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If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

Yoga

Gym Buddies #19: You've Been Planking Wrong This Whole Time

🤦‍♂️<p>grandriver via Getty Images<p>Planking may be one of the most common exercises in the gym, but most of us have been doing them incorrectly. Of …

Fitness

21 Plank Variations

If you are looking to build better core strength, then it is time to boost the intensity and variations of your abdominal workout! Anyone can drop …

Bodyweight Exercise

6 Exercises to Do At Home (When the Gym Is Crazy Crowded)

Don’t let a jam-packed gym (or lousy weather) keep you from meeting your fitness goals. Try this at-home workout developed by Sadie Lincoln, founder …

Can you really lose 11 pounds in 4 days?

In 2008, 35% of adults ages 20 and over were overweight and 11% were obese, according to the World Health Organization. Being overweight or obese may …

6 Workouts For Better Posture That'll Actually Help You Sit Up Straighter

If you take a look at, well, probably every single person around you, perfect posture might seem like an absurdly far-fetched myth. I mean, good …

Get Rid of Lower Back Pain For Good With These Two Moves

Rid yourself of lower back pain and discomfort forever<p>If you sit in an office all day, you’re probably going to experience lower back pain at some point or another. Lower back pain is endemic among American men — and while you may love doing tons of ab work, you shouldn't do so at the expense of …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Harvard Medical School

New book claims anyone can do a split

Kim Kardashian’s 2016 New Year’s resolution was a bit of a stretch: She wanted to learn how to do splits.<p>Did the reality star succeed? Our guess is …

Here’s How to Work Out During a Commercial Break—Seriously!

<b>The Ultimate TV Commercial Workout</b><p>Try this workout during the breaks of an hour-long show, suggests Gross. Perform each bodyweight exercise for the …

50 Best Muscle Tips To Shock Your Muscles

Want to get bigger? You need to shock your muscles, then help them recover. Here’s a half-century of ways to do just that.<p>1 Chalk up<p>More weight means …

If You Work at a Desk, Your Tight Lower Back Needs This 4-Minute Stretch Session

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 it …

Yoga

6 Front Squat Benefits That Sometimes Ignored During Bodybuilding Program

<b>Front Squat Benefits</b><p>When it comes to building lower body strength and mass most guys go straight to the barbell back squat, leg press and walking …

How to Stay Alert Without Caffeine - Try These Science-Based Tricks Next Time You're Tired

Skip that second coffee.<p>Even after a good night's sleep, all it takes is one rough commute or frustrating meeting to majorly wear us down.<p>That's …

This Pushup Variation Will Give You Better Results—And A Bigger Kilojoule Burn

<i>By Rachael Schultz</i><p><b>We compared the decline pushup and the foot-elevated pushup to see which would come out on top.</b><p>Cranking out pushups is a great way …

Doctors told this 20-year-old his back pain wasn’t serious. Then he couldn’t walk.

The 200-mile drive from Chicago to his home in Springfield, Ill., seemed longer than usual as James Weitzel tried, with little success, to relieve the dull pain near his right shoulder blade that had dogged him for months.<p>His family doctor had told the 20-year-old he had probably pulled a muscle or …

Empathy

Got Lower Back Pain? Relieve SI Joint Discomfort with Tree Frog Pose

Ever felt a niggling pain to one side of your lower back? The asymmetrical poses we do in yoga can put stress on the sacroiliac (SI) joint, which …

The Surprising Reason Your Lower Back Hurts While Running

Your lower back might not seem to play a big role in running, but holding your body vertically for long periods of time can make you vulnerable to …

Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.<p>The 90/90 Test<p>This test can be used to check for imbalances, …

Tip: The Most Neglected Chest Exercise

For pure size gains, many bodybuilders have forgotten about this pec-building staple.<p>Many bodybuilders struggle to build up their chests, no matter …

Doctors say they've figured out how often you need to work out to offset the effects of sitting all day

Middle age is not too late to start exercising. In fact, new evidence suggests that doing so can reverse some of the dangerous and deadly effects of a life spent sitting in a chair or on a couch.<p>In a new study released in the journal Circulation on Monday, doctors found that as a little as two …

Exercise

Pope: Don't be misled by making money and career your life

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is advising against making the pursuit of money, a career or success the basis for one's whole life.<p>Francis said during a homily on Saturday to mark Epiphany that people "often make do" with having "health, a little money and a bit of entertainment."<p>He urged helping …

Kill Back and Shoulder Pain With This Pre-Workout Stretch

This will help you be more flexible for longer<p>All that working out is putting wear and tear on your body, and if you’re not stretching regularly, you’re asking for trouble. That's why proper preparation and recovery are essential aspects of any fitness regimen. And if you’ve been feeling tight in …

Exercise

Should You Use High Volume or Heavy Weight to Build Muscle?

It’s an age old question that encourages a world of debate when answering.<p>The truth of the matter is, there’s no real right answer.<p>Consider a few …

The 4 most fat-burning exercises you can do at the gym

Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but all that indulging can leave us feeling somewhat sluggish and bloated come New Year.<p>There's nothing else for it but to hit the gym.<p>But let's be honest here: you don't want to spend any more time working out than you absolutely <i>have to</i> in …

13 SELF Fitness Gear Essentials You Can Get at Target for Under $20

As January kicks off the New Year, many of us are also looking to kick our fitness routines up a notch—or even just get started in the first place. …

Fitness

6 Workouts To Do When You're Bored & Cooped Up In The House During A Snow Storm

As of today, Jan. 4, 2018, we are in the midst of a winter storm called a "bomb cyclone" here on the east coast, and that means almost everything is …

14 Truly Beginner Exercises That Every Newbie Should Try — No Equipment Needed

Beginning your fitness journey and have no idea where to start? We gotchu. These truly beginner moves will allow you to build strength and create a mind-body connection while you get comfortable with exercise. No dumbbells or fancy machines required: just you, your bodyweight, and a little space to …

Yoga

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate -- and Lasting -- Boost

This simple 10-minute exercise can give you a 14% gain in cognitive performance say scientists.<p>There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all …

Exercise

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Physics