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Women and Sleep: Everything You Need to Know

Oct 15, 2019 Strength

Sleeping Beauty? If only. For many women—especially those who train hard—a nice, long slumber is increasingly hard to come by, and it's messing up their lives. "Sleep is now considered the third pillar of health and wellness, to go along with nutrition and exercise," says Bill Fish, a certified sleep science coach and co-founder of the sleep-focused...

Minimalist Back-Strengthening Exercises for Everyone

Oct 14, 2019 Strength

Whatever your sport of choice may be, a powerful back will help your performance. Back strength is especially important for activities like swimming and climbing, which involve pulling motions. Plus, the muscle groups along your spine work to make more room for your lungs by elevating and expanding the rib cage. Even when you’re deskbound, better posture helps...

2 Better Ways to Break Up with Your Fitness Goals

Oct 12, 2019 Strength

For many people, just being "fit" isn't enough. Creating big beefy goals and chasing them for all you're worth is a timeless part of the fitness journey, and in the age of sharing (and over-sharing), it's more front and center than ever. And why not? There's something incredibly thrilling about seeing how far you can push your potential—crafting...

See it, Feel it

Oct 11, 2019 Strength

Visualization is a motivational talent that’s easier said than done, unless you use the troubleshooting playbook below that’ll make sure you’re always heading towards your goal. One of the best tools you can use in your training, as well as other areas of your life for that matter, is visualization. It is extremely powerful, yet far too many people fail...

Five Healthy Lunch and Dinner Recipes Featuring Pumpkin

Oct 10, 2019 Nutrition

Nothing says autumn like pumpkin, and the good news is that pumpkin is a nutrient-dense fruit well worthy of including in your meals. In addition to its pleasing taste, pumpkin contains valuable antioxidants to help protect your cells, beta-carotene to protect your eyesight and skin, as well as vitamins A and C to support your overall immunity. If you’re interested in...

Are Essential Amino Acids Essential?

Oct 9, 2019 Nutrition

You might think you know the drill around branch chain amino acids, but there’s a new supplement in town and it can take your muscle growth to a new level. Amino acid supplements have become a staple product for anyone looking to gain muscle and support their training recovery. Unfortunately, not all essential amino acid (EAA) supplements are equal, and many people...

Certified to Extend Life

Oct 8, 2019 Strength

Once a classic example of a yo-yo dieter, 63-year-old Adrian Kurre is now a model of fitness and health. A wake-up call that coincided with the birth of his twin boys seven years ago as well as coming to terms with a self-described excessive-compulsive personality played key roles in helping Adrian Kurre shed the 50 extra pounds that had plagued him for years. But it was...

Minimalist Back-Strengthening Exercises for Everyone

Oct 7, 2019 Strength

Whatever your sport of choice may be, a powerful back will help your performance. Back strength is especially important for activities like swimming and climbing, which involve pulling motions. Plus, the muscle groups along your spine work to make more room for your lungs by elevating and expanding the rib cage. Even when you’re deskbound, better posture helps...

What to Know About Kids and Nutrition

Oct 5, 2019 Nutrition

Between finicky eating habits, constantly changing bodies, and a glut of kid-focused food-and-drink marketing, it can be tricky to figure out exactly what (and how much) to feed an active child. We know that children aren’t just scaled-down adults, but research is still sparse in youth sports nutrition. Solid nutritional research is hard to conduct even among adults,...

Trainer Corner: Two Stretches to do at the End of A Workout

Oct 2, 2019 Strength

The last few minutes of a workout may seem nonessential, but the cooldown is an important component of setting yourself up for success for the next workout. To find out more, we spoke to Shaun Phillips, owner of Fitness Together Winnetka on the North Shore of Chicago. Phillips is a certified personal trainer and massage therapist with a background in sports performance and...

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