AJ Armstrong

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Speed & Stamina Training

Regardless whether it’s a bike, run or swim, an athlete typically wants two things to improve: the distance they can cover and at what pace. Almost …

Workouts

Your Four-Week Workout Plan To Build Muscle

When asked what body part they would most like to change, many men say they want either a bigger chest, bigger arms or a smaller belly. But to make a …

Workouts

These Are the 5 Strength-Training Exercises That Totally Transformed My Back

When I started lifting weights for the first time, I didn't really think about how my back would change. I expected to get leaner legs, a flatter belly, and toned arms — and I did. But I didn't realize that my back muscles would show up eventually, and that I'd be more confident than ever in …

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5 things a trainer wishes you knew about getting abs

Aside from getting stronger, fitter and healthier, a lot of people have aesthetic goals too when they hit the gym - like getting sculpted abs.<p>But there's a lot of bad advice floating around on the internet about how to actually 'get' abs by working out - so Shannon Jewell, personal trainer, fitness …

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7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

You muscles will thank you.<p>Hey, are you sitting down? Considering the average person spends about 10 hours each day seated chances are pretty good …

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Human Speed

Humans are pretty quick. In 2009, Usain Bolt flew down the track at over 23 mph; in 2014, Dennis Kimetto, the marathon world record-holder, cruised …

There's No Way This Trainer's Bodyweight Workout Won't Give You Ripped Abs

The road to flat, tight abs is not an easy one to take. You have to make sure you're in a healthy calorie deficit and exercising regularly in order to shed overall fat. But you also have to do core workouts if you want a shredded midsection.<p>Francheska Martinez, Animal Flow expert and certified …

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The Best Abs Workout: The Only 6 Exercises You Need to Get a Six-Pack

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite abs exercises to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single …

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Holy Intense Ab Burn! Carve Your Core With Just These 3 Moves

If you hate crunches, trade them for these three moves! These exercises are so intense, they'll fire up your core faster and more effectively — all you need are two hand towels. Try these moves, and see what we mean — but be prepared to be sore for days. If you're on carpet, use two paper plates …

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8 Bodyweight Exercises That You've Never Heard Of

The most common reason to skip a workout is lack of time but with these eight bodyweight moves, an awesome pump can be achieved right in your bedroom.<p>…

Tip: 3 Ways to Master the Mind-Muscle Connection

Get more muscle growth with internal focus of attention. Here's how.<p>Bodybuilders have always talked about the importance of the mind-muscle …

How to Plank Like a Pro (and Avoid These 6 Mistakes)

Crunches are easily the most common of the abdominal exercises but they are certainly not the most effective way to strengthen your core.<p>Core …

How to lose underarm 'batwing' fat

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chances are, if you are a woman over 40, you are probably familiar with the term "batwings" to describe the stubborn fat and sagging skin that starts appearing under your upper arms around this age.<p>Though it's difficult to completely avoid or correct, you don't have to toss your tank tops …

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This Woman Has Run 157 Marathons (And She’s Not Done Yet)

At age 30 and with a few marathons under her belt, Heather Zeigler set a goal of running 50 marathons by the time she was 50. She achieved that goal …

7 Deadly Sins of Running Your First Marathon

Don’t fall into the trap of buying too much swag and eating too many cakes.<p>So, you just signed up for a marathon. You’re so excited. You’re so excited. You’re so scared.<p>Well, it's fine to be a little nervous. The running devil works in mysterious ways. And as if 26.2 miles isn’t hard enough, he’s …

Marathons

Check Off These 7 Things Before You Start Training For A Marathon

It’s essential to start preparing for a marathon 2-3 months before you begin your marathon-specific training. The more prep work you do before …

Marathons

A CrossFit Coach Says This Is the Best Way to Lose Belly Fat

Stop doing ab exercises, people. If you want to get rid of your unbudging belly fat, the answer isn't how many crunches you can do. Jade Jenny, head CrossFit coach and owner of Champlain Valley CrossFit says, "there are really no exercises to reduce belly fat, unfortunately this is the age-old …

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Science: Running Is Better Than Every Other Exercise at Making You Live Longer

And a little bit goes a long way!<p>In what should come as welcome news to your high school gym teacher and a grim revelation to everyone who finds running to be dreadfully dull and monotonous, a new review published in <i>Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases</i>—easily my favorite peer-reviewed heart health …

The Pros and Cons of Working Out Twice a Day

Two-a-day workouts are usually relegated to the world of high-level athletes training for a specific sport or competition. The average person has …