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8 Habits of Highly Fit People

8 Habits of Highly Fit People

Here are some scary stats: More than two thirds of American adults are overweight or obese and more than half do not meet the physical-activity guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While that paints a rather grim picture of the fitness of Americans, what’s going on with the other third …

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The Romanian Deadlift versus Stiff-Leg Deadlifts

The Romanian Deadlift versus Stiff-Leg Deadlifts

Stiff-Leg Deadlifts Exercise physiologist Irv Rubenstein skips stiff-leg deadlifts, in which you bend forward at the hips while holding a barbell or dumbbells. Locked-out knees while bending forward with a heavy weight creates elevated stress on the spine, says Rubenstein. “Furthermore, when the hips flex to whatever angle the hamstrings allow, the spine will start …

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