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People love gyms like CrossFit and Pure Barre because they’ve made fancy fitness a status symbol

Americans have developed a taste for fancy gyms. Attendance at specialty gyms like SoulCycle, CrossFit, Pure Barre, Orangetheory, and countless others grew by 70% between 2012 and 2015, according to a recent report from the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). And …

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The Most Common Deadlift Mistakes and How to Fix Them

You may wonder how complicated it can be to bend over and pick something heavy up, but do it wrong and your back will tell you, forcefully, that it’s …

Tip: Do the Fat Man Pull-Up

Don't worry, you don't have to be a fat man, or even a man, to benefit from this exercise. Here are two ways to ramp it up.<p>Inverted rows (trigger …

Workouts

A Workout Series For Improving Run Speed And Efficiency

<i>This five-part run workout series will improve your speed while reinforcing proper form.</i>Developing your run speed is not just about improving your …

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The best CrossFit workouts to help you get faster

Short of lacing up your old running shoes and hitting the high school track for a few 100s or 400s (which are absolutely effective in increasing …

Tip: The Right and Wrong Way to Stretch Hip Flexors

Yes, you need to stretch your hip flexors, but you'd better do it right. Here's what you need to know.<p>Chronic sitting will turn the front side of …

Tip: Use a Balloon to Boost Your Deadlift

Sounds weird because, well, it is kinda weird. But this technique really works! Take a look.<p>The Deadlift and the Need For Stiffness<p>During the …

CrossFit Athlete: We Don't All Have 'Crazy Ripped Abs and Zero Body Fat'

Jamie Hagiya can back squat 315 lbs., clean and jerk 235 lbs. over her head and flip monster truck tires like it’s nothing. But the CrossFit games …

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This startup is bringing professional-grade sports science to your gym routine

The promise of innovation is this: Although when breakthroughs are made they are typically so expensive that only those with a lot of money get …

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Simple Ways To Add Speed & Endurance

Learn the benefits of developing VO2 Max, Lactate Threshold and Running Economy. Photo: ShutterstockOver the past several years, athletes have …

CrossFit-Inspired 200-Rep Bodyweight Workout

You don't need heavy-duty barbells, a box, or a pull-up bar for this intense workout, but it's still fast-paced, full-body, and effective. It's just four basic moves, 10 reps each, repeated five times for a total of 200 reps. Aim to do this workout AQAP (as quickly as possible), finishing in under …

Tip: Fix This Tiny Muscle and Lift Heavier

Does your butt hurt on long car rides? Need frequent trips to the chiropractor? Have pain down your leg? Here's the problem and how to fix it.<p>Do You …

3 CrossFit Workouts You Can Do Without the Box

CrossFit is everywhere. It's spawned a vernacular with terms like "WOD" (workout of the day), "firebreather" and "Rx'd."<p>Video of the Day<p>CrossFit's …

5 Women Confess the Conflicts That Fitness Has Caused in Their Relationships

"A relationship is all about compromise, even if that compromise involves fitness.”<p>Relationships are all about balance, but that doesn't mean you have to practice tree pose together, right? If one of you is a fitness buff, hitting the gym and running marathons, and the other is more into thumbing …

The Advanced Piriformis Stretch Is a Great Hip Opener

Weak or tight piriformis muscles can lead to a variety of problems, both in sports and in everyday life. Stretching can help alleviate or prevent the …

The 10 toughest, most utterly absurd CrossFit workouts in Games history

Each year, gym rats from around the world convene at the CrossFit Games to find out who can really claim the title of “Fittest on Earth.”<p>And while …

The Dark Side of Fitspiration

<b>It’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and you feel like grabbing a donut to tide you over until dinner.</b> On your way out the door, you find your co-workers …

The Israeli Men's CrossFit Team Just Made a Huge Statement on Gender Fluidity in Sports

During the World CrossFit Championship on Friday, three members of Israel's CrossFit TLV turned heads (and likely reinvigorated some idle gym …

Stop Working Out So Much On Your "Rest Days"

Workout days in your exercise program are simple to follow: you just do the workout. Then, on your “rest days”, you feel like a lost duckling. Do you …

Tip: Simplify the Deadlift

Everything you need to know about the deadlift in one sentence. Really. Check it out.<p>The deadlift is the most basic, obvious movement in barbell …

2 Essential Foot Functions to Upgrade Your Training

<b>The feet are complex beasts that powerfully support many movements in training and day-to-day life.</b> The plethora of joints, muscles, tendons, and …

CrossFit: ‘The most addictive form of fitness I’ve ever done’

You never have to wonder if a friend or co-worker is into CrossFit. They'll tell you about it – over and over again. They're the buff ones at the office who show up with a Tupperware full of oatmeal or organ meat, depending on their diet strategy of the week. They're on Instagram with a shaved …

10 best CrossFit workouts for weight loss

A level-with-you fact: If you do CrossFit, you will almost certainly drop fat. “High-intensity interval training, common to CrossFit, is very …

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Tip: Prevent Knee Injuries With Proper Tracking

For squats and lunges, pay attention to your pinky toe. Really. Here's why.<p>Most lifters assume the knee is highly injurious. There is some truth to …

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6 Training Hacks for Bad Knees

“Bad knees” is an easy crutch many lean on when explaining why they don’t squat, jog, lunge, or basically do anything else that’s leg-related. In …

These Free Movement Workout Flows Mix Yoga with Strength Training

Yoga meets strength training (meets hot trainer) for a total-body burn<p>We know that yoga can get you super strong. We know that strength training can …

Tip: Know Why You're Squatting

Do you want more muscle or more weight on the bar? How you answer should determine how you squat. Info here.<p>Are you training for bodybuilding …