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10 Keys to Getting, Like, Totally Swole in 2020


The new year is here, and with it the urge to plunge headfirst into some sort of insane, Rocky IV-level training regimen to whip your body into the best shape it’s ever been. Before you pursue that precarious path, only to get injured or burn out before the end of the month, consider the following: amazing results are possible, but your mind must be ready first.

So take a deep breath and check out some of the content below, which is jam-packed with excellent advice on workouts, apps, supplements, equipment and recovery. Then get out there and start lugging Siberian logs — er, swinging kettlebells — along with everything else that will methodically move you toward your goals.

Get Ripped Quick with This Simple and Effective HIIT Workout
Get Ripped Quick with This Simple and Effective HIIT Workout

Trying to do the shortest workout possible? Here's one to try.

The Ultimate Hotel Room Workout
The Ultimate Hotel Room Workout

Traveling is no excuse to let your body go soft. This workout takes just 20 minutes, and can be done in any hotel room.

The 12 Best Fitness Apps Right Now
The 12 Best Fitness Apps Right Now

Countless apps strive to help make you fitter, stronger, leaner, looser and more relaxed than ever before. Here are our favorites.

What Everyday Athletes Need to Know About Supplements
What Everyday Athletes Need to Know About Supplements

The future of supplements continues to expand, but what should you actually take?

5 Protein Powders Top Fitness Trainers Swear By
5 Protein Powders Top Fitness Trainers Swear By

Protein powder is crucial for recovery -- take a hint from these experts.

5 BCAA Supplements Personal Trainers Swear By
5 BCAA Supplements Personal Trainers Swear By

Branched-chain amino acids can reduce fatigue, aid recovery and boost growth. Here are five top options recommended by pros.

The Best Dumbbells for Your Home Gym — And the Best Moves to Do With Them
The Best Dumbbells for Your Home Gym — And the Best Moves to Do With Them

These expert-recommended weights will help you push yourself to the next level of fitness.

The 5 Best Kettlebells to Buy and The 5 Best Moves to Do With Them
The 5 Best Kettlebells to Buy and The 5 Best Moves to Do With Them

If you're looking for one functional tool that'll work with every move you do, pick up a kettlebell today.

The 11 Best Gym Shoes for Every Type of Workout
The 11 Best Gym Shoes for Every Type of Workout

Whether you hit the CrossFit Box or lift weights at the gym, there's a gym sneaker in here for you.

This Year, Upgrade To A Better Foam Roller
This Year, Upgrade To A Better Foam Roller

The TriggerPoint Charge Vibe can teach you the proper way to foam roll, helping to eliminate pain and upping your mobility.

How to Get Swole on Short Notice

If you need a quick pump before the beach, bodybuilder Kyle Wilkes has a bit of advice. Here’s his quick regimen to get a swell on before you head out the door. Read the Story
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Steve Mazzucchi

Steve Mazzucchi is Gear Patrol’s outdoors and fitness editor. Outside the office, you can find him mountain biking, snowboarding, motorcycling or sipping a dram of Laphroaig and daydreaming about such things.

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