Articles by Beth Skwarecki
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True or False: Alcohol Sabotages Your Recovery


Tell me I'm not the only fan of the post-workout shower beer. You know, when you've had a long day and then a hard workout, and your need for a hot sh... Continue reading
True or false: Calipers Are The Best Way To Measure Body Fat


I'm sorry to tell you that the best way to measure body fat is expensive and very inconvenient. It's also at odds with your training goals, whatever t... Continue reading
True or False: Music helps you work harder


Picking the perfect playlist makes you feel really alive, doesn't it? The beat pumps you up. Listening to a rock star makes you feel like a rock star.... Continue reading
True or False: Stretching helps you recover


Stretching used to be so simple. You were supposed to do it at every workout, it was supposed to keep you safe and limber, and now look what's happene... Continue reading
True or False: You can't build muscle with body weight exercises


They're equally perfect for cramped hotel rooms, sunny days in the park, and snowy days when you can't leave your house. They're cheaper than any gym ... Continue reading
True or False: You need 8 Cups of Water a Day


You have your choice of guidelines: Drink eight glasses a day. Drink four cups an hour during exercise. Weigh yourself before and after workouts. Whip... Continue reading
True or False: Muscle soreness means you're getting stronger


Whether you're hitting the gym again after a too-long holiday break, or you've hopped on the resolution bandwagon with some new ambitious goals, maybe... Continue reading
True or False: For stronger punches, focus on leg training


Just as we enter the season that most makes you want to punch strangers (seriously, have you seen how crowded the stores are?) I'm proud to bring you ... Continue reading
True or False: You need to get a good night's sleep before a competition


The great sleep researcher Casey Stengel (okay, not really: he's best known as the wise-cracking manager of the Yankees in the 1950s) once quipped, &q... Continue reading
True or False: Keep Your Knees Behind Your Toes When Squatting?


Once upon a time, you were told to always keep your knees behind your toes when you're doing anything like a squat. Maybe you have a gym buddy, call h... Continue reading
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