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BATTLE TESTED: BEGINNER-FRIENDLY BATTLE ROPES WORKOUTS

BATTLE TESTED: BEGINNER-FRIENDLY BATTLE ROPES WORKOUTS

By JESSE GRUND Ropes have been an integral part of the advancement of human history, as both a tool and a way to amplify human strength. Some historians trace the history of ropes to predating bronze, clay, steel, and iron. While it has existed as a tool implemented...

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HOW DOES EXERCISE AFFECT PURPOSE?

HOW DOES EXERCISE AFFECT PURPOSE?

By DARLENE MARSHALL Ask 100 different people to define “purpose” and you’ll likely get as many different answers as possible. The purpose is often elusive, both in its definition and our personal sense of purpose. Yet there’s a strong connection between purpose,...

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5 STRATEGIES FOR POST-PARTUM WELLNESS

5 STRATEGIES FOR POST-PARTUM WELLNESS

By DANA BENDER The postpartum time period is most often associated with physical recovery from fatigue and the strain of labour and delivery. It is typically defined as the first six weeks after a vaginal delivery or eight weeks after a cesarean one. In addition to...

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight in your 30s

Maintaining a Healthy Weight in your 30s

By Nicole Golden The 30s are the decade of life that has its pros. Likely, you are beginning to feel established in a career, are looking at purchasing a home, and enjoy a more comfortable life. However, you have likely noticed that you may feel a little stiffer in...

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THE RATE OF PERCEIVED EXERTION (RPE) SCALE EXPLAINED

THE RATE OF PERCEIVED EXERTION (RPE) SCALE EXPLAINED

By KINSEY MAHAFFEY In a world of limitless fitness tech options and gadgets, is it still valid to judge the intensity of your workout based on how it feels? Short answer: Yes! The RPE scale is a simple, yet surprisingly accurate way to monitor the intensity of...

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Best Muscle-Building Supplements for Women

Best Muscle-Building Supplements for Women

By JACQUELINE KAMINSKI Muscles aren’t just for men! Women need muscle too… and ladies, while you may not want muscles as big as men (or maybe you do), I think most women can agree it seems like everything on the market is geared to helping men build muscle, not women!...

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POWERLIFTING FOR WOMEN – STRATEGIES FOR LIFTING SUCCESS

POWERLIFTING FOR WOMEN – STRATEGIES FOR LIFTING SUCCESS

By KINSEY MAHAFFEY Powerlifting isn’t just “for the boys” anymore, and we couldn’t be more excited. Today, it’s more common to see women throwing around some serious weight in sports like CrossFit or in social media posts on the internet. As a result, many women are...

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HOW TO GET BETTER AT PULL-UPS: A HANDY GUIDE

HOW TO GET BETTER AT PULL-UPS: A HANDY GUIDE

By KINSEY MAHAFFEY Back in 5th grade, I remember watching a classmate knock out 13 pull-ups during the President’s Fitness Test. She made it look so effortless that I thought, “This should be easy!” Right? Wrong. I was shocked when I couldn’t even do ONE pull-up. What...

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DOES COMPRESSION REALLY HELP WITH PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY?

DOES COMPRESSION REALLY HELP WITH PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY?

By ANDREW MILLS Improving physical performance is as much about maximizing performance quality as balancing and mitigating injury risks and maximizing recovery to prevent maladaptation in response to accumulated and progressive training loads. There is a lot of...

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FOODS TO HELP WITH MUSCLE CRAMPS

FOODS TO HELP WITH MUSCLE CRAMPS

By JACQUELINE KAMINSKI Are you ever in the middle of a workout and then BOOM… it hits you? Your muscle is locked up, the pain sets in, and you need to take a bit of a breather to handle the discomfort. I think all of us at one point in time have experienced this...

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THE KEYS TO IMPROVING YOUR BODY POSITIVITY

THE KEYS TO IMPROVING YOUR BODY POSITIVITY

By MARIA DIGIUSEPPE As we get older, our shapes and sizes can change and no matter how long you’re working out or how fit you are, it may be difficult to accept the change or maintain a positive body image. A positive body image can impact your life in many ways,...

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5 TIPS FOR BUILDING A GROWTH MINDSET

5 TIPS FOR BUILDING A GROWTH MINDSET

By DARLENE MARSHALL Why is it that some people, regardless of the industry they work in, the challenges they face, or their stage in life seem to remain optimistic and solution-focused? They take feedback well, roll with challenges, and make great teammates.If it...

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