February 2020 - Page 3 of 4 - Optimal Fitness
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Exercise
Matthew Quigley

8 Benefits of Doing Free Weights Exercises Over Resistance Machines

If your strength workout is limited to resistance machines, it’s time to get up and grab some weights. Not only are they more convenient and cost-effective if you’re working out at home, but using free weights vs. machines actually offers more performance benefits, too. According to trainers and science, incorporating them into your workout routine is the surest way to strengthen your muscles, burn calories, and become better at pretty much everything you do. Win-win.

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Clean Eating
Matthew Quigley

13 Complete Protein Sources for Vegetarians and Vegans

Despite what some people may think, there are many ways to get enough protein on a vegan or vegetarian diet.

However, not all plant-based proteins are complete proteins, meaning protein sources that contain adequate amounts of all nine essential amino acids.

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