Doing Things Right Or Just Doing Them: Thoughts on Tabata


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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Do Interval Workouts Like a Boss With This Timer


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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Trying Orangetheory Fitness: And Learning the Secrets to Effective Interval Training


The workout at Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) is said to be one of the most innovative and motivational workouts for what’s typically treacherous and redundant exercises. The secret? Having a variety of stations---so you’re not bored---and a coach telling you exactly what to do---so you don’t feel like …
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Workout I Did: A Run-Happy-Is Earth-Day HIIT Session

Run happy!

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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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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The Hot Two-For-One Deal: Jessica Smith’s 10 Pounds Down Cardio Abs


If someone looked at my workout routine recently they’d probably notice that cardio isn’t a high priority, let alone the treadmill or elliptical. I find that my mental stability breaks down before my body does, and that’s saying something! For me, I’d rather be outside hiking a ridge or paddling a …
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3 Biggest Workout Mistakes and How to Fix Them


I may be slightly biased because I do these kinds of workouts regularly, but over the last year or so, it seems that the new workout trend is to go hard. Whether it's plyometrics, kettlebell training or high-intensity interval training, the point is to take your fitness to another level by pushing …
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Our Favorite Four-Minute Workouts


This "four"-themed post is part of our FBG Birthday Week celebration! Check out all of the special four-year birthday posts and huge giveaways here! We know how busy life is. Heck, we write about fitness all day long and even we sometimes have trouble fitting in a good workout. But guess what? …
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The Tabata Protocol: The Workout You’re Not Doing, But Should


The Tabata Protocol has been said to be the best extreme aerobic cardio workout ever to be created. Developed in 1996, the Tabata Protocol was born when Izumi Tabata, with the National Institute of Health and Nutrition in Tokyo, Japan, sought to find out how moderate- and high-intensity exercise …
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Tish’s Weekly Workout Routine

Nope, I'm not sitting on a grey blur. I'm slamming 10 lb balls baby!!!

You've seen our gym bags, fridges and pantries. So for this round of Question of the Week, we're talking about what our weekly workout routine is like! My weekly workout routines involve the unthinkable. I actually allow my boyfriend to train me. Everyone warned us this was a bad idea. Folks said …
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