exercise

Interval Clock Guides You Through Your Interval Training Routine

Android/iOS: We’ve talked about the benefits of interval training on a stationary bike before. Interval Clock is a customisable interval training app that will get you started quickly, help you find an effective workout, and still leave you free to switch things up as you choose.


Ramp Up, Don't Warm Up, During Strength Training

When you’re lifting weights, warming up can be a guessing game. Do too little and you won’t be ready for your real sets. Do too much, and your real sets’ performance suffers. By “ramping up” instead, you can take away the guesswork.


If You Just Got Fired, Use Your Free Time To Develop New (Good) Habits

When you’re out of work, your major goal is to get a new job. You can’t do that all day long, though. This is a good opportunity to start forming new habits and making them part of your routine — like going to the gym.


Use Strength Training To Fight Belly Fat

While you can’t get rid of belly fat through crunches alone, a Harvard study finds that increasing weight training will have the biggest positive effect on your waistline compared to aerobic exercise or not exercising at all.


Why You Need To Look For More Than Certifications In A Trainer

Just like a spouse or a job, there’s a different personal trainer for everyone, and it’s up to you to choose one that works for you, not take the first one that comes along. Let’s look at the things to consider when picking one.


Treadmill Physics: Why An Indoor Run Isn't Cheating

Is a treadmill workout really equivalent to running outdoors? Some runners say it’s easier because the belt does some of the work for you, or that you always need to run at a 1% incline to simulate an outdoor effort. Neither of these are totally true.


How To Find The Right Gym When You're On The Road

When you’re travelling for work or pleasure, finding the right gym can be a challenge. These are the best strategies and resources to make sure you keep up a fitness routine on the road.


Work Your Way To A Pull-Up With These Intermediary Exercises

Doing your first pull-up is an awesome milestone. But how do you go about getting better at an exercise if you can’t do them in the first place?


What Doctors Really Mean When They Suggest 'Bed Rest'

When you get the flu or a nasty cold, doctors typically suggest you stay at home in bed. That’s not always supposed to be taken literally, but speaking with The Wall Street Journal, medical director Daniel Neides explains what you should be doing.


How To Calculate Your Max Heart Rate (You're Probably Doing It Wrong)

If you train by heart rate (or use a gadget that does), your workout depends on one critical number that, for most of us, is probably inaccurate: Your maximum heart rate.