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Why It’s Worth Going Back After You Quit The Gym

By Bahram Dideban, MD We all have moments when our workouts get us down, possibly even enough to stop us going to the gym (insert gasp here). Whatever the cause — too much time at work, an injury, a lack of results, or simply a loss of motivation — once we’ve ...

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What To Expect Along Your Journey To Get Fit

By Ryan “6 Pack” Lapadat (@6PackLapadat) You have seen all of the latest YouTube videos on how to lift, read all of the online articles written by the experts (or self-proclaimed experts), and you feel more ready than ever to start your journey into gym life. But where do you ...

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5 Outdoor Training Questions

By Jon-Erik Kawamoto, MSC, CSCS Q: What are some ideal sources of fuel to keep your stamina up during a hike? A: When on a challenging hike, pack snacks that are easy to digest yet energy-dense. A blend of nuts, seeds, and dried ...

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Why Breathing Deserve More Of Your Time And Attention

By Gillian Mandich, MSc, PhD(c) (@GillianMandich) Most of us have dabbled with different breathing techniques, whether it’s during yoga, Pilates, Lamaze, or a Darth Vader imitation (c’mon, admit it). Breathing is what keeps us alive, and without even thinking about it, we breathe about 15 times per minute (that’s more than 20,000 times each day). ...

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Shake Up Your Routine With This High-Intensity Interval Session

By Edward Boxler (@Boxler_) Becoming more fit doesn’t have to involve spending exorbitant amounts of money on home equipment or gym memberships. You already have the most effective workout tool you need: your body. Bodyweight training is continually championed for its effectiveness in strength building, conditioning, and burning fat, and not without good reason. Performing total-body exercises without equipment requires moving ...

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Signs That You Need To Break Up With Your Gym Membership

By Bryan Smith (@Catalyst_SPT) Big gyms are great. They house a plethora of equipment, all the floor space you could ask for, and, if you are lucky, you may even get to witness the upper thighs of a senior citizen in short-shorts that haven’t seen the light of day since the Leafs won ...

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10 Tips To Boost Your Brainpower

By Bahram Dideban, MD (@itsbdmd) They say spot training is impossible — if you want washboard abs, sit-ups and crunches will pale in comparison to a proper diet and regular exercise. And while that might be true for the majority of your anatomy, it turns out that there is one vital ...

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The Truth About Eating Carbs At Night

By Yuri Elkaim (@YElkaim) Carbs have gotten a bad rap recently, with many popular diets advising eaters to limit their consumption or sometimes avoid them altogether. Paleo, for example, recommends that followers eat only certain carbs like sweet potatoes, bananas, and plantains, provided that these foods are eaten to fuel a workout, while Keto eaters avoid ...

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