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We didn’t evolve to exercise… so why do we need it?

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We didn’t evolve to exercise… so why do we need it?

 Why Studying Evolutionary Anthropology is Important To define it, evolutionary anthropology is the study of the evolution of human behavior and biology. We try to ask not only how certain human behaviors and physiology develop, but why we have evolved such adaptations in the first place. Evolutionary anthropologists address these questions through a variety of methods including: the study of behavior of modern humans in both industrialized and more traditional societies, comparing similar behaviors seen in both humans and another species, and studying fossils of our ancestors. Understanding the why gives us important insights into numerous areas of life -...

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Tricks for easy food tracking

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Tricks for easy food tracking

1. Getting a cheap kitchen scale and separating your “meals” into ready-to-go containers can be a game changer if you keep yourself busy. You can save the foods you often eat together in the “meal” section of MyFitnessPal, and not worry about weighing stuff every time!⁠ ⁠ 2. Snacks and liquid calories count too (coffee with creamer, wine, etc). Having at least 2 weeks of this data is crucial for me to adjust your calories & macros to get your body composition to the place we want it the fastest as we move on. ⁠ ⁠ 3. Get used to...

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How Toxic Masculinity Makes My Job Harder

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How Toxic Masculinity Makes My Job Harder

Aside of the fact it makes dudes ask for "six pack and beach muscles" workouts solely, and chicks just want to "tone upper body and get a booty" Toxic masculinity is bringing a lot of other nightmare-fish shenanigans to the gym floor. Lately, I've seen a lot of Former /retired military or competitive athletes pushing through pain, getting injured quickly or worsening a chronic condition SO MANY dudes just skip joint gymnastics and warmup altogether, jumping directly into a heavy compound movement and then wonder why the fuck it HURTS WORSE day after day. Girls typically have the opposite problem...

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Attitude Towards Failure

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Attitude Towards Failure

I usually post successful lifts. Well last week when I was updating PRs on the main 3 lifts:squat, bench,deadlift... and in each of them I DID NOT get new MAX numbers the 1st time.Or the 2nd time.Both bench and squat wore successful on attempt 3, and the deadlift... well that was more complicated. Got 315 easy The first three were 335. Picked it up the first time, but thought back rounded (lol it didn't... as you can see), so I dropped it. Adductors were still tired from a heavy leg day 4 days before... so we put the bar on...

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My Russian Grandmother's Advice

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My Russian Grandmother's Advice

Growing up in Russia watching mom, two grandmothers and a great grandmother prepare and serve meals formed my food palette, healthy food choices and habits around cooking in general. Here, I will share a couple things that have always been natural to me at home, or when visiting one of the grandmothers as a kid.Maybe those seem old fashioned, but I think, they make sharing a meal with someone or dining alone more conscious and special - something we could all benefit from Wash your hands and face before a meal Sit down, turn off TV, remove books, devices, newspapers...

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