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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Why You Should Wear Compression Gear to the Gym

Even if you’re not entirely familiar with compression gear, you’ve seen it.  The spandex sleeve.  The running tights.  The muscle tops.  Everywhere you look, athletes and average joes alike are suiting up for the gym in body-hugging clothing.  Those guys look cool, and they’re definitely dressing the part of a pro footballer.  But is there […]

Even if you’re not entirely familiar with compression gear, you’ve seen it.  The spandex sleeve.  The running tights.  The muscle tops.  Everywhere you look, athletes and average joes alike are suiting up for the gym

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5 Foods You Should Eat After an Intense Workout

It may be tempting to avoid eating after a workout. After all, you just burned a bunch of calories, so why would you want to consume more? It sounds logical, but it’s a highly-flawed thought process that could cause you some serious pain. It’s important to replenish some of your body’s fuel that you lose […]

It may be tempting to avoid eating after a workout. After all, you just burned a bunch of calories, so why would you want to consume more? It sounds logical, but it’s a highly-flawed thought

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5 Easy Ways to Get in Shape Before Memorial Day

It happens every year.  You start out with an aggressive New Year’s resolution, and you stay committed for a few weeks.  Then suddenly, Memorial Day is around the corner and the threat of bathing suit season starts looming.  That six pack you were hoping for seems light years away, but all hope is not lost.  […]

It happens every year.  You start out with an aggressive New Year’s resolution, and you stay committed for a few weeks.  Then suddenly, Memorial Day is around the corner and the threat of bathing suit

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Should You Trust an Online Personal Trainer?

Instagram’s fitness community is filled with a mix of professionals, social media celebrities, and diehard fans.  These days, you can scroll through a series of hashtags to build a new workout program.  And if you’re a bodybuilder or physique competitor, you don’t need to win a competition to build a fan base.  However, it’s the […]

Instagram’s fitness community is filled with a mix of professionals, social media celebrities, and diehard fans.  These days, you can scroll through a series of hashtags to build a new workout program.  And if you’re

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