HIIT

Are You Working Out Hard Enough? An Easy Trick to Find Out!

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Think you need a fancy heart-rate monitor or other device to see if you're working out hard enough? While those can be amazeballs, something as simple as the Perceived Level of Exertion Scale can tell you if you're working out hard enough --- or too hard. To help explain what the heck the Perceived …
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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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Workout I Did: My First Tabata Workout

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I've been seeing the word Tabata thrown around a lot lately. We covered it over on Fit Bottomed Mamas recently, and of course I couldn't just write about it. I had to try it out, especially because I never had before. For those not familiar, Tabata is a high-intensity interval workout where you …
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Workout I Did: Low-Impact Tabata in the Backyard

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I love my gym. But sometimes, you get busy, can't make the WOD and have to get creative. Which is exactly what Ryan and I did on a random Saturday afternoon. I was still nursing the stress fracture in my foot at the time (update: I can now run a mile without pain or swelling --- hooray!), so we put …
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Get Results With High-Intensity Training and LES MILLS GRIT Classes

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The following is a post sponsored by LES MILLS. For our sponsored post policy, click here. We are huge fans of high-intensity training (HIIT). Yes, it's hard --- and at times you feel like you can't breathe and simple tasks like counting to 10 become very, very hard --- but you get great results …
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Workout I Did: A Run-Happy-Is Earth-Day HIIT Session

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Just a reminder that this is our new feature called Workout I Did. Today's is extra special and sponsored by Brooks Running. Read them all and feel the workout love here! Happy, happy Earth Day! To celebrate this holiday, I just had to get out for a run. But not just any ol' run---a HIIT run! …
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Turbo Fire Review: It’s All Fired Up

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After my marathon, I needed something else to keep me going with my workouts. Jenn gave me the Turbo Fire DVDs, and I thought, "Hey, why not?" I thought it looked intense, but I was determined to tackle it (check out my progress, phase by phase here, here and here). Chalene Johnson, the …
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Hot Fitness Trends to Try in 2013

Intensity and sweat seem to be the name of the game for 2013! Credit: moreofavideoguy

Is it just us, or does there seem to be a new diet or fitness trend popping up every day? From the Atkins Diet and juice cleanses to CrossFit and P90X, keeping up with the latest fitness trends can be down right exhausting. So today, the girls at Flirty Girl Fitness have shared a few workouts to …
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Pushing Myself to the Edge With Amy Dixon’s Breathless Body: Volume 2

Need a challenge? How about getting breathless?

Like every year when the busy holiday season is upon us, I have found my life getting pretty hectic. Between traveling to Georgia for my boyfriend’s Ranger School graduation to visiting my brother in Japan for Thanksgiving, it has been really hard to get an awesome workout in that lives up to my …
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