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Crunch-Time Training for the Marathon Man

Posted by Colin Holmes on September 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Each year, hundreds of thousands of athletes lace up their sneakers as they embark on the next challenge they have taken under their wing: the marathon. Both avid and non-runners alike come together to achieve this goal, working to better themselves as they tread pavement for what ever cause it may sponsor. However, as most...

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While You Were Drinking: The Effects of Alcohol Binging on Your Body

Posted by Colin Holmes on August 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


There comes a time in every person’s life where the joys of our collegiate yesteryear become the hilariously agonizing memories of today. We each have our own set of favorite drunken stories, whether they are of being cheered on by strangers through thoroughly impressive ‘keg-stands’, or relishing in those fuzzy memories of awkw...

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When To Hire A Personal Trainer

Posted by David Hoff on July 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


The history of America is in part the history of a nation of self-made men, from good Ben Franklin to (great) Jay Gatsby, who’ve handed down precepts of virtuous behavior to generations of grateful would-bes. Among such precepts, the commitment to physical wellbeing looms larger than most. Franklin, for example, took the time, between f...

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The Secret to a Speedy Recovery

Posted by David Hoff on June 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


My first recovery, induced by a broken leg from a nasty fall, was not handled wisely. Discouraged by the (effective) loss of a vital appendage, I retreated from the world, surrendering my once active routine for a sort of lifestyle that was, as it were, perpetually ready-for-bed. For the better part of the summer, I remained confined to a dark corner of the house, determined to ...

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The Best Shape of Our Lives

Posted by David Hoff on March 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)


According to conventional wisdom, a man’s mid twenties and early thirties are a time of superlatives. How often one hears from the cheerful twenty-something: “Look, I’m in the prime of my life,” or, “It really won’t get any better than this.” Included in “this,” according to the Internet’s latest

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Fad Diet Friday: Cotton Ball Diet

Posted by Lee Golden on August 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


There is so much pressure that models face when attempting to obtain and maintain an ideal figure that’s socially accepted. It is instilled in their mind that they must have a skinny body with little to no fat. Some of these models are even prepared to take part in the most disturbing diet routines such as the baby food diet or the sleeping beauty diet. But, this recent fad die...

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Fad Diet Fridays: The Baby Food Diet

Posted by Blaize Stewart on July 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)


There are several qualities that people love about babies: their adorable faces, infectious giggles and chubby little bodies ooze ample amounts of cuteness that easily keep most people mesmerized. Perhaps that is why celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson introduced The Baby Food Diet to the world; if adults love babies so much, why not give the food that fuels them a try?


The ide...

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Fad Diet Fridays: The Air Diet

Posted by Blaize Stewart on July 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Think of food; what makes it appealing? The taste and feeling of fullness are great characteristics of course, but those only come after the food has been found. Sure, a meal can look mouthwateringly good but there is something else that draws a hunger person in before they see it: the smell. Nothing compares to a delicious scent slowing making its way into your nostrils, virtually filling yo...

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Tuesday Trainer: What To Do When You Hit That Plateau

Posted by Blaize Stewart on July 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)


It’s halfway through the summer and hopefully going to the gym and eating a proper diet have become part of the normal daily routine. By this point, there should be some visible progress and workouts should start becoming easier to handle. While this signifies there is advancement occurring, it also means the dreaded plateau could be right around the corner.


Hitting a pl...

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Fad Diet Fridays: The Sleeping Beauty Diet

Posted by Blaize Stewart on July 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Apparently Sleeping Beauty had the whole diet thing all figured out. The only thing she had to do to maintain her figure (her imaginary, cartoon figure) was sleep. This fabled character was meant to inspire imaginations, but she also inadvertently instigated a movement to the fad diet known as The Sleeping Beauty Diet.


The reasoning behind this diet is simple; if someo...

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