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

How to Strengthen Your Core with Bird Dog

Preventing back pain starts with a strong core. In this video, fitness expert Lauren Williams demonstrates how to do Bird Dog, a simple move done on …

Fitness

Here’s Why Your Neck and Shoulders Sometimes Hurt After a Run

Running is a sport that uses your legs. That's pretty obvious. So when I was training for my last half-marathon and started noticing that my …

Yoga

10 Plyometric Leg Exercises You Need For More Power

Katie Dunlop<p>Time to Explode<p>You already know bodyweight leg exercises are legit. They work whether you're at the gym, in a park, or hanging out in …

Women's Fitness

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Fitness

The best bodyweight exercises for your back

When it comes to a great back workout, you need to ensure you include exercises that attack all the muscles: namely the deltoids, traps, lats, and …

Workouts

Don't Know What to Do at the Gym? Let These 2 Trainers Guide You Through a Workout

Have you ever walked into a gym and immediately had no idea what to do or where to start? Those machines and weights may look like a lot at first, but you just need someone to show you the ropes . . . then it gets fun. Masters of said fun are Carlos Davila and Troy Brooks, trainers at Fhitting Room …

Workouts

5 Myths About Exercise Debunked

Personal trainer Max Lowery wants you to know a few things about these common exercise myths.<p>Max Lowery, 27, recently told us why he would never touch a protein shake, even if you paid him.<p>Now, the stockbroker turned personal trainer and founder of the 2-Meal Day diet wants to iron out some more …

Exercise

This 40-Minute Treadmill Workout Will Help You Run Faster and Go Longer

Push your endurance, raise your heart rate, and rev your metabolism with this interval treadmill run. Since it's a ladder run, with the speed intervals increasing in duration as the workout progresses, it will help fight belly fat, too. To keep your legs and lungs challenged, we've added some …

Triathlons

Can you really lose your belly fat with just 15 minutes of HIIT a day? Yes.

By<p>Belly fat is one of those things that tend to plague certain people their entire lives, like tax returns and awful relatives.<p>But what if I told you …

Fitness

How to Get Into the Best Shape of Your Life, According to Science

Maybe your goal pace feels just out of reach. Or you're frustrated by a lack of progress at the gym. The answer may not involve exercising more, but …

Eating

7 Models Share Their Favorite On-the-Go Workouts

There are a lot of factors about models that seem utterly unobtainable, from their tall, lithe physiques to their otherworldly level of beauty. …

Exercise

The Ultimate Fitness and Adventure Gear for Travel

Welcome to our first-ever list of the Ultimate Travel Essentials, a definitive guide to the travel products you need to ensure your next trip is a …

Camping

The Best Fitness Trends Of The Year, So Far

Nothing says summer more than beach days with good reads, barbecue parties with songs of the summer on repeat, and margaritas at 3pm on a Friday …

Fitness

The Core-Shredding Abs Exercise You’re Probably Not Doing

And if you are, you’re most likely doing it wrong<p>The key move that gymnasts do to forge a rock-solid core isn’t the situp, crunch, or even the plank. In fact, it’s a move you might not have ever seen in the gym.<p>The hollow hold is one of the first movements that gymnasts learn. It’s a simple yet …

Fitness

The five mistakes runners make - and how to stay injury free

How to balance frequency, intensity and volume for best performance<p>Tom Craggs is a coaching consultant to some of the UK’s biggest sports brands and charities. Unlike most performance coaches in the UK, Tom wasn’t an elite athlete and didn’t run as a junior. He took up running to raise money for …

Muscle

The essential summer running kit list

<b>Sunwise Photochromic sunglasses</b><p>Protect your eyes from the elements with Sunwise Photocromic sunglasses. Thanks to chromafusion lenses that adjust to …

Clothing

Fix Those Hips: Progressive Posture Alignment, Part 2

<b>Welcome to week two of my four-week program for better posture and alignment.</b> This week we are going to focus on hip alignment. But we are not …

Build muscle with the pushup challenge

The pushup is a classic move and one of the best things you can do to hit your chest, shoulders, arms, and core in one swoop.<p>If you get your pushup …

What to eat after working out, according to a top Harley Street nutritionist

There is a lot of conflicting nutrition, health and fitness advice around.<p>Whilst some people swear by cutting out carbs and smashing cardio, others …

The Easy Workout Moves You Can Do Even If You're Bad At The Gym

Working out is hard, especially if you don't know what you're doing. Regardless of all the fitness apps and videos you watch, sometimes being in the …

Sculpt Tight, Sexy Abs with This 15-Minute Crop Top Workout

<i>Equipment sponsored by Rebel Elite Fitness</i><p><b>Hitting your muscles from all angles is the abs-olute best way to sculpt a tight, sexy midsection.</b><p>This …

Kettlebell Exercises

​This Mini-Workout Will Blast Your Abs, Shoulders, and Arms All At Once | Men’s Health

This finisher ensures you get some focused core stability work, which will improve posture, minimize the risk of back injury, and improve athletic performance.<p>For more core-crushing workouts like this, check out the The Anarchy Abs Workout.<p><b>Directions</b>: Perform the exercises below in the order listed …

Health

13 Things You Need in Your Home Gym or Workout Bag, According to Professional Trainers

Making it to the gym is hard enough (your bed is just so <i>cozy</i>)—don’t make getting out the door even harder by scrambling for your gym clothes and …

Exercise

A 15-Minute Cardio Jump Rope Workout You Can Do Anywhere

When you're traveling, it can be really difficult to fit in workouts. You never know what you're going to get at a hotel gym, or what the running …

Fitness

4 Simple Exercises to Get Your Glutes Fired Up

<b>Your glutes are an incredibly important muscle group for many reasons</b>, including preventing injury, improving performance, and helping you fit nicely …

Exercise

5 Next-Level Exercises to Break Your Boring Fitness Routine

The key is learning new workout vocabulary.<p><i>Squat. Pushup. Lunge. Plank.</i> You know what these are. But if these are <i>all</i> you know, it's time to add new workout vocabulary to your repertoire. New words mean new moves, new tools, and most importantly, new results. If you're stuck in a plateau or itching …

Fitness

This Challenging Exercise Will Take Your Abs to the Next Level

Have you ever gone to the gym and just marveled at some of the things you see other people doing? There's the girl who can squat twice her bodyweight, which is amazing! There's the older lady who looks fitter than women half her age. There's even the young teen who does so many steps on the stair …

Fitness

Today's Workout 48: The upper-body circuit to raise the bar

It doesn't matter what level you're at with your fitness routine—it's always time to raise the bar.<p>Start by elevating your upper-body workout with …

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

When it comes to exercise, people have a tendency to take an all-or-nothing approach. Fitness has become associated with panting, standing doubled …