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15 Fitness Tricks and Tactics for 2015

15 Fitness Tricks and Tactics for 2015

Check out these 15 awesome new scientifically based fitness hacks, tricks, and tactics (plus some good old-fashioned motivation) for getting yourself in shape in 2015.

Forecasting 2015: Our Top 10 Fitness Trends of 2015 >>>

Determined using your VO2 max and waist size, your fitness age fluctuates with your general health, not years, and is a primo indicator of mortality. Visit for the formula, then go knock a few years off at the gym.

Source: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

10 Exercises That Suck >>>

Watching a partner do an exercise better than you spurs you on to perform it better yourself. 

Source: Psychology of Sport and Exercise

10 Upper Body Moves That Work Your Core Too >>>

Keep your eyes on a faraway object such as a tree or sign, and you’ll get to it faster and with less effort than if you allow your attention to wander.

Source: Motivation and Emotion

Four Ways to Correct Muscle Imbalances >>>

Podiatrist-prescribed custom insoles allow less force to impact your feet than prefabricated insoles.
Source: Journal of Sports Sciences 

Should You Do the Overhead Press >>>

Don’t ditch your workout because of guilt. The happiest family men find that their “me time” improves the health of the entire family. 

Source: BMC 

Is Muscle Strength All in Your Head? >>>

Speeding up the concentric (pushing) phase of the bench press results in accelerated strength gains.

Source: European Journal of Applied Physiology 

Ask Men's Fitness: What Tips Do You Have For Staying on Track With a New Year's Fitness Goal? >>>

Moderate UV exposure (while wearing sunscreen, of course) releases nitric oxide in the skin, which can help you shed pounds and lower diabetes risk.

Source: Diabetes

12 Best Tools to Recover From Any Workout >>>

Interval runs on a moderate hill or a treadmill set at a 10% incline up your VO2 max and jumping ability in half the time it takes with level training.

Source: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

4 New Training Strategies to Try in 2015 >>>

Wearing compression gear for 24 hours post-workout speeds recovery and cuts muscle soreness.

Source: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

50 Ways to Boost Your Energy >>>

A power playlist will boost performance. Plus, the longer you listen to music during a session, the more enjoyable it becomes.

Source: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

The 21 Day Shred Ab Workout >>>

No workout is in vain—even if you don’t lose all the weight you want, you’ll still have a healthier heart and stronger metabolism if you consistently strength train.

Source: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

5 Fitness Measurements Every Guy Should Know >>>

Eat protein (P) daily and do a four-hour mix of resistance training (R), intervals (I), stretching (S), and endurance (E) weekly—called the “PRISE” plan—and in 16 weeks you can lose up to five pounds more than people who do just one type of exercise.

Source: Journal of Applied Physiology

10 Ways to Lose Muscle >>>

Milk provides more effective hydration, energy, and protein after exercise than run-of-the-mill sports drinks.

Source: Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism

Does Pot Make You a Better Athlete? >>>

Exercise boosts sleep, mood, and memory.

Source: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise/Jama Psychiatry/Acta Psychologica 

The 30 Best Shoulder Exercises of All-Time >>>

For more squat reps, lift weights first, do cardio after. Saving the cardio till after you’ve done your resistance training boosts lifting performance.

Source: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

The 5 Best Deadlift Variations >>>


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