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Training By The Numbers

Dan Trink, CSCS | Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Trink, CSCS

As a personal trainer and nutritional consultant, I get asked a lot of questions. Apparently, while not everyone actually goes to the gym or follows a specific diet, everyone is certainly curious about it. And, for some reason, every query seems to start with "how much," "how little" or "how often."

The 10 Pillars Of Fitness

Jamie Galloway | Posted 02.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

Overall fitness doesn't just come from doing one activity over and over and over. If you want to be a good all around, the chances are you'll benefit from diversifying your training a little.

Muscle Mass Made Easy, Part 2: Two Styles Of Full-Body Training

John Romaniello | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
John Romaniello

These two methods are similar in some ways, vastly different in others; but both are extraordinarily effective if used correctly. Applying each at the right time during your training cycles is a surefire way to allow for continued growth.

Muscle Mass Made Easy: 2 Training Methods For Beginners

John Romaniello | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Romaniello

I've often said that while gaining muscle can be very difficult, it's also pretty simple -- at the heart of it, you just need to take in more energy than you expend, and use an intelligent program. This is especially true for beginners.

5 Hidden Dangers At The Gym

Ben Greenfield | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Similar to a hospital, you'd expect the gym to be a healthy and safe place. But also similar to a hospital, gyms can have lurking, hidden dangers that leave you injured or sick if you're not careful.

Weighty Medicine: Pumping Iron Comes of Age

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Clinical research has demonstrated that resistance training benefits everyone, from children to seniors.

8 Effective Strength-Training Techniques To Try Now

Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kyle J. Smith Stuck in the strength training doldrums? Our best piece of fitness advice is that "Variety is key." Greatist has shared all sorts ...

Ask Healthy Living: Should I Do Cardio Or Weights First?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- our new column in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get b...

Richard Lost 150 Pounds: 'I'm Lighter Now Than I Was In High School'

Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Richard Ruiz Age...

30-Day Summer Shape-Up Day 25: 10 Tips For Better Weight Training

Ben Greenfield | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

If you lift weights, you need to constantly change your routine in order to burn fat faster and challenge your muscles. In other words, you need to throw your body some curveballs.

3 Hot Fitness Trends of 2012

Rachel Cosgrove | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachel Cosgrove

Every year, there are new trends in fitness. Some last longer than others. Some are more effective than others, making them more than a "trend."

Can Weight Lifting Maximize The Afterburn Effect?

Posted 04.13.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jeremey DuVall Benching, squatting, curling and other weight lifting moves are known to get the muscles burning, but what if those same moves c...

Short on Time for a Workout? Maximize Your Time and Go for the 'After-Burn'!

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

If you can only find 30 minutes (or less) to fit in some exercise, what's the best use of your time -- a cardio workout or a weight training session?

What Women Need To Know About Strength Training

Teddy Bass | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Teddy Bass

Woman have all heard that high repetitions with lighter weights tones muscles, but is there a more effective way to get the results you desire?

How to Find (And Use) Your Fat-Burning Zone

Ben Greenfield | Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Your body's most efficient energy source is fat. Just one pound of stored fat can provide about 3,600 calories of energy, which is far more than most people actually burn in a single day.

Women, Weights and Osteoporosis

Rachel Cosgrove | Posted 01.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachel Cosgrove

Women have followed low-nutrient diets, along with over-exercising. These approaches may have caused more damage to their bodies, possibly even putting themselves into increased risk for osteoporosis.

WATCH: Improve Your Strength Training Technique

Posted 12.09.2011 | Healthy Living

It's never too late to start strength training, says Shelly McDonald, the group fitness director at Club Sportif MAA. But if you've already started an...

How To Build That Strong (And Sexy!) Muscle Mass

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 10.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

Although aerobic exercise -- things like running, bicycling, swimming, and dancing -- are good workouts for your heart and lungs and help you lose weight, these aren't going to help you maintain your strength.

The Truth About Weight Training vs. Cardio

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 10.14.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

Cardio is not the fastest way to lose weight, and it's certainly not the only way. There is a solution, though, which will allow you to spend less time in the gym and see even better results.

Why You Should Be Lifting Weights

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

How many more calories does muscle tissue really burn?

The Effect of Weight Training Before Cardio, from Jillian Michaels

Posted 09.10.2011 | Women

Jillian Michaels explains the benefit of doing weight training before your cardio exercises. Join the conversation and post a comment below. ...

A Weighty Issue: Surprising Research on Lifting Light vs. Lifting Heavy

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

It's probably the weightiest question in the gym world. What's more effective? Lifting light weight and doing high reps or lifting heavy weight and doing low reps?