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The Performance Paleo Cookbook: Egg Bake To Go

I wrote The Performance Paleo Cookbook as the ultimate kitchen companion for athletes and other performance-minded people who know that nutrition is a key component to success. It’s undeniable that the food we eat is a factor—perhaps the most important one—in gaining a competitive edge. If you’ve got athletic goals or you’re a competitor, a nutrition strategy firmly rooted […]

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How to Know When You’re Ready for the Gym

Editor’s note: Today’s guest post comes from Jonathan Goodman, founder of The Personal Trainer Development Center and author of Ignite the Fire, a book that covers how to succeed as a personal trainer. This post was adapted from one originally published at Schwarzenegger.com.  ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Gyms should be a place where everyone feels comfortable, a sanctuary of sorts built for self-improvement from […]

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Risky Fitness

Two weekends ago, one of the most recognizable fitness models in the world, Greg Plitt, was struck and killed by a train in Burbank, California. The 37-year-old, who you may know from the show Work Out or his more than 200 magazine covers, had been shooting a workout video with his camera crew at the […]

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LWF Challenge Workout: The Low Down

Have you ever heard the phrase that fitness should be simple, but not easy? The truth is that you can still get an effective, total-body workout with no fancy equipment at all. Bodyweight-only circuits are perfectly suited for all fitness levels and are great to add onto the end of your regular strength workout, or […]

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LWF Challenge Workout: The Guardian

Phew! Last week was fun. First, there was the final sale of Lift Weights Faster — as well as the public declaration of Lift Weights Faster 2, coming this March! — and an amazing giveaway to go with it. But who says the party should end there? Not me, never. That’s why when KettleGuard asked […]

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Excuse Me: Burpee Substitutions and Modifications

I don’t like burpees. Now, before you say “No one really likes them, Jen,” I want to clarify why: I just don’t see them done well very often, regardless of the fitness level of those performing them. Burpees are a physically demanding movement that requires significant shoulder and core stability, plus hip mobility, and when you do them […]

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