Fitness & Exercise

By Flora Spink | Articles, videos and advice on how to enjoy exercise and get fit. Includes features on running, working out at the gym, yoga, skiing, cross-fit, hiking and more

Best CrossFit Workouts to Gain More Power

There’s a good chance if you read this publication regularly that you know how to build strength and size. But what about building explosive power? …

CrossFit

What Happens to Your Body on a 30-Minute Run

<i>Do you know what happened to your body when you’re running? Find out now!</i><p>If you like to stay healthy and keep your body in the perfect shape, maybe …

Health

4 Yoga Poses To Stretch Your Hip Flexors

A beautiful example of the mind-body connection — of how releasing muscle tension can reduce anxiety and stress — is the psoas, a thick, hard-working …

Yoga

The Workout to Build Explosive Strength

It's one thing to be strong. It's another thing to be strong <i>fast</i>.<p>Nowhere is that more true than in mixed martial arts, where explosiveness can mean …

Health

How Decoding Your Resting and Maximum Heart Rates Can Help You Crush Your Workouts and Avoid Overtraining

With every beat, your heart drums out a steady stream of Morse code–like messages about your health and fitness. Most trackers will go only so far in …

Health

10 Ways to Train Like a Legend

Take your fitness to the next level with these 10 ways to dominate on the field and in the gym. Two of the top trainers in professional sports share …

Stretching

Helpful Tidbits To Take Into Half Marathon Race Day

<i>*Post Courtesy of Organic Runner Mom</i><p>Do you have a half marathon coming up? Whether you a new comer to the 13.1 mile distance or a half marathon …

Marathons

Running Tips: 2 Cardio Workouts to Improve Your VO2 Max

It has many names: "maximal oxygen consumption," "maximal oxygen uptake," "peak oxygen uptake," "maximal aerobic capacity." Simply put, your VO2 …

VO2 max

A Runner’s Guide To Stress Fractures

<i>*Post courtesy of Twins in Trainers</i>Out of all the injuries you want to avoid as a runner, a stress fracture will be high up there. It’s a sentence …

Health

What Are The Best Long-Distance Running Shoes?

<i>NCAA runner turned high school coach Hillary Kigar has an answer for all things training!</i><b> Q: What is the best shoe to wear for running long …

Women's Fitness

Best 4 Exercises You Can Do Every Day To Flatten Your Lower Belly

Flat stomach and 6-pack abs are definitely one of the hardest fitness goals that everyone wants to achieve. But, it seems like the belly fat just …

Workouts

The 10 Best CrossFit Workouts to Improve Your Endurance

If you want to build endurance and stamina, you should probably just go run or bike for a really, really long time, right? If you’re training for a …

Running

The 6 Most Effective Core Exercises for Distance Athletes

1/8<p>Photograph by Shutterstock<p>Variations on Planks<p><b>Why They Rock:</b> Durner likes planks because they hit your shoulders, back, and abs without requiring a lick of equipment.<p><b>How to Do ‘Em:</b> By now you probably know the basic plank move: Get into a push-up position, then stay there. However, once you can …

Sports Science

How to increase Ankle Strength and Flexibility

swimmers need flexible ankles that permit the foot to flex beyond a straight line. Ankle strength in swimmers is often missed, but it shouldn’t be …

Fitness

The 5 Best Cross-Training Workouts to Amplify Your Athletic Training

When you’ve got your eye on the prize—bigger muscles, a faster marathon, impressive strength, more efficient cycling, or improved athleticism in a …

Health

We Asked, You Answered: Running Shoes - Women's Running

Magic happens when we slip on our running shoes.<p>Ever wondered what is really going on with your body when you're pounding the pavement?<p>In the market …

Women's Fitness

4 Ways to Ward Off Shin Splints

One way to stop a runner in her tracks: shin splits. Trust me, I know. As a former Division 1 All-American sprinter, I’ve experienced that annoying …

Running

If I'm Not Sore After a Workout Does That Mean I'm Not Making Gains?

What scientists know about muscle growth can be summarized in two words: not much. It’s long been theorized that delayed-onset muscle soreness …

Exercise

The 3-Day Workout Program to Build Muscle Endurance and Get in Fighting Shape

In a sport as relentlessly demanding as MMA, any competitive fighter needs to have a huge base of raw strength and conditioning to endure five rounds …

Muscle

Back and Biceps Muscle-Builder Workout

A back and biceps workout is a classic, old-school split. And even with the growth of circuit training, group exercise, and CrossFit, split routines …

Circuit training

The 4-Week Beginners Workout Guide to Getting Big

The former skinny guy never gets enough credit. Many of us have been there before—have tried and failed—probably even too many times to remember. …

The Safest Way To Keep Training With An Injury

<i>*Courtesy of Eric Oliver, PT, Founder of Beyond Exercise LLC</i>There are ways to work around an injury for the remaining training cycle so that you can …

Health

15 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

You know that moment when you just <i>need</i> to stretch—maybe it’s before getting out of bed in the morning, during a long flight or right after a long …

Workouts

8 Ways to Power Through a Long Run

Long-distance running can be as much a mental challenge as it is a physical test of strength and fitness. Some runners find that their body is …

Running

The Weird Piece Of Weight-Loss Advice That Changed My Approach To Fitness

Some nights, we find ourselves scrolling through Instagram posts, reading quote after quote. Although these quotes may be written to reach a mass …

Fitness

Why Having Bad Balance Is Something You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you can't walk a straight line sober, your body's trying to tell you something important about your health.<p>Not all of us have superhuman balance …

Fitness

How Often Should You Run? - Women's Running

<i>*Courtesy of Competitor.com</i><p><i>How often should you run is one of the most important questions to consider before you start any training.</i><p>Frequency—or how …

South Carolina

5 Simple Ways To Improve Your Focus During Training

When it comes to getting stronger, it is all about resilience. Running and training take a toll on your body and put you in some challenging …

Women's Fitness

Hip Mobility Drills for Better Agility

Devin and Jason McCourty Off-Season Speed and Agility Training<p>Views 142,781<p>Reebok Spartan Racer Hunter McIntyre Helps You Build Endurance With Hill …

Agility