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3 Workouts Beyond Pilates That Develop Core Strength

The benefits of Pilates are well known and long touted. It develops great posture, coordination, a strong core, and a balanced body. Like any discipline, though, it has limits: There are few standing exercises, little rotation, and far more spinal flexion than extension in Pilates. And, of course, …

Kundalini Might Be the Weirdest Yoga I've Ever Tried, but Here's Why I'd do it Again

Think about yoga, and you probably feel an instant sense of zen. There's all that deep breathing. If being warm is your thing, then there are entire studios dedicated to allowing you to get your Downward Dog on in a hot room. And then there's all that feel-good lingo that instructors preach in …

Practice Basic Meditation for Stress Management

Meditation has many health benefits and is a highly effective way to relieve stress and maintain a healthier lifestyle. With practice, meditation …

Meditation

The Lower Abs Workout to Take Your Core to the Next Level

Everyone has a six-pack underneath it all—time to bring yours out to play.<p>The thing about lower abs is that everyone already hasthem—actually …

I Went to an Orgasmic Meditation 'Turn-on,' and Things Got Intense

Last year, at a workshop titled Introduction to OM, I learned the practice of orgasmic meditation: Someone strokes the upper left quadrant of your clitoris for 13 minutes and then presses on your vulva to "ground" you for two minutes—all with no goal other than to be aware of your sensations in the …

San Francisco

This 9-Minute Yoga Routine Will Help You Ditch Lower-Back Pain

<i>By Jessica Migala; Photographs by Freepik</i><p><b>It’s referred to as “black magic” by devotees</b>.<p>If there’s one thing that can make you uncomfortable all day, …

A 20-Minute Fit and Sexy Workout For Your Entire Body

Grab a set of weights and get ready to work your entire body, in just 20 minutes — warmup and cooldown included. We stack the circuits in this sweat session, adding a new exercise to each round. It keeps it interesting, not to mention challenging! We provide modifications for all the exercises, …

A 10-Minute Meditation to Work with Difficult Emotions

​​Can you feel the heat?Life feels a little more intense these days: at home, work, out in the world. When life begins to feel more intense than …

Mindfulness

The bodyweight routine to improve mobility and athleticism

wundervisuals / Getty<p>wundervisuals / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 7<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>This summer, leave the battles for gym real estate to the meatheads. Some …

Exercise

13 of the Best Obliques Exercises

When we think about core workouts, most of us fixate on the front of our abs. You know, those muscles that create that six-pack. But the abs include …

Workouts

4 Tough Truths About Your Fitness Goals

We get it: when you’re a beginning lifter, you want muscles, and you want them right away. We were there too once. And while the routines you see on …

Muscle

Expert tips on how to improve your workout

This is how you should actually be foam rolling post-workout

It’s small, portable, a little painful, and <i>very</i> popular among trainers. Nope, this isn’t some newfangled, ahem, personal device—instead, it’s Rove, a …

Get ninja warrior fit: The most extreme workout trend for 2017

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Post to Linkedin<br>• Share on Google Plus<br>• Share via Email<p>Right now, one of the biggest television shows ever …

A 10-Minute Fat-Burning Plyometric Workout You Can Do At Home

Plyometric exercises are the current fitness darlings. And what makes them so effective also makes them extra brutal. That's because plyometric …

This Pilates-Inspired Workout Will Make You Feel Taller Instantly

We spend all day leaning forward (driving, typing, reading, cooking, the list goes on). And, “The more time we spend in these forward positions the …

Yoga

Trigger Point Release For Beginners | The Art of Manliness

We can’t all afford a personal masseuse or athletic trainer to regularly rub out the kinks, soreness, and tight spots in our muscles. But there is a …

The 7 Best Workouts for Fat Loss

The Most Effective Ways to Improve Body Composition<p>Lose Fat and Build Muscle at the Same Time<p>Fat loss is simple, but improving body composition – …

5 Yoga Poses To Do Tonight That Will Help You Ace Tomorrow

Because a good day starts with a good night 🌚<p>After a busy and stressful day, what should be one of life’s simplest actions can often feel like the most difficult: falling asleep. If your thoughts are racing and your body is tense, getting high-quality, restorative sleep may seem impossible.<p>Enter …

8 weight-loss routines to get your body fat under 10%

Now that you’ve made some headway in the gym, you want to start honing in on the details, like dropping your body fat percentage. How hard could it …

Weight Loss

7 HIIT YouTube Workouts That Take You From Zero to Sweat in Record Time

So you’ve decided it’s finally time to get serious about getting in shape. Great work! But just because it <i>is</i> the time doesn’t mean you always <i>have</i> the time. There are tons of yoga, pilates, cardio and strength training workouts available on YouTube (that’s right, no gym necessary), but if you’re a …

The 10 best workouts for weight loss

When you’re looking to drop pounds, the basic formula is pretty simple: eat less and move more. But there are obviously ways you can optimize this …

Workouts

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

The New Rules Of Bodybuilding

Don’t let your bodybuilding workouts get stuck in the Arnold age. Follow these cutting-edge rules to increase your gains instead<p>Bodybuilders are notorious for using extreme methods to get ripped. However, emerging research shows that not all traditional bodybuilding principles hold up to scientific …

7 Tricep Push-Up Variations That Will Build Massive Arms

Performing standard Push-Ups with your hands at shoulder-width will strengthen and build your chest, shoulder, triceps, core and abdomen muscles. But …

100 Exercises You Can Do With a 10-Pound Dumbbell

Light weights aren’t just for lightweights<p>Don’t underestimate a 10-pound dumbbell. They can challenge your body in an entirely new way, especially if you’re used to lifting heavy.<p>Lighter weights target the small muscles that stabilize your joints—muscles that get overpowered by larger ones when you …

16-minute no-equipment workout to bust boredom

Forget the fancy-pants gym. Follow this quick bodyweight-only routine from Emily Cook Harris, certified personal trainer and head coach of EMpowered in New York City.<p>“These moves allow you to get in a high-intensity, super-effective workout no matter where you are,” Harris said. “Whether you’re …

10 Tips to Transform Your Physique

GETTING YOUSELF INTO SHAPE IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS IT SEEMS<p><b>Skeptical about your New Year resolution of getting a stunning physique?</b> Here's some good …