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  • Get Your Row On: How To Use A Rowing Machine
    Rowing is one of the best workouts you could do at the gym to build lean muscle and burn calories at the same time, yet few of us really know how to correctly use it. Chris Ryan Fitness breaks down the proper rowing technique in this fun, insightful article that anyone can understand. There is no reason to avoid one of the best workouts available to you at the gym anymore!
  • Stay Healthy on the Road: 7 Tips for Healthier Business Travel
    It's time to eat healthy on the road and make smarter decisions with your nutrition. There is a reason so many business travelers gain weight on the road -- albeit, an easily solvable one.

    Most travelers make make poor decisions by not tapping into their healthy habits and thinking outside the box. This article by chrisryanfitness explores these issues and offers 7 healthy tips for business travelers that are easily followed.
  • Anger Management? 5 Ways to use Fitness to Combat Anger
    Anger is an extreme emotion that can cause catastrophic damage to your health if it becomes commonplace. Remedies do exist beyond taking blood pressure medication though.

    In the article, "Anger Management? 5 Ways to Use Fitness to Combat Anger," Chris Ryan looks at 5 distinct exercise methods that will help control that fury. it is time to take control of your mind and body!
  • Make Yourself Harder to Kill
    Stronger people are harder to kill. It has been that way since our ancestors ran around in loin cloths chasing down Wooly Mammoths and hunting Saber-Toothed Tigers. Our peak strength levels are reached in our 20s and 30s and then generally decline. However, If you want to get off the toilet the same way on your 90th birthday as you did on your 9th birthday, then you better pay attention to the article "Make Yourself harder to Kill."
  • The 3 Best Wrist Stretches for Computer Geeks to Meatheads
    It does not matter if you are a computer geek or a meathead, we all suffer from tight wrists and forearms. Chris Ryan, CSCS, explores 3 simple, yet amazing wrist stretches you can use to benefit you in your every day life. It does not matter if you have tight wrists from hours spent coding on your computer or you are trying to get a better wrist position for your overhead squat, these 3 stretches will be your saving grace!
  • Pizza Power?! Properly Scheduled "Cheat Days" Lead To Big Lifts
    Scheduling your "cheat days" before big lifts can result in great gains?! Chris Ryan, CSCS, explores this hypothesis with his 68 year old father as the test subject. Fun and endearing, Chris shows the great results his dad was able to achieve in the weight room from the power of pizza!
  • Hey Mr. Soda Belly: The Hidden Perils Of Your Liquid Diet
    Want to lose 10-15lbs easily? Stop drinking soda, concentrated juices and energy drinks. Chris Ryan, CSCS, a renowned personal trainer in NYC and model with Wilhelmina in New York looks at the hidden perils of your liquid diet and how you can immediately make a change for a healthier you.

    The article also examines how even diet sodas and artifcia
  • Stop Pounding the Pavement: The Benefits of Running Various Surfaces
    Are you a road warrior gearing up for another fun-filled racing season of 5k's to Marathons? If so, y pou cannot miss this article by Chris Ryan, CSCS and Wilhelmina model in NY as well as a former Division I runner.

    Chris examines how elite coaches like Alberto Salazar has his runners use hard surfaces for their training only 5-10% of the time. He also offers helpful advice on other surfaces to train on for less injuries and more PR's.
  • Stop Redlining It! 8 Key Signs of Overtraining
    You are an athlete. You push yourself to your limits, but how do you know when to rest? There is a fine line between improvement and overtraining.

    Chris Ryan, CSCS, has written "Stop Redlining It: 8 Key Signs of Overtraining," to tackle an issue near and dear to him on many levels. He looks back at his athletic career to see how overtraining nearly ruined his running career. More importantly, how we can learn key signs of overtraining.
  • Small Steps, Big Gains: It is Time to Take the Stairs
    Have you ever wondered how many calories you burn when you take the stairs? Are you looking for a way to burn excess calories throughout the day? Or strengthen and tone your legs, butt and core muscles? If so, you will enjoy this article by Chris Ryan, CSCS, personal trainer and fitness model with Wilhelmina in NYC.
  • Routine is the Enemy
    Doing the same exercises over and over not only limits your potential to improve in your training, but can also lead to overuse injuries due to muscle imbalances. Chris Ryan, CSCS, and world famous fitness model explores this issue in further detail in his article "Routine is the Enemy" and looks at the repercussions of not spicing up your training.
  • No PR's On Your First Day Back
    Staying injury free during training goes well beyond simple programming. It is a mindset as well to check your ego, especially when coming back from time off. Chris Ryan, CSCS, explores his own past mistakes as a Division I athlete to help you make better decisions in your own training program.
  • Stay Injury Free: Warm Up Like A Wuss
    Why do you see some of the most elite power lifters in the world warm up with several sets of just the 45lb bar? These are athletes that can lift 10-20 times more, yet they are warming up with this ridiculously light weight?!?! So why would you ...

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