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SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF

Suspension straps allow the use of your body weight to develop strength, power, endurance, balance, flexibility, and core stability. By suspending and shifting your bodyweight against gravity, you can create resistance that allows you to build muscle during multiple exercises, including pushups, pull-ups, curls, squats, and lunges.

FAT-TASTIC NEWS

According to new research, children who said that their parents do almost no physical activity have a 50 percent greater risk of being unfit than children with more physically active parents. After you finish reading this magazine, pack some apple slices and take your kids to the park.

HUNGER GAMES

What you put in your body before a fight has a lot to do with how you perform in the cage—just ask UFC lightweight Anthony Pettis, whose standard pre-fight meal consists of spinach, sweet potatoes, and salmon. For more info on creating your perfect pre-fight plate, flip to page 84.

TRT TRENDS

According to a German study on testosterone-deficient men, major weight loss was an added benefit of testosterone replacement therapy for most patients who participated in the trial.

GO BANANAS

People who suffer from celiac disease, such as UFC lightweight Denis Hallman, struggle with limited food choices, as their condition makes them unable to tolerate gluten—found in wheat and other grains. Researchers from the University of Brazil have developed a gluten-free pasta product made from green banana flour, which tasters found more acceptable than regular whole-wheat pasta. The product has less fat and is cheaper to produce than standard pastas.

DUNK THE SALT

August 29 is National More Herbs, Less Salt Day. Since the recommended daily intake of sodium for the average person is 2,300 mg or less per day (approximately 1 tsp.), skip the Dunkin’ Donuts Salt Bagel (3,350 mg) and try a Garlic Bagel (630 mg)…just don’t forget to brush your teeth.

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