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25 Recovery Tips from the Best Ultramarathoners in the World

Bouncing back after a marathon is not exactly easy, but at least there are a lot of resources out there that you can turn to for guidance, like our …

Running

A Day in the Life: How Ultramarathon Runners Really Eat

For the casual exerciser, squeezing in a three-mile run a few times a week is considered a victory. But for an ultramarathon runner, not even a …

12 Ways to Get Out of a Running Rut

If you're feeling burnt out, change your routine.<p><i>Sande asks: I’m in a running rut. I had a great year and finished six half marathons, but I seem to have lost my love of running. Do you have any tips on how to get out of a running rut?</i><p>Although we tend to think of a rut in the negative sense, it’s …

Reveal Your Abs with the Belly Fat Inferno

Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells for this 22-minute sweat session

Runners, You Need to Do These 4 Exercises That Prevent Knee Pain - Women's Running

<i>*Courtesy of POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>When you ramp up mileage too fast or are new to running, you can be hit with the dreaded runner’s knee, or pain and …

Run for Your Knees

More evidence that your knees can handle mileage.<p>One of the perennial questions runners get is “Won’t all that running ruin your knees?” The research that exists actually tends to show that runners are no more likely, and perhaps even less likely, to get osteoarthritis than non-runners. This isn’t …

7 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Long Runs

1. Running Too Far, Too Quickly<p>1 of 8<p>Soon after you commit to a half or full marathon, it's time to train. Excitement from the target can encourage …

Marathons

12 Incredible Abs Exercises You Should Know

Everything you need to do to get a stronger core without doing a single solitary crunch. For everyone from fitness rookie to hardcore exerciser.<p>Thumbnail from Thinkstock.

Workouts

14 Ways to Make Lifting Weights More Effective

People don’t actually ask, “how much you bench?” Well, maybe they do. And maybe they should stop, but that’s besides the point. The perception of …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

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37 Ways to Turn Your Lower Body into a Machine

Build unparalleled strength with these unilateral leg exercises<p>Pistol squats are extremely tough. In fact, most guys are wobbly disasters when attempting one. But the exercise is the ultimate test of single-leg strength. That's why it's so impressive that BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <i>Men's …

Ten Runners You’re Not Following—Yet

You’ll have no trouble keeping up (online) with these highfliers<p>Rare are the runners who don’t shamelessly sing their own praises and exclusively promote their sponsors. For the athletic-blog equivalent of indies, add these 10 freewheelers to your streams.<p>For Ultra Advice: Sage Canaday<p>The youngest …

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The 20-Minute Body-Weight Strength Workout

Gyms are great for building strength and avoiding injury, but you don't have to throw down $100 a month for that. Instead, do a series of body-weight-resistance exercises that target nearly every muscle, like the following four moves from certified strength and conditioning specialist Paul …

Workouts

Set Realistic Goals in the New Year

Using test runs can help you come up with reasonable goals.<p>What are your plans for your upcoming running year? Whether you're looking to run a new race distance, achieve a personal best, or just stay injury-free, accurately gauging your current fitness level will help you set challenging but …

Hot Olympian Makes History

But beyond her beauty is serious skill and determination. Before last year, Bright had never even <i>competed</i> in snowboard cross—one of the sports she's now taking on in Sochi. And her most amazing feat is perhaps what she said to herself a year ago when she entered that first competition: Challenge …

Love the Hurt: Week Three of Ironman Training

Well week three is in the books and it seemed to come a little easier than last week. We skipped the Tuesday night track session to recover from a …

Swimming

Q&A: Lone Survivor's Alexander Ludwig Talks Fitness

You've probably seen Alexander Ludwig before--he's had roles in movies such as <i>The Hunger Games</i> and <i>Grown Ups 2--</i>but you've never seen him like this. …

Exercise boost — keys to keeping with the program

How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out — successfully — for years to come.<p><i>Harley Pasternak, 39, has trained superstars including Lady Gaga and is a</i> …

Is It Really That Easy to be an Olympic Bobsledder?

Track and field star Lolo Jones may earn a spot on the Olympic bobsled squad after only one year of training. Was Cool Runnings right about how easy …

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Russian Press Gives Olympic Ice Skater an Original Smear

As two time U.S. champion figure skater Ashley Wagner faces a backlash at home over her unusual elevation from fourth place to join the three woman U.S. Olympic team in Sochi, a fresh front of skepticism is creeping her way from Russia itself.<p>"Pro-gay American Figure Skater Dragged to Sochi," read …