Fitness

Dear Diary

Forget pouring out your innermost secrets—your fitness log may have a few things to tell you . Which is why you oughta start keeping one.

Hypertrophy

Muscle-building isn't just for hardcore bodybuilders. It's for athletes and regular people of all kinds. Here's what you need to know to make your own muscles grow up proud and strong.

Practicing Periodization

Virtually everyone striving to get into better shape stands to benefit from breaking down their long-term fitness goals into smaller, progressive training segments. Why not launch your periodization plan now?

- Weight Loss -

False Fat

Allergy-like food sensitivities may be the blame for at least part of your pudge. Lay off your problem foods and you could lose unwanted pounds and inches — fast.

- Travel -

Retreat

Sometimes, instead of surging forward on another explosive, equipment-intensive adventure, what you really need to do is fall back and get some perspective. Here are three adventures to help you challenge your own status quo.

Telltale Heart

Had enough of mysterious fitness plateaus, mindless exertion, confusing estimates and lackluster results? Make sense of it all with the tell-all help of a heart-rate monitor.

Easy Does It

Scrape off all the crazy hype, jargon, and mixed messages usually associated with health and fitness, and you're left with the important stuff — which really isn't so complicated after all.

- Fitness Tips -

Very Proprioceptive of You!

According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, proprioceptive forms of training – activities, like balancing on a wobbly surface, that require the body to “self-monitor” and adjust based on subtly shifting physiological signals – are very effective in improving dynamic joint stabilization and functional strength. But wait, that’s not all!