Laurie Thompson

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How Runners Can Work on Landing Softly

Land softly while running. It’s sound advice. And certainly not new.<p>But how do you put it into practice? To answer that question, three experts …

The Best Weight-Lifting Advice For Men Over 40

Forget those lame workouts for “old” guys. Here’s how to train hard in your forties<p>A popular magazine asked me to write an article on weight training for the over-40 average Joe. (It wasn’t <i>Men’s Health</i>, by the way.)<p>While I was flattered, the warm and fuzzy feeling faded once I skimmed articles on …

How (and Why) You Should Be Training Your Central Nervous System

One March day in 1894, a woman named Emily Brown squeezed a rubber bulb with her left hand 10 times, as hard as she could. The bulb was attached to an instrument that gauged the strength of her grip. She was establishing a baseline.<p>Eight times over the next 13 days, Brown did the same contractions, …

Become a Better Man

4 Days Of Tabata And Supersets

Learn how to advance your workout regimen the right way and you'll get the results that you want. Trainer and IFBB fitness pro Julie Lohre has an …

Fitness

The 30-Minute HIIT Home Workout

When you're watching Netflix, 30 minutes doesn't feel like much time at all. But at the gym, it can seem like an eternity. That's why HIIT workouts …

Workouts

Green Day American Idiot documentary trailer

To celebrate the 11th anniversary of the release of their Grammy-winning <i>American Idiot,</i> Green Day have shared the first trailer for <i>Heart Like a Hand</i> …

25 Perfect Examples Of How To Rock A Fanny Pack This Summer

The mom style staple was the must-have accessory at this year's Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City.

The Best Foods to Eat Before (and After) Your Workout

So you have the perfect motivational tank to get you inspired and are ready to get started with those on-the-go workouts. But whatever you do, don’t forget about the most important thing: FOOD. You do in fact need fuel to get your fitness on <i>and</i> stay healthy. Not sure what to eat? You could go the …

9 Of The Best Stability Ball Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

With just a wall, a ball and a yoga mat, you can build a low-impact, total-body strength and toning workout like the one below (not to mention work up a serious sweat as you do it).<p>Far too many people associate stability balls with boring crunches, goofy stretches and childlike bouncing, but this …

How to Dress for Rainy Runs

These tips will keep you comfortable whether it's rainy and cold or rainy and warm.<p><i>I am training for my first half marathon, and our group was caught last night in heavier than expected rain as temperatures dropped.</i> <i>What gear do you recommend for running in the rain in both cooler and warmer</i> …

Boston Marathon

Train Your Brain to Run Your Best

Reciting positive thoughts is fine, but to really run your best, you've got to shut down your inner critic.<p><i>"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."—John Milton,</i> Paradise Lost<p><b>As I approached mile 19</b> of the Run for the Red Pocono Marathon feeling …

Marathons

20 Tips for Marathoners

<i>Photo courtesy of Photo-Ops</i><p>Here’s a list of marathon tips that we compiled and presented at our last Bull Circle that may help not just our Dreamers …

Marathons

10-Minute Moves For Strength, Speed and Agility

Exercise