Circuit Training & Boot Camp

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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Doing Things Right Or Just Doing Them: Thoughts on Tabata

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I got some really interesting feedback recently when I wrote about doing Tabata workouts. You smart readers and commenters made some great points, so I wanted to delve into them a little bit. My first entry into Tabata was doing a workout we posted over on Fit Bottomed Mamas, which consisted of …
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Review: Bob Harper’s The Skinny Rules Workout DVD Set

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Oh, Bob. It's been too long. Far, far too long. And now that you're returning to our television screens for what looks to be an amazing 15th season of The Biggest Loser, we thought: What better time to review your newest The Skinny Rules Workout DVDs than now, in anticipation of you being a part of …
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4 Hot New Group Exercise Classes to Try

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I recently embarked on a fitness “stay-cation” in my hometown of New York City to try out a whole slew of classes and take a peek at the swankiest fitness studios. After sweating and lifting, jumping, banding and attempting poses all over this fine city, I am reporting back my personal favorites. …
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Workout I Did: A Quick Travel Workout You Can Do Anywhere (Leg Matrix!)

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About a week before FBG Tish's wedding, I was in Los Angeles for another friends' wedding. (I know, I know --- how crazy and how much fun is that?!) They got married on a rooftop in LA, and it was damn glorious. For the wedding, we stayed at the The Los Angeles Athletic Club, which is part hotel and …
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Do Interval Workouts Like a Boss With This Timer

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We've always loved interval workouts, but lately, we've really, really loved them. From timed circuit-training to Tabata (oh, Tabata, the love/hate relationship we have with you!), there's nothing better than an interval workout to get you feeling the burn in a short amount of time. But timing those …
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10 Gym-Free No-Equipment Workouts

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It's the final day of You Can Do It Week so you can probably see where we're going with this, right? Not having fitness equipment or a gym membership does stink, but it's no excuse for not getting fit! In fact, the kind of stuff you can do without the gear and alongside the grunty dudes in the gym …
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Zuzka’s 15-Minute Beginner Workout — You CAN Do It!

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Being a beginner to the workout scene can be scary ... hard ... and OMG, why do people like to get this sweaty? That's why, for this You Can Do It Week post, we're sharing a beginner workout by Zuzka that anyone can do at home. Zuzka's fitness YouTube channel has more than 20 million views and her …
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Workout I Did: Tabata to Tunes

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I recently shared my first Tabata workout and then some follow-up tips for Tabata first-timers. One of those tips was to use an app to help you out with your Tabata timing because you do not want to be worrying about counting or timing anything when you're pushing yourself to your limit. Eight sets …
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Dr. Michele Olson’s Top 4 Tabata Workouts

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This Tabata workout by Dr. Michele Olson is a part of our fourth-annual Guest Bloggers' Week. (Check out all of the inspiring, informative, entertaining and life-changing posts here!) Dr. Olson is known as THE Exercise Doctor and is a professor of exercise physiology at Auburn University Montgomery. …
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