Health Fitness

Should You Really Shake Your Salt Cravings?

Photo: Twenty20 For years, the thinking on salt has been that less is always better: Too much raises blood pressure, which can increase your risk of heart disease. So we all curbed our French fries addiction and laid off the salt shaker. But new research shows that the factors affecting …

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4 Moves for a Better Back Squat

Photo: Pond5 If you want to impress your CrossFit friends, there’s one exercise you should learn how to master: the back squat. Even more importantly, though, it’s one of the most effective exercises for strengthening your glutes, while also working your quads and core (yes, your abs too!). Unfortunately, a …

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No More Sit-Ups: 7 TRX Moves to Work Your Abs

Photo: Pond5 On the surface, the TRX Suspension Trainer looks pretty unassuming. But these two adjustable straps may just be the best piece of equipment to strengthen your abs and core. “When we work our core on the TRX, it’s really challenging” says Shannon Colavecchio, who is an AFAA and …

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7 Explosive Landmine Exercises to Test Your Strength

Photo: Pond5 You’ve gotten comfortable at the squat rack and kettlebells are your new BFF. But if you’ve bypassed the landmine, you’re missing out on one of the most underrated strength training tools. Kira Stokes, celebrity trainer, creator of the Stoked Method and the Stoked Series, says, “The landmine can …

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