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For this week’s challenge workout all you need is one thing: your bod. Well, one more thing — a timer!  You’ll want to have a record of how fast that ...

Fit But Flatulent? Food Sensitivities Might Be Holding You Back

When it comes to food sensitivities, I have been there, done that with dairy. My symptoms were belly bloating, a severe, acne-like rash all over my forehead and chin, general ...

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This week’s challenge workout is a descending ladder and it’s going to take you right down the rabbit hole of conditioning training — you’re not going to be certain how ...

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