Category Archives: Health and Fitness

Less than 1 in 3 Americans meet the govt. fitness guidelines

Less than a third of Americans, and only one in five teenagers, meet new physical fitness guidelines issued by the federal government Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services said. The guidelines, which officials said could be easily achieved by most, recommend the same level of exercise as the original standards released in 2008…
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Why the Belt Squat Could Be Your Secret to Strength Gains

There’s a certain simplicity in a lot of basic barbell movements. Squatting is a natural human movement, so rack some weight on your back and make the muscles that perform the squat get stronger. Picking up heavy stuff is natural, so deadlifting increasingly heavier weights strengthens that movement pattern. The belt squat is different. Read…
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