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When it comes to cardio, high-intensity interval training gives you the biggest bang for your buck: a short sprint-based workout improves your health as much as a longer, low-intensity slog. But should you pick the workout with the 20-second bursts or the one that has you sprinting for three minutes? Here’s how to choose.
If you feel self-conscious about having really skinny legs, you need to do some training to bulk them up. This infographic features 19 exercises you can do to take your legs up a few sizes.
There’s a notion that a good trainer is a like a field general: someone who will “whip you” into shape. But that’s not the case. If you hire the person who most resembles a general, you may find yourself a casualty in the battle of the bulge. Here’s what you should look for when choosing a good trainer.
Ahh, the pre-race pasta dinner. It’s not just an opportunity to bond with fellow athletes, it’s also the last remaining excuse to think of spaghetti as health food. Carb loading isn’t necessary for everyone, but if you’re one of the people who will benefit, it’s time to learn the right way to do it.
You know the scenario. You’re looking for a creative idea and it’s just not coming. Inspiration isn’t exactly cooperative. If you’re in need of an idea and don’t have time to set yourself up for inspiration, try going for a walk.
Don’t let the foam dumbbells fool you: water aerobics can kick your butt. Because it’s low-impact it is beloved by injured athletes and old folks, but the workout scales to the effort you can put in. Marines even use it, and call their version “tougher than running.”
Running on trails works your foot and leg muscles in a way road running doesn’t, but it’s possible to mimic some of the benefits of the trails without leaving your urban hometown — you just have to get creative.