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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

The Super 7 Workout

The 7-Minute Total-Body HIIT Workout

You know those days when your to-do list keeps getting longer—and your plans to hit the gym fly right out the window? We've all been there. If a 30-minute workout seems impossible, we have the perfect solution.

In just seven minutes, you can complete a total-body, high-intensity interval workout …

Workouts

5 Reasons To Do Downward Dog Every Day

I've been practicing yoga since the mid-80s, and the discovery of Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) was both a gift and a revelation to me. …

Yoga

7 Proven Ways to Get Abs

When aiming for any goal, there is always one thing that will prevent you from getting there– excuses. The same goes for weight loss. ​First things …

Fitness

The Ultimate Guide to Running With Your Dog

Corbis Images If you're the owner of a four-legged friend (of the canine variety, at least), you probably know that running is mutually beneficial. …

Exercise

Exercises For Strengthening The Arm Muscles And Reduces Your Injury Potential.

The arm contains four primary muscle groups: the biceps, triceps, brachioradialis and brachialis. The brachialis muscle covers your elbow and the …

Workouts

Go Back to Basics to Crush Your Strength Records

Strength isn’t a goal as much as it is a habit. Practice it reg­ularly and it will come naturally. For the next four weeks, forget about all the …

Fitness

The Beach-Body Shoulder Workout

Mark Barroso

Workouts

15 Best Workout Tips of All Time

• Tone Up on the Treadmill
"Save time at the gym with this 10-minute cardio/sculpt session: Hop on a treadmill holding a three- to five-pound dumbbell …

Exercise

Beginner Training Plan: 6 Weeks to a 5K

Smart Running Routine: Beginners

Just starting? Try this! Don't worry if you've never put on a pair of running shoes. This program will get you up and …

Workouts

The Best Form Of Cardio Just Keeps Getting Better

It turns out that one of your favorite schoolyard games doubles as one of the best cardio workouts.

A jump rope weighs next to nothing and can fit in your pocket, and when you start using it, you can burn approximately the same number of calories you would when running an 8-minute mile. It is …

Exercise

Tighter from Tush to Toe: Lower-Body Pilates Workout

Thigh-High Lift

Targets triceps, abs, hips, butt, and inner thighs

Sit on floor with knees bent, feet flat, ball between inner thighs; place palms on …

Pilates

What happens when a runner gives up running?

Running can feel like the most natural thing in the world - until you give up and find that not running is much easier. Pavement-pounder Chas Newkey-Burden explains how he lost and then found his marathon man's mojo

It is a source of widespread terror among runners: the fear that one day you will be …

Running

Why exercise is important— even if you don’t need to lose weight

The promise of a smaller waistline may get you into the gym, but all of your sweating and panting is delivering far more than aesthetic changes. An active lifestyle isn’t all about weight loss. Regular exercise can help prevent some of the most common diseases of the day, including heart disease, …

Exercise

6 Reasons to Love Summer Running - Women's Running

This is not me. I don’t look this put together running ever.

When it comes to the changing of the seasons, summer does not get a lot of love from the …

Running

An All-Squat Workout for a Lower-Body That Just Won't Quit

Fitness

In A Running Funk? Hit Reset On Your Training

I had 17 browser tabs open—just as many dIfferent traInIng plans glared back at me from my computer screen, simultaneously begging me and daring me …

Marathons

Yoga For Explosive Strength

Try this yoga sequence, designed to maximize gains and speed recovery of power lifters and competitive athletes

Runner’s Lunge

Come onto your hands and knees with hands directly below shoulders and knees aligned with hips. Bring right leg forward, placing right foot beside right hand. Keeping left …

Yoga

8 Barbell Moves to Burn Fat and Build Muscle

Joseph Arangio

Workouts

Stand Up for Flat Abs

STANDING ABS WORKOUT

Challenge your core with this fast belly-tightening routine you can do on your feet

Exercise

8 Things I Tell Anyone Who Really Wants Six-Pack Abs

If you’re like me, right after a hard-core ab workout, you feel like you have the tightest midsection ever. You can feel each muscle beneath your …

Fitness

5 Yoga Poses Every Runner Should Know

Five essential routines for strength and flexibility

We took the most common running goals and asked the experts to target yoga routines that will help you run longer, stronger, and faster.

1. You Want: Total-body fitness (not just legs)

You Need: Upper-body strength

Running motions lead to very tight …

Yoga

Super Pump Shoulder and Arm Workout

The concept of spending hours upon hours in the gym is long, long gone. High intensity in shorter time is where it's at these days, and rightfully …

Workouts

The 5-Pound Dumbbell Exercise That Absolutely Annihilates Calories

Want to melt away belly fat? Step away from the heavy iron and try this explosive movement instead

When you want to torch a ton of calories in a short amount of time, you probably don’t even glance at the 5-pound dumbbells. But big metabolic storms come in small packages, says Men’s Health Fitness …

Exercise

Ab Exercises That Can Cause Injury

Exercise

What 12 Top Trainers Do Right After Their Workouts

You probably have an idea of what fitness pros do at the gym to get into such enviable shape. Here's a glimpse into what they're up to after they finish exercising.

By Emma Haak

Fitness

How the Simple ‘1-2-3 Method’ Can Make You Stronger Than Ever

Maximize your strength and blast through plateaus with this easy-to-follow rep scheme

Some things are too complicated to possibly understand: taxes, space travel, women. But building strength doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can be as easy as 1-2-3.

A long-time favorite of coaches and trainers, the …

Exercise

3 tips from a top trainer for committing to a fitness routine you’ll love

Good Sweat | July 6, 2015

Natalie Uhling’s made a name for herself as a super popular instructor on the NYC fitness scene, teaching at boutique …

Fitness

20 ways you're Spinning wrong

Kathleen Kamphausen

Don't let silly mistakes make your indoor cycling sessions less effective. The next time you park your butt on a bike, right these …

Exercise