Q&A: What are BCAAs?

Looking to get lean? During a cut or diet, it’s not uncommon for your body to lose some muscle mass in the process. BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) can help you protect your muscles against the catabolic effects of dieting. BCAAs provide an important [...]
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Sunday Swarm: 8 Stretches to Relieve Back Pain

Back pain is a common ailment for many. For some, it’s severe, shooting pains. For others, it is a constant soreness or ache. I am one of those people; my back is often aching. I am a desk jockey and sit at a desk most days. I sit in the car anywhere from [...]
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SGL’s Concrete Chest Workout

Chest Day may be my least favorite, but I never skip it. A strong chest helps balance a strong, beautiful back and will aid in proper posture. The chest muscles are made up of the pectoralis major and the pectoralis minor. These muscles are especially [...]
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4 Ways to Spice Up Superset Training

There are a number of workouts around the web which highlight superset training. Do you really know why it’s a superset though or why the trainer who wrote the piece set the superset up the way they have? Educate yourselves people! There are a lot of ways [...]
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Sunday Swarm: 15 Yoga Pose How-Tos

I do a lot of my yoga at home. Sorry, yoga instructors, but I will not pay $75-$200 a month for an additional gym membership. If my gym offered yoga free, I would take the class. However, there is NO WAY in hell I would sign up to join a yoga studio only. [...]
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SGL’s Beautiful Back Workout

My two favorite days in the gym are the days I work my back and legs. Leg Day can be pretty awful, but I always feel awesome about myself when I am done – and I think that’s what counts the most. These are bigger muscle groups, so I can more [...]
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All About: Carbs

CARBBBBSS. Women crave carbs, men love carbs, everyone needs carbs. What carbs you choose to eat though and how much you eat can make a world of difference. We took a look at different body types, we saw that some people naturally respond better to low-carb [...]
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Sunday Swarm: 8 Considerations for Joining a Gym

Did you all enjoy your 4th of July? I hope so! I know I did :) Alright, let’s get into this week’s Sunday Swarm. Joining a gym is a smart decision, but how can we make a smart decision about which gym to join? There’s likely a 24-Hour Fitness, [...]
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SGL’s Independent Woman Workout

Happy Independence Day to my US readers! Today is all about BBQ, family, fireworks, and celebrating freedom. Here at SGL, we’re celebrating gym-independence. That’s right – today we’re breaking free of the gym to deliver the SGL Independant [...]
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Cheat Clean: Casein Coconut Macaroons with Cacao and Pistachios

Coconut macaroons are one of my most favorite treats and on top of that, I love cooking with coconut in general. I absolutely adore macaroons with just a bit of a chocolate drizzle on top. Well, I recently discovered that coconut macaroons are actually [...]
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