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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.
yogis
By Andrew Heffernan
These days, nearly everyone at the gym seems to have embarked on a “core-training” regimen of some kind. But what exactly does that mean? (Hint: It’s not about abdominal crunches.)
single leg deadlift
By Matt Fitzgerald
Circuit training can rev up your metabolism and extend your endurance. Find out how.
dumbbells
By Matt Fitzgerald
Only have a half-hour to get your resistance workout done? These five moves will do the trick.
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.
cycle studio
By Matt Fitzgerald
Get more results in less time with high-intensity interval training, a super-intense cardio workout.
running on beach
By Bob Condor
Kids have the right idea: They love racing and chasing and seeing just how fast they can go. Here’s why adults should pick up the pace, too.
people using row machine
By David Lindsay
The humble rowing machine can play a powerful role in propelling your cardio fitness.
stop watch
By Matt Fitzgerald
The Tabata Protocol isn't easy, but it can dramatically increase your aerobic and anaerobic capacity in just minutes a month.
Woman doing glute bridges
By Sarah Tuff
Weak glutes can wreak havoc on your back, hips and knees, so building a strong bottom should be a top fitness priority.
By Matt Fitzgerald
The scapulae, or shoulder blades, can cause a whole lot of shoulder pain. Are imbalanced blades bothering you?
resistance bands
By Gina DeMillo Wagner
It doesn't take pumping iron or fancy weight machines to get a body of steel. Resistance bands let you do a wide array of safe, effective exercises that making building strength and sinew simple.
By Matt Fitzgerald
Looking for a time-efficient workout that builds muscle power and functional fitness? Then give Olympic-style weightlifting a try.
box jump
By Kermit Pattison
With the help of a few plyometric training tools, you can teach your neuromuscular system to unleash impressive speed and strength –the two ingredients behind the explosive power treasured by athletes.
A man does a plank.
By Kermit Pattison
Think you know everything about sit-ups, squats and pushups? Well, Russian strength trainer Pavel Tsatsouline thinks you might know just enough to be dangerous.
By Kermit Pattison
Plagued by chronic running injuries? Perhaps it's time to try ChiRunning, an intuitive style that works with your body and draws from your physical and spiritual center.
By Sarah Tuff
Feeling the need for speed? Yearning to turn on your turbojets? Overspeed training may deliver the velocity you've been missing.
By Krista Scott-Dixon
Go ahead and focus on the negative. With eccentric training, you can achieve some very positive workout results.
By Kermit Pattison
Whether recovering from an injury or making a first foray into fitness, folks of all ages have found that tai chi delivers dramatic results for body, mind and spirit.
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