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How to Do the Pistol Squat (Video)…

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If you do all of your squats with both feet on the ground, you might be missing out. Trainers and exercise scientists have long touted the importance of unilateral exercises, or “one sided” movements that work limbs independently. And the pistol squat is a perfect example. While the right and left ...

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How to Do a Triceps Rope Pushdown (Video)…

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If you’re weight machine–averse, the triceps rope pushdown probably isn’t part of your tri-building regimen. But if you’re relying solely on non-machine exercises to sculpt triceps muscles, you’re missing out. The triceps rope pushdown is one of the most effective (and versatile) ways to build big, powerful tris. Since it specifically ...

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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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