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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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Perception Versus Reality at the Gym

5 Gym Related Myths That Need Busting Written by Greg Marshall, The Gym at City Creek, Salt Lake City Getting in shape is hard enough without making things harder for ourselves by buying into certain fitness myths. Many of these myths revolve around the gym. We often psyche ourselves out with stale stereotypes about the gym …

Not all exercise benefits the brain equally, new research shows Written by Angela Silva The benefits of exercise go far beyond weight loss and muscle gain. You probably already know that your internal organs, specifically your brain, experience significant benefits from regular exercise. Exercise has the potential of neurogenesis occurring in a mature, developed hippocampus …

When the Gym Strikes Back

Common Sports Injuries, and How to Avoid Them By Healthy Magazine Sports injuries can be tricky business. For starters, you have to distinguish between good pain (general fatigue, muscle soreness, etc.) and bad pain (physical injury), a task easier said than done. Pushing yourself to finish those last few reps is key to achieving any …

Pre-workout foods that will dampen your intensity and affect your results By Greg Marshall, The GYM at City Creek 1. Fast Food Fast foods are not a good pre-workout meal because they have a lot of empty calories and fat content. These meals also have a lot of sugar-based carbohydrates, which spikes your insulin and …

Written by Allyson Jones You’ve finished a set, and it’s time to get a drink. You’ve been thinking about your ice-cold water bottle sitting against the back wall. You know it will be a much-needed contrast to the warmth of your body and the heat of the room. At the moment, you’re probably not questioning …

calf workout

Standing Calf Raises Stand on a step or some type of platform with your toes and ball of the foot on the edge, and heels hanging off. Keeping knees and back straight, use your calf muscles to raise heels above the horizontal. Using a platform helps the workout have greater range of motion. Sets: 3 …

Anytime workout

By April Berezay, Ultimatefitnesscoaching.com 3 rounds, 1 of each exercise per round. Each round should take six minutes, with 1 minute of recovery. Perform each exercise sequentially for one minute. Quad Superman 1. Begin on all fours with both knees and hands on the floor. 2. Raise one arm and the opposite leg straight up …

weird fitness trends

We were going to start this list with Jazzercise, but found some stuff that made Jazzercise look pretty normal. For example: Prancercise This isn’t some clever name—it’s literally prancing around to get fit. It makes for some stellar Youtube videos (11 million views), but after some soul searching, I don’t have what it takes to try …

fitness gurus twitter

More and more, we’re using electronics for fitness. Twitter is a way to tap into the fitness world expertise in an easy, efficient way. Here are some of the healthiest birds in the Twittersphere. @BodyForWife James Fell is a fitness writer who’s been published all over. He talks to awesome sources and shares what he …

increase vertical leap

How to Fly: The University of Utah’s basketball strength coach gives some tips on improving your vertical leap. There is a lot of advice out there about how to get a better vertical leap. Weird shoes, intense month-long programs and more promise to send you flying, but a lot of that is nonsense. Ute men’s …