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The Most Common Squat Mistakes And How To Fix Them

We love squats, but it’s another one of those exercises that’s more technical and prone to mistakes than it initially lets on. Even if your bodyweight squat is on point, everything changes when you pile on any appreciable amount of weight. You start to do things that your hips, ankles, knees or lower back won’t like.


Four Things You Should Know Before Starting That Exercise Regime

The debate about how much is the right amount of exercise can seem never-ending. The minimum recommendation in the UK is 30 minutes of “moderate” exercise five times per week, not that most adults are meeting it. Some health specialists think alternative regimes will do us more good, such as shorter bouts of very intense exercise three to four times a week; or limiting periods of inactivity to a maximum of 60 minutes at any one time.


Five Steps To Get Fit For Tough Mudder

In just under a month, I’ll be stumbling through the 2016 Tough Mudder mud run. Last year, I managed to get through the course with no training, smartwatch and all. This year, I want to do a bit better. But that means actually doing some exercise and (hopefully) getting fit.


Racewalking Is A Great Cardio Alternative To Running

Racewalking is like power walking on steroids. In fact, elite racewalkers can move as fast as most people run. The exaggerated arm-pumping and hip swaying actions are a bizarre sight to behold, but racewalking is a slightly lower impact alternative to running that gets your heart rate higher than walking does.


Nine Habits Of Fit People That Are Easy To Adopt [Infographic]

Exercise and eating healthy are key to a healthier, fitter lifestyle, but there’s something to be said for small changes as well — ones that can make a big difference if you make them into regular habits. This graphic is packed with them, starting from when you wake up in the morning to how you wind down for bed at night.


Get A Killer Midday Workout On Your Wheeled Office Chair

We’ve seen chair-based workouts before, but those just have you sit and step on a stationary chair. Trainer Kaisa Keranen amps up this idea with a quick workout that takes advantage of the best part of your office chair: the wheels.


What To Look For In An Online Personal Trainer

Recent years have seen a surge of personal trainers who train people over the internet. This isn’t (always) a scam. Many online trainers are qualified, experienced virtual versions of the real deal who can help, and often more affordably than in-person trainers. Here’s how to find the right one for you.


Why You Keep Finding Unexplained Bruises On Your Body

Have you ever woken up and discovered that you have some new, mysterious bruise on your legs or arms? Well, there’s a simpler explanation than playing hockey in your sleep, and it’s all in how your skin is structured.


Why You Should Still Attend Team Practices When You're Injured

When you’re injured, it’s still possible to stay involved with your team from the sidelines. In this video, Brandi Chastain, who you might remember scoring the winning point for the US against China in the 1999 Women’s World Cup, explains how she helped her team when she was injured.


Reverse Your Workout To Make It More Enjoyable

It’s tempting to want to start your workout with the easiest part, and build up to the more intense stuff by the end. But if you’re having trouble motivating yourself to come back for another sweat session, flipping your workout around could leave you with better parting memories.


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