Devonta Freeman begins his recovery process with a massage on Monday morning. The goal: to keep his hips loose, as they’re key to his explosive change-of-direction ability. Forty-five muscle groups attach to your pelvis. Just one tight muscle can throw off … Continue reading What Devonta Freeman Can Teach You About Muscle Recovery
We all secretly love sore muscles. It’s proof you put in serious work at the gym, and your body is feeling it. But some muscle soreness isn’t simply due to lactic acid buildup — it’s a sign you straight-up sent your … Continue reading 8 Ways to Get Rid of Sore Muscles – How to Speed Up Recovery
Protein. These days it feels like the word that begins and ends all things. (What are you eating? Protein. What’s your secret for losing weight? Protein. How was your weekend? Protein.) “Protein is an essential nutrient that builds and repairs … Continue reading How Much Protein Do Women Need A Day? Calculate Daily Protein Intake
When it comes to body hair, there’s always some question of whether or not guys should be manscaping and why or how it should be done. One thread in Reddit’s infamous and highly-addictive /r/AskReddit forum recently begged the big question: should men shave their … Continue reading Is Armpit Hair Safe to Shave?
Research is increasingly showing a mind-body connection. Did you know, for example, that depression could be a result of bacteria in your gut? In 2012, scientists at University College Cork discovered that brain levels of serotonin, or the ‘happy hormone,’ … Continue reading The Gut Bacteria and Depression Connection
You’ve heard the saying: Performance is 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical. You can be in peak physical shape, but if your mind isn’t in the right place, your training is going to take a hit. These difficulties usually … Continue reading 7 Workout Motivation Tips – How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise
Quick, what comes to mind when you think of a marriage proposal? Probably a man on bended knee. Well, now you need to add a lady doing squats to that image of betrothal bliss. Because the new trend out there … Continue reading Do You Need to Get in Proposal Shape?
Everyone wants to be that guy. You know, the guy who hops up to the pullup bar and cranks out a dozen clean reps without even breaking a sweat. Make 2018 the year you become that guy with these five … Continue reading How to do a Pullup-Upper Body Exercises
Still pounding sports drinks after a tough workout? You’re behind the science times, according to a small new study. Milk and milk alternatives—thanks to their natural balance of sodium, carbohydrate and protein—help the body retain fluid, researchers report in the … Continue reading Milk Is More Hydrating Than Powerade after a Workout, Study Says
You killed a leg workout. So it’s no surprise that lowering yourself onto the porcelain throne for the next day or so can be a grimace-worthy ordeal. “Muscle soreness is a very common side effect of training, especially in beginners … Continue reading Muscle Soreness Mistakes That Make DOMS Worse
Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals found in food that nourish your body and help keep you healthy. They are essential to your overall health. Choosing foods each day that are rich in vitamins and minerals is the best way … Continue reading Vitamins and Minerals: How to Get What You Need
It may only be January, but there’s already a fan-favorite sneaker taking over the fitness world. According to data from e-commerce site ShopSpring.com, the adidas Alphabounce 1 (available on shopspring.com or zappos.com) is winning the shoe game right now. RELATED: 10 Sneakers You Can Get Away With … Continue reading This Is the Most Popular Sneaker of 2018 (So Far)
A fitness tracker is the perfect way to monitor your activity and health effortlessly and with unmatched accuracy. Think of it as an electronic finger on the pulse, constantly measuring your vitals, quality of sleep and step count. Today’s fitness … Continue reading Best fitness tracker 2018: the top 10 activity bands on the planet
Health in a bottle has become a booming business—Americans shell out around $35 billion on dietary supplements each year, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). But is it money well spent? In some cases, supplements can fill in … Continue reading Supplements You Should Take and Ones You Should Skip
You wouldn’t know it by looking at me today, but 6 years ago I was living a completely unhealthy lifestyle. For years I’d struggled with my … Continue reading Starting a Fitness Routine that Works for You