The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
Fibromyalgia is a mysterious condition, characterized by long-term pain throughout the body. In many cases, it is accompanied by tenderness and swelling in the joints, muscles or other soft tissues (known as "tender points"). Fibromyalgia a... Read more
Self-diagnosing, here, but I’m pretty sure I’m developing patellar tendonitis in one knee from jumping rope. I’m not heavy (110 lbs, sorta the skinny fat variety?) but I just started working out again mid-January. I actually feel... Read more
I started jump roping the other day after not doing it for a while and I LOVE it. But my hair is really long - what is the best way to wear it for jump roping 30-60 minutes? I normally put it into a ponytail and loop the end under but it keeps fallin... Read more
Anyone know of a good jump rope workout on DVD? I used to know of one but can't remember the name.
Yes, I know you can just do it on your own but sometimes it's fun to do it led. The DVD I am recalling was done by a pro boxer for example.... Read more
Hi everyone. I lost 8 pounds this summer, and I maintained that weight loss and a healthy lifestyle until around mid-November. I got off track during the holidays and gained 2.5 pounds. Yesterday was day 1 of me jumping on the bandwagon again. I am c... Read more
My gym offers a class based on just doing plyometrics; short/high intensity intervals of running, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, lounges...you name it. For 50 minutes our heart rate is HIGH. Though it is a TOUGH workout and sometimes hard to keep... Read more
People often ask me whether certain workouts are "high impact" or "low impact," and in answering them, I have discovered is that there is a lot of confusion among exercisers about what these terms really mean. Yes, they deal somew... Read more
The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing... Read more
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