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You may scoff at the meathead who’s angling to become the next cast member of “Jersey Shore” or at the cardio bunny who’s always hogging the treadmill, but these dedicated gym-goers know a thing or two about working out. For all their eye roll-inducing behaviors, the exercise-obsessed are, if anything, efficient, consistent and cut. Luckily, you can cherry-pick the best of their habits to amp up your own workout, while ditching the excessive grunting and posturing.
Here are gym-rat habits worth adopting for bigger gains and faster results:
If your motivation is already waning in your attempt to make 2013 the year you finally get into shape, maybe it’s time to grab your calendar.
If your resolution for 2013 is to run more, Pat Kenworthy is willing to go to bed early on New Year’s Eve to make sure you get off to a good start.
Sara Kendall’s best reward for completing the Outer Banks Marathon on Nov. 9 wasn’t the finisher’s medal.
Two years ago when Chuck and Toni Johnson first met Tessa Effland, Chuck thought the personal trainer was annoying.
In the few moments before Joe Quinn lifts a big weight in competition, he feels the adrenaline coursing through his body.
Sometimes finding a topic for this column is painful. Sometimes ideas come to me in a snap.
The London Olympics close today and, for me, one of the lasting images will be that of cyclist Kristin Armstrong, who turned 39 Saturday, holding her 2-year-old son in her left arm and her gold medal in her right hand.
If you’re an Olympics junkie like me, this weekend couldn’t get here soon enough.
Bike long enough and you will be flipped off, hollered at, mooned or honked at for no good reason.