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What to Know Your First Time at Hot Yoga

Maybe you need something to warm you up now that there’s a chill in the air. Maybe you’ve heard that hot yoga is relaxing. Or maybe you want to try something that’s challenging and yet, in some ways, easier: your muscles are more flexible when they’re warm. Welcome to hot yoga.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What to Know Your First Time Trying Crossfit

Crossfit’s intense workouts are a polarizing subject of discussion. It seems the first rule of Crossfit club is that you must never shut up about Crossfit club, and on the flip side, the sport (routine? Discipline? Hobby?) has its share of haters. So let’s take a minute to cut through that for anyone who’s intrigued…Read […]

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Gifts for the Person Who Is Bored With Their Workout Routine

Exercise routines don’t have to be thrilling; ask anyone who slogs through a 6am workout every day. But even if someone is happy with a dull routine, that doesn’t mean they’ll derive joy from unwrapping a sparkly gift box that contains (yawn) another pair of weights. So try these gifts instead.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What to Expect Your First Time at Barre Class

I tried my first barre class recently, thanks to the magic of Classpass, which makes it easy to drop in to a new studio to try something you never did before. My impression: it’s a good workout, but also kind of…well, there’s not a nice way to put this. Boring.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Biggest Losers Have to Exercise a Ton to Keep the Weight Off

Diet usually matters more for weight loss than exercise, but it turns out that Biggest Loser contestants who managed to keep the weight off have to exercise a lot. But if you and I aren’t Biggest Loser contestants, does that mean anything for us?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Save on Your New Favorite Shorts by Preordering

We’re currently putting together a shorts roundup titled, “All Shorts Should Have Built-in Liners”, so that should tell you how we feel about the category. Get yourself a pair starting at $25 with a preorder.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Everybody Is Lying About How to Flatten Your Belly

Core exercises will build up your abs, but they do nothing for the layer of fat on top of them. Likewise, no leg exercise can give you slimmer thighs. And yet headlines and tweets about shrinking specific body parts abound—even when the articles themselves contradict the headline.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Apply Makeup That Will Still Look Amazing at the End of a Race

When I ran my first obstacle course race, I envisioned crossing the finish line triumphantly, a big smile on my face, glowing with the joy of achievement. In reality, it was a sweaty and humid unseasonably warm day, but in my race photos I look great. My secret? I ran in a full face of […]

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Use “The Four Cs” to Boost Your Happiness and Clear Mental Clutter

If you’ve ever found yourself compulsively refreshing Twitter for the latest god-awful news development—or caught in a vicious cycle with your non-negotiable afternoon candy fix—we’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but your mind has been hacked.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Coach and writer Brad Stulberg’s weight workout is so minimalist it can fit in a tweet (the old scho

Coach and writer Brad Stulberg’s weight workout is so minimalist it can fit in a tweet (the old school kind). He shopped it around to a few trainers and they agree: it’s simple and effective. Try it yourself: pull-ups, goblet squats, push-ups, split squats, and single-leg deadlifts. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What You Actually Got From Those Back-of-Magazine Ads

In the days before Google, a tiny, cryptic ad in the back of a magazine had a lot of potential. The seller might not be able to fully describe their product, but if the product wasn’t very good, that may be a plus for them. Here are some bait-and-switch ads from the 1950s and beyond, […]

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Sprint Like a Beast with Speed Development Workouts

Would it surprise you to learn that almost no distance runners complete traditional speed workouts? No, your tempo run, fartlek workout, or interval session on the track doesn’t count. We’re talking about speed development—a type of workout that’s more common among sprinters.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I Tried a Vintage Mail Order Bodybuilding Course and There’s a Reason Nobody Does These Anymore

“I CAN GIVE YOU MASSIVE ARMS, BROAD SHOULDERS, AND A GIANT SIZED CHEST IN JUST FOUR WEEKS,” the Body-Tone pamphlet promises. It is the “World’s Fastest Strength and Muscle Building System.” It cost $20 in the late 1950s, but today the program is available for free in the Stark Center Archives. I am ready to […]

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No Need to Count Your Steps Per Minute When Running—Your iPhone Already Knows

A high cadence is part of good running form. Most pros take upwards of 180 steps per minute, and that’s a pretty good goal to aim for. But you don’t have to count your steps the old fashioned way; your iPhone is already keeping track for you.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Stay in Shape the Royal Canadian Air Force Way

Feeling flabby as you sit at your desk? That’s the exact problem this set of exercises was designed to prevent. We’ve mentioned it before—the 5BX workout developed for the Royal Canadian Air Force. But today we are happy to bring you these famous exercises in the form of a video (er, film reel). Read more… […]

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