9 Better Ways to Do a Push-Up

The standard push-up is one of the most essential strength moves you can master. It works your chest, arms, abs, glutes, and even your upper back. That's quite the bang for your fitness buck. But any athlete can hit a limit on how useful this exercise can be. Even if the boredom and monotony on banging out reps doesn't get to you, your body will eventually adapt to the point of showin

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The Old School Patron Saints of Iron: Part 1

In the golden pre-steroid era, spectacular gains were made using primitive methods and regular food.

In the golden pre steroid era, men made spectacular gains using primitive equipment, primitive methods, and regular food. Nowadays we are plagued with the curse of too many choices. We suffer from paralysis by over-analysis. Modern fitness adherents and bodybuilders are so bedazzled by the newest and the latest that they forget the lessons of the past. There was a time when ultra basics were all there was. The elemental practices and core themes in progressive resistance, nutrition, and rest need be mastered before moving on to exotic variations of these core themes.

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The Most Important Travel Tip You’ll Ever Get

Take precaution to avoid norovirous — that nasty stomach- and bowel-emptying bug that takes down around 20 million Americans each year. Really. Our advice couldn't be simpler, but it couldn't be more important. It's the butt of many a cruise ship joke, and was recently spotted at the Republi

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What’s the Best Day of the Week to Work Out?

“Any day is the best day to work out.”

A trainer told me that once, and I get the sentiment — any time you can actually will yourself to exercise is the ideal time to go to the gym.

But if we’re talking hard facts, then the best day to work out is Tuesday. According to a ClassPass nati

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The Fallacy of Supplements

You are not the athlete in the commercial so why are you supplementing like them?

It’s hard to watch sports these days without getting bombarded by commercials for supplements. Gatorade insists you need their products to recover. Advocare shows ripped athletes doing incredible feats of fitness (with the aid of their product, of course). And Muscle Milk encourages you to be like Steph Curry. But you aren’t Steph Curry.

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America’s Misguided Obsession With Bottled Water

By the end of 2016, bottled water will overtake soda as America’s most consumed beverage. H20 has steadily gained ground on both sugary and diet soft drinks since the Great Recession. But this year, according to market research firm Euromonitor, we’ll each consume 27.4 gallons of bottl

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How Much Protein Do You Really Need for Strength Training?

It’s well established that consuming protein after weightlifting helps repair and build muscle. But how much do you need in order to maximize muscle protein synthesis? Experts have long believed that body weight dictates intake, but that anything above 25 grams of protei

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What You Should Know (But Were Afraid To Ask) About Postpartum Sex

Let's start with a fact: On average, Labor takes 13 hours. Usually, four to eight of those spent actively pushing during contractions. As you might have guessed, it's an emotionally, mentally, and physically taxing event that tends to do some (yes, temporary) damage to a woman's most intimate parts. Once she's all healed, new mom hormones are then hard at work in her

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