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10 Ways to Grow Muscle Fast

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Must-Know Push-up Variations

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Change the “Why” of Exercise

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Running With a Dog

Studies have shown that working out with a partner increases motivation and the likelihood of sticking to a training routine. Dogs make great running companions since they are always up for it and have endless supplies of energy to keep up. However, you can’t expect that everything goes smoothly the first time, and without some …

gym intimidation

Starting a new fitness routine comes with a lot of challenges. Self discipline and confidence is needed in many aspects of life, including when it comes to your health. Some challenges may show before you step into the gym. Gym intimidation comes in a number of forms and is always a big distraction. Whether you’re …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH Are you familiar with the relatively new term of “fat-shaming?” Fat-shaming is when people try to make others who fall into the categories of overweight and obese feel badly about themselves and about their bodies. Those staunchly against fat-shaming promote overall body positivity— the idea that all people should feel …

HIIT training

High intensity interval training (HIIT) has many advantages over other forms of exercise. Possibly its largest advantage is that HIIT can be performed with just about any piece of exercise equipment that you can think of, including your own body. This means that there is no reason at all why your exercises should become stale …

46 Ways to Get Moving Written by Caitlin Schille If exercise feels like a chore, switch it up! Physical activity is so much more than going to the gym and putting in a half hour on the treadmill. Any movement is good movement! Read through our list of fun and creative ways to bring some …

Olivia Harlan

ESPN and Fox Sports Sideline Reporter Healthy Magazine (HM): College football, NBA, multiple networks, sideline NFL reporter… My first question is: how have you not gone insane? In other words, what advice do you have about juggling priorities? Olivia (O): When it comes to priorities, I layer my to-do lists. Big picture (months, years down …