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Edition #37 | A Beginner's Guide to Becoming a Runner

Plus: 10 workout myths driving experts crazy, the best healthy living finds of 2024, and more.

Good morning and welcome to The Weekly Rep, the official newsletter of fitness. Shoutout to the 121 new readers this week! We now have 12,775 readers.

In today’s edition:

  • 10 fitness myths driving experts crazy

  • Lose weight & keep it off (using science)

  • The best healthy living finds of 2024

  • A beginner’s guide to becoming a runner

  • Should you be using creatine?

Let’s dive in 💥


Challenge Yourself With This Full-Body Workout

This full-body circuit workout is a perfect addition to your routine in 2024! With only a pair of dumbbells and a jump rope needed, it’s a fantastic routine whether you’re a beginner or have been working out for years.

Follow along as popular trainer Ainsley Rodriguez powers through the workout with you, explaining proper form along the way.

Are you up for the challenge? Try the workout today!

Transform Your Body With Pilates

Transform your physique with the power of pilates. Not only can this form of exercise improve your core strength, posture, and flexibility, it can also help you lift heavier weights.

Can’t make it to a pilates class? No problem! Try these at-home pilates routines from certified instructor Nicole McPherson:

A Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Runner

Whether you want to spend more time outdoors, add more cardio into your routine, or just start living a more active lifestyle, running is a great way to accomplish those goals. Not only is it free, but it requires very little equipment, can be done anywhere, and is accessible to just about anyone. All you need is a good pair of running shoes! 

If this all sounds good to you, but you’re still not sure where to start, below are a few tips from strength and running coach Amy Haas that’ll help you lace ‘em up and (literally) hit the ground running. 

Interested in reading more? Check out the article!


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What Happens When You Intentionally Gain (and Lose) 60+ Pounds?

It seems fairly common for those who are overweight to say (or perhaps you, yourself, have said it), “You don’t know what it’s like to be fat because you’ve been skinny your whole life,” to someone who is lean and fit. And they’re probably not wrong. 

While there are several success stories of people who have lost weight and have expressed their journey, it’s difficult for those who have always “been in shape” to empathize with those who are currently overweight or obese and know what it feels like to spend a day in their shoes. That’s where fitness trainer and Fit2Fat2Fit creator Drew Manning took things into his own hands.

Through Trials and Tribulations Comes Empathy

It’s not often you find someone who is willing to put themselves in the shoes of others (intentionally) to understand the physical and mental challenges they face daily. Drew Manning decided to walk that mile in someone else’s shoes so that he could better empathize with his clients and audience.

What exactly did Manning do? He took it upon himself to transform his incredible physique into an unhealthy vessel — gaining more than 60 pounds in the process.

…DO 🙌

Lose Weight (For Good!)

Most diets fail over the long term. In fact, many people find themselves weighing the same or more than they did before committing to a diet not long after losing the weight. Why does this happen? Well, Jeff Nippard breaks down the science and how you can avoid this result in this must-watch video.

…TRY 🎉

The Best Healthy Living Finds of 2024

New year, new health and fitness products to help you become your fittest self. From clean-eating bars and protein powders to at-home AI personal trainers, click below for 10 products that will help you eat, live, and feel your best in 2024. 

…EAT 🥑

Meal-Prepped Meals With Just 9 Ingredients

Looking for a way to prepare healthy meals for the week without eating the same meal for days? If so, then this fantastic video from author Lisa Bryan is for you. She takes a unique approach to meal prepping that is not only affordable, but simple enough even a caveman could do it!

…FIX 💪

Your Incline Bench Press

Recent studies indicate that performing the bench press exercise on an incline bench may yield superior results compared to utilizing a flat bench. And even though we still love the flat bench press, it’s worth knowing how to properly perform the incline bench press. Check out trainer Scott Herman’s 3 golden rules and guidance for performing the lift.


Should Everyone Consider Using Creatine?

Is creatine a supplement you should consider using? In a Headlines Over Sidelines article, we look at the many benefits you can achieve through its use so that you can decide for yourself if it’s something you would like to include in your daily nutrition and supplement program.


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