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Weight Loss Post 60: Healthy Tips for Seniors

Weight loss, exercise, and diets have mostly been associated with people below the age of 60, something which has left experts quite surprised. Weight loss is equally important when it comes to the elderly, probably more, because our metabolism rate begins to decline as we age. In fact, many seniors themselves give in...

The Top 10 Legion Articles of 2020

In 2020, my team and I published over 184 articles here on the Legion blog and another 174 episodes of The Muscle for Life podcast. As with everything this year, there were a few surprises. Articles about maintaining and gaining muscle during and after the COVID-19 lockdowns topped the list, but there were also...

The 7 Best Fitness Books of All Time

The Dutch philosopher, scholar, and priest Erasmus once quipped, “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” That’s a human with his head screwed on straight.  While Erasmus was focused on the health of the soul, his statement is equally true if you...

The Best Way to Stimulate Muscle Hypertrophy (Build Muscle)

Key Takeaways Muscle hypertrophy refers to an increase in the size of your muscle cells, and hypertrophy training refers to strength training in a way that maximizes muscle hypertrophy. The single best way to stimulate muscle hypertrophy as a natural weightlifter is to get as strong as possible. Keep reading to learn the best exercises, workout...

The 50 Greatest Fitness Gifts for Every Budget (2020)

Buying fitness gifts can be tricky. Not because there’s a shortage of ideas, mind you—a quick internet search will unearth a slew of articles and blog posts about the best gifts for gymgoers. The problem is the recommendations in these articles are geared toward “less discerning” fitness folk, if you know what I mean:  Ankle weights,...