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No fads or short-term solutions, just the facts and ideas to get you in peak performance and sustain it.
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Prancercise: A Fitness Workout

This video shows the 4 modes of Prancercise® .You can visit me at www.prancercise.com where you can learn more about Prancercise®: "A springy,rhythmic way of...
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Put those stupid weights down and Prancercise!

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Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Heaving Snatch Balance

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Heaving Snatch Balance | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
The heaving snatch balance improves mechanics for the top and bottom of the snatch and also develops the muscles in the calves and torso.
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Just got a 5# PR because of practicing this heavy twice.

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How to Trick Your Brain to Create a New Healthy Habit - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How to Trick Your Brain to Create a New Healthy Habit - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
When you begin any new self-improvement program, you're enthusiasm is high and you're motivated by the pleasure of what you want or the pain of what you don’t want. But motivation naturally diminishes with time.
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20 Tips That Will Make You Better at Olympic Weightlifting

20 Tips That Will Make You Better at Olympic Weightlifting | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
Here are twenty things for you to think about and implement next time you're practicing your clean and jerk. Twenty little things can make a huge difference in your performance.
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Love these tips

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The Secret to Picking Protein Powders for Muscle Building

The Secret to Picking Protein Powders for Muscle Building | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
Several factors go into picking the best protein powder. One of which is the cost and the variety of so many brands and types of protein powder. But if you are serious about building muscle, cost should be the last of your criteria.
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A Reminder That GMOs Are Terrible (Infographic)

A Reminder That GMOs Are Terrible (Infographic) | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
A scant 60 years ago, scientists had just discovered the shape and structure of DNA, so in some respects it's quite impressive that today's researchers can manipulate genetic code in order to create (Frightening stats about #food "@MindBodyGreen: ...
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Our Sugar Consumption, the Truth

Our Sugar Consumption, the Truth | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
What would you say if we told you that there are 10 teaspoons of sugar in 1 can of regular coke? Or if we told you that the average American drinks 53 gallons of soft drinks a year? We couldn't believe it either - but read on - scary figures.
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Mmmmm...sugar

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25 Ridiculously Healthy Foods

25 Ridiculously Healthy Foods | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
Pile your plate with these nutrition superstars
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More of these please.

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Psoas muscle: Great deceiver :: cayCompass.com

Psoas muscle: Great deceiver :: cayCompass.com | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
One of the biggest factors in back and hip pain is frequently the psoas muscle. 
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"It is the great number of problems associated with psoas muscle dysfunction that has lead to it being called the great deceiver. It is easy to be fooled as to where on your body the pain is actually being produced. "

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Top Five Misleading Fitness Tips | Skinny Mom | Tips for Moms | Fitness | Food | Fashion | Family

Top Five Misleading Fitness Tips | Skinny Mom | Tips for Moms | Fitness | Food | Fashion | Family | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
The top five misleading fitness tips on the web.
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Why Sprinting is Better for Weight Loss than Jogging

Why Sprinting is Better for Weight Loss than Jogging | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
When it comes to cardio for the purpose of fat loss, the most effective method is going on shorter, but higher intensity sprints. But see why?
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An Argument Against the Barbell

An Argument Against the Barbell | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
Barbells have a much younger history than we've been led to believe. They are also quite limited in design and application, and take up more space and money than is economical.
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This article seems more about how barbells aren't a great investment for the gym owner, but I'd say that you're going to be missing out if you don't have one in your arsenal.

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Squat Therapy: 4 Drills That Will Improve Your Squat

Squat Therapy: 4 Drills That Will Improve Your Squat | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
Trying to improve your basic squat position? Trouble keeping your chest up or opening your hips? These four drills, which I call
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Get Stronger Today With Lessons From Old-Time Strongman

Get Stronger Today With Lessons From Old-Time Strongman | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
There is a lot more to learn from great athletes of many years ago. If you take just a few ideas from them regarding strength and training, you too should be able to become as strong.
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Awesome.

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Shaq and Charles Barkley Have A Bench Press Contest « NBA.com | All Ball Blog

Shaq and Charles Barkley Have A Bench Press Contest « NBA.com | All Ball Blog | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
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Who wins?

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High Protein and Low Carb Diet Does Not Put You At Risk

High Protein and Low Carb Diet Does Not Put You At Risk | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
Scientists examine the idea that high-protein, low-carb diets are bad for your health. Turns out the vegetable-based protein diets had more risk than animal-based protein diets.
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Would You Exercise More For Cheaper Insurance?

Would You Exercise More For Cheaper Insurance? | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
By Amir Khan
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It's about time this started.

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This Guy Has It Figured Out

This Guy Has It Figured Out | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
In life, we should all try to be more like the guy dancing on the treadmill. Sure, it's a long walk to nowhere, but that doesn't mean it can't be awesome.
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I hate treadmills, but if you're going to get on one...

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15-Minute Manly Workout, No Equipment Necessary

15-Minute Manly Workout, No Equipment Necessary | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
This quick, efficient daily workout will get you burning fat and calories before breakfast.
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Bodyweight exercises make excuses difficult.

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15 Foods to Improve Your Sex Drive

15 Foods to Improve Your Sex Drive | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
Aphrodisiac foods to get you in the mood. (Healthy foods that boost your sex drive... http://t.co/lf6LGqbrce)
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Association between muscular strength and mortality in men: prospective cohort study | BMJ

Association between muscular strength and mortality in men: prospective cohort study | BMJ | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
AbstractObjective To examine prospectively the association between muscular strength and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer in men.Design Prospective cohort study.Setting Aerobics centre longitudinal study.Participants...
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"Several prospective studies have shown that muscular strength is inversely associated with all cause mortality."

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Why The Gym Is Becoming The New Center For Business

Why The Gym Is Becoming The New Center For Business | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
The gym is becoming a new haven for business connections. Find out how today's business leaders are using fitness to connect — and why ot pays for companies to get their employees more active.
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Why Breakfast is Nothing But a Scam

Why Breakfast is Nothing But a Scam | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
What typically happens is that all the so-called experts out there use semantics and backward logic to replace proof with mere observation.
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Why Women Should Not Run

Why Women Should Not Run | Fitness and asskickery | Scoop.it
Here’s another article re-edit/rerelease. This one was originally published on EliteFTS.com, and we’re presenting this updated and polished-up version today
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