This Workout Is a Mix of Pilates, Ballet, and Strength Training—and It’ll Make You Work Your Butt Off

Courtesy Chaise Fitness From beer yoga to a “fitness” class where you nap for 45 minutes, there’s always some new trend in the fitness world that takes over social media, whether it be for a day or a few weeks. Sometimes, it can be hard to distinguish what actually works from the stuff that isn’t going to make a dent in your fitness goals.  Well, we found something that actually…

May 22, 2017
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Time Saver Workout: Mini Spartan Maddess

May 22, 2017

Edgar Artiga WORKOUT BY: Luis Buron, Spartan SGX Coach In this workout we’re simulating a Reebok Spartan Race. The mix of running in place and stepups imitate running and climbing uneven terrain and the moves mimic Spartan Race obstacles (as noted in parentheses). The workout finishes with Spartan signature penalty, burpees, and we go for 2 min. because an unpredictable challenge that you weren’t planning for is what we’re all…

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6 Entrepreneur Tips From Fitness Addict Brian Mazza

May 22, 2017

James O’ Meara Restaurateur Brian Mazza maintains a shredded physique, despite being president of New York City’s Paige Hospitality Group, whose first restaurant, the Ainsworth, took New York City by storm in 2009 with its gourmet-burger program. Since then, PHG has added six more restaurants. Below, the former Division I soccer player talks about growing his business and making time for the gym. M&F: How did you set the Ainsworth…

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May 22, 2017

Researchers from the University of Central Florida tracked the sleep patterns and physical activity levels of 118 people with full-time jobs.  The study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, found that those who logged around 11,000 steps a day and slept seven to nine hours were less likely to be cantankerous a-holes when they got home from work. “Research shows employees who are mistreated at work are likely to…

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Q: I’ve read conflicting studies about multivitamins working. What’s the final say?—Tony C., Brooklyn, NY A: Not everyone meets what they need daily, so a supplement, combined with a well-balanced, wholefoods diet that’s heavy in vegetables, can help to optimize health goals. Leslie Bonci, R.D., is a sports dietitian and the owner of Active Eating by Leslie.

May 21, 2017
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May 21, 2017

For those trying to add muscle, peanut butter is a rock star—packed with about eight grams of protein per two-tablespoon serving. But not all peanut butters are created equal. “The big thing you want to avoid is hydrogenated oil,” says Rachele Dependahl, a registered dietitian with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group in Beverly Hills, CA. “Our bodies can’t get rid of that stuff. It’s trans fat, and it’s associated with free-radical damage and…

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May 21, 2017

The University of Georgia had 16 endurance athletes between the ages of 18 and 45 complete a 7.9-mile race, with each swishing and spitting out a drink eight times. They either got plain water, a water-based solution made with table sugar, or one with artificial sweeteners.  Turns out, swishing sugar water around can improve endurance by 5% during competition. “It was surprising to us how drastic the improvement in times…

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May 21, 2017

Those who ate a whole grain-heavy diet had more of the acids produced by beneficial bugs and less of a bacteria known to cause inflammation, according to a trial of 81 people published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. SEE ALSO: Eat Sprouted Grains for Greater Muscle Growth

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The Surprising Truth About Seafood

Seafood is packed with muscle-making protein, health-boosting vitamins and minerals, and disease-fighting nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids. But, despite its superstar nutrition profile, most of us eat far less than we should. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends adults have at least 8oz of seafood (about the amount you would get in two meals) weekly, and yet most of us consume less than half that. Women eat even less…

May 20, 2017
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May 20, 2017

Those who ate a whole grain-heavy diet had more of the acids produced by beneficial bugs and less of a bacteria known to cause inflammation, according to a trial of 81 people published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. SEE ALSO: Eat Sprouted Grains for Greater Muscle Growth

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Time-Saver Workout: Abs & Booty Kettlebell Burn

May 20, 2017

Shutterstock Workout by: Elysia Cronheim, HIIT and weight-training coach and personal trainer at New York Health & Racquet Club Kettlebell booty circuit Complete circuit three times with one minute of rest in between each. 20 kettlebell swing 20 sumo squat pulses with kettlebell 15 wide-leg kettlebell deadlift 20 squat jump Abdominal burn Complete circuit three times with 30 seconds of rest in between each. You’ll need a mat and a…

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Jay Sullivan

May 20, 2017

The pushup is a surefire way to add size and strength to your chest, triceps, and core. But the reverse pushup, which has you drive your body backward, is a game-changer. First, it recruits more muscle in your upper and lower body, as the exercise involves full-body movement. It’s also a safer way to tax your deltoids, since the 45° angle is easier on your shoulder capsule compared with a…

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Healthy Recipe: Chop Salad with Tuna

Sam Kaplan Sure, eating healthy whole foods is the first step toward the burning of your belly. But to lose fat you simply must create a calorie deficit—that is, take in fewer calories than you burn. Fortunately, low-cal meals, despite the dire-sounding name, don’t have to be the bane of your existence as you try to shred up in time for summer. This salad (yes, a salad…bear with us) is loaded…

May 19, 2017
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May 19, 2017

You need rest to grow. Sleep and time away from the gym are essential to the process of repairing the muscle tissue you damage by lifting weights. No matter who you are, there’s no way around this fact. But how much rest you need is a question that’s dogged exercise scientists for years. Now a new study from Japan suggests that a 12-day deconditioning period, in which no training at…

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May 19, 2017

Digital HD Available Now. Own the DVD 5/23. Want to get your hands on one of the most inspiring, heartwarming, and uplifting movies of the year? You could win American Wrestler: The Wizard on Digital HD ($19.98), starring George Kosturos, William Fichtner, and Jon Voight. In this inspiring tale based on true events, 17-year-old Ali Jahani is a newcomer to a small California town, where he stands out as different in an…

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Jay Sullivan

May 19, 2017

The pushup is a surefire way to add size and strength to your chest, triceps, and core. But the reverse pushup, which has you drive your body backward, is a game-changer. First, it recruits more muscle in your upper and lower body, as the exercise involves full-body movement. It’s also a safer way to tax your deltoids, since the 45° angle is easier on your shoulder capsule compared with a…

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Jay Sullivan

The pushup is a surefire way to add size and strength to your chest, triceps, and core. But the reverse pushup, which has you drive your body backward, is a game-changer. First, it recruits more muscle in your upper and lower body, as the exercise involves full-body movement. It’s also a safer way to tax your deltoids, since the 45° angle is easier on your shoulder capsule compared with a…

May 18, 2017
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NBA Champion Klay Thompson Ramps Up His Diet and Training

May 18, 2017

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images The NBA Playoffs are in full swing, which means barring injury or a shocking upset you can expect to see Klay Thompson schooling opponents on the court. The Golden State Warriors 6’7″ shooting guard is a veritable scoring machine in the postseason. Last year, the 2016 NBA Three-Point Contest champ averaged more than 24 points per game in the playoffs as his Warriors came within a game…

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