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The Ultimate Boxing Workout Plan to Get Lean and Fit

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In the real world, boxers are some of the leanest, most well-trained athletes. Champs such as Vladimir Klitschko, Shane Mosley, and Mike Tyson were all human wrecking balls in their prime and had the builds …

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Muscle & Fitness 2018-01-22 16:56:00

Steve Granitz / Getty; halleberry / InstagramHalle Berry has always been in incredible shape and sported a gorgeous physique. But lately the star seems to have kicked it up a notch when it comes to her fitness routine. The mom of two looks deca…

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Men's Fitness 2018-01-22 16:32:04

One of the most iconic film characters of all-time could be ready to “whip” up a new adventure.
Following his work on the political drama The Post and the futuristic action film Ready Player One, director Steven Spielberg might be ready to bring In…

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Men's Fitness 2018-01-22 15:51:05

Halle Berry has always been in incredible shape and sported a gorgeous physique. But lately the star seems to have kicked it up a notch when it comes to her fitness routine. The mom of two looks decades younger than 51, and, even with great genetics, m…

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Rapidly gaining (or losing) a ton of weight can drastically mess with your body

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Not many of us can be on-target with our eating and exercising every single day of the year. It’s mentally taxing. Working out and eating right all the time can leave you itching for a day of sloth and gluttony, which is normal operating procedure for most humans. That’s why cheat meals and off days are important: They help psychologically (with deprivation) and physiologically (with rest and recovery).

But while we’ve all indulged in the occasional cheat day, it’s important to keep your bodyweight fairly consistent—or, if you’re trying to lose weight, to do so gradually. We know it’s tempting to drop all of your body fat all at once. But losing weight too quickly or too slowly can create dramatic changes within the body—and your body can’t always recover, according to recent research from Stanford University Medical Center.

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The small study, which was initiated to investigate people with pre-diabetic symptoms, looked at baseline levels of gene expression, protein production, microbiome, and genome in 23 subjects. Some were insulin-resistant (who showed unusual levels of inflammation), while others were still insulin-sensitive (and did not show inflammation).

The researchers then put both groups of people on a high-calorie diet for 30 days. People in both groups gained an average of 6lbs—and both started to show signs of inflammation. Both groups also started to show shifts in their gut bacteria, as well as gene expression related to heart failure.

Thankfully, when the excess weight was dropped, these bodily systems went back to mostly normal fairly quickly, said senior author Michael Snyder, Ph.D., a Stanford genetics professor.

“The goal here was to characterize what happens during weight gain and loss at a level that no one has ever done before…In the end, we literally made billions of measurements.” And the results confirmed what we know about the human body, he said: “It’s a whole system, not just a few isolated components, so there are system-wide changes when people gain weight.”

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Muscle & Fitness 2018-01-22 15:39:00

Rey Del Rio / Stringer / GettyWhen former WWE wrestler CM Punk lost his debut UFC bout to Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in 2016, the defeat was so one-sided that many fans speculated that Punk would never step into the Octagon again. It turns out: Th…

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The 30 best shoulder exercises of all time

Best Shoulder Exercises

You need to hit your deltoids, upper trapezius, serratus anterior, rotator cuff muscles, and levator scapulae to truly build three-dimensional shoulders.

Aside from strengthening your upper body muscles and the bones beneath them, you’ll safeguard your body against injury and let’s face it, you’ll create an aesthetic men want to replicate and woman go crazy over.

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Overhead pressing and lateral raises can only do so much to build strong, functional shoulders—although they’re definitely in the top tier of muscle-building moves—so here are 30 shoulder exercises that’ll improve flexibility, add size, get stronger, and complete your physique.

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Men's Fitness 2018-01-22 15:21:35

Getting a good night’s sleep is certainly one of the best ways to keep yourself healthy and in good shape, but more than 30% of Americans don’t get the recommended seven to nine hours of slumber a night, says the Centers for Disease Control and Pre…

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Muscle & Fitness 2018-01-22 14:46:00

Instagram / TheRockIf you were on the fence about watching the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s NFL pre-game promotional video surely got you to make up your mind. 
Wh…

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Watch: New, city-crushing ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ TV spot features even more epic monsters

Pacific Rim Uprising

Just when humanity thought the kaiju war was over, the monsters have returned. And they’re bigger than ever before.

The newest TV spot for Pacific Rim Uprising shows off the challenge that heroes Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) and Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood) will face in the anticipated sequel.

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The film takes place 10 years after the first Pacific Rim, and while the Jaeger program has been a major success in protecting the globe, the next fight is one that no one (at least nobody who understands the nature of Hollywood sequels) imagined: The kaiju are evolving and getting even more powerful. That puts Boyega’s Pentecost right in the middle of the fight, and he’s bringing along some friends with him.

The new spot shows off just how big the monsters have grown, and also teases some of the new weapons that the Jaeger pilots will use to take them down.

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Take a look:

Pacific Rim Uprising will be released on March 23.

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4 Food Myths You Should Forget You Ever Heard

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25 of the most powerful women who dominated the 2018 SAG Awards

SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards spotlight outstanding performances in television and film.

But this year, Hollywood switched things up: The SAGs only featured female presenters and host in a strategic decision to further the conversation surrounding the #MeToo movement and “Time’s Up” campaign.

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In fact, many of the women who took home awards were pioneers of the movement against sexual harassment in Hollywood.

Click through for some photos of the influential stars who attended the ceremony.

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7 Ways to Squat for More Size, Strength, and Power

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How Diet Soda Can Sabotage Your Weight Loss

Chris Stein/Getty ImagesA new report published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal may make you think twice before uncapping your next diet soda.
Researchers analyzed 37 different studies on the relationship between artificial sweetener…

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How to Boost Recovery With the TheraGun

Courtesy ImageProper nutrition, mobility work, and adequate sleep are the keys to maximizing your recovery from intense workouts. But chances are you’re overlooking one other recuperative practice: vibration. We don’t blame you, since vibra…

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5 Tactics to Bulk Up Your Lower Legs for a Pair of Killer Calves

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Should You Try the Keto Diet?

istetiana / GettyThe ketogenic diet is very low in carbs and high in fats. Reducing your carb intake this drastically puts your body into a state of ketosis, in which your body burns fat for energy.
If you have a fast metabolism that is suited …

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3 Must-Try Moves For Killer Abs

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NFL playoffs 2018: Patriots-Eagles Super Bowl LII preview

The greatest spectacle in all of sports is on the horizon. We just have to wait two excruciating weeks and endure the Pro Bowl.

If Super Bowl LII—featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX—is even half as exciting as the flea flicker-heavy Championship Weekend, we’re in for a thrill ride. And it should be, if these stats are any indication:

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The big game has a lot of storylines that will be shoved down your throat over the next 13 days. So feel free to read on and give any other Super Bowl hype the Tom Brady treatment.

So grease up your light poles, try to get a ticket for the game if you can afford it (don’t flip out if you can’t), and join us as we recap the penultimate weekend of (meaningful) football action.

Bring on the action!

Kahleel Bragg contributed photo research to this story.

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