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Steve Edwards

In Memory: Steve Edwards

Beachbody Vice President of Fitness and Nutrition Steve Edwards died the morning of February 25th after a long battle against an especially aggressive form of mantle cell lymphoma. He went after it with everything he had, fighting courageously to his final moments. I know this because I had the honor of being with him to


Ask the Expert: How Many Calories Should I Be Eating?

I dunno. How many do you wanna eat? Okay, so that was a joke, but eventually, it’ll be the right answer. When all your hormones fire right and you’re filling yourself with healthy, whole foods, your body will tell you the right amount to eat. Unfortunately, our culture has become particularly skilled at overriding our

Sore Hungry Slow Signs Program Working

Sore, Hungry, or Slow? 3 Signs Your Program is Working

Exercise makes us feel great. It makes us less hungry. It helps us perform everyday tasks better. Besides our health and the way we look, feeling great, being less hungry, and performing better are exactly the reasons we put ourselves through exercise. However, en route to ultimate fitness, there are some hurdles we all need

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How Much Weight Should You Be Lifting?

For those of you not interested in details, here’s the short answer: You should always lift as much weight as you can for the number of repetitions targeted by an exercise. If you aren’t doing this, you’re only getting a fraction of your workout’s potential. Because the independent variable isn’t weight, it’s reps. Trainers often

Do Vegetarians Live Longer

Ask the Expert: Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Search Google and you’ll discover millions of articles regarding the pros and cons of both meat-o-phile and meat-free lifestyles. Frustratingly, many of these articles tend to manipulate the data to serve the writer’s oft-dogmatic hypothesis. Frankly, I don’t blame them, given that data on how meat affects the human body tends to be vague and