Articles by Beth Skwarecki
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True or false: Ice is Good for Minor Injuries

It's a no-brainer for anything you've hurt: Whatever it is, wherever it is, put an ice pack on it. From bruises on up to sprains and muscle pulls and ... Continue reading
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 goal... 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
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