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AMRAP is an acronym popularized by CrossFit that stands for "As Many Rounds As Possible" or "As Many Reps As Possible," depending on the structure of the workout. AMRAP training protocols live and die on the basis of time—it's you against the clock, working to complete as many repetitions or rounds of exercises as possible within a set timeframe.
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Mar 04, 2021
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With the new year comes resolutions, and those often pertain to exercise and fitness. In order to really stay healthy though, you need to make sure you know how to clean your home gym equipment to prevent germs.
Check out the following tips for keeping your workout equipment germ free in between home fitness sessions.
Note: The main cleaning agent...
Feb 25, 2021
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You've heard the phrase "you can't out-exercise a bad diet," and this is the bottom line when it comes to maintaining a healthy body. Nutrition and exercise are both important parts of losing fat and gaining strength.
Nutritional habits will have a far greater impact on your body composition and physique goals than any other fitness component. When a combination of exer...
Feb 25, 2021
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There are perks to morning and nighttime exercise. The best time to workout depends largely on you.
Finding time to exercise is really a challenge for many people. Exercise is important, but everyone also has lives with jobs, families, significant others, friends, household duties, errands and, you know, the need for rest and sleep. 
Where do...
Feb 19, 2021
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It's the ultimate chicken-and-egg conundrum: Sleep can give you energy, repair your muscles, balance your hormones, fuel your workout, and get you through the day. Working out can help improve your sleep, boost your energy, enhance your mood, and bolster your metabolism. So if you only have 30 minutes to dedicate to sleep or exercise, which should you choose?
First, it's importan...
Feb 19, 2021
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If Used Correctly, Percussive Therapy Devices Have Loads of Benefits
Massage guns are everywhere. Sporting goods stores stock them and they’re certainly not hard to come by online. Athletes endorse them and fitness trainers back them, but they’re more than just a trend.
This insane popularity is all for good reason—massage guns work but only if yo...
Feb 11, 2021
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Ever since high school, Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky has blurred the line between jock and nerd. After working out every morning and doing 200 push-ups, he runs three miles to his lab at McMaster University in Ontario. When he was younger, Tarnopolsky dreamed of becoming a gym teacher. But now, in his backup career as a genetic metabolic neurologist, he’s determined to prove that exercise can be used as medicine for eve...
Feb 11, 2021
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Most machines you find at the gym are engineered to train specific muscles—usually a primary muscle and one or more secondary muscles. The chest press machine works your pectorals and shoulders, while the leg curl machine hits your quadriceps and hamstrings. So depending on the muscles you want to train, every machine is effective in its own way.
But let’s say you only have 20 or...
Feb 05, 2021
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When it comes to fitness, there’s a great deal of value in making sure your goals and approach are tailored to what you need as an individual. But that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. An online fitness community is a fantastic way to stay connected and motivated.
“Just because you might be doing a workout alone in your living room doesn’t mean you’re on your own,” says Open...
Feb 05, 2021
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Now that you’ve got your own shiny, new kettlebell, what (besides the kettlebell swing) are you supposed to do with it? Try the kettlebell row! The kettlebell row is a challenging upper-body exercise that will fire up your core and test your balance as it works your back. The kettlebell row looks like a simple movement, but it requires practice to master, so use a lighter weight until you learn the proper form.<...
Jan 28, 2021
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Resistance bands are great for those who want to exercise at home, or who like to take their workouts along when they travel, but their value doesn't end there. There are many benefits to these simple exercise tools, including versatility, convenience, safety, and effectiveness. The more you learn about the advantages of resistance band exercises, the more you'll be motivated to add them to your own home gym.
Jan 28, 2021
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How Strength Training For Women Differs From Men Adults should strength train at least two times weekly. Advanced lifters should strength train up to six times each week, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Weight-training recommendations don't differ between men and women. However, men may have a slightly different response to strength training than women.
Jan 20, 2021
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By now you know the importance of strength training. It is a must when it comes to staying healthy and strong. Lifting weights adds muscle to your body, which will, undeniably, help rev your metabolism and keep you fit. In addition, however, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) lists other benefits of regular strength training, such as fewer symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis, as well as less chan...
Jan 20, 2021
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You don’t need to be a ballerina to benefit from an hour at the barre. In fact, this low-impact, ballet-inspired workout is perfect for anyone looking to enhance flexibility, improve posture and body alignment, tighten core muscles, strengthen and stabilize smaller muscle groups, and fine-tune the mind-body connection. 
Not sure if barre is right for you? Check out the follo...
Jan 13, 2021
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Standard Pressdown Arguably the most popular exercise to begin your triceps routine, the overhand pressdown can help send much-needed blood to the elbow joint to help prepare it for the workout ahead. Be sure to keep your elbows pinned to your sides throughout each repetition. If you allow your elbows to be pulled forward, you will remove the emphasis from the ...
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AMRAP is an acronym popularized by CrossFit that stands for "As Many Rounds As Possible" or "As Many Reps As Possible," depending on th..
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