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The Kinetic Chain and How to Apply It

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
The human body is not made up of isolated segments of muscles, bones, connective tissue, and ligaments. Rather, the body is a series of interconnected parts that all impact each other. This impact can either be positive or negative. Ideally, when the ...
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Considering Medication for Obesity? Here's What You Need to Know

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Embarking on a journey to address obesity through medication is a significant decision that requires careful consideration. In this exploration, we delve into the key aspects of using medication, specifically focusing on Semaglutide, as a potential tool ...
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The Blue Zone Diet: What to Eat to Live Longer

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
In 2009, my family captured a five-generation photo: five children (ages 5, 2, 2, 2, and 2), myself (age 26), my mother (age 55), my grandfather (age 79), and my great-grandmother (age 107). Although my great-grandmother passed away at almost 108 years ...
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Mindful Drinking vs. Sober Curiosity: Navigating the Spectrum of Conscious Consumption

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
In American culture, drinking alcohol is extremely prevalent and is often integrated into regular aspects of life such as celebrations, business deals, relaxing, socializing, or de-stressing. It can be easy to fall into the “everyone else is doing it!” ...
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How to Do Goblet Squats for Stronger Glutes

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
What’s the definition of goblet squats? Your new best friend for building stronger glutes! This exercise isn't just a fitness trend; it's a game-changer for anyone looking to amp up their lower body strength. In this article, we'll walk you through the ...
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Finishing Touches: Mountain Climbers & Other Quick-Burning Workout Finishers

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
What better way to finish a workout than by doing some moves that will put the exclamation mark at the end of your session? You know, the kind of moves that get the heart rate up and the muscles burning. These kinds of finishing touches are the perfect ...
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A Nutritious Obsession?: How Orthorexia Changes Our View of Food and Fuel in Fitness

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
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Calf Workouts: How to Grow the Often-Stubborn Muscle Group

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Anyone who has ever tried to get more muscle definition in their calves knows that it can sometimes be a tough task. Training your calves for muscle growth takes intentional effort, time, and a solid plan. To grow your calves, you want to choose the ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Muscle Memory

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
You may have heard the term ‘muscle memory’ to describe the ability to remember movements, or maybe to describe the ability to quickly regain muscle mass that is lost after periods of inactivity.
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The Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale Explained

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
In a world of limitless fitness tech options and gadgets, is it still valid to judge the intensity of your workout based on how it feels? Short answer: Yes! The RPE scale is a simple, yet surprisingly accurate way to monitor intensity of exercise.
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