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Learn what you can do to speed muscle recovery, help your body rejuvenate, and make it very unlikely that you'll get hurt. You know the feeling all-too-well. The soreness, the aches, and (sometimes) pains that can result from starting a new workout routine or pushing yourself harder than before. On one hand, it can feel like a badge of honor and “proof” that you made the most of your workout. On the other hand, it can make it harder for you to go back for your next planned session, see progress, or stay on track with your routine. While soreness...

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Whatever your goal, the idea of seeking failure is misunderstood and misapplied, and a big reason why many people don’t see amazing results from their workouts. When I first started lifting weights, I tried to take every set to failure. I didn’t know any better because no one told me any different. And, if I looked at how Arnold lifted and the culture of bodybuilding, complete failure appeared to be the goal of training sessions.For years, that meant thinking of resistance exercise in absolute terms. A workout wasn’t a success unless I could no longer move my muscles at the...

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Will working up a sweat boost your immune system or make you sicker? Keep reading to learn when you should workout and when it might be best to rest, hydrate, and catch up on your Netflix queue. In general, our approach towards sickness has always been simple: if going to the gym can get others sick, then stay away. That counts for coughs, sniffles, sore throats, fevers, and anything that isn’t general fatigue. Remember, one day is just one day. That doesn’t mean you can’t workout at home when you’re sick, but try to think of others when you’ve got...

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Understanding how to balance your diet to give you the right amount of sanity – while not letting your hunger go wild – is the key to feeling in control of your diet. If you ever really need proof about how the human body works, find your way into a metabolic chamber. There are about 30 of them in the world and they cost millions of dollars. They use the best technology to measure every single ounce of energy that is either consumed or burned. These chambers allow scientists to better understand diseases that affect the human body, including things...

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