Melanie Holloway

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This Super-Quick Pilates Workout Is Great for Strong Abs and Legs

There's nothing like a good Pilates workout to beef up your muscles before hitting the beach. And while reformers and stability balls can kick your …

21 Cheat Sheets For Getting Superhero Abs

Exercise routines, diet tips, and recipes for people who want a shredded midsection.<p>As BuzzFeed Health has reported, getting those abs to pop is about way more than doing a zillion crunches, or even lightly keeping an eye on your diet. It's actually a lot more labor-intensive, requiring most people …

Fitness

This 11-Minute Foam Roller Workout Is One You'll Actually Want to Do

It's no secret that we love foam rollers over here. Not only are they <i>ahh</i>-mazing at relieving tight muscles, but you can also use them as part of your …

The 1-Pan, 3-Ingredient, High-Protein Recipe You Can Eat Any Meal of the Day

Looking for an easy high-protein, high-fiber meal that's perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? All you need for this recipe are basically three ingredients, one pan, and your oven.<p>For just over 400 calories, this roasted tofu, sweet potato, and bell pepper dish offers 34 grams of protein and 7.9 …

Food

This Is The Right Way To Recover From A Marathon

Similar to training, recovery from the marathon is as much an art form as it is science. Our unique physiologies determine how we each will recover …

Marathons

Race Strategy for the Marathon

This post wraps up my summer long series of marathon and half marathon training and race strategy. If you’ve followed the blog, then you’ve practiced …

Marathons

Marathon long runs

Most runners know the benefits of the long run when training for the marathon or half marathon distance. However, what most marathoners don’t realize …

Marathons

3 Common Marathon Tapering Mistakes in the Last Three Weeks

A common saying among veteran and elite marathoners is that “the marathon taper schedule is harder than the training itself.”<p>When you’ve achieved a …

Marathons

Marathon training week 13: The final push

The London Marathon is this weekend.<p>THIS WEEKEND. AS IN, IT’S HAPPENING IN FIVE DAYS TIME.<p>Up until this weekend, I was relatively calm about it – …

10 Songs That Are Perfect For Marathon Training

When training for a marathon, you need songs that are faster than the 120 beat per minute (BPM) tracks you′ll hear on the radio. At the same time, …

Lateral Plank Foot Tap FitGIF | Women's Health

This Plank Variation Works Your Six-Pack Muscles And Side Abs At The Same Time<p>Get a tighter core with just one move.<p>Alyssa Zolna<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Lateral plank foot</b> …

Run Your Best Marathon. Really.

A put-all-your eggs-in-one-basket program that works if you let it<p>If you are a runner whose only real goal in the sport is to run your very best marathon—even if that goal obligates you to abandon every other reason for lacing up your shoes—you’ve no doubt been exposed to your share of advice. If …

The Magic of Marathon Pace

Even non-marathoners should regularly train at this speed. Here's why.<p>In recent years, many runners have added to their marathon training an element long used by elites—frequent runs at marathon race pace, either as a stand-alone workout or in the second half of a long run.<p>These workouts make …

What Should I Do Between Marathon Trainings?

Just finished a marathon, and have a while before your next one? Now is the time to mix things up.<p><i>Julie asks: I ran the Kentucky Derby Marathon (my first!) at the end of April. After that I took some time off for recovery and have gradually resumed running again. I am scheduled to run the New York</i> …

Respect the Marathon: How to Race Your Best 26.2 Mile Race

With more than half a million runners finishing a marathon in 2015 according to Running USA, the 26.2-mile distance is becoming increasing popular. But how do you run it <i>safely</i> with the greatest chance of success?<p>The truth is that most runners prepare poorly (and the annual injury rate hovers around …

The 10 Most Common Marathon Mistakes

And how to avoid them<p>Running a marathon can be one of the most rewarding things you do all year. But there are also a lot of things that can go wrong. So I consulted USATF-certified running coach and 2:23 marathoner Blue Benadum about some of the most common marathon mistakes and how we all can …

Marathons