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Why You Should Participate in the CrossFit Open (Even If You Think You Can't)

I took part in my first CrossFit Open last year. I had been doing CrossFit for less than a year and was terrified to put my skills to test. Around my …

After Doing CrossFit Almost Every Day, Here's What Happened When I Took 11 Days Off

Like brushing my teeth, eating, and sleeping, CrossFit has just become part of my life. I go four to five times a week at 5:45 a.m., and it's been like that ever since I started back in July 2016. I've taken a few days off for vacations or when I've gotten sick, but other than that, I'm there, …

6 Secrets Of The Fitness Faithful For A Consistent Workout Schedule

We all know that person. The person who's always at the box, consistently posts about their early morning run on social media (enough already!), or …

Athletic Apparel

Holy Sh*t, You're Going to Feel Amazing After Finishing This CrossFit Workout

If you're dying to try CrossFit but a little worried about what it may entail, we're here to tell you not to worry. The sport involves loads of varied movements using different types of equipment that will help you gain strength and push you to try new things. Plus, WODS (that's workout of the day, …

Fitness Performance and Posture: What You Need to Know

Posture = health. Seriously. Want to crush a new running PR? Improve your posture. Sick of lower back pain when executing a tough WOD? Improve your …

Torch Epic Calories With These 4 Do Anywhere CrossFit Exercises

You don't need a gym, treadmill, or a ton of free weights to get a killer workout in. When it comes to functional fitness, let your body be your …

Workouts

The forgotten art of squatting is a revelation for bodies ruined by sitting

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in <i>malasana</i>, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with …

34 Easy High-Protein Breakfasts That'll Help You Lose Weight

Jumpstart your results with the right breakfast.<p>Eat breakfast. Eat protein. If you're trying to lose weight—or just eat and live a bit healthier—those are two tips you shouldn't ignore. And, if you combine them by starting each day with a high-protein breakfast, well, you're pretty much unstoppable.<p>…

Your Tight Lower Back Needs This 4-Minute Stretch Session STAT!

If you've been sitting hunched over your computer for hours and just realized that your lower back is so tight, it even hurts to straighten up your torso. Your lower back needs some love! Slowly move onto the floor and do this four-minute stretching routine. It not only targets the lower back, but …

When you burn fat, where does it actually go?

Getting rid of fat can be exhausting, but it's as natural as breathing.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it</i> …

Nutrition

Self-Care Your Way to a Better Workout

Self-care is on trend and it's showing little sign of slowing down in 2018.<p>We're big fans of self-care. We believe that fitness is just one of many …

Get Your Fitness Motivation On With A Virtual Workout Buddy

Meet Shirley. Shirley is my Sweat Sister, or at least that's what we go by at our local gym. Shirley and I have been working out together 2-3 days a …

Whole30 Friendly Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Pumpkin pie, it's a classic holiday treat. But what if you want your pumpkin fix without blowing your diet goals? Enter this pumpkin pie chia pudding.<p>…

Terrified of Holiday Weight Gain? Avoid These Drinks Like the Plague

The holiday season is all about celebrating and indulging—in moderation. One of the easiest ways to lose control of your health and weight-loss goals …

Weights, Cardio & HIIT: Here's The Truth About Gains Between Each One

Forget about the debate between weights or cardio. There are benefits to mixing up your training with all forms of high intensity interval training, …

Exercise

How Omega-3 Fish Oil Affects Your Brain and Mental Health

Fish oil is a popular over-the-counter supplement extracted from fatty fish like sardines, anchovies, mackerel and salmon.<p>Fish oil primarily contains …

The Brain

Most Fitness Addicts Are Planking Wrong. Yes, Even You

We love us a good plank. A simple but effective bodyweight exercise, planking strengthens the core (hello, six-pack!) shoulders, arms, and glutes all …

Exactly Why You Shouldn't Skip a Workout During the Holidays

Tis' the season for skipping workouts. Between Christmas shopping, entertaining guests, and the onslaught of holiday cooking, who can find time to …

‘You get to play like a kid again’: the joy of gymnastics for fitness

It may sound like the old-school way to get into shape. But thousands of adults are turning to the rings, rope and mat, and rediscovering their inner child in the process<p>Right now, thousands of perfectly ordinary adults are in online forums airing concerns such as: “Is it necessary to apply the …

Follow This Formula to Craft a Healthy Thanksgiving Plate

You've worked hard all year and now you're faced with the ultimate diet trigger: Thanksgiving. You're not alone. Even the fittest and most …

Time-crunch Tabata workouts that'll train your entire body

Eugenio Marongiu / Getty<p>Eugenio Marongiu / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 15<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>This is the ultimate workout method to train your entire body in …

Trainers

The Workouts Top Trainers Do When They Have Only 20 Minutes to Exercise

When your schedule is jam-packed, the idea of when and how to fit in a workout often sparks an internal debate: <i>If there’s not enough time to fit it</i> …

8 Ingredient Grain-Free Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Sticking to a grain-free diet doesn't mean depriving yourself of traditional holiday faves. Made with pureed pumpkin, honey, and a grain-free …

No-Fail, Creamy, Garlicky Cauliflower Mash

Say hello to your new favorite mash, mashed cauliflower that is.<p>How is it that a boring vegetable with a quarter of the calories of traditional …

Recipes

5 Minute Paleo Coconut Whipped Cream

Guys. I have found the perfect coconut whipped cream recipe.<p>Whether you're sticking to a paleo diet, lactose intolerant, or a vigilant vegan, this …