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Build strong bones without dairy products

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As more and more people decide to eliminate dairy from their diets, you may think that an osteoporosis epidemic may be on the horizon in the near future. Because really, without milk products, how are you supposed to build strong bones? It can be utterly confusing, which is why we’ve come up with a list […]

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It’s Valentine’s Day, so keep your heart healthy

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It’s that time of year when we start seeing storefronts packed with images of cupid, and restaurants increase their prices with “special menu sets” to take advantage of that international celebration of love – St. Valentine’s Day. Of course, the most common symbol of love is a big red heart. So if you don’t have […]

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Avoid burnout with a gym routine!

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A common misconception many people have when they first start going to the gym is that they will be able to slip into a routine immediately. In truth, it can take time to establish a proper schedule and training regimen, especially when you are just starting out. Likewise, it can be a challenge motivating yourself […]

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Getting ripped!

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Nothing says ‘manly’ like a ripped six-pack. Fashions come and go but looking buff with killer abs is a timeless sign of masculinity. Those rippling muscles and washboard stomach show that a  man really cares about his physique, is active and tries to eat the right foods. No wonder nicely sculpted abs get lusty glances […]

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Power-boosting genes create athletes!

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You might have heard the expression that someone has ‘good genes’ meaning that they look good, and certainly genetics can play a major part in determining certain health issues. But what about athletic strength being not just to do with the right training but a genetic advantage? According to a new study, how strong you […]

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Power-boosting genes make athletes!

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You might have heard the expression that someone has ‘good genes’ meaning that they look good, and certainly genetics can play a major part in determining certain health issues. But what about athletic strength being not just to do with the right training but a genetic advantage? According to a new study, how strong you […]

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Quality not quantity!

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High intensity training (HIT) was developed as a technique for building strength and potentially size through using weights. High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a variation on a theme and designed to really get your cardio system going with short, intense workouts that bring the muscles to the point of fatigue. HIIT is also promoted […]

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Quality or quantity?

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High intensity training (HIT) was developed as a technique for building strength and potentially size through using weights. High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a variation on a theme and designed to really get your cardio system going with short, intense workouts that bring the muscles to the point of fatigue. HIIT is also promoted […]

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What makes a great gym buddy?

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Have you ever had a gym buddy? That’s not a friend at the gym or a friend that goes to the gym but your very own in-house coach, confident and all-round fitness coaxer? Having a great gym buddy can make all the difference, not only to how enjoyable your workout time is, but also how […]

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Getting the most out of CrossFit!

Getting the most out of CrossFit is not about simply adding a competitive spirit to your workouts but also ensuring you’re constantly varying functional movements with high intensity training. There are ways to really improve your CrossFit sessions from how you go about the exercises to how you approach the workouts. If you follow the […]

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