Sometimes it’s not just what you do in the gym, but what you do before and after a workout that makes all the difference. Many of us have our post-workout routine on lockdown (protein shakes, amino acids, B vitamins), but pre-workout supplements are a little trickier. That’s because many of them share a controversial ingredient: ...
You put your back through a lot on a daily basis—whether it’s sitting at a desk for too long, using less-than-ideal form when lifting heavy objects, or failing to hold in your abs during workouts. Over time, these minor offenses can create imbalances that could result in injuries or persistent back aches and pains.
You don’t need a fancy mat, special clothing, or an expensive gym membership to get into yoga. That’s the beauty of the discipline—you can practice it anywhere, anytime.
In case the dwindling daylight and holiday products popping up in stores everywhere haven’t been obvious enough, let us remind you … winter is coming. This year in particular is poised to be an icy, snowy mess, according to the trusty old Farmers’ Almanac, which means more than the temps will be falling.
What’s the best move to do to get your heart rate up for a quick cardio workout? —Matthew H. If you really want to break a sweat during your workout, look no further than good ol’ burpees. As a benchwarmer on my high school’s track team, I had to do 50 of the punishing-but-effective move ...
Wide-eyed freshmen come face-to-face with many new challenges as school gets underway, not least of which is that loaded meal card.
I’ve seen people use sliding disks under their feet at the gym—but I have no idea what they’re doing or why they’re helpful. Explain.—Grace H. Sliders, gliders, skimmers—whatever you call them, they’re deceptively innocent-looking. Usually round little pieces of plastic, you’ll see gym-goers integrating them into their bodyweight exercise routines by placing them under their ...
After working on my plank pose for awhile, I’m ready to step it up for summer. What exercises can I try that will really test my core strength? —Jenn L.
We think about food around 16 times a day. And that’s according to self-reporting participants, from a study performed at Ohio State University—which, note the researchers involved, probably means that number is even higher.
My bra size fluctuates as I lose and gain weight—why is that? Is there anything I can do to change that? —Mari B.
I’ve been drinking a flavored sports drink during my gym sessions, which I noticed is really high in sugar. It tastes great, but taking in the extra calories seems counterproductive to what I’m burning off in my workouts. So what’s better during a workout: water, a sports drink, or something like coconut water? —Michael G.
I’m finally coming out of deep winter hibernation mode (aka living in sweatpants for six months) and it seems my summer clothes are a little tighter around the waist. Are there any moves that can help shed that “muffin top?” —Joanna T.
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