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Body Rows Find a bar about chest height. Grab the bar, palms down, and walk your feet well ahead of the bar, so you’re looking upward at about a 20-40 degree angle. Pull upward until your chest hist the bar, like a reverse pushup. When this becomes too easy, try it with one arm at …

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By Scott McDonald, www.bodysolid.com Power Racks are one of the most versatile pieces of fitness equipment to own. Free weights are a great way to build strength but carry inherent dangers when used without a spotter. Enter the Power Rack, which if used correctly, provides the element of safety needed to perform these exercises alone …

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Elana Meyers Taylor

Team USA Olympic Athlete Elana Meyers Taylor Healthy Magazine: What muscle groups do you focus on for bobsled training? Elana: Bobsled training is very specific to developing power, speed, and strength.  Although you need total body fitness, we specifically focus on lower body and hip strength.  We do a lot of squats and power cleans …

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Punching Bag Workout You’ll need:  A punching bag Tape or gloves Warm Up:  20 pushups Arm rotations (go through your range of motion) 20 body-weight squats Your Stance: Stable stance, bent knees Hands raised to chest level Feet are generally offset, so your non-dominant foot is slightly forward The Workout Take a 30 second break …

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Erika Tymrak Vegan

Is it the end of the meat-muscle connection? The list of high level athletes going vegan or vegetarian grows every year across almost every sport, including football, basketball, soccer, distance running, bodybuilding, Formula 1, and tennis. The pros are ditching meat for a variety of reasons. Venus Williams, the second highest earning female tennis player …

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Nancy Bryan, Ph.D. Did you even know that your body talks to you?  Well, it does: and as a matter of fact, it never shuts up!  It’s not entirely our fault if we’ve lost the ability to hear messages from the body.  One thing true of human beings is that once something (an event, a …

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Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH By this time of the year, many people have given up on their well-intentioned new year’s resolutions to eat a healthier diet. Perhaps one reason for this failure is that people aren’t quite sure what a healthy diet actually is. If you do a Google search of “healthy diet,” millions …

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Health Drinks: What Should You Be Drinking? With the stream of so many drinks like teas, kombucha, coconut water, fruit juices, smoothies, protein shakes, and flavored waters, it’s confusing to know what is healthy and what isn’t. First and foremost, water is the best drink for you. Water is cheap, accessible, and sugar and calorie …

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