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  1. A Handy Alternative to Counting Calories

    As a fitness professional or nutrition coach, you know calories matter. Fundamentally, human body weight is controlled by energy balance-calories in vs. calories out. But having clients meticulously count calories and track macronutrients is not the solution in most cases. That approach is often tedious, inexact and unsustainable. It takes h...

  2. 8 Things You Should Be Doing After Every Workout

    You're probably in a hurry to get out of the gym after your workout, but there are some quick and easy things you can do to keep healthy and set the stage for a successful workout next time. Make it a habit to cross as many of these actions off your list every time you wrap up a workout.

  3. Rev Up Your Metabolism!

    By Martina M. Cartwright, PhD, RD Winter is nearly over, but is your metabolism still in hibernation? Even if your metabolic rate is slower than a snail climbing a hill of molasses, there are ways to ignite your calorie-burning machine. The key to a supercharged metabolism is stoking the metabolic engine with exercise, food and lifestyle habits th...

  4. Trainer Favorites: Exercises, Stretches and Equipment

    Even for the most experienced athletes, the gym can be an overwhelming place. With thousands of exercises, stretches and gym "toys," how do you even begin to choose which ones to perform? To help cut through some of the confusion, we reached out to members of the Under Armour Training team to learn their favorites.

  5. How Much Protein Should You Eat—and When?

    Researchers find we’re eating too much protein at the wrong times—and not enough at the right times.

  6. This Superfood Salad Has 2 Secret Ingredients That Reverse Skin Aging

    Pamela Salzman is the cooking teacher celebrities love (Molly Sims says Pamela's tips have changed her life), and her new book Kitchen Matters captures the same easy, frank approach to healthful eating. This salad is a perfect example-it comes together in 2 minutes, and is packed with almost every skin-loving superfood on the planet.

  7. 5 Exercises for Stronger Legs

    While there are hundreds of great lower-body strength-training options, these five movements are particularly effective for developing optimal leg strength for any sport or life activities your clients may pursue.

  8. 5 TRX Exercises to Improve Balance

    While balance has not traditionally been included in the four major components of health-related fitness-aerobic fitness, muscular fitness, flexibility and body composition-research confirms that both static and dynamic balance play a critical role in keeping us active and injury-free. Static balance is the ability to stand in place on one leg without creating undo biomechanical stress on the body.

  9. The 3D Booty: Training the Glutes for Form and Function

    Booties, butts, glutes and rumps. Our fascination with enhancing our posterior spans the training spectrum, from the aesthetic-focused client to the performance-driven athlete. Yes, we want our backsides to look better, but we also need them to function more effectively, judging from the increasing number of knee and low-back injuries (Hoy et al. 2...

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      I am a marathoner and the past 5 years i have been struggling with injuries due to poor glut muscles. I will definitely try some of these and pass them on to my runner pals, thanks! Chris http://... see more

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  10. Major Consequences of Physical Inactivity

    In the fifth century BC, the famous Greek physician Hippocrates observed, “All parts of the body, if used in moderation and exercised in labors to which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy and well developed and age slowly; but if they are unused and left idle, they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly”...

  11. Is Fat the New Nutrition Darling?

    Dietary fat is experiencing a comeback in popularity. From weight loss to improved mental clarity, many health professionals are touting the purported benefits of a high-fat diet. Which raises the question: Should you buy into the hype and hop on the high-fat bandwagon or is moderation the way to go?

  12. Extreme Fitness: How Intense Is Too Intense?

    Imagine a client has just finished a workout or fitness class with you. In evaluating the workout—which you designed to be quite challenging—the client admits, somewhat disappointedly, that although she worked up a good sweat, your session wasn’t a “killer.” She has experienced harder workouts from other trainers, clas...

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  13. Roll, Regenerate, Revitalize

    Rolling rules! The popularity of self-massage techniques has grown rapidly in the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down. Should you do it? And if you should—then how, when, and why?

  14. How Can Vegans Get Adequate Protein?

    Answer: The importance of protein in our diet cannot be understated, especially when we are engaged in an exercise regimen. Luckily, we can obtain protein from a variety of animal and plant sources.

  15. Potent Proteins

    Not all proteins are created equal. We divide them into the “complete” proteins like soy and animal sources, which contain all nine essential amino acids (EAA), and the incomplete proteins found in most vegetables and grains, which lack one or more EAAs. This would seem to complicate life for vegans, but it turns out that building compl...

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