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Weight Training: If You Aren't, You Should Be

Brandon Drenon | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

Often when I introduce the idea of weight lifting to gym members the excuses I hear back are across the board. For women it's usually the fear of growing too big and muscular. Older people fear injury. And frankly, some people just have no idea where or how to begin.

World Class (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 10.07.2014 | Sports
Ken Hamm

I had the pleasure of training with professional bodybuilder Colette Nelson for a few weeks this year and she made an impression on me to last a lif...

Society Is Prejudiced Against Men With Muscles (or: The Sociology of Bodybuilding)

Galanty Miller | Posted 10.20.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I fear for the future of our nation's bodybuilders. The cards are stacked against them. They must suffer through one unfair disadvantage after another.

Checking the Ego Into Rehab and Sticking to a Fitness PLAN

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Because of my ego I feared failure. I was too embarrassed to be "bad" at anything, and though I used the excuse that I was scared of hurting my back, I was also really scared of hurting my ego. So often, rather than trying something new, I did nothing at all.

What's Better: Group Fitness Classes Or A Gym Membership?

Jamie Walker | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Choosing between a gym membership and group classes isn't an easy decision.

The 5 Most Important Lifts To Master

Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jeremey DuVall for Life by DailyBurn While nearly any movement can leave lifters lying in a pool of sweat riddled with soreness, some are simply...

Lilian Lost 70 Pounds: 'Food Can Help You Or Hinder You, But It's Always Your Choice'

Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: L...

The Case For Heavy Lifting

Rebecca Mahoney | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mahoney

Lifting and building lean muscle have dozens of benefits for women. These benefits include: more defined muscles, stronger bones, injury prevention and increased calorie burn and fat loss.

7 Strength-Training Tips For Beginners

Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer Cohen Strength training can be intimidating to a fitness newbie, especially if you've never operated one of those machines with the p...

Surviving a Spouse's Health Kick

Mary K. Moore | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary K. Moore

With the new year often come resolutions to get in shape. But what happens when one partner gets on a health kick and leaves the rest of the family in...

Why CrossFitting During Pregnancy Is Selfish

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

To me, it's not worth risking my baby just so I can be the mom that is still doing ring kips and burpees at eight months pregnant. I plan to use common sense, do what feels right to me and listen to my doctor at all times. Don't be selfish at the risk of your future child.

Lifting Myself

Tristan Higgins | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I decided a few years ago that I was done with allowing my history to limit my future. I dropped a bunch of weight and started doing lots of stuff that I didn't think I could do. Lifting is one of those things. No matter how much weight I can lift, I am lifting myself. That makes me a winner.

Mental Training for Sports Begins in the Gym

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.12.2013 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Using mental skills as a part of your physical conditioning program is a great way to begin to ingrain those skills that will be of such benefit in the quality of your training and when you compete.

The 6 Most Dangerous Workout Moves

Posted 06.10.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Yes, almost any exercise can be dangerous when performed incorrectly, but these are some of the trickiest. Here's what to watch out...

8 Great Exercise Tips For Those Over 50

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 07.21.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Exercise is a wonderful way to keep your body in top shape, as long as you follow these very simple tips. Though all of us complain about exercise from time to time, there's no substitute for it if you want to stay mentally and physically fit in your 50s, and beyond.

How To Get Back In Shape Without Hurting Yourself

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Whether it be fueled by added pounds on the scale, an upcoming physical event or another motivation (May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!), millions will head back to the gym after time spent away, but few of them realize there's a method that can save them from possible injury and disappointment.

4 Exercises You Don't Need (And Expert-Approved Ones You Do)

The Active Times | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Take a second to think about your gym routine. Got it? Now, I bet you feel pretty good about the fitness moves that you've incorporated -- you're hitting the big muscle groups, and plus, these moves are so popular that they have to be effective. Right? Wrong.

High School Student Lifts A Record-Breaking 700 Pounds (VIDEO)

Posted 03.29.2013 | Teen

The next time you think your workout feels tough, just think about this guy. Matt Poursoltani -- a senior and football player at Pilot Point High S...

High Heels and Barbells: The Changing Psychology of Fitness

Angelo Poli | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Angelo Poli

Over the last decade, trends in the fitness world have come and gone, but here to stay is the changed attitudes toward gender-specific exercise. Overwhelmingly, fitness experts believe in the benefits that both men and women get from strength training.

10 Tips For Safer Exercise

Abby Sims | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Abby Sims

Fine-tune exercise accordingly so that while your program remains challenging, you avoid overdoing it. Set yourself up for success by establishing a routine that works for you and that includes proper nutrition, adequate rest and sufficient water intake.

Beauty and the Boy: The Impact of Negative Body Image on Our Boys

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Even as our acceptance of less rigid gender roles grows in other areas, the pressure on boys to be "toned and muscular" represents a return to a traditional notion of masculinity and what it means to be a man. The message: It's fine if boys want to go around wearing sparkly nail polish as kids, as long as they grow up to be big and strong and macho.

Strength Training Tips for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

A growing body of research shows that strength training exercises can have a profound impact on a person's health as they age -- and you're never too old to start.

Strength Training: Don't Forget Your Backside!

Estelle Underwood | Posted 01.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Estelle Underwood

Many of the clients I see in my practice have been referred by chiropractors, doctors, or physical therapists because they suffer from some type of biomechanical disorder. Clients can unknowingly cause certain disorders because they are not working what we call "opposing muscle groups."

Are You Overtraining?

Jamie Galloway | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

Try and apply the same commitment to recovery that you apply to your workouts. Give your body the time it needs to rebound and repair and you'll find yourself with more energy, enhanced performance and a better disposition. Less is sometimes more.

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.