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10 Best Marathons to Travel the World

10 Best Marathons to Travel the World “Run a marathon” is a pretty popular bucket list item. But so many of us who mentally (or literally!) jot it on …


10 Moves That Will Make You a Stronger, Faster Runner

Ditch your fear of the weight room to get a new PR.



5 common mistakes runners make during race training (and how to avoid them)

If you’ve laced up for a race of any length, you may know that nothing zaps endorphins faster than a growling tummy at the starting line or nasty …


25 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Whether you're on the go or at home, these 25 body weight exercises are challenging and effective, and you can do them no matter where you are

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How to move from walking to running

Ready to start running? The Running Bug guide on how to run to help progress from regular walking to running for beginners.


Training Plans: Run Your Fastest Mile Ever

What’s your mile time?Runners are always looking for new challenges. Some people get bored of 5Ks and start doing obstacle races. Others graduate …


10 At-Home Workouts to Build Muscle in Under 20 Minutes

Between late hours at work, a lack of access to traditional weight training equipment or just personal preference, some guys just can’t get to a gym. …


10 Strength-Building Strategies That Will Never Die

Strength is the foundation of nearly all physique and performance goals. When you're strong, you more easily gain muscle size, lose fat, run faster, …


Here’s a Little Inspiration to Get You Into a New Workout

Time to mix it up!

Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Peloton


3 smart, creative ways to do a deadlift

You're not still doing the same combination of bicep curls and tricep kickbacks every time you hit the weight rack at the gym, are you?

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The Quick-Start Morning Workout

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Wake-Up Call


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Wake-Up Call

You don't have to rise with the …


Downward-Facing Dog

Learn how to achieve Downward-Facing Dog, a beginner’s pose that both opens and strengthens the upper body—making it a great preparation for …

The Best Workout Ever, According to Science

The Best Workout Ever, According to ScienceIt seems like every other week there’s a new study touting the best way to work out. And, really, how you …

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5 Beginner Running Injuries (and How to Avoid Each)

5 Beginner Running Injuries (and How to Avoid Each) Patellofemoral pain syndrome, better known as “Runner’s Knee,” is a catchall for soreness that …


5 Ways to Motivate Yourself for a Better Workout

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Some days are great workout days. You feel energized, motivated, and are excited to get going. Other times, even getting to the gym seems like such a chore.

Despite how you feel, there are five ways to shift your attitude toward your daily workout. These tricks …


The 10 Most Awkward Exercises that are Actually Good for You

Glute BridgeWhat it works: This is one of the best fundamental exercises that engages your abs, lower back, hips, glutes, quads, and hamstrings—and …


Pilates: The Secret to an Amazing Body

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Easier than you think

Pilates is the workout to turn to for a flat tummy. A 2008 study found that Pilates mat exercises engage and strengthen …


How U.S. Heptathlete Chantae McMillan Got That Body

Chantae McMillan is determined. The 27-year-old heptathlete placed third at the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials to secure a bid to the London Games just months after tearing a patellar tendon in her left knee. While prepping to make the team headed for Rio, she sat down with ESPN for the 2015 Body Issue …


The Worst Piece Of Running Advice I Ever Heard (And Followed)

Photo: Photo: Shutterstock.comWhen you’re new to the running game, you want to learn as much as you can, as fast as you can. It’s …


The 15-Minute Full-Body Dumbbell Workout

If you’ve got a set of dumbbells at home, or a wall-length rack at your gym, you can get in and out fast with this routine. you can use the same pair …


Strength Training for Yogis: How Squats Can Help Your Yoga

Squats are the first step to finding balance between yoga and strength training.One of the most functional movements the body performs is a full


7 Exercises Made More Popular By CrossFit

Box JumpsBox jumps and other plyometrics were used by Soviet strength coaches to increase explosiveness — as you squat down to jump, your muscles and …


The secrets to improving your fitness fast

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Anyone who’s running the London Marathon this month will know that


6 Tips for Buying the Right Running Shoe

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Ask any experienced runners and they'll tell you, the most important piece of fitness equipment in their run is the pair of shoes on their feet. Unfortunately, buying the wrong pair of shoes is easier than you think. That's why we've got some tips to ensure your next run ends …


4 Tips for Taking Your Spin Workout Outside

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With summer still in full swing, who wants to be stuck in a cycling studio? Put that spin bike in park and hop on a real …


Miles Change You; Routes Remind You

So I have a couple questions…How long have you been running? Do you always run the same route? I had the chance to run a route (park) I haven’t in …



The Secret of Marathon Pacing

Another commonly prescribed marathon pacing workout is what professional coach Greg McMillan calls a "fast finish long run." As the name suggests, …