How A Beginners DVD Brought Me Out Of A Workout Slump

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My last vacation was an unmitigated success. I came back completely refreshed in mind, body and spirit. Unfortunately my enthusiasm for exercise had also taken a holiday and had yet to return. My beloved yoga didn’t appeal to this newly relaxed persona --- thank you Italian wine and lifestyle. …
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Strength Training for Runners: We’ve Got the Book for You

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So back in January, I was running regularly and planning to hit up a half-marathon in April. I'd downloaded training plans and was comfortably running 3 to 4 miles. I was sure that within a few months I could build up to 13-plus, no problem. I'd been injury-free and was feeling great about running. …
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Marisa Tomei’s Trainer Shares His Favorite Beginner Workout

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In case you missed the exciting news, it's Guest Bloggers' Week! And today Key Son --- a celebrity trainer to Marisa Tomei and other celebs with a doctorate in sports medicine and a bachelor of science from Cornell University --- is spilling the secrets of his favorite beginner workout. The best …
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My Favorite Fitness Hack: Give It 10

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They say the only workout you regret is the one you didn't do, and I try hard to live my life without regret. Still, that doesn't mean that hitting the gym (or the pool, or the bike --- whatever) with a vengeance on the daily comes naturally. When I'm having a blah day, I'm often unclear as to …
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Gettin’ Fancy With Specialized Running Shoes

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We’re getting fancy with our running shoes today! Though running shoes used to be a pretty standard setup (soles, upper, laces --- voila! Go run!), a lot of niche markets have popped up within running in recent years. Today, if you go to your local running shop, you’ll find a variety of categories …
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Workout I Did: Ultimate Sandbag Training

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As you've probably guessed by now, I don't often turn down the opportunity to try a cool new workout, and sandbag training was no exception. Now, to be perfectly honest, I was at least slightly familiar with the concept when the folks behind DVRT: The Ultimate Sandbag Training System reached out …
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How to Get a Great Pilates Workout at Home

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As part of a new affiliate partnership, FBG is now syndicating select videos (of the fit goodies we love!) from Joyus. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Looking to get a sweet Pilates workout at home? Well today we've got the answer! Say hello to the Gaiam Core Plus Reformer. It's …
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Anatomy of a Running Shoe

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While you’re shopping for your new running shoes (because now you've got the expert tips, right?), you’ll likely hear your sales associate throw around the lingo of the trade: “heel-toe drop,” “midsole,” “bends.” But what does it all mean? Never fear: we’ve got a crib sheet to help you learn the ins …
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