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Timing is everything: if you think the fastest way to a lean body is to eat less and work out more, read on and learn about the surprising new research

Timing is everything: if you think the fastest way to a lean body is to eat less and work out more, read on and learn about the surprising new research Martica Heaner WHEN THE TORCH IS LIT IN Athens this summer, lots of athletes will be watching the clock–and not just because they don’t want […]

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don’t let another year go by without getting in your best shape ever

Put fitness January first: don’t let another year go by without getting in your best shape ever AS 2004 WINDS DOWN, YOU MIGHT BE LOOKING BACK OVER THE YEAR at all you’ve accomplished and what you didn’t quite get around to. Did you go on that vacation you planned to take? Did you finish redecorating […]

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What’s the difference? Maximize your triceps workouts by learning the differences among the V-bar, straight-bar and rope attachments

What’s the difference? Maximize your triceps workouts by learning the differences among the V-bar, straight-bar and rope attachments Joe Wuebben It’s arm day and you’re deciding how to sculpt your triceps. You survey the weight room and notice a gal doing pressdowns with some funky V-shaped bar. There’s also a guy pumping out reps with […]

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Jody Buffalo

Jody Buffalo Jody Buffalo’s office is filled with hundreds of skin-care and makeup testers. No, she didn’t ransack the local department store’s cosmetics counter, she’s just doing her job. And although her days are filled with evaluating and writing about new products, our beauty editor knows that the average HERS reader doesn’t have a lot […]

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follow this seven-day meal plan to increase your energy and fine-tune your physique

Here’s what to eat for a week: follow this seven-day meal plan to increase your energy and fine-tune your physique Joanne V. Lichten you’re eating right and working out with intensity, and your weight is within an ideal range. So why are you so exhausted at the end of the day, and why do your […]

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when a competitive rower lands in a class, the lessons she learns indoors give her an edge on the water

Power stroke: when a competitive rower lands in a class, the lessons she learns indoors give her an edge on the water Eileen Hansen iT’s THE DARK HOUR OF 6 A.M. AND I’m at a strip mall in Costa Mesa, Calif., seated alongside a dozen other hardy souls, sweating, smiling and moving in unison to […]

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surf camp helps get you into the swim

Boarding school: surf camp helps get you into the swim Daryn Eller i’VE CLIMBED MOUNTAINS, kayaked open water, skied steep slopes, competed in swim meets, but somehow I had managed to live most of my life in Southern California and never learned to surf. That, I decided, needed to change, which is why I found […]

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The spice of life

The spice of life ALL THIS TIME we thought spices only made food taste good. Now it turns out that spices may actually make food good for you. Writing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Johanna Lampe, an associate member of the public health sciences division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, […]

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She shall overcome: with a new dedication to fitness, she doesn’t let illness or injury stand in her way

She shall overcome: with a new dedication to fitness, she doesn’t let illness or injury stand in her way – Success Stories Michelle Haney during high school, I was very athletic and competitive. I played sports year round, and enjoyed every minute of it. This kept me in fairly good shape at 5’3″ and 135 […]

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Wide-grip pull-up: challenge yourself with this back-building foundation exercise

Wide-grip pull-up: challenge yourself with this back-building foundation exercise – Perfect Form Michael Yessis Keep your grip as wide as is comfortably possible. Focus on raising your body with your back muscles rather than elbow flexion. technique * Take an overhand grip on a high horizontal bar with your hands placed 7-10 inches wider than […]