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How to Activate Your Core

Have you huffed and puffed your way through hundreds of sit-ups without seeing results or feeling any stronger? You're not alone. Despite our …

Women's Fitness

7 Pains You Shouldn't Ignore

Foods and Habits That Stain Your Teeth

Beverages

The 5 Best Belly-Flattening Foods

There are exercises that target your abs to help you get the rock-hard stomach you've always dreamed of. But if you really want to double-team belly bulge, then you'll need to eliminate sugar and processed carbs while also incorporating fat-burning foods into your diet. Keep reading to see which …

Food & Dining

How to pick the perfect workout based on your 9-to-5 life

Head to a 5 a.m. Soulcycle class on any given weekday and it's bound to be filled with high-powered execs, dynamic entrepreneurs, and successful businessmen and women. Is there something about this sweaty, intense, and curated boutique exercise experience that attracts this type of person?<p>It's true …

The One Glute Exercise You Need to Try Now

[caption id="attachment_43325" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: DailyBurn 365[/caption]Although summer’s unofficially over (and you’ve put that …

Fitness

How To Not Lose Muscle When Cutting

Have you ever lost muscle when trying to cut fat? I’m sure you have. Me too – years ago before I knew what I was doing. Despite what some would have …

Fitness

6 Back-Sculpting Moves

Well-primed back muscles give you soaring stature and support like no others. Give them some love and spotlight your rear view with these lat (and …

Straight Up Triceps for Bigger Arms

One of the many trends in fitness these days is for every workout to have a clearly stated “functional” purpose. For example, Monday is lower-body …

Bodybuilding

7 High-Intensity Workouts For Greater Muscle Growth

There will come a time in the near future, however, when you'll want to experiment with more advanced methods, or "intensity techniques," as they're …

All About Box Squats

Ever since I started following Louie Simmons and Dave Tate around 15 years ago, I’ve heavily incorporated box squats into my personal training. I do …

Command Your Training: Turn Up the Volume to Reach Your Goals

Develop more work capacity, and increase your training intensity, with these simple steps.<b>At my gym we have three rules - turn up, don’t complain,</b> …

Exercise

Naps May Do a Heart Good

Blood Pressure

The Eating Habit That's Sabotaging Your Goals

• An eating habit that sabotages your weight — Real Simple<br>• Boost your performance with salt yoga — Shape<br>• Moves that can relieve your knee pain — Self<br>• Blast fat with a ballet-inspired workout — Health<br>• You can be a runner in 3 easy steps — Women's Health<br>• 42 of the most delicious and easy grill recipes of …

Fitness

3 Signs That Your Relationship With Exercise Is Unhealthy

As part of our society's proclaimed "war against obesity," we are constantly flooded with advertisements and campaigns that proclaim the many health benefits of regular exercise. From Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, to the rising popularity of the Fitbit, we are bombarded with the message …

Health

The Weight Vest Workout

Weight VestThis workout proves it's a great tool to add to your fitness arsenal.We’re betting you’re pretty familiar with most of the equipment …

Weight Loss

4 Medicine Ball Exercises for Shredded Abs

To really sculpt your abs and get them rock solid you need to hit it from every single angle. And what better way than to use a medicine ball.<p><b>4 Core</b> …

5 Standing Ab Exercises for People Who Hate Crunches

[caption id="attachment_43290" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: Pond5[/caption]<i>This workout comes to you from DailyBurn Fitness/Nutrition Coach</i> …

Health

High Bar Squat Vs. Low Bar Squat

So you’re ready to get off the leg press and start squatting. Great. You’ll build muscle and real-world strength like never before. But you have to …

How to Determine Your Ideal Body Fat Percentage

A common goal for anyone who steps foot in the gym is to shed body fat for good. Body fat is the fat that we can see in the mirror. The less body fat …

Body fat

8 Steps to Immediately Improve Your Squat

Do these things, in this order, and you’ll see immediate improvements in how much weight you can lift.Let’s face it. <b>When you read an article about</b> …

The Brain

The Primal Reason Behind Your Runner's High

Anyone who's pushed through their first 5K is familiar with that euphoric mid-run boost: the runner's high. But you might have your prehistoric …

Women's Fitness

The Complete Guide for Building a Bigger Back

In this series, we rounded up and broke down some of the best movements for back training. As far as bodybuilding and size development go, it doesn't …

Workouts

Here's Why Your Fitness Goals May Be Hurting You

<i>Goal setting at the gym is great, but holding yourself to too-high standards can lead to serious burnout and even sabotage your performance. More here from Shape on the matter.</i><p>Goals are great, but obsessing over setting a new PR comes at a price: "perfectionistic concerns" can be the dark side of …

Fitness

One Woman's Journey from Anorexia to CrossFit

Courtesy of Tova RossI used to find strength in disappearing.The growing hollow under my eyes, the concave spaces created by increasingly protruding …

Women's Fitness

5 Total-Body Benefits of the Push Press

We can all use more overhead strength and power. Sometimes it’s needed for a simple menial task like stocking shelves overhead and other times to …

A 5-Step Path to Injury-Free Strength Training

Some small injuries can’t be avoided, but more serious problems can be kept at bay. Here are the things I've learned over the years.<b>It took twelve</b> …

Strength training

The Ultimate Bodyweight Workout Featuring Just Squats and Planks

We've made a kick-ass workout featuring just two moves: the squat and the plank. There are so many effective variations of these classic exercises, but we manage to fit five of each into this quick 10-minute workout. Plus you don't need any equipment for this bodyweight workout, so you can do it …

Bodyweight Exercise