Killer workouts come with bragging rights: can you believe you survived that? But you can get a perfectly good sweat on without doing anything labelled "high intensity" or headed by a sadistic coach. It's okay for a workout not to feel like torture, but only like work.
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Crossfit's intense workouts are a polarising subject of discussion. It seems the first rule of Crossfit club is that you must never shut up about Crossfit club, and on the flip side, the sport (routine? Discipline? Hobby?) has its share of haters. So let's take a minute to cut through that for anyone who's intrigued but isn't sure what they would be getting into and whether it's worthwhile.
Yoga is great for flexibility, strength and balance, but we've never taken it seriously as a form of cardio. According to a new study, though, cycling through poses at a fast pace -- we'll show you how -- can give you a workout on par with a light aerobics class.
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.
At peak hours, it seems like all of the treadmills are taken, but those two rowing machines? Not a soul in sight. That's good news because you can still get one hell of a full-body cardio workout, get your heart racing and treat your joints better than you would on a treadmill. Here's how.
Imagine yourself slamming, swinging around, pulling and moving a hefty, supersized rope, and then feeling like your arms, lungs and body are on fire, after less than a minute. Battle ropes are just as badarse as they sound, and they're a novel and challenging twist to your regular fitness routine.