Gympact Review- The Benefits and Pitfalls of Getting Paid to Workout

 

This is my new gym. I recommend the dark roast coffee and the cheese danish: Well, I was HOPING this was my new gym considering that the mobile app GymPactallows you to tag any building as a gym. From there on out, whenever you “check in” to the gym with your mobile phone and stay ... Read more

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5 Mistakes You’re Making When Ordering Gym Shirts

 

Ordering apparel for your gym should be fun. Cool gear should be a way to bring the community together and put some extra money in your pocket. But time and again, I see gym owners give up on the process or avoid it because of the stress and confusion involved. I see this because I ... Read more

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Beginner Workout: Cycle 5, Week 2

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: For an in-depth description of the beginner workouts and the movements contained in them from their creator, Bret Hamilton, have a look at his article on getting started with this 12-week program. Getting Started with the Beginner Workouts If you are just starting out and are unfamiliar with the movements included in this ... Read more

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Webster and Tiler Selected for British Olympic Weightlifting Team

 

Team GB has announced that British weightlifters Rebekah Tiler and Sonny Webster will be making their Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro. Teen sensation Rebekah Tiler is due to compete in the women’s -69kg category, while Sonny Webster, 22, will fly the flag for Great Britain in the men’s -94kg division. 17-year-old Tiler, from Keighley, ... Read more

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The Essence of an Athlete: How Ido Portal Helps Conor McGregor

 

Recently we saw a flood of Facebook re-posts of UFC fighter Conor McGregor training with Ido Portal. These posts have drawn attention to free movement as training. The post linked above contains an important line for those who “don’t have the base level of joint health then don’t just run out and start doing all ... Read more

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Keep a Kettlebell At Your Desk: The Four Alarm Kettlebell Program

 

When do you work out? Anyone who exercises consistently has an answer to this question. The people who build sustainable health and fitness aren’t the ones bebopping into exercise classes on random evenings, and convenient long weekends. These people have a plan. Ask them when they work out and they’ll tell you: When do you ... Read more

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Why Doing Glute Bridges Will Never Help Your Squat

 

The glute bridge and hip thrust are assistance exercises often used in an effort to strengthen the glutes for the squat. They are also utilized in the world of rehabilitation for “underactive” glutes. The aim of this article is to break down the functional mechanics of the bridge in comparison to the squat, and explain ... Read more

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Everyone’s Bike: The NordicTrack S22i Review

 

When I got an opportunity to review the NordicTrack S22i Studio Cycle, of course, I said yes. I had been shopping recently for an at-home option for cycling during the rainy winter months in Oregon, so trying out this cycle was an exciting prospect. Indoor exercise equipment has come a long way from when I ... Read more

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Protein Powerhouse: Gluten-Free Mexican Scotch Eggs

 

We love a scotch egg. A great protein and fat hit, packed with flavor, and full of nutrients – especially the way we make them. These are great at any meal time, or as a grab-and-go snack. We recommend bulk cooking so there are plenty for other days, as you will be scoffing these straight ... Read more

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Mash for GAINZ: 4 Simple Recipes for Performance

 

Success in achieving your training and body composition goals is eighty percent nutrition and twenty percent exercise. We debate about these exact percentages, but I think we can all agree that nutrition plays a bigger part in achieving our goals than most of us give it credit for. I initially created these Mash for Gainz ... Read more

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CrossFitters: The 3 Letters You Need to Know in Supplements

 

“If you had to choose one supplement to take for performance, what it would be?” I’m often asked this question. Amid the myriad of information and bro-science out there it is hard to grasp which supplements can offer you the most bang for your buck. CrossFit, the Sport of Fitness, is ever evolving. Competitors are ... Read more

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You’re Not an Elite Athlete, So Stop Acting Like One

 

Absorbed into the screen of your computer, you sit in silence and watch the flawless execution of a rep. The seemingly effortless move from start to finish has your mind searching for answers. Like a voyeur, you keep scrolling through the wonder world of the Internet. All you see is perfection at every level, the ... Read more

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