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Eating Out? Here’s What A Quick 2,000 Calorie Meal Looks Like At Popular Fast Food Places

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Diet It UP, Eating Out, Food Lists

Love it or hate it, eating out is an unadulterated death trap. NYTimes.com recently did a profile honing in on one specific number: 2,000. More poignantly, what exactly does 2,000 calories look like, from a fast food or restaurant lens? Here’s the evidence.

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Life Hacks — Exhausted? Recharge Your Brain Quicker With A Coffee Power Nap [Study]

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Diet It UP, Life Hacks, Misc., Nutrition Science, Study

Hack your brain and recharge faster with a 20 minute coffee power nap. Here’s how it all goes down.

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Um, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) Secretly Got A Name Change [News]

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Diet It UP, Nutrition Science

SCANDAL! High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) got a name change on labels and nobody seems to know about.

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Never Challenge Gaston To A Push Up Contest, He WILL Destroy & Humiliate You [Video]

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Misc., Muscle It UP, Shenanigans, Videos, WTF?

If you’ve ever felt brazen enough to think about challenging Gaston—the uber-buff villain from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”—to a push-up contest, here’s a nice little PSA for everyone: DON’T.

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[WOTM, 01/2015] Revamp Your Body And Dominate 2015 With The New Year’s Body Blaster Workout Program

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Featured Article, Full Body Workout Plans, Muscle It UP, Workout Of The Month, Workout Plans

Let’s dominate 2015. January’s WOTM is a three workout dynamo that’s designed to hammer the core, ignite metabolism & attack fat, and construct a layer of fresh muscle across the body.

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Resolution Better — 5 Tips For Making Successful New Year’s Resolutions In 2015

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Health It UP, Life Advice, Motivation

Every January gyms around the world become flooded with a rush of new members. The reality though is that by March or April, the majority of those new gym members will revert back to their old ways. Use these 5 tips to set better New Year’s resolutions and succeed in 2015.

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[Fitness Lists] Gym Etiquette — 14 BIG Reasons Why You Might Be A Gym Idiot In 2015

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Fitness Lists, Muscle It UP

Whether it’s stomach-curdling BO, curling where you’re not supposed to, or painting every piece of equipment with freshly manufactured sweat, there’s always one person that the collective gym population would LOVE to banhammer forever. Here are 14 BIG reasons why you might be a gym idiot in 2015.

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I Hate New Year’s Resolutions, But I Made Six For 2015 Anyway

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Health It UP, Motivation

I mostly hate New Year’s resolutions. They’re evil. They haunt you, coerce you into making them, and flaunt their sexy potential. Only to let you down and serve as a source of failure and disappointment later in the year. That said, I cemented 6 for 2015 anyway. Because why not? Feel free to steal mine.

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Feats Of Strength — 8 Fitness Challenges To Conquer In 2015 [Fitness Lists]

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Featured Article, Fitness Lists, Muscle It UP

We’re dishing out a series of 8 fitness challenges to conquer in 2015. Whether it’s squatting 1.75x your bodyweight for a set of 5 or holding a plank for 3 minutes — wage a war against yourself and develop a bloodthirsty hunger to crush your former self.

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Runny Poached Eggs On Spicy Avocado Toast [Recipes]

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Breakfast, Cook It UP, Lean Meals, Quick & Easy, Recipes

Make this for breakfast. Brunch. As a snack. Dinner. Post-workout. Whenever…wherever. Just make it. Our recipe for Runny Poached Eggs On Spicy Avocado Toast might just be the closest thing to a god-like breakfast. Or anytime meal, really.

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The Workout Music Friday Five-Pack, V16 — Beyonce, Kaskade, J. Cole, & Pusha T (12/15–12/19)

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Friday Five-Pack, Music, Pump It UP

We’ve got a new five-pack of power workout songs to carry you into the weekend. This week — Beyonce, Kaskade, J. Cole, and Pusha T.

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Lean Cooking 101 — How To Poach An Egg Perfectly In 5 Minutes [Recipes]

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Cook It UP, Quick & Easy, Recipes

If you love gooey, runny, perfectly-cooked egg yolks that flow like radiant waterfalls—you know, the kind that crown the top of any stellar plate of Eggs Benedict/Florentine—you HAVE to master the technique of egg poaching. Here’s how, in a quick 5 minutes.

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Friday Five-Pack V15 — 5 Workout Songs To Energize Your Workouts And Kickstart The Weekend (12/8–12/12)

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Friday Five-Pack, Music, Pump It UP

We’ve got a new five-pack of power workout songs to carry you into the weekend. This week — Madeon, Axwell, Ingrosso, and Rae Sremmurd

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Perk Up Your Derriere With The Build-A-Butt Workshop Glute Workout Plan [Workout Plans]

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Butt, Featured Article, Legs, Legs & Butt Workout Plans, Muscle It UP, Workout Plans

Welcome to the Build-A-Butt Workshop. It’s an intense, 7-exercise butt workout plan that attacks the glutes and builds a firm, perky derriere. Dive in, butt first.

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We’re Ranked 34th In Life Expectancy — Eat These Global Power Foods To Boost Longevity [Infographic]

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Diet It UP, Health It UP, Infographics

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the average life expectancy in the US stacks up at 79 years — that’s good for 34th overall worldwide. Not surprisingly, FOOD plays a major role. Here are a few of the top foods eaten globally by the world’s healthiest countries.

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Straight Flex With This 15-Minute Recipe For Steamed Mussels With White Wine, Tomatoes, & Chorizo [Recipes]

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Cook It UP, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lean Meals, Recipes

Hold up, hold up, hold up — we’ve got your next weeknight smorgasbord. Straight flex your culinary muscles with this 15-minute recipe for, well, steamed muscles with white wine, tomatoes, and chorizo. It’s a stupidly easy, uber-lean, quick-to-make dinner recipe that’s piping hot with aromatics and light, savory flavor.

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Stop, Drop, And Listen — DJ Earworm Drops Uber-Mashup Of The Top 25 Songs From 2014

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Music, Pump It UP

Stop, drop, and listen to this. Right now. If you thought the musical landscape from 2014 was…fancy, you’ll go bananas for DJ Earworm’s annual uber-mashup of the year’s top songs — “The United States Of Pop 2014.”

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THIS IS NOT A DRILL…The World Is Running Out Of Chocolate (No Seriously, We Are) [News]

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Diet It UP, News

According to the Washington Post, two of the world’s largest chocolatiers are predicting that there could be a massive global chocolate shortage by 2020.

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47 Shocking Food & Nutrition Facts That’ll Blow Rainbow Confetti Out Of Your Noggin

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Diet It UP, Featured Article, Food Lists, Nutrition Science

An inaugural list of obscure, perplexing, research-backed food facts, stuffed from start-to-finish with 47 shocking tidbits that’ll send rainbow confetti spewing out of your noggin.

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This Badass 77-Year-Old Grandma Can Almost Definitely Deadlift More Than You Can [Video]

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Motivation, Muscle It UP, Videos

Everyone, meet Willie Murphy. She is an unadulterated badass. More badass than you or I. She is also a woman and a 77-year-old grandma—no, a COMPETITIVE POWERLIFTER—who can almost certainly lift more than you can.

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