ideas for healthy summer fun!
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As the summer rolls around, it's a great idea to move your cardio workouts outside, taking in the fresh air and providing some fresh terrain. Here are 10 different methods you can do to help you progress optimally. Try these now!
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With summer rapidly approaching, many individuals are going to be diving head first into aggressive fat loss programs... Here are 7 summer activities that are fun and sure to meet your fat burning cardio needs. Try them out!
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Are you too skinny and wanting to add some definition for summer? Most people are concerned about fat loss. The skinny guy?s concern is a lack of muscle. Here are training, nutrition, and supplement tips to a great beach body this summer.
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Many of us have issues with how we look, particularly if we've grown up overweight... Fortunately by becoming more active you can really improve your self-confidence as well. Here are 5 tips to improve your self-confidence.
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While a couple days out on the campground may not have too many damaging side effects to your physique, a week or longer may show... Here are ten methods you can use to make your camping experience much healthier.
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Because of all the different functions of glutamine in the human body, it can be used for a wide variety of purposes by both normal individuals as well as those who are under the care of a medical professional. Learn more.
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Formulating a really great chest workout really goes a long way to enhancing your whole upper body... Flyes and their variations are perfect for doing this. Here are a few exercises and tips to really bring out the chest.
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If you ask many people what their favorite food is - or what they typically choose to eat on their 'cheat day', they answer quickly with the word, pizza. Get the most out of your cheat day with these tips on making the ultimate healthy pizza.
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While you always have your crowd of people, more and more are starting to turn away from cardio to work on building muscle. Here's a great plan to do just that. Try it out now and start feeling better about yourself. Good luck!
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Possibly the most intimidating thing for any beginner is simply getting started... If you're a beginner looking to get started on the road to fat loss, this is your best place to start. Here's an easy-to-follow plan for fast results.
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If you're someone in their later adult years, you may think it's too late to get active and take care of your health. This is not the case. Get active and feel better with the following program. Nutrition tips & workout included. Read on.
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Luckily, there is a whole other group of summer foods that do fit the bill and still taste great. These new summer foods will benefit your taste buds and help you look your best. Here are the top ten foods to focus on this summer.
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You don't want to become overly huge and bulky yet you do want to be stronger and have some attractive curves. Here's what you need to get started on a toning program that will deliver results. Sample workout included! Learn more.
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We are going to give weight training a point in the fat loss wars due to the calorie burn after the workout is completed. Find out more right here as the battle for fat loss success heats up between cardio and weight training.
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As you get thinking about starting up a workout and diet program, there are some important factors that you need to make sure you don't overlook first. Here's what you will want to consider before your first workout. Learn more.
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Having a solid list of recipes you can turn to when you get busy is important for sticking with your diet... Here are 10 easy-to-prepare, taste-bud satisfying recipes to get you started. Try them - you can't go wrong!
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Calves often are an afterthought in many people's programs because of the fact they are a much smaller muscle group and not noticed. Well they will take notice after you blast them with the following tips and exercises!
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With all the New Year's Resolutions that will be made over the next little while, motivation is something that's likely to be at an all-time high. Here are 13 tips to help you get there and keep going!
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With cold and flu season still underway, more and more people are starting to look at natural approaches to fighting off colds. Learn more
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If you're a female reading this, chances are very good that you've looked at Jessica Biel and wished you could get a similar body... Here are some great training tips to get ready for the upcoming sleeveless season. Learn more.
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When most people hear the word 'protein supplements' they automatically assume that the discussion is going to be based around protein powder. There are more... Here's a breakdown of 5 types of protein supplements.
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Taking a random approach to your diet after spending so much time on the workout program aspect is a huge mistake... how well do you know your nutrition? Take this quiz to put your nutrition-know-how to the test.
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While there is much talk about amino-acids, many people don't take much time to differentiate between them and learn their benefits... The following sheds some light on what L-Citrulline is and its benefits. Learn more.
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Chances are you know that performing exercise on a regular basis is going to have an impact on your body weight and metabolic rate. Here are basic factors on how aerobic and anaerobic exercise influence metabolic rate.
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Making the decision to have a baby is one of the biggest decisions a woman will make and it's important to learn what you can do to stay healthy. Here are the big points you need to know... Find out more.
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While many people have the top goal of achieving a set of six pack abs, your primary goal might be toning the legs and glutes. Here are five intense lower body exercises that will do just that! Give them a try.
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If you're into watching all those Hollywood awards ceremonies, there's a chance you've picked up on a few actresses or actors who have the body you'd love... Here's a short but intense workout that David recommends. Learn more.
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Whatever the resolution is, you need to have a game plan to be successful. That said here are ten practical tips you can put to use to make sure this is a year you succeed at keeping your resolutions. Use the following for success!
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It seems almost everyone - young or old, fit or unfit, fat loss oriented or muscle bound is considering adding this highly discussed berry to their diets. Find out more...
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Barbell training is a very effective method to build massive biceps due to the nature of the loading force and intensity. Here's how you can build an effective biceps workout using barbells. Find out more.
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People who were following the plan regularly filled their plates with bacon, cheese, high fat meats, mayonnaise... Atkins is refining that strategy. Learn more.
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Are you looking for ways to keep from expanding your waistline on Thanksgiving? Here’s a step-by-step plan for keeping your holiday meal full of flavor, but not full of calories.
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With the holiday season right around the corner, many of you might be feeling a bit nervous about whether or not you'll be able to maintain your workout and diet programs. Here are some tips to help you stay on track in the coming months.
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Looking for muscle-building tips? Here are eight quick tips for building more muscle mass. Have a look through and see which ones you can apply to your training and see the results follow. Learn more.
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Most people who are heavily involved in fitness and bodybuilding have at least heard of glutamine at one point or another, and many have found it to be a very beneficial supplement to add to their training regime.
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Gaining a better understanding of exactly what beta-alanine is will enable you to make sure you're maximizing its performance... Here is more information on what beta-alanine is, how to take it, and advantages for training.
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With Cancer Awareness month underway, many people are reading up on the different kinds. Here are some of the major types of cancers and what you can do to put yourself in the best position...
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Due to the current economic situation, more and more people are finding themselves showing up less to their gyms. I'm here to show you the power of a good bodyweight workout - it's free and it works!
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Everywhere you turn there is mass marketing being targeted toward young children and teenagers, crowding out what marketing efforts are going into actually making smart choices. Learn more.
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Whether you want to admit it or not, our personal financial position in life does impact how we feel... Build smart stress skills now! Here are some great nutrition and exercise ideas to support your battle!
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Creatine is one of the most popular weight gain supplements that users find themselves on and has shown to be very helpful. Here's more about what it is, how it works, and who would benefit! Check it out.
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Our kids are our future and right now, our kids are at a severe risk. It's a sad state of affairs but luckily, people like the producers of the new film that takes a deeper look at this issue, 'Killer At Large', are trying to do something...
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While most stars spend hours training to get in shape for the roles in their movies, you are not under such a deadline. Build a better body with the following sound training principles and tips!
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Taking time to find a way to relax should be a part of any well-balanced workout program. To get an idea of where your favorite celebrities spend their downtime relaxing, read on.
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What will make a great gymnast? I recently sat down with Gina Paulhus, who competed with the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic program for 10 years... Get the inside scoop on what really makes a great gymnast right here!
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Shannon Clark recently had the pleasure of speaking with BSN co-owner Scott James about their recent nomination for the Bodybuilding.com supplement awards. Learn more about what drives this proud company.
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The Summer Olympics feature popular sports such as track, gymnastics, and swimming, all which require athleticism and strength. Get a look into the training of a gymnast and find out how many never use weights!
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While it's great to look at celebs for motivation on what you hope to achieve from your workouts, it's important that you be realistic... Here are the three main body types and what type of exercise each should focus on.
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Today we are here to talk about training an entirely different part of your body - your brain. Yes, that's right, if you want to get optimal results from your training, you need to consider your mental state. Learn more.
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If you are dedicating time during your day to lifting weights, it only makes sense that you would want to get the best results you could... Find out how simple digestive enzymes can play a huge role in this age-old quest!
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Here’s a list of 8 foods you need to have a close eye on if you are watching how much sugar you consume. Get the facts on how much sugar bagels and other popular foods have and healthy alternatives that are available!
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No doubt you've got a good protein powder in place for your pre- and post-workout meals, but what about the beverages you drink throughout the day? Here are details on 10 popular drinks that are sure to destroy any diet!
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While you do require additional calories to build muscle, you can only assimilate so much. Take a smart approach and follow these simple ideas to minimize fat gain while bulking.
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When do I take it? How should I take it? Is a loading phase necessary? Is it okay to use while dieting? What about creatine and women? Get the details here and start using creatine the right way!
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Tips to gain muscle mass - ensure you are getting enough protein, getting enough stimuli to overload the muscles, and be sure you're not doing too much volume… Here are some simple ideas to use in your quest for greater muscle mass!
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The Macrobiotic Diet is used by Madonna and is gaining more attention – You don't have to look at her twice to see success from the diet. Here are the principles that make up this incredible diet plan!
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New to fitness? Looking to change up your current program by trying something new? This article will help you create a satisfying 4-day split that is both flexible and proven. Try it now!
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Men & women are not made the same - Some studies are suggesting that men and women may process, store, and use fat differently, both while exercising and while at rest. Learn more as I clear up the confusion about fat loss between the sexes.
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You've have followed your training program and cardio routine to a 'T', but that dreaded plateau has just kicked in. The fat is not coming off anymore... Try the following variable sprint routine to break out and burn more fat!
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After scanning the shelves at your local supplement store or online, this often results in you deciding to try out one of the many fat burners that are out there... Learn what is available.
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You've likely heard about the fat burner Lipo 6. Learn about this phenomenal fat burner and what it contains that has made it so successful as a fat loss supplement!
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We've established that there are supplements that will help obtain optimal results; it's time to look at why you should be taking them. Here are four great examples of how fat burners can help a well planned exercise and diet plan!
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You'll get the best results by concentrating on one goal - fat loss. Explained here is the process of lipolysis (how the body burns fat), the part insulin & carbs play, and more. Gain an advantage in your battle for fat loss right here!
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Having someone who is going to be there to support you throughout your highs and lows can prove to be very motivating... Here are some very useful tips to consider when looking for a workout partner. Read on.
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One question many women ask themselves is how they should be training different from their male counterparts. Big mistake. Find out how women should train and why they should not fear the weights!
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It's not uncommon for people to put on 5-10 pounds during the holiday season; however... Here are three tips on controlling water weight, cardio, and goal setting. Learn more and get back to your pre-holiday weight.
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Now that you're ready to start making changes in your fitness and diet plan, you'll have to get creative in the kitchen. Here are some great recipes that will tickle your taste buds. They include breakfast options, vegetarian, and more.
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The Best Life diet has been growing and is now one of the most asked-about diet programs on the market (thanks in part to Oprah). Learn how this diet has unlocked the door to weight loss and healthy living. Check it out!
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Fight low levels of self-efficacy. Do whatever you can to obtain and maintain greater belief in yourself. How do you go about doing this? Learn more from the following factors that affect self-efficacy!
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A Thanksgiving meal can run you thousands of calories if you really enjoy yourself... If you are interested in training during the holidays when a gym is not available then the following exercise tips will be just what you need! Check it out.
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With the increase in overweight people, everyone is on the search for the best way to boost their metabolism. Learn more about this health & fat loss diet, how it works, benefits, and more. Read on.
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While some diets are about strictly adhering to cutting certain foods out, the Sonoma Diet's primary focus is on enjoying good-quality foods. This alluring diet may or may not work for you, so read on to find out more!
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In earlier times females were advised to refrain from partaking in physical activity... Learn more about this normal biological function of the female body and how research has changed our perception of this condition.
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There may be small errors that are preventing you from losing weight - some that you don't even realize. See if you have fallen into one of these traps and get some great tips on how to change!
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It's likely you've heard about women losing their menstrual cycle… Learn about women, menstrual irregularities and dietary recommendations.
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This diet plan was developed by fitness pro Jorge Cruise, who also struggled with his weight as a child... Learn more about this flexible diet plan and see if it something for you!
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What is this program about and how effective is it? That's the bottom line that you need to find out before you go investing money into this diet plan. Learn about the pros and cons of this structured weight loss system.
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Have you ever thought about going to counseling as a means to create a more effective diet program? Here are some possible reasons your current strategies are not working. Learn more.
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With so many diet plans available these days, how can one tell which one's are worth the time and effort? Well don't worry. Shannon Clark has reviewed many of the major diet plans that you're probably familiar with and a few you're probably not.
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In this decade sugar has become the new evil and more and more individuals are starting to remove it from their diets. Learn more about the benefits of this diet and see how moderation plays a key role!
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One of the nice things about the NutriSystem diet is that it comes with 120 different pre-packaged entrée choices, snacks and desserts. Learn more about this diet and if it is something for you!
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One big feature of Jenny Craig that sets it apart from other diet programs is that if offers the one-on-one consultations with a counselor. Learn how this pre-packaged meal plan works for some but not others.
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Almost any woman playing the weight loss game knows how vitally important daily calorie intake is. Learn about 3 problems with calorie restriction and cardio.
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One of the popular diets that is circulating around Hollywood right now is the 5-Factor diet. Created by celebrity trainer, Harley Pasternak... Learn more about this balanced approach and see if it is something for you. Read on!
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Created by a man named Nick Smith, who had tried many unsuccessful diets, pills and detox programs himself before, finally succeeded at weight loss... Learn more about this well rounded approach to weight loss!
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With a variety of books and magazine articles lining the shelves we know that Bob Greene is no stranger to fitness. How does his plan rack up against the rest? Learn about the pros and cons of this lifestyle type diet.
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No one knows where the cabbage soup diet originated even though it has been written about by a fair number of authors already. Learn what the diet consists of and why this diet should probably be avoided.
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The grapefruit diet itself started out during the 1930's when there was not nearly as much nutritional research as there is today. Learn more about this diet including a basic plan, recommended foods, rank, and more. Read on!
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The program is touted to have the benefits of being able to maximize nutritional intake, stabilize hunger and support metabolism, all things that most dieters are looking for. Learn more about it right here.
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One of the hottest topics when it comes to obtaining the body of your dreams is which diet is going to work the best to getting you from point A to point B. One diet that has received quite a bit of positive acclaim is the anabolic diet.
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This diet has been founded by Rachael Heller, MD along with Richard Heller, MD. This diet is based on the premise that some people are biologically addicted to carbs. Learn more to see if this is for you!
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Weight Watchers is a diet plan that is geared to any individual, active or not. While there are no requirements that you must participate in, exercise is recommended... learn about some of the pros and cons of this very well known diet plan.
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It consists of three different phases that you progress through, each one with it's own characteristics. Learn more about this diet right here and see if it would work for you.
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The idea of the ketone diet is to get your body into a process called Ketosis where you stop burning carbohydrates as fuel and instead turn to... Learn more about how it works, variations, etc...
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One popular diet that is currently circulating around North America, touted by the well-read magazine, Men's Health, is the Ab's Diet. Learn more about it right here!
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The Zone diet is big on helping you control your insulin and the rate at which carbs are used by the body. For this reason, it is quite similar to a keto type diet... Learn more right here.
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The principle behind this diet is very similar to that of a CKD only you are going to consume carbohydrates right before and after your weight training workouts. Learn what the TKD diet is, who can benefit and more.
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Cardio, short for cardiovascular exercise, is any movement that gets your heart rate up and increases blood circulation. Learn 5 key benefits of performing cardio right here!
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With the nature of outdoor activities there are ways you can make changes to the cardio you do or increase the intensity of your workout. The following options can be used as outdoor substitutions to your cardio...
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One of the biggest reasons people are becoming overweight in today's world is because of portion control. Get 6 great strategies right here about ways to kick the over eating cycle. Your body will thank you for it!
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It wasn't until she was 20 and in college that she realized how much the weight was catching up with her. After going from 229 lbs to 124 lbs she learned a great deal. Learn more as she now prepares for competition.
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The following snacks and meals are twists that take a healthier approach. Next time you are hosting a barbeque, looking for a quick snack in the afternoon or are asked to bring a dish to a party, try one of these!
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Below are 20 quick and easy tips you can use to make sure you are looking your best when you hit the beach!
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As you are now getting close to the end of this diet it is time to start restricting yourself more to get rid of that last bit of stubborn fat... Here are the last 4 weeks and what you need to do for the finishing touches!
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Below you will find an 8-week summer diet plan you will progress through, slowly becoming stricter with yourself so as to ease into it and prevent... Follow along and before you know it you will be enjoying the results!
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Assuming you are following smart training protocols then you should be able to find a good middle ground for weight training and running. Here are 3 solutions for those runners who are not following...
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Certain characteristics some individuals have make them more prone to being successful so it's important you understand what these are... Have a look at the following list and see if you see yourself in any of these things.
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Along with increased attention to your diet, you are likely trying to eat every three hours... Now, do you have to be extremely anal about this? Absolutely not! Consider what I have below and see if you agree.
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Far too many individuals, trying to reach their goals in record time, think that more effort will equal faster success. I would like to share two scenarios that might put you on the fast track to failure along with suggestions to succeed.
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Does Vitamin C really do what everyone says it does? Vitamin C is broken down right here with benefits ranging way past the common cold. Read on to learn more.
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Some may want to diet hard and lose the last bit of body fat while others will want to change their training routine. This is a great time to make changes to your training routine for maximum results! Here are some suggestions.
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Rotator cuff injuries are probably one of the most frequent injuries experienced by athletes and non-athletes... Shoulder hurt? Don't put this off. Here are some treatment methods and exercises for a successful recovery.
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The 5x5 program was designed to increase strength, breaking plateaus, and periodization. Anyone with at least some training background would probably have some kind of success from this. Try out the following training routine!
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Fat is a tissue that is needed by the body for a wide variety of functions such as temperature regulation, shock absorption, etc. Learn here what body fat is, how much we actually have, and much more. Read on...
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You go to the gym day in and day out giving 100% each time. You follow your diet to the letter, never letting a forbidden food past your lips. Take the following quiz to see if you are hurting your gains.
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Many teens are training at a young age to stay fit 'n healthy - Are we doing everything we can to make sure they are learning proper methods? I've provided some considerations for teens as they approach this new activity. Learn more.
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Now that you've made the commitment to starting a workout program, the next step is choosing a gym. Here are ten great tips on choosing a gym that is right for you!
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Maximize your winter bulking schedule with these tips for female bodybuilders!
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In order to stimulate muscle growth you need to be in a caloric surplus and oftentimes some of those additional calories will get transfer to body fat. Here are ten tips for beginners that should help you gain muscle
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Let's take a look at some of the canned foods that can offer you a great deal of nutritional benefits. Here is a variety of canned foods that do offer some great benefits. Read on for more.
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It's a good idea to focus on one particular goal for a period of time and then switch it up to another goal after a set period of time. I've put together a plan that will follow the seasons and help keep away the plateau! Read on for the details.
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Identifying the most common reasons why you eat will go along way to recognizing where your nutrition downfalls may be... Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you get to the root of why you overeat.
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The power of a refeed can help improve your situation especially if you have low leptin levels and a slower metabolism. Learn more about both right here and see if you can't get your metabolism back up to speed.
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Lean protein should be the cornerstone of any good bodybuilding diet with fish at the top of the list. I've put together a list of types of fish, their benefits and included some tips on storing and safety. Get fresh fish now!
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Here is a four week strategy plan I’ve put together that you can use to pick up or break a habit. It will ease you in and make you feel more comfortable. Read on and learn more about this strategy!
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While you may be the best thrower, catcher, passer, or tackler out there, if you can't run very well then you may not be at your peak. I've listed some different types of running along with descriptions to help anyone wanting to improve their endurance.
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If you are having problems getting out of a plateau then the five strategies I've put together here will help you breakthrough to a new level of training and growth. Read on for more...
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Isolated exercises are great for minor tweaking, however for those looking to make significant changes they are not ideal. Here are five reasons why isolation exercises may not be your best option.
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Instead of resorting to unhealthy items, why not try and find something that you can substitute your shake with... Here are a few recipes using protein powder that are easy to make.
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Those that look at the situation with a positive mind frame are much more likely to choose wisely... Read on to get some ideas for keeping your diet balanced when bad choices are so abundant.
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Whether it is breast surgery, nose surgery or liposuction, the number of people going under the knife is on the rise. Learn about some of the scary truths of these types of surgeries right here.
Section: Contests ::


Boredom is not a good thing when it comes to dieting and to be perfectly honest, is not necessary. Get some easy recipes right here to liven up your meals. Try them out!
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Those who take a pro-active approach to change will have less stress facing them everyday... This article will share some ideas on change and how you can improve your goals in training and life in general.
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While you are getting ready for a competition you may wish to cut out certain foods that cause you problems, but boycotting fruits and vegetables is a big mistake. Learn why...
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What happens after you have a cheat meal or cheat day where you choose to indulge in whatever food you desire? Don't stress and follow these great tips to stay on track with your training goals!
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The consensus is that carbohydrates will need to be adjusted now if you are starting a cutting diet. I will point out some guidelines that will help you do exactly that. Learn more.
Section: Contests ::


While you may not be hungry first thing in the morning, forcing yourself to eat or drink something is one of the most beneficial things you can do... Learn more about why breakfast is so important!
Section: Nutrition ::


Straight sets after a few months, using the same weights, will need to change if you want to grow. No change means no gains. Try mixing in pyramid sets to help stimulate growth. Learn more about them!
Section: Training ::


If you are in the gym and are looking for a new way to challenge yourself and add some excitement to your workout, try adding a variation to the classic lunge. See a variety of lunges right here!
Section: Training ::


Here are some great tips and tricks to keep that holiday weight gain to a minimum. Learn more here and have a healthy and fun holiday season!
Section: Nutrition ::


Two of the biggest factors that play a role in the release of human growth hormone are sleep and exercise. How do HGH and the others effect each other? To learn more about these and what you can do then please read on...
Section: Supplements ::


As one of the most popular supplements on the market, creatine holds its claim to fame for a simple fact. It works! Study after study have proven this. Learn a little more about this and what it can do for you.
Section: Supplements ::


To maximize performance we will look at two very important energy sources; carbohydrates and fat. See what you should be doing to maximize these sources.
Section: Nutrition ::


Incorporate a cheat meal into your plan. Regardless of what kind of cheat day you have, it is necessary. Today I am going to share with you some ways of incorporating the cheat meal. Learn more here!
Section: Nutrition ::


This is where you will want to make sure your diet is in check. The basic changes you will make to your diet in your effort to achieve this goal are to increase the amount of protein and carbohydrates. Continue right here to learn more!
Section: Nutrition ::


Do you think you are tuff? Then I challenge you to give this workout a try. I can guarantee, unless you are a top notch conditioned athlete, this circuit training routine will give you a run for your money. Place your bets!
Section: Training ::


There are many things you will need to do when preparing for a show. So how do you get prepared for something like competition? Learn right here what your main focus needs to be, especially with training and diet.
Section: Contests ::


The last week before a contest is a critical time for most competitors and can be the most psychologically challenging as well. Here are some tips you would do well to follow when close to a competition.
Section: Contests ::


Do you want to pack on some lean mass to avoid various problems later in life. Here are some tips for increasing the lean mass on your body.
Section: Training ::


Today I am going to present a study as it relates to female endurance athletes and the effects of a calorie restricted diet. Can this be a good thing?
Section: Sports ::


What do you look for when trying to find a good gym? Here I will list 10 things to consider when taking the time to find a membership with qualities you are looking for.
Section: Training ::


Business or leisure traveling doesn't have to mean an abandon of your workout and diet regime. Plan ahead and get your workout in. Here are some tips to stay on track while traveling.
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Eating disorders come in many different forms and affect many different types of people. Get more information right here as I discuss various eating disorders and how they can be diagnosed and treated.
Section: Nutrition ::


Eating disorders come in many different forms and affect many different types of people. Get more information right here as I discuss various eating disorders and how they can be diagnosed and treated.
Section: Nutrition ::


Common mistakes made with some common exercises will eventually give you some major aches. To find out some ways of avoiding these injuries continue on here and keep your workout going full speed.
Section: Training ::


Looking for a solution to get out of bed in the morning to do your cardio? Well, a running race of some kind may be the answer. This and several more tips to maximize your performance can be found right here.
Section: Sports ::


In the first article we talked about interval training and the metabolic system. Here I am going to focus on morphological adaptations that muscles undergo in response to short term sprint training.
Section: Sports ::


Sprint training is becoming an increasingly popular form of cardio. Find out here about the adaptations that take place from this type of training.
Section: Sports ::


One of today's most popular diet principles is that of low carbohydrates. Of course this may be okay for some but also life threatening for others. Will a low carb diet cause your body to go into a state of ketoacidosis? More info below.
Section: Nutrition ::


Many athletes train hard everyday, in the gym and on the field, to master skills they need to perform well. They become one of the best, but then sometimes fall apart at the competition. Find out below why this happens and how they can improve.
Section: Mind ::


While we may not necessarily be able to control everything that happens in our world, we can always chose to make the best of it. To get some pointers on turning a negative situation into a positive one please read on.
Section: Mind ::


For those of you who have been working out for a while now, you might be finding that you're no longer progressing to the next level. Well if you would like to change that and are open to suggestion then read below about the pre-fatigue principle.
Section: Training ::


Our body is composed of many different groups of muscles and each person has a unique composition of muscle tissue in their body. Read on here to learn more about the 3 different muscle fibers and how they build differently depending on the type of sport.
Section: Training ::


The SMART Goal Setting principles will help you reduce your chances of setting goals that you wouldn't be able to obtain even if you had some sort of superhuman powers.
Section: Mind ::


Different principles apply to different sports, however there are common elements that one should be aware of when planning a strength training program. Read below to learn some of the elements to be aware of when strength training for your sport.
Section: Sports ::


It is the time many women wait for all their lives. The time when they are going to produce a life of their own. Some people will spend years trying to become pregnant, hoping and praying. Here is some advice to staying healthy during this time.
Section: Training ::


Everyone will have their own methods for what keeps them focused and determined to keep working towards their goals, but there are a few factors that are common to most people.
Section: Mind ::


Experiments have been done to investigate the possible effects anaerobic training may have on aerobic training and vice versa. In this article, I will present some of the current thoughts as to what happens when you train on a concurrent schedule.
Section: Training ::


If your goal is to train your legs to develop massive amounts of muscle, you will train differently than someone whose goal is to lean down their legs and keep them streamlined and tight.
Section: Training ::


With so much concentration among bodybuilders on carbohydrates, protein and fat, not much talk is ever dedicated towards the important nutrient known as fibre.
Section: Nutrition ::


Some can be beneficial if taken in a safe and appropriate manner, while others will be just a pretty big waste of your money. Find out what they are...
Section: Sports ::


For almost all excuses that come up though, you can find a way to overcome them. Often all it takes is some determination, and perhaps some creativity.
Section: Mind ::


As the athlete continues to get better, it is human nature to want to add more and more stimulus in the hopes that they will continue to improve. Often this is not the end result however...
Section: Training ::


I've spent a large portion of this past Christmas holiday working at my job at a local gym and have noticed some interesting approaches to working out by some people. So I thought I'd compile a list of some of the more common mistakes I've seen...
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Hard training, constant dieting and a desire to achieve a better looking physique are all common elements that can come into play in a disorder known as the Female Athlete Triad. Learn what it is...
Section: Nutrition ::


There are various ways to track progress, what's important is to choose one that works for you.
Section: Training ::


If you've been working hard on your cardio program and lifting weights religiously but still can't seem to make a chance in your physique, circuit training may be just what you need.
Section: Training ::


Hard training, constant dieting and a desire to achieve a better looking physique are all common elements that can come into play in a disorder known as the Female Athlete Triad. Learn what it is...
Section: Training ::


All of these practices can be useful, however, the short and long term effects on the human body may be something one should think about. In this article, I'll describe some of the negative effects that dietary and hydration restriction can have.
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Trying to lose weight, gain muscle or both? Read on and learn about the benefits of adding both cardio and carbs to your current program.
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