Valdir Segato, a Bodybuilder Obsessed With His Muscles, Risks Life

Big muscles are often the trademark of a bodybuilder on top of his or her game. But Brazilian muscle man Valdir Segato has taken things too far. For years he has been injecting his muscles with Synthol, an oil made up of fatty acids, painkillers, and alcohol. Some people do not care what they do […]

Big muscles are often the trademark of a bodybuilder on top of his or her game. But Brazilian muscle man Valdir Segato has taken things too far. For years he has been injecting his muscles

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The Best Ways to Avoid Workout Injuries

If you’re a New Year’s resolutioner with fitness goals in mind, be careful.  No, this isn’t a warning to watch out for the angry gym regulars.  It’s truly a reminder to be careful because you’re prone to workout injuries. It’s a common trope in sitcoms or dramas about middle-aged men.  They hit the gym, motivated […]

If you’re a New Year’s resolutioner with fitness goals in mind, be careful.  No, this isn’t a warning to watch out for the angry gym regulars.  It’s truly a reminder to be careful because you’re

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How to Handle the Crowded January Gym

For millions, this month marks the beginning of a new fitness journey.  For you, this month is no different than all the others.  You’re committed to your routine.  You hit the weight room on the same days at the same times every week.  But suddenly, after the first, you suddenly find yourself in the company […]

For millions, this month marks the beginning of a new fitness journey.  For you, this month is no different than all the others.  You’re committed to your routine.  You hit the weight room on the

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Use Bodyweight Exercises to Stay Fit This Holiday

During the holidays, you’ll find yourself away from home.  You won’t have your bed, your favorite snacks, or even worse, access to your favorite gym.  Many people use this as an excuse to indulge.  No gym, no problem.  But don’t follow their lead.  Just because you’re a few thousand miles from your home gym doesn’t […]

During the holidays, you’ll find yourself away from home.  You won’t have your bed, your favorite snacks, or even worse, access to your favorite gym.  Many people use this as an excuse to indulge.  No

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CrossFit Is All the Rage But Is It Right for You?

You’ve heard about CrossFit.  The bare bones, garage-style gyms are popping up in every city.  The loyal followers all seem to be ripped, strong, and fully bearded.  Some have joked that CrossFit regulars are part of a massive fitness cult—one you’ve most certainly thought about joining.  But how do you know if it’s right for […]

You’ve heard about CrossFit.  The bare bones, garage-style gyms are popping up in every city.  The loyal followers all seem to be ripped, strong, and fully bearded.  Some have joked that CrossFit regulars are part

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How To Stay Fit Throughout the Holidays

Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away.  Soon, you’ll fill up on all the turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing your body can handle.  But you’ll probably return to work 7-10 pounds heavier, according to The New York Times.  The holidays tend to signal a season of reckless eating.  By December 1, your summer body will […]

Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away.  Soon, you’ll fill up on all the turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing your body can handle.  But you’ll probably return to work 7-10 pounds heavier, according to The

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Foam Rolling: What It Is and Why You Should Do It

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about fitness and nutrition.  From the timing of your post-workout meal to the types of exercises you should use to build strength, opinions vary greatly.  Stretching is one of those areas that constantly causes debate.  Some people skip it altogether while others prefer more static stretching.  But […]

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about fitness and nutrition.  From the timing of your post-workout meal to the types of exercises you should use to build strength, opinions vary greatly.  Stretching is

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How to Build Muscle Without Lifting Weights

If you’re like most guys, you’re constantly in pursuit of a better body.  Maybe you want to be lean and ripped like Cristiano Ronaldo.  Or you want to evoke 70s era-Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Whatever your goal, it’s assumed that lifting weights will be a huge part of your fitness routine.  But what if there was a […]

If you’re like most guys, you’re constantly in pursuit of a better body.  Maybe you want to be lean and ripped like Cristiano Ronaldo.  Or you want to evoke 70s era-Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Whatever your goal,

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Is It Safe to Exercise Every Day? The Awful Truth

When you love an activity, you want to do it every day.  Whether it’s a long-distance run, a weightlifting session, or a CrossFit class, you can’t get enough.  And technically, your body is physically capable of doing these activities every day.  But just because you can doesn’t mean you should.  There are two schools of […]

When you love an activity, you want to do it every day.  Whether it’s a long-distance run, a weightlifting session, or a CrossFit class, you can’t get enough.  And technically, your body is physically capable

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What I Learned Doing Yoga in Times Square

On June 21, I joined thousands of others on a pilgrimage to Times Square. We weren’t there to shop, see a Broadway show, or take pictures in all the touristy sites. We were there to do yoga. Yoga in Times Square sounds like a disastrous idea. But June 21st was National Day of Yoga. So, just […]

On June 21, I joined thousands of others on a pilgrimage to Times Square. We weren’t there to shop, see a Broadway show, or take pictures in all the touristy sites. We were there to

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