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10 Upper-Body Exercises to Master the Perfect Pull-Up

[caption id="attachment_65455" align="alignnone" width="620"] <i>Photo: Twenty20</i>[/caption]The pull-up is the original badass move. Sure, there are plenty …

Tip: The Best Exercise for Hip Mobility & Strength

Your hips are designed to be mobile and powerful. So train them that way. Here's how.<p>You see it at every gym: quarter-squat lifting with heavy …

VO2 max | Runner's World

Legends of Brazilian soccer, college basketball, and the NFL have been put through Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s 12-minute run.<p>To get enough oxygen to your muscles, your legs are as important as your heart.<p>To get the most benefits from your workout routine, you need to improve objective measures of …

6 Squat Variations Every Runner Should Do

To be a better runner, you need squats—and multiple types.<p>When it comes to setting race PRs and fending off running injuries, there are few exercises better than the squat.<p>“Squats are <i>the</i> foundational exercise for every runner,” explains Janet Hamilton, C.S.C.S., an exercise physiologist at Running …

What Do You Get When You Cross Heat and Altitude Training?

Combining two performance-boosters may not be better than one.<p>There are two main ways of manipulating environmental conditions to get an extra physiological boost from your workout. One is altitude training, and the other is heat training. So can you combine these two approaches to get a …

The Surprising Things That Make Great Leaders | Inc.com

If you want to be a great leader who attracts other great people, you first must find great qualities within yourself.<p>But leadership qualities often come as a paradox, packaged along with their contradictions.<p>Here are seven surprising but important traits of great leaders--see which you should be …

Leadership

The 1 Skill All Successful People Possess

Successful people are not necessarily gifted, they just have this one skill and succeed on purpose.<p>What's the first essential skill you think of when you think of successful people?<p>Some would answer that it's technical skills.<p>Others might say great communication, or being a visionary.<p>These skills …

How To Build Training Sessions Into Your Daily Routine

Photo: Shutterstock.comHealthy body, healthy mind. More and more people are pushing themselves to build some time for regular exercise into their …

The Benefits Of Walking 30 Minutes Every Day

We know that we need to get moving—one of the worst things you can do to your body is sit too much—but how much activity is enough?<p>The good news is, …

Wellness

35 Simple Ways to Lose Weight

By Helen West<p>To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn.<p>However, reducing the amount of food you eat can be difficult in the long …

Nutrition

Ranking the World's Toughest Outdoor Sports

<i>You have no idea how tough [insert sport] is.</i><p>Whether we say it out loud or just repeat it to ourselves, many of us share this sentiment. As American novelist Mary McCarthy once said, “We are the hero of our own story.”<p>That said, some activities are legitimately harder than others, and in the realm …

To Speed Recovery, Try Pre-Sleep Pushups and Protein

New research shows a food/exercise combo results in greater overnight muscle synthesis.<p>Drinking warm milk before going to bed has long been recommended as an aid to a better night’s sleep. Preceding the milk with resistance exercise could also lead to recovering more quickly from that day’s …

How to Let Go of Pace and Run by Feel

It’s easier said than done—especially for data nerds—but effort-based pacing ensures you’ll perform your best on the given day.<p><i>Meghan asks:</i> <i>I understand the concept of training and racing by feel, and I've even attempted to do it for a full marathon training cycle, but it's really, really hard for</i> …

The Energy Balance of Running

Human beings are great at running because they are stupendous at sweating Illustration: Chad Hagen Illustration: Chad Hagen <b>During the two years of</b> …

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

There comes a point in almost every fitness lover’s life when they consider throwing in the towel after a workout—both figuratively and literally. …

How and why you should use strength training to maximise your potential on the bike

<i>This is a sponsored post in association with A1 Coaching.</i>The journey from professional cyclist to coach at A1 Coaching has highlighted one …

Why Runners Should Give A Damn About Their Gluteus Medius Muscle

When a runner thinks of important muscles for performance and avoiding injury, most of the time the hamstrings or calves—or even the trunk …

Biomechanics

Should Fit Guys Buy the New Apple Watch Nike+?

The first iteration of the Apple Watch offered athletes features like GPS tracking (via your phone), calorie burn tracking, and heart rate …

9 Steps to Getting Faster at Sprinting

Want to improve your running fitness and overall health? Learn the right way to sprint.<p><i>I read your column about high-intensity training, and I wanted to ask about proper form during the sprints. Is it different from proper form during easy running/jogging or merely a sped-up version of it? In other</i> …

Running: How to Overcome Muscle Cramps

Every runner has been there. One moment you feel strong and fast but a split-second later you stop dead in your tracks due to sudden muscle cramps. …

Exercise

Running Triggers Production of a Molecule That Helps to Heal the Brain

Their study, published in <i>Cell Reports</i>, could pave the way for new treatments for multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative disorders that …

Neuroscience

Don’t Let Your Run Form Fall Apart

Running economy is the runner’s equivalent of automobile gas mileage. The less oxygen your body consumes at any given pace, the more economically you …

Video: The 7-minute Strength Workout for Runners

<i>This article was written by Mark Kennedy from Healthynomics.</i>I’m a better runner than I was in my mid-20’s. In fact, at the age of 41, I enjoy running …

13 Tips For Becoming A Faster Runner

Tips and workouts that'll turn you into a speed(ier) demon.<p>For lots of newish runners, the step right after "start running regularly" is "try running faster." And it's actually not as complicated as you might think.<p>To explain how everyday runners can do this safely and effectively, BuzzFeed Health …

This Simple Tip Has Turned Me Into A Way Better Runner

A few weeks ago, I had the best run of my life. It was my once-a-week three-mile route from my NYC apartment to Washington Square Park and back. But …

The One Key to Maximizing the Benefits of Your Workout

You’ve taken all the steps to up your workout game: You have the HIIT-the-ground-running morning routine down, you have enough workout apps to push the limits of your body AND your data plan and your gym playlist is always on point. You even know all the hacks to keep your yoga pants smelling …

Exercise

What to Eat Before, During and After You Run

Even if you only jog the occasional few miles, you’ve likely heard about marathoners carb-loading before a race or long run. But pasta isn’t the only …

The Interval Running Workout That Strengthens Your Whole Body

This workout blends running and strength—so you definitely won't get bored, but you'll definitely feel the burn<p>Running long distances can be a total …

Workouts