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6 Expert Running Tips for Your First Trail Race

Photo: Twenty20 Whether you’ve fallen under the spell of the technicolor fall foliage or just want to add a new challenge to your race calendar, you’ve decided that it’s finally time to sign up for your first trail race. And you’re in good company: More than eight million people enjoy …

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Is My Workout Too Easy? Here’s How to Tell

Photo: Pond5 When we drag ourselves out of bed for a workout, there’s one goal we all have in common: Get the most out of it. Unfortunately, research shows we’re not great at judging how hard we’re pushing ourselves during our sweat sessions. In fact, when left to our own …

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3 No-Equipment CrossFit Workouts You Can Do at Home

Photo: Twenty20 It’s that time of year again. When days seem to fly by faster than Usain Bolt and fitting in a workout feels nearly impossible. Except you can squeeze in some sweat. Enter: CrossFit. The fitness philosophy is simple: “constantly varied functional movements done at a high intensity,” explains Blair Jost, …

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5 Yoga-Inspired Shoulder Openers

Photo: Tiffany Ayuda / Life by Daily Burn Feel like you’re forever tightly wound? We feel you. You have a good reason to crave that deep-tissue massage after a stressful day at work. Research shows that we carry certain emotions, like anger and anxiety, in our head, neck and shoulders. …

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5 BodyPump Exercises for Your Next Strength Workout

Photo: Pond5 If you’re too intimidated to touch the barbells stacked in the corner of your gym, prepare to get un-afraid. These weight room staples aren’t just for CrossFit fiends and meatheads. Beginners, it’s time to step up to the weight plates — because it turns out barbell exercises are …

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Quick Lower Ab Exercises for a Stronger Core

Photo: Ryan Kelly / Daily Burn 365 If there’s one major muscle group we don’t mind firing up during almost every workout, it’s our abs. And for good reason: Aesthetics aside, a strong midsection leads to proper body alignment, better balance and it can help alleviate lower back pain. When …

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No Pain, No Gain? 5 Myths About Muscle Soreness

Photo: Twenty20 You just crushed a really hard workout. You upped the load of your training, or you stepped out of your routine and tried a new activity. You feel great — until you wake up the next morning, barely able to move. Enter delayed onset muscle soreness, better known …

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