Strength Training

Workout I Did: An Anti-Diet Reality TV Workout

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Many of us have a TV vice --- and likely, you have a reality TV show or two worked into the rotation. Whether you get your reality TV fix with The Bachelor, Keeping up With the Kardashians or the classier but too-stressful-for-me-to-watch Amazing Race, there is no need for your show to be a guilty …
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Ding, Ding, Ding, the Fight Is Over: Les Mills Combat, Part 2

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Kelsey is back with the second post about her experience trying Les Mills Combat. Follow her journey with the workout system, post by post! So the second phase of Les Mills Combat DVD flew by ... and crept by at the same time. During the last few weeks we were introduced to one more workout, …
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Take the 10-Minute Push-Up and Plank Challenge

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Got 10 minutes? Then you can do this killer 10-minute push-up and plank challenge! I did a version of this at my gym The Fit Pit a few months back, and now it's my go-to upper-body and core workout when I can't get to the gym and don't have a lot of time, but want to do something. Or when I'm …
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I Broke Up With Cardio — and Transformed My Body

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Calling all cardio addicts! In this guest post from Brynn Andre, a certified life coach, author and food freedom expert, she shares how cutting back on cardio helped change her body for good. Check out her free Guide to Food Freedom and read an excerpt from her upcoming book here.  I am a …
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Climbing the Mountain Without Ever Leaving the Gym

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In preparation for the PowHER Workout we're planning this weekend in Kansas City, I've been hitting the weight room with a strength trainer. Because, while I do a lot of different workouts throughout a typical week and always get some body-weight exercises in there, I rarely use actual weights …
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Celeb Trainer Alex Isaly Talks KettleWorX, Motivation and How to Use Kettlebells!

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A few months ago, I got to demo a super cool new group exercise classes that uses kettlebells for a crazy good full-body workout: KettleWorX. So when I heard that KettleWorX was coming out with an at-home workout program and that we could pick the brain of Lead Trainer Alex Isaly on it and more, …
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3-Minute Full-Body Workout

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Sick of bootcamp sessions where the trainer yells at you like you're a total peon who doesn't even deserve to be at the gym? Yeah, we think you deserve more than that, too (unless that really motivates you, in which case, hey, knock yourself out!). Which is why we wanted to share this super quick …
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Studio Review: Brooklyn Bodyburn and the MegaFormer

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A little over a year ago Tracy Carlinsky (a former ballet dancer) decided to take her love of the Lagree Fitness system (which she discovered while living in Los Angeles) and bring it to one of the trendiest neighborhoods in New York City: Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Since then, Brooklyn Bodyburn has …
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This Tire Workout Will Make You Feel Like a Bad-Ass

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Want to feel like a total bad-ass when you work out? Try working out with a tire. Yes, a tire. There's nothing like lifting a little rubber (er, that sounded dirty --- sorry) to make you feel like you are woman, hear you roar. So when I spied this gem of a tire workout over on Fit Bottomed Mamas, I …
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Workout I Did: The Art of Adding a Little More

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It's never fun for me when Mark, the training husband, gets creative. For this week's workout he's offered up a workout plan that involves lifting heavier each week. (I think Jenn's Light-Medium-Heavy post inspired the beast.) I can't lie: when he walked me through my first day I wanted to pop …
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