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Training For Strength Not Size: Avoid Getting Too Bulky

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While some people want to get as big as possible, others are interested in training for strength and not size. In fact, it’s possible to be stronger than these bulky bodybuilders without also being their size – take Olympic lifters for example. They have a strict weight class, and the focus of their training is on improving their Power to …

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Becoming A Supple Leopard – Book Review

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This is both an Operating Manual and a Troubleshooting Guide for the human body. I CANNOT recommend this book highly enough and I can’t believe I didn’t purchase it when it first came out. Kelly Starrett is the founder of MobilityWOD, for those of you not familiar with CrossFit the WOD stands for “Workout Of the Day”. Originally posting some …

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The Permanent Pain Cure – Book Review

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My fourth recommendation is for anyone who suffers aches and pains, either short term or chronic. The movements in here stretch “fascia” instead of the muscle belly – and the difference is apparent immediately. “Get lasting relief from: All forms of back and neck pain • Pinched nerves • Pulled muscles • Jaw pain, a.k.a. “TMJ” • Sciatica • Sports …

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Three Stretches To Do After Your Desk Job

“Sitting is the New Smoking” Heard this before? Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome. Symptoms include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels. Too much sitting also increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. …

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Why Cold Showers Are Good For You

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Now I’m the first to admit that a hot shower can perhaps be the highlight of my day, particularly in the cold winter months. It’s a great place to think, relax or just sit down and pretend it’s raining. However, here I am trying to convince you to take the plunge and join the Cold Showers Club. Why? How did …

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