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  • 15 Reasons to Work Out for the Anti-Narcissist: Part 1
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    Even if you don't really care what your body looks like, there is still a long list of good reasons to exercise. Let’s be honest. Most of us work out primarily to look better naked. Or at least to rock that new dress or suit. Sure, getting fit is important too but that’s just a side benefit. But what if you’re one of those people who doesn’t really care what your body looks like? In this, the first of a three-part series on fitness motivation for those who are fine with having uni-abs, we’ll...
    Even if you don't really care what your body looks like, there is still a long list of good reasons to exercise. Let’s be honest. Most of us work out primarily to look better naked. Or at least to rock that new dress or suit. Sure, getting fit is important too...

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  • How We Build Muscle: Physiology 101
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    While physiological factors such as lower testosterone levels prevent women from gaining as much mass as some men, they can still build impressive physiques. Most men, especially young men, are at the gym primarily to build muscle or at least maintain it. Some women too are out to add mass. Ignoring those who may be going a little too far, the fact remains that increasing muscle mass is good for us. It makes our body more resilient and increases our resting metabolic rate, which makes it easier...
    While physiological factors such as lower testosterone levels prevent women from gaining as much mass as some men, they can still build impressive physiques. Most men, especially young men, are at the gym primarily to build muscle or at least maintain it. Some...

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  • The Best Time of Day to Work Out
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    I get asked a lot of questions about training, diet and getting in shape, but one question no one ever seems to ask is “What time of day should I work out?”. You’re probably thinking “Why does it matter?”, “I’d never really thought about it.” or perhaps “Work out?” But assuming that you either already work out regularly or want to start, you really should be asking yourself this question. What time of day is best depends upon your goals, your body clock, and how late you stayed...
    I get asked a lot of questions about training, diet and getting in shape, but one question no one ever seems to ask is “What time of day should I work out?”. You’re probably thinking “Why does it matter?”, “I’d never really thought about it.” or...

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  • The Ultimate Exercise Bike Buying Guide: Part 3 – Bells and Whistles
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    We’ve now covered all the basics of finding the right at-home exercise bike for your needs. In part one, we looked at the different types of bikes: spin, upright and recumbent and the workout you’ll get from each, as well as other considerations. In part two, we examined the flywheel in detail – the most important functional part of any exercise bike and discovered the pros and cons of each type of resistance mechanism: direct contact, magnetic and fan-based. This week we get to the fun stuff....
    We’ve now covered all the basics of finding the right at-home exercise bike for your needs. In part one, we looked at the different types of bikes: spin, upright and recumbent and the workout you’ll get from each, as well as other considerations. In part two,...

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