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person dong chest press
By Andrew Heffernan
Fat loss? Muscle gain? A little extra bat speed at your next softball game? Reach the fitness goal of your choice by speeding up—or slowing down—the tempo of your lifts.
Dumbbell and waterbottle
By Gina DeMillo Wagner
Just because you’re new to the health-club scene doesn’t mean it has to show. Here’s how to avoid typical rookie mistakes, feel more at ease and get the results you’re after.
kettlebells
By Gina DeMillo Wagner
These low-tech wonders offer a super-effective full-body workout.
Dumbbell workout illustration
By Matt Fitzgerald
Poor stability in your shoulder joints can cause pain at the source set you up for trouble throughout the kinetic chain. Here’s how to correct common problems.
girl running with heart balloon
By Sally Edwards and Bev Robinson
Kids and tweens today aren’t getting enough exercise. You may think of their attachment to electronic gadgets as a big part of the problem, but two fitness experts explain why one gadget in particular — a heart-rate monitor — may be an important part of the solution.
high five in fitness center
By Erin Peterson
A good fitness pact can help you (and a friend or two) achieve your health and fitness goals.
A man runs.
By Joe Friel
What you need to know about how to prepare for your first sprint triathlon from the sport’s most respected expert.
soccer players
By Karen Bannan
Weary of your workouts? Ditch the drudgery and the long face, friend! You’re due for an amusement infusion.
By Jenny Liu
Immobile ankles can cause shin splints, knee injuries and even lower-back pain. Here’s how to improve ankle mobility and prevent an unwanted kinetic shock wave.
a person running away from the camera on a wooded trail
By Matt Fitzgerald
Sometimes the best way to track your progress toward your fitness goals is to pick a test and make it a regular part of your regimen. Which benchmark assessment you choose depends on what you want to measure.
woman lazing on couch
By Dimity McDowell
Most of us struggle at some point to overcome a stubborn resistance to exercising. Here are some tips for getting — and keeping — your body in motion, even when you don’t feel like it.
sick person
By Karen Asp
If you suffer from chronic pain, working out may be the last thing you feel like doing. But exercise can make you feel better - now, and over the long term.
dumbbells
By Matt Fitzgerald
Only have a half-hour to get your resistance workout done? These five moves will do the trick.
cycle studio
By Matt Fitzgerald
Get more results in less time with high-intensity interval training, a super-intense cardio workout.
runner
By Bob Condor
Cardio workouts are not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Here’s how to make your program work better for you.
side stitch illustration
By Sarah Tuff
Cramps and side stitches can derail any workout. Here’s how to treat and prevent these painful contractions.
Man with barbell
By Carla Birnberg
Do you have trouble putting on muscle mass? Learn the right way to gain the healthy weight you want.
Person on exercise ball
By Gina DeMillo Wagner
No more mundane workouts. The time has come for a new fitness approach that's as fun and interesting as you are. 
Woman with surfboard
By Sheila Mulrooney Eldred
The passing of a few measly decades needn’t bring one’s fitness pursuits to an untimely end. Indeed, for these three athletes, getting older means getting better.
By Kara Douglass Thom
Practicing yoga can support your athletic pursuits, and even increase your longevity as an athlete.
leg press
By Matt Fitzgerald
Adding a short pause at the end of a tough set can help you overcome plateaus in your resistance-training routine.
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