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Everything You Need to Know About HIIT Workouts

By Jenessa Connor The fitness world is prone to trends and buzzwords, the most fashionable of which in recent years is probably “HIIT,” short for high-intensity interval training. You’ve likely seen the headlines promoting HIIT workouts alongside photos of sweat-drenched gym rats crawling toward their water bottles. But the concepts behind HIIT aren’t particularly new or trendy. They’re


Static Stretching vs. Dynamic Stretching: Which Should You Do?

One of the biggest mistakes newcomers to fitness can make is skipping warm-up exercises before a workout. Not only is warming up valuable, it’s essential, delivering benefits beyond simply preparing your body for exercise, and extending to issues of safety and performance. But older notions of the warm-up may compromise both, making it important to know the difference between active


Quick and Efficient Workouts Under 30 Minutes

We all know there aren’t enough hours in the day, but that’s no excuse to skip a sweat session. You can crush your daily workout in less than 30 minutes, trust us—we designed them (and tried them!). If you’re reading this, you’re probably pressed for time, so without further ado, here are a few of our quickest and


Foam Rolling vs. Stretching: Which Is Better?

By Brittany Risher Foam rolling has become the golden child of muscle relief. Walk into a big box gym and you’ll see people doing foam rolling exercises, or attend a group fitness class and you might use foam rollers before the warmup. Some studios even offer entire foam rolling classes. This increasing knowledge and use of

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Why Weight Lifting Is Making You Stronger But Not Bigger

By Lauren Bedosky During my first year doing strength training workouts, I experienced exciting progress week after week. I lost stubborn fat, developed noticeable muscle, and moved weights I never imagined I could lift without straining. After a while, though, I grew frustrated. My strength gains kept coming, but my physique stayed pretty much the same. I kept


Why Are There So Many Conflicting Opinions in Fitness?

Follow health and fitness news long enough and you’ll notice an unsettling trend: even the best advice can be contradictory. In any given week, one dietary expert might tell you that tracking calories is the key to weight loss, while another says to forget calories and count carbs instead. One fitness pro claims isolation exercises

How to Improve Your Mental Strength to Push Through a Hard Workout

By Brittany Risher In the middle of a HIIT workout, when your shirt is soaked through with sweat and you’re about to start yet another round of burpees, it’s not uncommon to think, “I can’t do this. I can’t even do one more rep.” But what’s sending that message – your body or your brain? Are your muscles truly

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10 Excuses to Not Work Out — And How to Overcome Them

By Kate Bayless I’m too tired. I’m too overweight. I don’t have time. It’s easy to come up with a zillion reasons NOT to exercise. Here are tips to overcome the top 10 excuses to working out.   Excuse #1: I can’t afford a gym. via GIPHY The cost of gym memberships can vary widely — from $10