Cardio

The Best Workouts for Reducing Body Fat

Photo: Twenty20 When it comes to people’s top goals for improving body composition, fat loss often takes the cake. But we can’t talk about how to lower body fat percentage without touching on how to drop pounds in general. That’s because you can’t necessarily target fat loss in one specific …

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6 Plyometrics Exercises for a Better Workout in Less Time

Photo: Pond5 Plyometrics — or high-intensity exercises that stretch and then quickly shorten your muscles (think jump squats or plyo push-ups) — are already known for their quick calorie-blasting, body-toning results. “The technique was originally designed to develop explosive speed and power in Olympic athletes, but the benefits extend out …

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The 9 Most Common Trainer Cues, Decoded

Photo: Twenty20 Square your hips. Tuck your tailbone. Zip your navel to your spine. Listening to your trainer is much like playing a game of “Simon Says.” But if you’re new to exercise or trying a workout for the first time, it’s not uncommon to get tangled up in a …

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15 Home Workouts from the Fittest Trainers We Know

Photo: Twenty20 You’re traveling. You had a bad day at work. You’re beyond busy. It’s snowing outside. While these might sound like perfectly good reasons to take a rest day, leave it to trainers to find a way to push through. And deep down, you know you’ll be missing out …

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6 Killer Cardio Workouts That Don’t Involve Running

Sure, running is a great workout to have as a part of your cardio repertoire — it’s not only a great way to get fitter, but it improves your mental wellbeing, too. (Read one woman’s story about how running saved her life.) But it’s not right for everyone, and more …

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21 Squat Variations So You Never Get Bored

Photos: Daily Burn You can tell a lot about someone from how they perform a squat — more specifically, their body’s strength and weaknesses. The typically two-legged exercise requires learning how to efficiently use your glutes (not just your quads!), and properly activate and engage your core. You’ll also need …

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The 15 Best Spring Marathons in the U.S.

Photos (clockwise from top left): Big Sur International Marathon, Vermont City Marathon, Los Angeles Marathon, Grandma’s Marathon — Duluth, Inc. When it comes to spring marathons, the iconic Boston Marathon is always the pinnacle event of the season. But it’s not the only time runners around the country will lace …

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Ease Sore Muscles with These 5 Lacrosse Ball Moves

Photo Courtesy of SoulAnnex If you’ve ever felt tightness or discomfort in your hips, back or shoulders (slowly raises hand), it’s time to add some recovery sessions to your routine. And we don’t just mean the foam roller after every sweat. The one tool you’re probably missing from your sore …

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Olympic Preview: Meet 3 Team USA Skiing Hopefuls

Photo courtesy of The North Face Consider your favorite activity of all time — the one you could do all day, every day. Then imagine being #blessed enough to spin that into your dream job. That’s exactly how freeskiers Maddie Bowman, Aaron Blunck and Devin Logan feel about spending time …

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How Exercise Changed These 7 People’s Lives

Photos (clockwise from top left): Stephanie Laska / PowerBar, Heather Laptolo / Michael Lambert, Mike Ergo / Tony Svensson, Krista Meinert Exercise has countless benefits. Of course, there’s the weight loss and muscle gains — the aesthetic changes that people tend to notice the most. Then, there’s the physiological advantages …

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