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    How Alan Ritchson Became an Absolute Unit for ‘Reacher’

    Jack Reacher, as described in Lee Child’s popular book series, is a former U.S. Army major who roams the country bringing bad guys to justice by any means necessary. In Never Go Back, the eighteenth book in the Jack Reacher series, the 6’5” vigilante also has “a six-pack like a cobbled city street, a chest like a suit of NFL armor, biceps like basketballs, and subcutaneous fat like a Kleenex tissue.” That’s a pretty tall order to fill for any casting director, but the highly anticipated Amazon Prime Video series Reacher eventually found their man in Alan Ritchson. “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to bring this guy to life,”…

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    Add More Than a Decade to Your Life With the Right Diet

    A new study says that eating the right foods can add more than a decade to your life. Published in PLOS Medicine, the study builds a correlation between diet and lifespan. The researchers aren’t just saying the right diet will make you healthy, they’re saying they can calculate how many years an optimal diet can add to your life. And they’re happy to share their results. The researchers put together two different diets to compare against a typical Western diet. One is the optimal diet with a “substantially higher intake“ of foods such as whole grains, legumes, and fish. The optimal diet also reduces factors such as red and processed…

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    Frame Fitness: Why Pilates Is the Next Biggest Trend in At-Home Training

    This article was produced in partnership with Thomas Herd When you think of Pilates, most people imagine sleek studios filled with women gracefully maneuvering on a reformer. While Pilates is a form of exercise that is typically categorized as one for women, it was actually created by a man—Joseph Pilates—and, since its inception, has evolved greatly. Today, Pilates is one of the leading forms of exercise for professional athletes not just for injury recovery, but when it comes to maintaining specific muscle groups. One up-and-coming company is challenging the way we consider doing Pilates with a reformer that was designed for home use. Meet the Frame Reformer from Frame Fitness.…

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    How to Deadlift: Everything You Need to Know

    Welcome to Do It Right, a new series where we cover essential skills that everyone should know. From staying fit to caring for your gear and beyond, each Do It Right post calls on expert advice to help you learn something new across a wide range of topics. The Skill: How to Deadlift Deadlifting is the simple act of standing up while holding a lot of weight. It’s a relatively simple exercise, but doing it correctly requires proper technique, and many people mess it up. The step-by-step guide below will ensure you’re on the right track. For clarity’s sake, we’re going to handle the conventional barbell deadlift—the most commonly used…

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    10 Kettlebell Workouts to Get Six-Pack Abs

    This article was produced in partnership with Kettlebell Kings It’s probably going to sound redundant, but it always bears repeating: Your core really is at, well, the core of pretty much everything you do. “Our core strength determines ultimately how strong our entire body is,” says Bob Garon, owner and head coach at Chicagoland’s Synergy Kettlebell Training. “It affects our posture, our back health, and how well we perform daily movements as simple as getting up from a chair.” And kettlebell training is among the most functional—as in, training to improve body function and movement—types you can do. “The basic kettlebell movement patterns—squat, clean, press, swing, snatch—are loaded either on…

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    The Best Mid-Workout Fuel for Endurance Athletes

    Every good endurance athlete knows that nutrition is every bit as important as training. If you aren’t properly fueled, you won’t be performing at your best—and will even risk crashing mid-race or workout. Whether your M.O. is running, cycling, or swimming, that quick ‘n easy snack or supplement during a long training session should be packed with nutrients to keep you going. With too many options out there, just finding the right fuel can be tiring. Here are eight of our favorite mid-workout energy boosters.     Courtesy Image 1. GU Energy Gel Designed to supply energy and key nutrients lost during exercise, GU Energy Gels are one of most…

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