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The World's Hottest Sports Drink Faces the Evidence

Nov 11, 2019 Strength

ext to the “SHOP” tab on the website of upstart Swedish sports-drink maker Maurten, there’s another tab that says “UNOFFICIAL SHOP.” Click on it, and you can order gels and sachets of drink mix in plain, unmarked foil packages. The intended market, the company says, is elite athletes who are sponsored by other companies but still “want...

Three Helpful Habits to Add to Your Evening Routine

Nov 9, 2019 Strength

We already know that some of the most successful people in the world swear by their morning routines to start their days, but at Fitness Together, we believe the nighttime routine is just as essential for your overall health and wellbeing. Here are three helpful habits to add to your evening routine. Be consistent: Go to bed at the same time every single night. You’ve...

How to Do a Handstand

Nov 7, 2019 Strength

nversions might seem intimidating at first, if not downright impossible, but a handstand is an achievable goal for any active person with the right mindset, says Heidi Kristoffer, a New York City–based yoga instructor. All it takes is a few weeks of dedicated daily practice, according to Kristoffer.  A handstand is a lot more than a neat party trick. Not...

Never Mind The Catabolics

Nov 6, 2019 Strength

Adopt this three-pronged approach to your daily routine and you’ll soon be anabolic and growing rapidly. Either you and your performance are growing or you are doing the opposite and regressing. Anabolism and catabolism are two types of metabolic reactions that take place in your cells. This can be simplified to ‘building up’’(anabolism) and ‘breaking...

How to Alleviate Lower Back Pain Through Exercise

Nov 5, 2019 Strength

Have you ever bent down to grab something and felt a sharp pain in your back? You’re not alone. Lower back pain is incredibly common, and yet, it’s a condition that can be prevented and mitigated by the right movement.    To find out why lower back pain is so common and how to alleviate it, we spoke to James Mingle, head personal trainer at Fitness...

Is Brain Stimulation the Next Big Thing?

Nov 4, 2019 Strength

Over the past decade, athletes, coaches, and researchers have been seduced by the performance-boosting promises of brain stimulation. On a ride-and-zap-your-brain-like-the-pros tour through the Alps, Alex Hutchinson wonders whether it really works—and whether we want it to.   Share   Tweet   Email For the first 20 miles of...

Eat and Train Like The Gronk

Nov 2, 2019 Strength

With this year’s season having enjoyed its kick off we caught up with our cover star, figure out how gets into game winning shape then Gronkowski is a player who may only be entering his fourth NFL season, but is already bashing his place in the record books. In 2011 – just his second season – he set the single season record for touchdowns by a tight end...

Grown-Ups Need to Play More. Adult Recess Can Help.

Nov 1, 2019 Strength

became alarmed around the third time I saw someone almost get nailed in the boob. On a recent Thursday evening, I stood on the sidelines in a community-center gym in Washington, D.C., watching a group of millennials duck and run while covering their heads and muttering expletives. Around them a cloudburst of rubber balls streamed through the air, like unfed birds sweeping...

49-Year-Old Ultrarunner Dave Mackey Won't Back Down

Oct 31, 2019 Strength

For a stretch of more than 20 years, Dave Mackey rarely took a break from running. The 49-year-old physician assistant spent those two decades putting together a stellar ultrarunning career, earning national championships in 50K, 50-mile, and 100K distances. He set the record for the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim run in 2007 and was named Ultrarunner of the...

Non-Food Rewards for Achieving Your Goals

Oct 30, 2019 Strength

When was the last time you did something to reward yourself? If you can’t remember, then it may be time to change that. It is very beneficial to set short-term goals. Once you achieve them, give yourself a pat on the back with something special in order to keep up the momentum.   We often associate rewards with food, but there are even better ways to show appreciation...

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