Exercise

6 Pull-Up Alternatives to Help You Bust Through Plateaus

You <i>know</i> you swing your legs too much. Let our friendly fitness pros help.<p>Are you one of these people who <i>never</i> swings their legs during pull-ups, strenuously avoiding reliance on that tiny bit of momentum that allows you to cheat your way to the top of the motion? Are you? Cool! You are probably …

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Torch 300 Calories in 30 Minutes With This Cardio Boot Camp

Maximize your sweat session by mixing cardio with strength training. This combo burns calories while building metabolism-boosting muscle, and we call that a winning combo. Try this tried-and-true workout for yourself with this 30-minute cardio boot camp. We offer modifications for every move, so no …

HIIT

Best way to slow aging? Exercise, but not just any kind

A new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism noted that any kind of exercise is better than none, but it’s the high-intensity interval …

HIIT

Tip: Master the Single-Arm Bench Press

Strengthen your core and boost your barbell bench press with this exercise.<p>The single-arm dumbbell bench press appears to be an upper body pressing …

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Stretching

Starbucks’ Newest Tea Concoction Comes Courtesy of an Instagram Craze

Starbucks secret menu items have become somewhat legendary over the years: Take the now-infamous Pink Drink, for instance. Those in the know can even get in on seasonal and dog-specific secret menus (yes, really). While many of us pine for our favorites to become official menu items, we never …

Medicine Ball Exercises

Tip: Strong Glutes, Healthy Back

You already do the hip thrust for glutes. Now try it like this to spare your back and really build your backside.<p>Add the feet-elevated hip thrust to …

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17 Things I Learned After Bulking Up For A Full Year

Let’s get real.<p>Hey, I’m Spencer. Last March I started this cool, intense fitness project where I basically tried to gain as much muscle mass as possible.<p>I’ve had body image issues for as long as I can remember. Even in elementary school I’d compare myself to the other kids, convincing myself that I …

Fitness

Tired of Feeling Guilty for Going to the Gym, Mom Started Using Her Toddler in the Workout Routine

Emily Breeze Ross Watson spends a lot of time at the gym.<p>Last year, the fitness trainer became internet famous when her pregnant workout video on …

Gym Routines

Say Yes to Banded Pull Ups (But Not for Assistance)

A while back I wrote that banded pull ups were like drugs. Once you start, you have a hard time quitting. For beginners I still agree there are much …

Workouts

50 Snacks You Can Eat Either Before or After a Workout

• 50 awesome pre- or post-workout snacks — Greatist<br>• 12 fat-burning moves that will help you lose weight — Women's Health<br>• Strawberry avocado salsa to prep for the Summer months — Cooking Light<br>• 8 signs you're an intellectually humble person — HuffPost Healthy Living<br>• 17 shower shoes you'll actually want to …

Fitness

Causes and Treatment for Fallen Arches

Of the many body parts we benignly neglect, our feet may be the most taken for granted. They get us where we need to go, supporting a lot of weight …

Workouts

Can a 3-D Body Scanner Help You Lose Weight?

New technology, in the form of a body scanner, can measure your fat, metabolic rates, and other metrics. Is seeing believing? And will a scan …

3D Printing

I Put Under Armour's Gear to the Sweat Test So You Don't Have To

Get your start. Getting out there and showing the world what you've got is all it takes. We've partnered with Kohl's on this post.<p>I'm a gym rat — I've always been a gym rat — and one of the hardest things about keeping up my rigorous (albeit lazy) training schedule has been maintaining adequate …

Fitness

Nordic Skiing 101 For the Triathlete or Cyclist

Competitive Nordic skiers are known as the fittest people on earth. This designation comes from scientific testing that demonstrates Nordic skiers …

Triathlons

Tip: Natural Blood Doping

Boost EPO production and red blood cells with this performance-enhancing plant compound.<p>EPO and Blood Doping<p>EPO, or erythropoietin, is a glycoprotein …

Workouts

Game Day: A Mental Approach to Competition, with Kenny Kane

<b>Last week we talked with CrossFit LA team coach Kenny Kane about the mental approach to training versus the mental approach to competition.</b> All too …

Success

​3 Classic Chest-Chiseling Exercises

These moves will make your pecs pop like corn!<p>Most men hit the regular flat chest press every Monday, also called "International Chest Day" in bro-speak. But if your pec development is still poor to quite poor, try these three classic chest-chiseling exercises from natural bodybuilder Julian Smith. …

Weight Training

Why Balance Training Matters, and How to Get Started

You don’t have to be a gymnast or a yogi to benefit from regular balance training. In fact, balance is considered one of the six skill-related …

Sports Science

Today's Workout 15: The circuit to chisel your abs

Even though ripped abs seem to be everywhere these days—your favorite action stars, bodybuilders, your neighborhood gym—a shredded six-pack can seem …

Workouts

How to Burn More Calories During Any Type of Workout

Let’s face it: whether you’re an experienced exerciser or totally new to working out, very few of us have the time to dedicate hours upon hours to …

HIIT

Tip: The Key to Strong and Healthy Shoulders

Follow these two steps and you'll not only build strong delts, you'll keep them healthy.<p>Most lifters will, at some point, have shoulder issues, and …

Workouts

An Initial Visit to the York Barbell Club | Ken Leistner

Though plagued with Alzheimer’s Disease, my ninety-three year old mother had enough awareness to ask, “How can you continue to write so much about …

Weight Training

How to start running if you’re a beginner

You’ve been dwelling on an idea for a while now, mulling it over every time you see them — and you see them a lot, whether they’re heading down the …

Denver

Your Quickie Fat-Burning Total-Body Dumbbell Workout Routine

The best way to get a true, total-body burn going? Pick up some weights—the heavier the better. But skip the biceps curls and triceps kickbacks; opt …

Workouts

Tip: Pump and Hold for Big Delts

For shoulder size, it's more about the pump than lifting super-heavy weights.<p>A massive pump and burn did more for my shoulder development than …

Weight Training

The Mesmerizing Yoga Move You'll Never See In Class

Um, are humans supposed to move like this?!<p>Instagramers are only just discovering a niche yoga move that's rarely taught in class simply because it's too damn difficult: The move, "nauli," is an abdominal exercise that involves isolating muscle contractions in your core in a circular, rolling …

Yoga

10 Easy Exercises to Help You Get The Perfect Shape

1. Mountain Climbers<p>Sufferers of obesity can do mountain climbers exercise and get the absolute support for reducing overall unhealthy weight within …

Workouts

How to avoid running injuries

New runners are especially susceptible to shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis and knee pain, according to experts we interviewed for …

Workouts

Reverse Crunch

1. Lie on your back on the floor and wrap the band around the arches of your feet.<p>2. Cross the ends of the band over each other to make an “X” and …

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