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8 at-home workouts to get rid of love handles—based on the time you have

Health

How One Woman Lost 100 Pounds And Fell In Love With Running In The Process

Lacing up her shoes, strapping on her GPS watch, and heading out on a long run are things 26-year-old Rebecca Grafton, the blogger behind My Girlish …

Fitness

4 Weeks to Health and Fitness for Yo-Yo Exercisers

Do you want to lose weight? Most of us would probably say, "Yes, I'd love to lose weight." When you embark on that kind of goal, you probably spend a …

Stretching Routine for Walking

Stretching can improve your flexibility and can make your walking more comfortable. This stretching routine targets the muscle groups you will use …

Exercise

The Easiest Way To Figure Out Your Race Pace

You know that feeling when you’re registering for a race and you’re asked for your “expected finish time”? Sometimes, sure, you have it nailed. Other …

The 10 Most Popular Training Articles of 2015

Here are some of the training tips that proved to be a big hit with Competitor readers in 2015: Photo Gallery 1 of {count} Back to Start • View Larger …

Weight Loss

The Importance of Back Strength for Runners

Photo: Shutterstock.comThere are a lot of options to choose from when it comes time to hit the gym. One group of muscles that runners should never …

Yoga

7 Tips to become a faster runner

Improving your running form should be an ongoing thing; changing up your running techniques can not only help you to run farther, faster than ever …

Marathons

Marathon Training | Runner's World

So you want to run a marathon? Completing 26.2 miles is an awe-inspiring accomplishment that requires commitment and dedication and that provides many rewards, not least of which is joining the .5 percent of the U.S. population who have run a marathon. Most training plans call for 16 to 20 weeks of …

Jenna Wolfe shares how to get bigger benefits from running

Kicking off a week-long series on all the ways to work out, TODAY lifestyle and fitness correspondent Jenna Wolfe looks at the strengths and weaknesses of running as exercise, pointing out that only part of your body benefits from running, and she suggests ways you can do more.

Lifestyle

Fed up with the daily grind? These are the top 20 employers for work-life balance

There's more time for fun if you work for one of these 20 companies in the UK<p>The UK has a reputation for poor work-life balance. Britons work some of the longest hours in Europe, with full-time workers putting in an average of 39.2 hours per week - although many are known to work well above 40.<p>A …

Strength Training for Runners: Box Jumps

Photo: Scott Draper | CompetitorBox jumps are an excellent plyometric exercise for building explosive muscular strength in the hamstrings, glutes and …

Workouts

Strength training for distance runners: Core and lower body conditioning plan

Whether you're gearing up to conquer your first marathon, or simply looking to improve your speed on the track, you're going to need a solid strength …

Workouts

Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

Marathons

5 Tips to Manage your WORK-RUN Balance

Most of us use running as a way to keep fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, running regularly is a challenge because most of us have …

Warmups for Runners

As warmup drills go, running backwards is as simple as it gets—and as beneficial. This video explains all the ways that backward running helps your …

Marathons
Hypertrophy
Marathons

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

Muscle

What Kind of Music Helps You Run Fastest?

Researchers had 15 male runners run three all-out 5Ks (spread over many weeks): one while listening to slow motivational songs (those having 80–100 beats per minute, like Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”); one while listening to fast tunes (140–160 beats per minute, like Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us”); and …

5 Moves to Lose Love Handles

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Rock Your Core and Tone Your Abs With This Bodyweight Workout

Wake up your core and kick your abs into high gear with this circuit workout. It should take you around 20 minutes, and the best part is you won't …

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5 ways to work out without weights

With all the knowledge that’s out there now about exercise, there’s really no excuse for not achieving your fitness goals. You can’t argue that you …

Workouts

How to Get Kate Upton's Abs Without Doing Crunches

Last winter, New York City fitness guru David Kirsch kicked Kate Upton's butt into shape with stair running, pull-ups, and, of course, ab work. What he did not have her do...

How to get the most out of your iPad: 15 top tips

Just unwrapped an iPad? Here are 15 features to make it even more useful<p><b>1. Take a screenshot</b><p>If you need a screenshot, whether it's to prove your high score in a new game or to send an important chart to the office, taking one is quick and easy. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button (on the top of …

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Maps of neural circuitry show women's brains are suited to social skills and memory, men's perception and co-ordination<p>Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of …

The Right Way to Do 5 Popular Body-Weight Exercises

<b>1. Triceps Dip on a Bench</b><br>Your triceps make up more of your arms than your biceps do, but most men pay their triceps less attention. At most, they may head to an empty bench and knock out a few triceps dips at the end of their workout. Unfortunately, that's one of the worst moves you can do to build …