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Best Elliptical Machine Reviews 2018

I can remember a time when you only ever saw a handful of elliptical machines in the gym because hardly anyone ever used them.<p>Nowadays, however, they …

Gear & Gadgets

The best types of cardio workouts for weight loss

If you’re like most guys, you do cardio to help you stay lean and show off the muscle gains you get from hitting the weights, aka “the usual workout …

Exercise

6 easy ways to add cardio to your strength workout

Making a few tweaks to your strength routine can supercharge your workout — and your results.<p>3. Pepper in plyometrics.<p>Explosive movements — think squat jumps and jumping lunges — are super effective and efficient for cranking up your cardio, while still building muscle. To maximize the payoff of …

The Full-Body Cardio Workout Celebs Can't Get Enough Of

Not only is Gina Rodriguez an accomplished actress breaking down barriers in Hollywood, she's a skilled boxer who learned to spar from one of the …

Gisele Bündchen

3 Ways to Become a Cardio Junkie in 2018

If you’re like me, the idea of lacing up your shoes, hitting the streets, jumping on a bike, climbing steps, or anything that leaves me with a dry …

Fitness

Indoor Cycling Is No Longer Excruciatingly Boring

Photo illustration by <i>Slate</i>. Product shot by Peloton. For a recreational athlete who thrives outdoors, indoor workouts can be a chore. And for a spin …

Cycling

Best Upright / Stationary Exercise Bike Reviews 2017 - 2018

Upright exercise bikes, which are also referred to as stationary bikes, don’t seem to be quite as popular as they used to be thanks largely to the …

Skip the elliptical and try this butt-kicking machine instead.

There’s one piece of gym equipment that will lift and tone your derrière and improve your heart fitness at the same time. It fires up your quads and glutes every single step, and you can use the caboose-kicker for high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to really rev your metabolism! (Here's how …

The Fit Foodie: Circuits: a great way to maintain cardio fitness without too much effort

This week I’m sharing a simple but effective bodyweight circuit from my recent workshop at Ballymaloe. I’ve got a delicious cauliflower side plus a …

This Cardio HIIT Workout Will Make You Feel Better About Life

If you're reading this, you probably know <b></b>*all* about the stress-relieving qualities of exercise. Boosting your blood flow and heart rate is a …

Cardio Sessions May Literally Make Your Brain Bigger

A new study shows how good a few sessions a week is for your noggin<p>When you hit the gym, chances are you're thinking more about how your body will benefit rather than how your brain will. But as it turns out, all that time spent on the treadmill is doing your noggin a serious favor.<p>New research …

Best Rowing Machine Reviews 2017

If you have ever used one of the rowing machines in your local gym, you will know that these machines not only provide you with a very effective …

Step 1 (catch position)

The very best workouts for your metabolism are those that engage big muscles and hit a challenging intensity level. They don't need to take a long time: Short bursts of anaerobic energy (near “full throttle”) will pay off big. And your gym's rowing machine can be the best piece of equipment for …

This High-Intensity Rowing Workout Is A Full-Body Scorcher

You'll be dripping sweat and feeling the burn from your head to your toes.<p>High-intensity interval training isn't all about burpees and jumping jacks. This HIIT workout created by Annie Mulgrew, the program director at CITYROW in New York City, takes you from the rowing machine to the floor for …

Women's Fitness

Row Your Way to a Ripped Body With This Partner Workout

The goal is to finish as fast as you can<p>The Row to Hell, a workout from trainer Bobby Maximus, author of <i>The Maximus Body</i>, will fire up your heart rate, get your blood pumping, and melt your body fat. You'll only need two things: a rower and another human, preferably a willing friend.<p>Here's how it …

Rowing Machine: Underhand vs. Overhand Rowing

Home Gym Equipment For Cyclists - Total Women's Cycling

It’s pretty common for riders to quickly cut down on strength training once the sun comes out – miles on the bike feel exhilarating and the gym …

Best Treadmill Reviews 2017

The treadmill is one of those exercise machines that you will find in almost every gym all over the country because these machines are hugely popular …

6 Moves You Need to Do Before Every Run

Whether you're hitting the track or tackling a long run, get your body warmed up with these smart moves.<p>It’s so easy to just lace up your shoes, head out the door, and get your run started ASAP.<p>But if you are in the middle of training for a goal race or just want to get fitter or faster, one simple …

A 30-Minute Running HIIT Workout to Speed Up Weight Loss

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts have gotten a lot of attention lately because they're one of the best workouts for losing weight and …

Exercise

5 Ways to Turn Your Treadmill Routine Into a Total-Body Workout

Treadmills get a bad rap, and at first glance, it’s easy to see why: The gym surroundings can’t compete with the experience of running in the fresh …

Exercise

Setting Up A Home Gym - A Complete Guide

Introduction<p>If you have been thinking about clearing out your spare room or your garage and setting up your own gym at home so that you can work out …

Smart Fit: Intelligent Equipment for In-Home Exercise

Get trim and toned this fall without ever leaving your house<p>With autumn weather on the approach, the carefree days of outdoor summer exercise will …

DIY Home Gym Hacks So You Don't Spend Money On Expensive Exercise Classes

Can we all agree that exercise classes have gotten a bit ridiculous? Riding bikes in the dark, pretending to be a ballerina, pretending to be a …

Best Recumbent Exercise Bike Reviews 2017

I have already reviewed some of the top upright bikes on this site, as well as the top indoor cycling bikes that offer a more intense workout and are …

60-minute Sample Workout for Older Adults from Go4Life

The Basics of Personal Training for Seniors

According to the 2012 Census, people over the age of 65 make up almost 14% of the US population. That means there are over 43 million seniors (adults …

Exercise Plan for Seniors

6-Minute strength routine<p>There are dozens of exercises you can do to build strength without having to set foot in a gym. Here are a few examples for …

The Importance of Health and Fitness for Seniors

As seniors, fitness is essential for staying mobile and active, and can even help lower your risk or help improve certain health conditions. Certain …

Why listening to a podcast while running could harm performance

In an increasingly busy world, listening to a podcast, watching a documentary or even learning a foreign language while exercising may feel like a constructive use of time.<p>But a new study suggests that when the body is forced to carry out mental activity at the same time as physical exertion, the …