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If you’re a fan of bodyweight workouts, you’ll dig muscle rings. Similar to suspension trainers like TRX, muscle rings are versatile, portable and, more importantly, let you get a fierce upper body workout anywhere.
The front squat is a great exercise, but it’s less forgiving than squats if you’re not mobile or healthy enough in places like your shoulders. Don’t miss out on the benefits though — focus on the basics, like your hand, elbow and bar placement and take it slow. This video explains how.
Kipping pull-ups are popular among CrossFitters, who get a lot of flak for them because kipping pull-ups apparently aren’t “real” pull-ups. But you may be surprised, they’re a legit exercise.
We’ve told you how to do planks, and why to do planks, and what to do instead of planks when you get bored of planks. But there’s a critical thing about planks we forgot to tell you: You don’t have to hold the position until you collapse.
Whenever I don’t have access to a gym because of travels, I start to miss certain movements. Deadlifts are one of them. I never thought I could benefit from them without heavy weight, but thankfully, Al Kavadlo proves that you can still build those important back muscles with body weight only.
How deep people should squat will always be argued among persnickety lifters, but maybe the mobility in your ankles, calves, hips, upper back or elsewhere just won’t let you go deep enough with good form. This video shows you how to squat regardless of your mobility.
You’ve set your goal and hopefully gone for a few runs by now. (If not, it’s never too late – look out for our guiding on starting later today!) Now it’s time to take a closer look at how you run. Fix your form now, and you’ll be able to run smoother and faster in the future. We’ll start with something simple: Count how many steps you take per minute.