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Your DNA Results Can Screw Up Your Workout

Clearly, some amount of fitness is genetic: you can’t expect everybody who follows the same workout to have identical results. It’s tempting to get tested to see whether you personally have the same genes as elite sprinters or weightlifters. But DNA tests can’t tell you much about your fitness, and it turns out that…Read more… […]

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Your DNA Results Can Screw Up Your Workout

Clearly, some amount of fitness is genetic: you can’t expect everybody who follows the same workout to have identical results. It’s tempting to get tested to see whether you personally have the same genes as elite sprinters or weightlifters. But DNA tests can’t tell you much about your fitness, and it turns out that…Read more… […]

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Alternative Exercises for When That Guy Will Not Get Out of the Squat Rack

Everybody at the gym has their own plan, their own path. In a perfect world, these paths all crisscross and interweave without any collisions. One person hops off the treadmill, another hops on. One person sets down a weight, another picks it up. Record scratch, here’s the real world: five different people across the…Read more… […]

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How to Take a Vacation Without Losing Too Much Fitness

Summer is a great time to get in shape—you can enjoy the non-freezing weather, the longer days, and depending on your line of work, you might have more free time. But then a vacation happens, and your fitness goals take a back seat for a little while. Here’s how to minimize the damage.Read more… Continue […]

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How to Stick With a Fitness Routine When You Haven’t Seen Progress Yet 

We all hit a slump near the beginning of a fitness program. Not at the very start, when we’re excited to get going—more like a few weeks in. It may take six weeks to notice more muscle or better endurance, but how do you get through that time without losing hope?Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What to Focus on as You Learn to Squat

Squatting seems so complicated when somebody is telling you all the things that can go wrong—knees behind toes! Butt farther down! Head up! But not too up! If you’re following our challenge, you’re probably doing a lot more squats than you ever have before, so let’s talk about how we’re doing them.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Find a Fitness Trail and Exercise Like It’s 1992

It’s a beautiful day and we’re going on an adventure! For the May installment of the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, your mission is to find a fitness trail (sometimes called a parcourse) near you—they’re often hiding in plain sight. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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