The advent of the summer season means that warmer weather is on the way. There's no need to stress about getting totally ripped up for your time on the sand—but if you want to get into the best shape possible to be able to enjoy your outdoor adventures to the fullest, you can put a few short weeks of work
If you’re tired of skipping the gym because you don’t have time, we feel you. But as long as you have a pair of dumbbells and 30 minutes, you can get your sweat on in your home, yard, or hotel room with this no-excuses routine. The point isn’t just to burn more calories in a short amount of time (which you
Whether it’s in a local stadium or a park, now is the time to research a good outdoor staircase in your hood. Incorporating stair sprints into your workout routine checks off a bunch of fitness goals at once: you’ll increase your heart rate, burn extra fat and calories, and target your lower-body muscles all at the same time. And who
High-intensity interval training is efficient—workouts are under half an hour and often just a few minutes. And they’re effective. HIIT improves athletic endurance, strengthens the heart and cuts body fat. Fortunately, high intensity doesn’t have to mean high impact. Lower-impact exercises are great for people with knee or ankle injuries, or anyone heading back into the gym after a hiatus.
Let’s face it: Finding the time to exercise is often a lot harder than your actual workout. Between work, family and friends, personal hobbies and other social commitments, many people struggle to fit fitness into their daily routine. You’ll push hard for 20 minutes to create core stability, and get a much-needed cardio benefit that’s way more effective than jogging.
You can cinch your waist with a belt, bare your stomach in a crop top, or wear high-waisted jeans to accentuate your curves. But if you want to change your body without clothes, it will take a bit more work: Without some full-body toning exercises, hourglass-shaped girls run the risk of popping out a little bit too much, especially in
The benefits of dry January and clean eating can easily go down the drain after just a week of New Year festivities. After all, the countless pineapple tarts, steamboat feasts, and sugary cocktails aren’t exactly the best alternative to the salad bowls you would otherwise eat. If you’re sitting in a slump on your couch right now, ready to toss
Warm up and cool down exercises play a number of important roles in your overall fitness routine. While it may seem as if you'd be better served taking the time you normally spend doing warm ups and cool down exercises and replacing it with high intensity exercise, doing so can lead to any number of problems that might derail you
One major benefit of a push/pull plan is the increased frequency with which you hit your muscles. A typical split will see you in the gym six times a week: push/pull/legs comprises Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, which is then repeated – leaving Sunday as your day of rest. The push/pull plan also allows you to introduce microcycles in your training.
Cold-weather runs have their place in every exercise repertoire—but they’re not the only (or the most effective) way to sweat outdoors when the temps drop. Plus, on snowy days, you need something a little more low-impact that will also leave your muscles burning under all of those layers. Here, we created a fun, barre-inspired total-body toning workout that you can