The New Rules of Fitness

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Fitness |

Training and nutrition has been an exciting (if unreliable) frontier for decades. But recent discoveries, combined with field-tested science, have debunked popular myths and established some ground rules for the outdoor athlete. Here’s your performance 12-step program. Curated from: Outside Magazine Author: Pam Foxx Decades ago, fitness consisted of two workouts: all-out, all the time; and “LSD”—long, slow distance training. Then fitness...

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All That’s Wrong with ‘The Biggest Loser’

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in News |

Curated from: XO Jane Author: Roxane Gay The longer The Biggest Loser has been on the air, however, the more the show has disturbed me. There is the constant shaming of fat people and the medical professionals taking every opportunity to crow about how near death these obese contestants are. There are the trainers, with their perfect bodies, demanding perfection from people who have, for whatever reason, not had a previously healthy...

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The Tabata Protocol – How to Burn Fat in 4 Minutes

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Fitness |

If you haven’t yet heard of the Tabata Protocol, you’re probably still working out for hours on end at the gym. Am I right? The Tabata Protocol cuts through all that noise. In as little as 4 minutes, you can burn fat and sculpt muscle to give you the athletic body you desire. And this isn’t just a sweet dream. The Tabata Protocol has the science to back it up. What exactly is the Tabata Protocol? In 1996, researcher and...

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Crushing It: How Over-Training Can Erode Your Body

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Fitness |

Crushing It: How Over-Training Can Erode Your Body Training hard but still eating like you’re not? You could wind up with hormone deficiencies. The consequences can be dire: low energy, diminished sperm count, and an inability to conceive children. Curated: Outside Magazine By: HEIDI MILLS John Miller felt terrible. The 44-year-old amateur track cyclist from Washington State had lost his extra gear—that boost of energy that propelled him to a...

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Sculpt Your Butt with Air Squats

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Fitness |

Like a regular squat, but 10 times harder, the air squat will get your heart rate up and sculpt your butt like no other.  What it does Tightens the glutes, hamstrings, quads, inner thighs, and the lower abs, all while increasing the heart rate and calories burned. What to do Stand with your feet a bit wider than your shoulders, toes turned out about 45 degrees. Keeping your weight back over your heels, reach your arms forward and lower your...

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