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Alternative Milks and the Body Builder
We’re going to take a tour through the alternative milks section, checking out nut milks, soy milk, and oat milk.
The Thermic Effect of Foods and “Negative Calorie Foods”
Even if these foods don’t exist, thinking about them more and trying to incorporate more of them into your diet is a worthy endeavor.
The Greek Philosophy of Health and Wellness
“One man finds pleasure in improving his land, another his horses. My pleasure lies in seeing myself grow better day by day.”
Sleep Tracking: How it Works, and How to Work it
If you understand your sleep, you can sleep better. The art of making sure that you get the right amount of sleep at a high enough quality is called “sleep hygiene.”
Reasons Exercise Swimming is Under-rated
How much can you bench? How many pushups can you do? What’s your breast-stroke lap time? Exercise swimming is hugely under-rated – not just by body builders either.  You might not want to incorporate swimming into your workout every week (and you might not be able to if you did want to), but taking advantage […]
The Space Between the Sets: Optimizing Rest Time
All other things being equal, the length of your rest time should depend on how you use that time.
Exercises for Mobility Problems and the People Who Experience Them
You want to work out and be healthy, but you have mobility problems, so you can’t. Right? Actually, in some cases, exercises for mobility problems are just what the doctor ordered. Or, just what the doctor would order if you saw your doctor regularly enough. Whether you have a long-term mobility issue or are recovering […]
Getting to Know Your Doctor: What Your Relationship Should Look Like
think of your doctor as like a home inspector. They can point out the plumbing problems and where the electrical could use some work. They won’t do the work themselves, but they can give general advice or direct you to specialists
Neck Muscles: Key Players Plus How and Why to Target Them
Can you imagine being ripped and still having a pencil neck? To some extent, this problem solves itself.
Can Fitness Trackers Improve Your Workout?
In the end, whether a fitness tracker will improve your workout depends on how you approach your workout and your life in general.
How, Where, and Why to Cut Sugar
Some of the best and most common diet advice out there is as simple as this: cut sugar. However, a blind quest to cut all sugar will be practically impossible and it might not actually be that great for you. It’s nice to have a two-word action plan, but let’s put a little English on […]
What Are Superfoods?
So, if there’s no legal definition of a superfood, how are we making a list? We make our own rules, that’s how.
Can You Be too Old to Work Out? Exploring Age and Exercise
The relationship between age and exercise is complicated but the TLDR is that you’re never too young to get healthy or too old to stay that way.
Working Out for Weight Loss: How to Lift With Extra Pounds
For the most part, working out is working out. However, there are some things that you should be prepared to experience a little differently than others if you’re looking to slim down as well as bulk up.
More about Max Weight and One Rep Max
You’re not setting out to determine your one rep max for an exercise so that you can lift that amount one time every day. You’re determining your max weight so that you can build it into your weight lifting regimen.
Working Out and Heart Health
If you regularly lift you’re probably thinking of your heart. There’s a lot of good information that gets swept under the rug (like the value of knowing your target heart rate) and a lot of myths that get too much attention (like exaggerated heart problems in the lifting community). Fortunately, HTBM is here to set […]
What Is VO2 Max, and How Can You Increase it?
VO2 Max can describe the most oxygen that you can get from a breath or it can describe the amount of oxygen required for a given activity
How Alcohol and Tobacco Use Affect Your Workout
alcohol and tobacco use can and will negatively impact your workout if you let them.
Applying RICE for Muscle Soreness
RICE, or “Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate” is a tried and true method of pain relief as well as a helpful measure to make sure that mild wear-and-tear on your muscles doesn’t become something more serious.
Compression Braces and Tapes and Your Workout
Most compression braces are specifically designed to help support joints with a more limited range of motion like the knee or the elbow. These joints are meant to bend in a particular direction and lifting too much or messing up form on a new lift could damage the ligaments that keep the bones in a joint together.
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