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How to Do a Sumo Squat (Video)…

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Few other moves engage as many muscles below the waist as the traditional squat, making it one of the most effective exercises for building lower body strength and power. So you may wonder, “Is the sumo squat just messing with perfection?” Turns out that variety isn’t just the spice of life — ...

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How to Do an Overhead Triceps Extension (Video)…

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For those who subscribe to the philosophy that curls get the girls and bi’s get the guys, triceps are easy to skimp on during a workout. But they’re absolutely critical to your upper body’s overall strength and power. And since the triceps muscle accounts for two-thirds of your upper arm’s ...

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How to Do a Lateral Band Walk (Video)…

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What do knock knees, flat feet, and IT band syndrome all have in common? They’re often associated with weak glutes and hip abductors (muscles that lift your legs out to the sides). If you want to strengthen these muscles, the lateral band walk is a go-to move for any resistance band workout. While there are ...

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Autumn’s Skinny Cucumber Cocktail…

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Some people refer to elderflower cocktails as “breakfast drinks.” (Yes, please!) To re-create this cucumber cocktail, 21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese took inspiration from a few different summery drinks and figured out how to keep the calories to a minimum and maximize the flavor. This minty cocktail features St. Germain ...

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How to Do the Preacher Curl…

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If you really want to give your biceps a run for their money, look no further than the preacher curl. In fact, few exercises target the biceps as directly and effectively. Unlike other biceps curl variations, preacher curls force you to rely solely on the strength of your biceps to ...

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Sweet Potato Chicken Wraps…

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If you’ve ever grabbed chicken wraps at an airport or a coffee shop, you’ll know the sinking disappointment that is a soggy chicken wrap. Wraps just don’t keep well, no matter what you put inside, so historically, they don’t make good meal prep foods. (Don’t even get us started on ...

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6 Side Plank Variations That Will Clobber Your Core…

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If your current bodyweight-exercise menu stops after pushups, pull-ups, squats, and lunges, it’s time to shake things up a little. Enter: the oft-forgotten side plank exercise — in which you hold your body rigid, supporting your weight on your feet and one forearm while your opposite shoulder and hip point toward the sky. The side plank ...

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How to Not Lose Yourself in Social Media…

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Are you losing yourself in social media? This topic is very dear to me because as a mother, I’m watching how my son lives with social media and all his gadgets, which is different from how I was raised. But first, I have to say that I absolutely see the ...

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Cashew ‘N Oat Hotcakes…

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If waffles and pancakes are your breakfast weakness, you’ll be glad to hear that 21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese and her brother, chef Bobby Calabrese have created this recipe for Cashew ‘N Oat Hotcakes that’s sure to have you whipping up batches of batter on the regular. This fun ...

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