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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...

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...

A Guide to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a short, intense workout. A popular form of training, HIIT might just live up to the hype. Not just a passing  fad, HIIT is a super useful form of training and well worth exploring. HIIT involves performing periods of high intensity work intensity work interspersed with brief periods of...

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...