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Smart Fitness

8 Common Errors in 8 Common Exercises

Categories: Train

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We’ve all seen ‘em: Guys flinging weight around without a care for form or function. But are we doing it too?

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Big Lifts Big Progress

Categories: Learn, Train

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You don’t need to isolate every muscle to get a fantastic full-body workout.

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Lock Laces: The Best Thing to Happen to Shoe Laces Since the Double Knot

Categories: Spend, Train

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Regular laces are literally like using ropes to strap your shoes on. If you participate in tough athletics, you need something more.

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Exercising Doesn’t Have to Mean Bench Press & Cardio: Alternative Activities for Strength, Less Fat and Better Health

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Have you ever considered that maybe the reason you have a hard time sticking to your fitness goals is that you just don’t enjoy doing those activities?

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You Can Do Better 3: Improve Your Diet, Fitness and Health I.Q. Instantly

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All natural bodybuilder and kinesiologist Brad Borland gives us a another set of hints that take advantage of how the body works for smarter training and better health.

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Wake Up with a New Routine: Prime, Stretch and Fuel Your Way to a Better Day

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Getting out of bed is tough no matter what time it is, why make that feeling last longer by not waking your muscles and nourishing your body? This fast routine will make the rest of your day feel better than those 10 extra minutes hitting snooze.

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Build Your Very Own Avengers Physique in Six Weeks

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Grow muscle, get stronger and lean-up with this complete six week exercise and diet plan from natural bodybuilder and kinesiologist Brad Borland.

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You Can Do Better 2: Improve Your Diet, Fitness and Health I.Q. Instantly

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All natural bodybuilder and kinesiologist Brad Borland gives us a second set of hints that take advantage of how the body works for smarter training and better health.

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Trainer Trouble: Choosing the Right Personal Trainer for Your Specific Goals

Categories: Train

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One of the best ways to achieve your fitness goals is to work with a trainer who will push and coach you. The problem is, many gyms have loose hiring requirements and you may end up with a salesman, not a personal trainer. Natural bodybuilder Brad Borland from Workout Lab shows us how to do it right.

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Single Tasking: Your Fitness Life One Step at a Time

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You know why you’re not in better shape? Because the idea of going to the gym 5 times a week, eating chicken breasts twice a day, drinking protein shakes instead of soda, and getting up earlier to make it all happen is a really friggin’ daunting idea. Enter single-tasking.

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An Insider’s Guide on How to Find a Gym

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Whether you achieve your fitness goals or not is largely because of one overlooked factor: Where you choose to work on them. Our inside man’s got 5 years working at a gym, and he’s got some things you should know.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Running (and Why You’ve Been Doing it Wrong)

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There are plenty of things no one teaches us how to do that we go through life just assuming we do correctly. The most elemental of these? Running. If you hate running or feel like you can’t run very far you probably just have bad form. No sweat, we’re here to set you straight.

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What the Hell is a Physical? (And Why You Should Get One)

Categories: Learn, Train

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For many guys the doctor’s office is a place to visit only when sick. The reality is, it’s important for even guys in their 20′s to get a physical regularly. We show you why it’s nothing to be afraid of, or ignore.

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Reinventing the Nerd with the Rebel Fitness Guide

Categories: Train

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If you thought nerds were overweight weirdo-beardos eating Oreos in their moms’ basements, think again. Just because we relate to Comic Book Guy doesn’t mean we have to look like him. We check in with Nerd Fitness founder Steve Kamb.

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100 Days of Fitness: Week 24 – 5 Common Home Gym Mistakes

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How long does it take to change your life? Follow author Robert Fure as he begins a 100 day trek to a fitter, healthier life by following this simple program. Today, we talk about the five mistakes most people make when working out at home.

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A Barefoot Running Compromise: A Review of The Nike Free 5.0 Running Shoe

Categories: The Field Manual, Train

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In response to the barefoot running trend, Nike has released the Free 5.0, a shoe that offers the benefits of free running with the protection of a rubber sole. We put it to the test to see if it performs as they claim.

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Top 5 Most Common Mistakes Guys Make in the Gym

Categories: Train

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Getting yourself to the gym may be the hardest part of any fitness plan, but what’s the point if you’re making huge mistakes while you’re there?

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Five Little Ways to Help You Maintain Your Weight

Categories: The Field Manual

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All the big, obvious methods for maintaining a healthy diet have been beaten into the ground and so, we’ve got some lesser-known, sneaky little tips for you.

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Straight Talk on Supplements: BS or the Real Deal?

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Guys are constantly bombarded with ads guaranteeing easy gains with an expensive pill or powder. Find out what’s legit and what’s not, with 40 citations to prove it.

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Drinking Away Your Progress

Categories: Train

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Who doesn’t want to drip colorful beverages while slam dunking from 15 feet out? Sure, sports drinks have their place (in sports) but if you’re guzzling Gatorade, or something similar, in the gym, you may just be drinking away your progress.

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The Real Deal About Carbs and Fitness: What Every Man Needs to Know

Categories: Train

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With the amount of flip-flopping in the media about fitness these days, it’s tough to know what to think about carbs. Are carbs good, bad, or somewhere in between? Find out what every guy needs to know about the foremost member of the food pyramid and get your diet on track.

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Sore Losers: The Pitfalls of Overtraining

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Crafting a better body is addictive but training too frequently can be damaging to your muscles and efforts. Learn to listen to your body and avoid setting yourself back.

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Burn 450% More Fat in Half the Time With Interval Training

Categories: Learn, Train

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If you’re spending hours a week on the treadmill and still not seeing the results you want – relax. Step off the treadmill and get ready to burn more fat in less time with our introduction to interval training. The hurt never worked so good.

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