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2 Training Techniques That Will Transform Your Hamstrings

When I started my fitness journey, I loved training my legs and glutes. With very few mobility issues and strong quads, I killed every workout that included squats and deadlifts. Lucky me? Not quite. What bothered me was that I always had nonexistent hamstrings, and the prospect of muscular …

Workouts

Combat the pain of sitting at a desk all. day. long. with simple hip-opening stretches

How many of you have been here before? You manage to squeeze in that 6 a.m. pre-work fitness class (major props BTW) and you’re feeling great and …

Workouts

CrossFit and HIIT Married, and This 20-Minute Fat-Burning Workout Was Born

Grab a bike, a rower, and a pair of light to medium-weight dumbbells and get psyched to work your entire body! We did this workout in my CrossFit Burn class, which is a boot-camp-style workout that involves no barbells but utilizes every other piece of equipment in the gym, like dumbbells and other …

Workouts

'Crazy Rich Asians' and the immense pressure to feel seen

Recently, the <i>LA Times</i> asked me to name the first time I saw myself represented onscreen. The answer I gave the interviewer was long and winding and …

Red Carpet

14 Agility Drills For People Over 40

Feel like an athlete again with moves that build speed, reaction time, and conditioning.<p>Basketball isn’t just a “young man’s game.” Neither is ice hockey, tennis, touch football, or martial arts. In fact, there’s no sport or leisure activity you should have to give up completely just because you’re …

Exercise

If you’re gluten-free it’s a good idea to skip this ancient grain

If you’re new to living a life sans gluten, chances are you’re still experimenting with different grains and doing some in-the-moment Googling while …

Nutrition

Jillian Michaels Says Losing Weight and Building Muscle Isn’t About How Often You Work Out, It’s This

Jillian Michaels helped dozens of contestants lose hundreds of pounds and transform their lives as the tough-love trainer on <b>The Biggest Loser</b>, so she knows a thing or two about losing weight and building muscle. Between filming intense workouts for her Instagram page and her fitness app My Fitness …

Weight Loss

Ana Ate This Many Meals a Day to Lose 37 Pounds and Get Shredded Abs

In 2017, Ana Aguilar was sick of the "quick fix" diet and fitness programs she had tried in the past. She was ready for something that would last. As a busy mom with a full-time job, she needed something that would work. She decided to sign up for Renaissance Periodization and ended up losing 37 …

20 Minutes and Done: A Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Whether you're short on time or equipment, this bodyweight workout meets all of your needs. Fitness influencer and trainer Stefanie Williams posted a 20-minute sweat session on Instagram, featuring four moves that combine cardio and strength training and target the whole body. This set is great to …

Exercise

Grain-Free Dog Food May Be Causing Heart Problems in Animals

Before you decide to start your dog on a paleo diet, read this.<p>Grain-free pet food has been steadily increasing in popularity over the last decade, …

Pets

Tone Every Inch of Your Body With These 100 Effective Bodyweight Moves

Here it is! The ultimate guide to the best bodyweight moves. Bookmark this for later so you can create your own workout by mixing and matching these badass moves, and watch your body transform. Maybe you want an all-butt workout with squats and lunges. Maybe you want to focus on toning your arms …

Workouts

The Best Back Exercises: The Only Workout You Need for That Perfect V-Shape Torso

The muscles you can't see in the mirror matter just as much as the ones in front. Here are the exercises to keep you looking good from all angles.<p>Sometimes you forget things: Where the remote is. Where you left your keys. Grandma’s birthday. (Put that one in your calendar already). At the gym, it’s …

Workouts

The New 'Super Carb Diet' Could Be The Ultimate Answer To Weight Loss

Carbs are pretty much the enemy right now—at least when it comes to some of the most popular diets out there (keto, paleo, Whole30). And honestly, …

Nutrition

1 Week on the Paleo Diet? Here's Exactly What to Eat For Weight Loss

We all know the saying "Rome wasn't built in a day," but that doesn't mean you can't see some progress after one week of consistent effort. There are a million (and one) diets out there that you could try to lose weight, but the only one that will work is the one you stick to. So whether you are …

Healthy Eating

The terrible 'what if': how OCD makes every day a matter of life or death

OCD is often called the 'doubting disease' because deep down, the sufferer knows the thoughts are irrational.<p>The first time I thought someone contaminated my food was at the Paramus Park mall food court when I was 12. As the employee handed me an extra gooey Cinnabon nestled in crinkly tissue, I …

Mental Health

Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise to sculpt your glutes

WHAT TO DO<p>To sculpt your glutes and tone up your behind, try ‘lying clams’, says celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk).<p>Lie …

Exercise

10 No Equipment Needed Exercises for Strong Legs

<b>Your legs are the foundation of your body</b>. They connect you to the ground and are from where you generate your power. When you travel or go on …

Workouts

The only cardio workouts for fat loss that are worth doing

Because slimming down shouldn’t be a slog.<p>Cardio – it’s been in and out of our hearts like black coffee and bowls of pasta. Praised for its …

Exercise

This Is The Best Anti-Ageing Workout, According To Science

You slather yourself in SPF daily and fork out for fancy face creams on the reg. But as far as the quest for eternal youth goes, we’ve officially …

Exercise

7 Exercises That Are Easier and More Effective Than Running, Crunches and Squats

The truth is that there is a huge number of exercises that are not very popular among modern people and the vast majority of them are not popular for …

Exercise

Coronation Street Star Kym Marsh Shows Off Her Incredible Bikini Body After Illness

Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle Connor in <i>Coronation Street</i>, dazzled with her incredible new post-illness figure while on vacation with her family in …

Nike Training Club app brings 180 workouts to your Apple Watch

Mix up your training and leave your iPhone at home with the new Nike Training Club app for Apple Watch.<p>With more than 180 workouts on offer, there’s always something new to try, whether you’re into strength training, yoga, endurance, or something else. It’s also completely free to enjoy.<p>Nike …

Apple Watch

This Flour Is Keto-Friendly and Gluten-Free...and Made from a *Very* Surprising Ingredient

If you’ve dabbled in the ketogenic diet, you know that carbs are, for the most part, off-limits. That means no more refined white flour, breads or …

Nutrition

The Man Who Captures Criminals for the D.E.A. by Playing Them

Spyros Enotiades is an actor for hire who specializes in the role of cartel boss, middleman, or money manager in sting operations.<p>On the afternoon of February 9, 2011, in a suite at the City Hotel in Bucharest, two men, hoping to sell a stash of Russian military-grade weapons on the black market, …

Crime

The Best Kettlebell Exercises for the Butt of Your Dreams

Trainer Hannah Davis shares her favorite exercises for sculpting a strong posterior with help from the friendly kettlebell.<p>What's round, firm, and …

Workouts

This Is How to Lose Your Stomach Fat Once and For All

When people are looking to lose weight and transform their bodies, one of the most common areas they are looking to target is their core. More specifically, they want a "flat stomach." In reality, they are probably trying to target belly fat; your stomach is actually an organ located on the upper …

Nutrition

Why Blake Lively's Trainer Says Lifting Weights Is Better Than Cardio For Losing Fat

Celebrity trainer and Drive 495 founder Don Saladino is known for sculpting the bodies of some of Hollywood's finest, like Zazie Beetz, Blake Lively, and Ryan Reynolds.<p>Don's approach to fitness is simple. "I'm always trying to get someone to be a good athlete first . . . then we can do more with …

Exercise

16 Breakfast Recipes That Can Help You Lose Weight

The breakfast significantly affects your body weight and can help you lose your extra pounds.<p>Therefore, the following 16 recipes are abundant in …

Breakfast

This Drink Helped Me Fall Asleep in 10 Minutes (and Sleep for 6 Straight Hours)

I tend to mull over all of life's great mysteries between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. My overactive mind sees this window of time as the perfect …

Sleep

25 Healthy Snacks to Keep in Your Bag, Car, or Desk, and Enjoy All Summer

Although we all love having packed schedules of weddings, BBQs, and other outdoor activities, Summer can also be super busy and stressful. With everything going on in the hotter months, there's less time to cook and meal prep, and more go, go, go! That's why it's so crucial to have a good supply of …

Healthy Eating