The Year of the Booty: The 25 Best Booty Songs of All Time

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Recently, Vogue magazine declared that “We’re Officially in the Era of the Big Booty,” Entertainment Weekly declared this summer, “The Summer of Butts,” and the New York Times discussed buttocks appeal in an article titled, “For Posterior’s Sake.” With the release of Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea’s new song “Booty” (see video below, and try not to drool), I figured it was time to pay homage to booties.

It’s quite apparent that booties are in. But are booties a new obsession? In Meghan Trainor’s new song, “All About that Bass,” she announced that she is, “bringing booty back.” Songs and general attention to the booty are surely on the rise, but the booty has actually been popular for quite a while. Below are the 25 best booty songs of all time (in no particular order), and as you’ll see, there are songs from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, and 2010’s – all focusing on booty. Suffice to say, booties aren’t going anywhere – they’re here to stay!

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Why is there hesitation with regard to the application of heavy weight room intensities for the post-rehabilitated athlete and during an athlete’s in-season training?

Robert A. Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS
Professional Physical Therapy
Professional Athletic Performance Center
New York, New York

In my 30+ years of practice in the related professional fields of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapist (PT) and Athletic Trainer (ATC), as well as the performance enhancement training of athletes as a Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach, I have witnessed and/or had discussions with many medical/health care professionals and S&C Coaches whom have expressed concern with regard to the application of heavy weight intensities in the training program design of their athletes. The concern for the application of heavy weight intensities usually transpires under the circumstances of either (a) the post-rehabilitation athlete returning to the weight room for their athletic performance enhancement training and/or (b) an in-season program design that includes heavy weight intensities as part of the (any) athlete’s weight room training. Some of these medical/health care and S&C professionals are leaders in their particular profession and the majority of these professionals demonstrate excellent knowledge and clinical skills; however, the concern for the application of heavy weight intensities upon the athlete during weight room training often remains the subject of controversy with the concern of possible injury to the athlete during heavy weight intensity exercise performance.

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5 Things Every Fitness Enthusiast Can Learn From Paleo (Even If You Don’t Favor the Diet)

By Eirik Garnas
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Paleolithic nutrition is one of the most highly debated topics in the health & fitness community! On the one hand, “the paleo diet” was the most googled diet last year, and millions of people worldwide now swear by a paleolithic, hunter-gatherer type diet as a way to stay lean and healthy. However, not everyone is so enthusiastic about the prospect of eating like our caveman ancestors, and as the paleo movement has gained increased mainstream attention, more and more sceptics have voiced their reservations and criticism of the paleo philosophy. As history has shown, this is the typical observable effect that occurs when anything “new” gains more foothold among the public. Also, since many of the principles of the paleo diet goes against most of the conventional wisdom people hold about nutrition, there’s no suprise that there’s so much controversy. Food and diet are very emotional topics for many, and for some strange reason, some folks seem to be upset that so many people now choose a dietary strategy that is based around eating nutrient-dense whole foods and ditching grains, refined vegetable oils, refined sugar, and “junk food”.

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A year of research previews

Hi fitness friends!

Every month, before the monthly edition of the S&C Research Review is sent out, Chris also writes a guest post for me to publish on my blog. This guest post provides short research previews in the topic we have set as the theme for the edition.

We’ve had lots of different topics, including exercises like the bench press, muscles like the glutes or the hamstrings (of course), and even whole research areas like recovery, or supplements.

Recently, we realized that Chris has been doing these research previews for me for a year already! Check out the list below for the last 12 months of previews. I quite like flicking back over these, as they actually give quite a good feel for the research around a given topic.

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