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10 Things to Pack for a Relay Race

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Planning on doing a relay race? Relay races are SUPER fun, but they do take some proper packing. Luckily, Kate Crowley, one of our awesome readers who loves to do everything from yoga to hiking to skateboarding to growing veggies, recently completed Ragnar and has tips on the 10 essential items to …
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Workout I Did: Light-Medium-Heavy

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It's easy to get stuck in a rut with workouts, even without you realizing it! You go to do your usual moves and grab the same weight of dumbbells. You go to swing the kettlebells and you pick up your usual one. You decide to do some box jumps, and pick the same box height every time. You set off to …
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FitStars: Dean Karnazes Talks Pizzarritos and Staying Motivated Run After Run

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Dean Karnazes is kind of super-human. We've discussed this before. And if you've followed his running career and been reading his books, you'll know it's true. But just in the off chance that you don't know Mr. Karnazes, here's a little visual proof. (And if you do know, hey, just sit back and …
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How’s Your Gym Etiquette?

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Throughout the month of January and even into February, my Facebook feed is riddled with people sharing their workouts and, in many cases, sharing gripes about their time at the gym. I get it. The gym is a bit more crowded right now because people have chosen the start of the New Year to embrace …
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Focus T25 Review: Get Fit and Fab 25 Minutes at a Time

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Get fit and fab in just 25 minutes? Um, yes I like the sound of that --- that is about the same duration of a Dora the Explorer episode. Plop my two kids in front of an episode, and I get 25 minutes with Shaun T! This plan could work for me! But if you’re going to work out for “just” 25 minutes you …
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Blending Family & Fitness: Tips from The ‘Ultimate Soccer Mom’ Christie Rampone

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Christie Rampone is not your average soccer mom. When she shuttles her two young daughters, Riley and Reece, to soccer games and practices, there are three bags of gear --- one for Riley, one for Reece and one for mom. That's right --- Riley and Reece's mother is the Christie Rampone, captain of …
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My Fitness Holy Grail: The Pull-Up

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I remember when the movie G.I. Jane came out. (Am I dating myself here? Oh, God, I totally am.) I was enamored with it. So much so that I went as G.I. Jenn for Halloween that year. (Clever, I know.) Up until that point in my life I'd never really seen women doing pull-ups and push-ups like a dude, …
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Want to Feel Good? Get Outside! Why Outdoor Workouts Are Sooo Good for You

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With the leaves falling in gorgeous hues of red, yellow and orange (the above image is actually from my running trail!), now is the perfect time to ditch the gym for a few workouts, get outside and embrace good ol' nature! Recently, there has been tons of research that has focused on the so-called …
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How Cool Is ‘The Cool Impossible’?

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If you want to start a heated debate amongst a group of runners, you need just three words: "Born to Run." People tend to be very much for or completely against barefoot running, and this book is kind of a bible when it comes to this polarizing topic. The Cool Impossible is written by the coach …
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A New Way to Track Health From the Inside Out

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When you're training to be faster, stronger or just in the best shape of your life, you probably rely on data to measure your gains. You know your best 800-meter times, how many consecutive pull-ups you can do, what kind of weight you can safely squat and how long you can ride your bike before you …
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