The One Stretch That Will Make Running Feel Easier

If you run, it makes perfect sense that you should regularly stretch out your lower body. Tight hips and glutes are often at the root of running pains and injuries, and physical therapists always preach the importance of keeping the body loose and limber from the waist down. But you probably haven’t thought about how […]

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6 Deadlift Variations Your Butt Will Thank You For

6 Deadlift Variations Your Butt Will Thank You For

The deadlift is one of the best full-body exercises you can do. Many trainers would argue it’s THE best, because it’s the perfect example of a compound exercise, which means it forces you to use multiple muscle groups at once. As a result, your workout becomes more efficient. You can also lift heavier weights, allowing […]

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5 Exercise Machines That Aren’t Worth Your Time

5 Exercise Machines That Aren’t Worth Your Time

Machines tend to get a bad rap on the gym floor — demonized as non-functional, even dangerous, according to some fitness pros. Still, they’re not necessarily just a bunch of dead weight. Exercise machines can be helpful for beginners who want to start building strength but don’t necessarily have the foundation of lifting with free […]

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8-Minute Tabata Workout You Can Do Anywhere

8-Minute Tabata Workout You Can Do Anywhere

“You can do anything for 20 seconds.” You might have heard that line in a workout class or on Daily Burn 365, when a trainer wants you to focus on an exercise, drive through the burn and push past what you think are your limits. Well, there’s a reason they want you to go short but hard. […]

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What Are Electrolytes and Why Do We Need Them?

What Are Electrolytes and Why Do We Need Them?

You know you’re supposed to replenish your electrolytes after a killer sweat session, with sips like coconut water and sports drinks. But what are electrolytes, exactly? And why do our bodies need them? This new video from the American Chemical Society breaks down the science behind the crucial salts (yep, they’re salts). In a nutshell: Once electrolytes (think calcium, potassium, magnesium, […]

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7 Simple Things That’ll Make You a Better Runner

7 Simple Things That'll Make You a Better Runner

Running more can help you be a better runner—but you can only ramp up so much, or so quickly, without increasing your odds of getting hurt. Overuse injuries like shin splints and runner’s knee crop up with, well, overuse. And any runner knows that these aches and pains can seriously mess with your running bliss. […]

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4 Things to Know Before Increasing the Weight You Lift

4 Things to Know Before Increasing the Weight You Lift

Remember when women used to lift those tiny pink dumbbells out of fear of “bulking up”? Groan. Thankfully, times have changed (mostly). These days, more and more women are discovering the sheer joy of heavy weight lifting—and getting stronger in the process. Increasing the amount of weight you lift is one of the simplest ways […]

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