The last 12 months has marked an explosion in popularity of digital fitness. Today, there are fitness apps covering the entire spectrum. From running, to yoga, to strength training and everything in between, there is truly something for everyone. Here are six of the best weightlifting apps for 2021.

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1. Fitbod

Fitbod’s unique training algorithm enables fitness enthusiasts to build personalized workouts targeted to their individual needs. Featured by The New York Times, Forbes, Huffpost, TechCrunch, TIME Magazine, and NBC News, Fitbod analyzes users’ past workouts and strength-training ability. …


Powered by the Apple Watch, Apple Fitness+ is a new digital fitness service that offers pre-recorded workout videos from prominent trainers. With new routines added each week, and a free three-month trial available with an Apple Watch purchase, Apple seems to be making a move to become the next fitness powerhouse, taking on industry giants like Fitbit and Peloton.

Apple Fitness Plus
Apple Fitness Plus

Integration with the Apple Watch

Even from its early days, health and fitness tools were part of the Apple Watch. A sleep detector, movement and step trackers, and hearing health monitors were just the start. Later models have featured sensors to monitor blood oxygen levels, as well as an ECG app to monitor the wearer’s heartbeat. …


From Wilt Chamberlain to Michael Jordan, we look at the lives and accomplishments of six of the most celebrated players in the league’s 74-year history.

Wilt Chamberlain

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1936, Wilt Chamberlain had eight siblings and was raised in a racially integrated middle-class neighborhood. He was already 6’ 11” in high school; he eventually reached 7’ 1”. Chamberlain was a veritable high school basketball star — some 200 universities recruited him. He chose the University of Kansas. Before leaving to go pro after his junior year, he averaged 30 points per game.

Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain
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Chamberlain joined the NBA’s Philadelphia Warriors in 1959. He was a success from the start, scoring an average of 37.9 points per game during his first season. Throughout his NBA career, in the face of constant fouls and double- and triple-team tactics, Chamberlain seemed to score and rebound at will. He set numerous records, including single-game records for the most points scored (100), most rebounds (55), and most consecutive field goals (18). …


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A respected attorney based in Springfield, Missouri, Douglas L. Healy serves as a lawyer for the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission, among others. Recently, attorney Douglas Healy successfully represented Chicago-based Invenergy in striking down a challenge to the Grain Belt Express Transmission Line.

In his free time, Mr. Healy lifts weights to stay fit. Weightlifting offers a variety of benefits, including improved circulation, increased muscle strength, accelerated metabolism, and a lower percentage of body fat. In addition, weightlifting can lower blood pressure and increase bone density, particularly in women.

To ensure that you receive the maximum benefits from weightlifting, use the correct body posture, and do not try to lift too much weight too soon. Consult with someone who specializes in sports sciences or personal training to get tips on proper technique. …


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An established Missouri attorney, Douglas Healy works on administrative and litigation matters for major clients including the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission. An appellate case that attorney Douglas Healy successfully represented in 2019 centered on infrastructure that will bring electricity from Kansas wind turbines to power plants and end-users across several states.

In early 2019, the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) ruled in favor of the Grain Belt Express transmission line project, as regulators decided it met public interest thresholds. Through the issuance of a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN), that was issued in appellate court. …


Douglas Healy
Douglas Healy

Missouri-based attorney Douglas Healy serves at Healy Law Offices in Springfield, where he monitors a team of four attorneys responsible for handling state and federal actions relating to utility law, energy law, and environmental torts. Over the years, attorney Douglas Healy and his team have represented several large entities, including Invenergy and the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC).

Some 40 other municipal utilities represented by the MJMEUC will benefit from Invenergy’s new Grain Belt Express transmission line. …


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Springfield, Missouri-based attorney Douglas Healy has managed his own practice since 2006, during which time he has provided representation to corporate energy clients in North America, Asia, and Europe. When he isn’t leveraging his experience and skills as an attorney to assist clients, Douglas Healy enjoys watching baseball. In 2020, two Major League Baseball players became the newest names among the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Since 1936, Major League Baseball (MLB) has been honoring its best players on an annual basis via induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Qualified Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) members vote for who deserves a place among the ranks, and players must earn votes from at least 75 percent of them in order to be inducted. For the 2020 Hall of Fame, 397 BBWAA members casted their ballots. …


Attorney Douglas Healy
Attorney Douglas Healy

Douglas Healy, an attorney based in Missouri, practices energy and utility law at Healy Law Offices in Springfield. When he isn’t busy providing companies with legal representation or supervising the firm’s other attorneys, Douglas Healy maintains a healthy lifestyle, complete with good nutrition and physical activity like weightlifting.

When it comes to good nutrition for weightlifting or building muscle, there is a focus on protein. Consuming more protein does wonders for building strength and muscle mass, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. …


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Springfield, Missouri-based attorney Douglas Healy has served as a member of Healy Law Offices, LLC, for more than a decade. Douglas Healy’s extensive background as an attorney in public policy and energy law informs his work with major clients such as the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) and Invenergy LLC, a Chicago firm that recently bought the leading interest in the $2.5 billion Grain Belt Express Clean Line Project.

The Grain Belt Express project proposes to deliver cheaper, cleaner energy through a nearly 800-mile direct transmission overhead line from wind farms in Kansas to cities in Missouri, Indiana, and Illinois. A recent appellate court decision supporting the state Public Service Commission’s issuance of a certificate of convenience and necessity to the project, over the objections of rural landowners concerned over the issue of eminent domain, moves it a step nearer to becoming a reality. …


Douglas Healy boat pic
Douglas Healy boat pic

A member of Healy Law Offices, LLC, in Springfield, Missouri, since 2007, attorney Douglas Healy has substantial legal experience. He is a former senior assistant prosecuting attorney in the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and a former advisor to the chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission. Aside from his work, Douglas Healy maintains an interest in weightlifting, running, and nutrition.

Sports participants have long understood the importance of getting enough protein in their diets, and numerous supplements are available to support that goal. But the protein found naturally in foods plays a big part in overall health and fitness. …

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Douglas Healy is a Springfield, Missouri-based attorney with nearly 20 years of legal experience.

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