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BCAA muscle-building supplements found useless when taken alone, study finds

Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), the most recommended form of bodybuilding supplement, may not be effective when taken by itself, concluded a new research published in Frontiers in Physiology. Researchers noted that while BCAAs helped weightlifters gain mass, there are other supplements that prove to be more effective in doing so. These conclusions were reached after...

8 Signs That You Are Overtraining

There are plenty of different sources advertising extreme diets or exercise routines, but one thing is certain: no one is the same and there is no guarantee it will work for everyone. Another sure thing is that too many people aren’t getting the amount of exercise their body needs to stay healthy and fit....

12 Pictures That Show You Exactly What Muscles You’re Stretching

Stretching before and after a workout is a great way to promote blood flow to the muscles and increase flexibility.  But do you know what muscles you’re stretching?Stretching may help you improve the range of motion of your joints, which in turn may help improve your athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury...

The Ultimate 2000s Throwback Workout Playlist

Sometimes you want to workout and jam to the oldies... or at least the tunes from the 2000s. Below is one of the best throwback lists that we've found.https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/38TuL8QqA2wv5IowLr4eY0

The Ultimate Workout Playlist for All Situations

Sometimes a workout playlist serves its purpose: Mellow for yoga, uptempo for running. This is the ultimate playlist for all workouts and situations... sans yoga (but, who wants to practice yoga to The Offspring?). So, get moving and get grooving with this playlist.https://open.spotify.com/user/12121257252/playlist/7vO1Nn5csaVPdodIDwKmoY

The BEST Dance Workout Playlist

Sometimes you really just want to dance. Not all playlists are created equally, so it is important to find one that has a good beat - as well as good songs.  https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/4Jt88XxhP2Jldzh1t3QbyF

The Dynamic Warmup You Should Do Before Every Workout

Before any workout, perform a dynamic warmup for 3 minutes—six exercises, 30 seconds each. Then you'll rest for a minute and start the main workout. The reason? A dynamic warmup is designed to prepare your body for the work ahead. You're pumping blood, warming up your muscles and connective tissue, and sending game-on signals to your...

5 Ways to Make Fitness Fun

Stuck. Fed up. Bored stiff. For every way we express our mind-numbing exercise frustrations, there’s a totally simple way to break past it, says exercise physiologist Amy Dixon. Make gym time fun time with these energizing tips and bust out of your workout rut.1. No Excuses The most important part of getting fit is to...

Home Remedies for Fitness Aches and Pains

5 Clever CuresNext time you're sidelined by shinsplints, scraped knees, or achy joints, don't dash--er, hobble--to the drugstore. Simple solutions like cornstarch, sea salt, white vinegar, and even your own two hands can help alleviate common exercise-induced ailments at home.Foot PainA massage, even one that you give yourself, is a great way to relieve...

How to Injury-Proof Your Knees

Whether you're a PR-setting runner or a moderate athlete, a knee injury is one of the fastest ways to sideline your sporting pursuits. The best way to make sure your knees aren't out of commission? Preventative steps. Literally.Take these five rules to heart when you're injury-proofing your knees, and you'll be keeping your whole...
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