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Jump Rope Is the Killer Cardio Workout You Should Definitely Be Doing

Old habits are hard to break, and that's certainly true when it comes to fitness. If your standard cardio is running, cycling, or hopping on the elliptical, it can be difficult to try something new. Jump rope is a cardio workout that's worth trying, though. It may not sound very intense at first, …

Exercise

This Home Workout Will Prevent Low Back Pain and Open Up Your Hips

You know that moment when life starts to feel like a pain in the back? Well, that moment is probably now, considering 31 million Americans experience …

5 moves to get the abdominal V-shape you’ve always wanted

Six-packs? So 2016. Biceps? Give us a break. This year, people are drooling over a muscle you might not have known existed.<p>The transversus abdominis …

Bodyweight Exercise

The Ultimate Upper Body Warmup

Kill your core and prep your shoulders for action with this unique twist on planking<p>There are plenty of ways to warm up for a tough upper body workout, but not many that will leave your abs burning like this.<p>Planking is one of the most versatile training tools in the gym, simultaneously challenging …

The ultimate abs workout to get ripped and burn abdominal fat

This heavy-duty series of workouts is meant to be a set of guidelines as well as the road to rippling abs. This project will have you working for …

Why Jumping Rope Is a Shockingly Good Workout

A jump rope feels decidedly old-school: something you played with as a kid but that most adults, except for boxers, leave behind.<p>That’s a shame, …

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 …

13 of the Best Obliques Exercises

When we think about core workouts, most of us fixate on the front of our abs. You know, those muscles that create that six-pack. But the abs include …

Health

Science-Backed Tips to Burn More Calories on the Treadmill

Are you consistently hitting the treadmill but not seeing results? Or maybe you just want to maximize your gym time and get more out of your workout — totally reasonable! Here are six quick tips and tricks to mix and match that up your caloric burn and help you get the most out of your indoor run — …

How to REALLY do a Kettlebell Swing

A Step-by-Step Guide to KB Swing Mastery<p>The kettlebell swing is a hip hinge movement. The problem is, when strength coaches and fitness buffs talk …

Woodworking

This New Spin On Planking Will Completely Carve Up Your Core

Tweak the tried-and-true plank to get your summer six-pack<p>There are tons of abs exercises out there, but one of the best and most natural ways to build the six-pack of your dreams is still the plank.<p>Planks succeed where many other ab exercises fail: They train your entire core, from rectus …

How to Reset Your Metabolism in Exactly 24 Hours

Exercise and dietary "quick fixes" might seem enticing, but in the long-run, they could wreak havoc with your metabolism. Lyn-Genet Recitas, …

Wellness

Got 10 Minutes? This Kettlebell Workout Only Has 3 Exercises

<i>This article originally appeared on Life by Daily Burn.</i><p>It’s time to show up to your workout with bells on — and we’re not just talking about your …

This 11-Minute Yoga-Inspired Workout Will Blast Your Core Into Serious Shape

What happens when you mix yoga-inspired moves with the intensity of interval training? You get a super-short and powerful workout like this 11-minute …

11 Must-Reads For Summer (Written By Badass Women)

It’s Summer, and you know what that means: Underboob sweat and endless hours of listening to your children argue. Woo!<p>Just kidding. It means it’s …

15-Minute Beginner Low-Impact Cardio

You can burn serious calories without all that jumping around. We don't have anything against bouncing, but sometimes you want to give your joints a rest, and with this low-pact workout, you can. We give you 15 minutes of heart-thumping cardio, no equipment or jumping required. Press play and get …

Health

‘Invisible’ exercise sounds weird but actually boasts results

Poor posture can derail your mood, energy, confidence and even fitness goals. Yes over time, slouching takes a serious toll on your spine, shoulders, …

The 11-Minute Outdoor Workout a Fitness Guru Swears By

Now that summer is finally here, I get to combine two of my favorite things: sunshine and a great workout. There’s nothing more energizing than …

Suspended – Medium

The 25 Best Exercises to Tone Your Abs (and None of Them Are Crunches)

Let's be honest: crunches aren't the most exciting of exercises. And they're not always the most effective way to tone your abs anyway. If you're bored with your sit-up routine, here are 25 fun and effective moves to mix up your workout and tone your midsection!<p><i>— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb</i> …

Yoga

Torch 400 Calories in 40 Minutes With This Bodyweight Workout

Ready to kick your workout up a notch or two? Try this 40-minute workout designed to burn around 400 calories. It's a bodyweight workout, so you have no excuses! To keep your heartbeat revving, you will need to push yourself, but you got this. Grab a towel and a water bottle, then press play and …

Packable Home Gym Equipment That Can Squeeze Into the Tiniest of Studio Apartments

So you've got yourself a teeny-tiny living space, and there's no possible way you could ever make a "home gym." Wrong! Give yourself just a few feet to move, and we promise you can turn these packable, storable, compactable pieces of equipment into the only gym you'll need — no membership required. …

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 …

15 Books That Will Inspire You to Travel to Amazing Locations Around the World

There's nothing like a good book to take you on a virtual journey to an exotic land long before you have your passport stamped. And there's no better way to get acquainted with a country or culture than by reading literature set against the pulse of a city.<p>Writers have long used their words to …

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 …

Kettlebell Exercises

This Marine's Insane Pull-Up Technique Will Have You Questioning If He's Even Human

Michael Eckert is a United States Marine, and he currently holds the world record for most pull-ups in one minute (it's 50), but right now, we're questioning if this guy is even human! Eckert consistently posts videos on Instagram, where he flaunts his impressive pull-up routines and incredible …

How to build muscle without weights

Get a gym-style workout without the gym.<p>Feeling the effects of the economy? Have too little time to hit the gym — or too few bucks to join one? Here, …

Yoga

6 Plyometric Exercises for a No-Running Cardio Workout

<i>This article originally appeared on Life by Daily Burn.</i><p>The answer to your boring relationship with cardio: plyometric exercises. The lovechild of …

6 Row Machine Alternatives to Give Your Body an Amazing Workout

Get sculpted this summer.<p>We've covered helpful alternatives to pull-ups and chin-ups, sure, but those of you who incorporate some kind of row in your fitness regimen of choice are still stuck doing the same old thing. This week, though, leave the rowing to the crew team and check out these fitness …

Tug Of War

3 Ten-Minute Workout Videos for Days When You Have No Time to Exercise

Some days, something has to give. Your iCal is overbooked; you're pulled in a million directions; life gets in the way; and oftentimes, exercise is …

HIIT